Turner takes early lead, Norman and Daly struggle
BY iseekgolf.com | Australasian PGA Tour | 2002 Australian PGA Championship | Round One | 28 Nov 2002
Kiwi and 1999 Australian PGA champion Greg Turner has bounced back from a disappointing 60th place at last week’s Australian Open to sit at -6 midway through round one of the AUD$1 million Australian PGA Championship.
Turner, who is on track to break the course record of 63, joined US Tour regulars Peter Lonard and Greg Chalmers today, with Turner’s hot form rubbing off on Lonard and Chalmers, who are both at -5 with several holes to play. Lonard needs a top five finish this week and at the forthcoming Masters to gain a place the US Masters in April.
Greg Norman and John Daly, although billed as the rightful stars of the tournament, are off to a shaky start with Norman at 2 after nine holes while Daly, who’s mother recently passed away, is at 3 following a horror start with three bogeys, one double-bogey and an eagle.
Craig Parry, who finished in a three-way tie at last week’s Australian Open, struggled around the Hyatt Coolum course with a bogey and a double-bogey leaving him at Even par midway through his round.
Top 10 scores – Midday Round One
1 -6 Greg Turner (11 Holes)
T2 -5 Greg Chalmers (11 Holes)
T2 -5 Peter Lonard (11 Holes)
T4 -4 Steve Collins (15 Holes)
T4 -4 Jarrod Moseley (12 Holes)
T4 -4 Cameron Percy (12 Holes)
T7 -3 Craig Parry (16 Holes)
T7 -3 Steven Bowditch (14 Holes)
T9 -2 Scott Gardiner (15 Holes)
T9 -2 Anthony Painter (15 Holes)
T9 -2 Richard Green (14 Holes)
T9 -2 Matthew Hazelden (12 Holes)
T9 -2 Dion Stevens (13 Holes)
T9 -2 Brad Kennedy (8 Holes)
T9 -2 Chris Downes (5 Holes)