Storms delay play at Coolum

BY Bruce Young | Australasian PGA Tour | 2008 Australian PGA Championship | Round One | 04 Dec 2008

A gathering storm has stopped play at the Cadbury Schweppes Australian PGA Championship with players called from the golf course at 3.03pm.

A decision on what further action will be taken is to be made at 4.15pm local time.

At the time play was called, Victorian Peter Wilson and early leader Tim Wilkinson held the lead at 6 under par with Wilson still with four holes to play.

Wilson had taken a two shot lead when he turned in 29 and then added an eighth birdie of the round at the 12th. Disaster struck at the 13th when he found the trees with his second and he was forced to chip out short of the green. He was unable to get up and down for bogey and his outright lead had disappeared.

Wilson finished 3rd behind Michael Long at the recent WAPGA Championship. He has played the Canadian Tour in recent years but in 2008 has played in the Pacific Islands and domestically as he tries to attend to the needs of three children under the age of 4.

Also doing well in the afternoon field were Peter Senior at 5 under and Mathew Goggin at 4 under.


Position Score Player Country R1 R2 R3 R4 Total
1 -14 Geoff Ogilvy Australia 67 71 67 69 274
2 -12 Mathew Goggin Australia 67 68 69 72 276
T3 -11 Peter Senior Australia 70 67 71 69 277
T3 -11 Rodney Pampling Australia 70 67 68 72 277
T3 -11 Scott Strange Australia 70 69 69 69 277
T6 -10 Brett Rumford Australia 69 72 69 68 278
T6 -10 Chris Gaunt Australia 71 68 68 71 278
T6 -10 John Senden Australia 69 70 71 68 278
T6 -10 Wade Ormsby Australia 70 70 69 69 278
T6 -10 Wayne Perske Australia 71 66 73 68 278
Position Score Player Country R1 R2 R3 R4 Total
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