Only one player of the Australian amateur championship was excited late this morning at the Woodlands club house.
When the men's field almost delayed three hours, Blake Windred was more comfortable than the only player who had won his round of 32 clash as the winner for the break.
Windred, no.2 seed and world no. 25, had quickly made work of his party against Novacastrian Corey Lamb, while he tapped in the short fifth place to finish his match 5 & 4 while the siren sounded.
"I've played some solid golf," Windred said.
"I made five birdies and no bogeys – it was fun to play against the young Corey, that was my goal … to be ready as quickly as possible and to keep that energy."
However, the Charlestown bait has admitted that it would have been nice to avoid its Newcastle size in the early rounds.
"It was a shame that we had to play against each other and knock each other out, he is a very talented young guy and I told him that we have improved a lot after his completion," said Windred.
"He probably can not see how far he has come in the past 12 months, but he has a great future, he is a very competitive guy and I told him he should keep it."
But when he retreated and thought about his clash around noon 16, where the opponent was still unknown, Windred said that his quick victory might provide a strategic advantage
"Spiritually it helps, I guess the rest of the players will see some of the holes than me.
"But on the whole, able to relax mentally and physically – it will probably be the key when it comes to stretching.
"Hopefully I play a strong wave this afternoon to get it done."
The only man who easily rests in @woodlandsgc clubhouse is @BWindred because the rest of the # AusAm field is locked in a lightning suspension. @sportandrecvic @GolfNSW pic.twitter.com/6G6rpRiyCk
– Golf Australia (@GolfAust) 17 January 2019