Flawless Endycott keeps #NSWOpen lead

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BOGEY FREE: Harrison Endycott fires another laser-like ride on his way to 64.

New South Welshman After a perfect round of golf, Harrison Endycott took the lead at AVJennings NSW Open.

After removing 8 birdies for the day, Endycott shot 8-under 64 and is bogey-free for his first 36 holes at Twin Creeks Golf and Country Club.

With a 12-under card after two rounds, Endycott holds a one-shot lead over the weekend.

"It was absolutely fun this morning with great scoring conditions, my game has been improving slowly over the past six months, and I really felt that a low lap was not far away," said Endycott.

"I think yesterday afternoon playing in those difficult circumstances certainly contributed to building my self-confidence from the morning in the second round."

With his open status since 12 months after joining the professional ranks, Endycott has won a more experienced player this week

The 22-year-old has participated in 2018 in the PGA TOUR – Latinoamerica with solid results. In 11 starts he has made 10 cuts and recorded four top-10 finishes including a second place in September.

"I've had a full season there, it's definitely an interesting Tour, it's challenging for the golf course and it certainly makes you a lot harder as a player," added Endycott


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"I have learned how to master myself from the golf course in preparation, I have learned to get away from the money, this time I was always looking at how much I could make this year, while the Latin Tour taught me more I think that was a huge stimulus for me and this week came to me, it felt a lot easier.

"There were a lot of positives from this year, I walked second and I had three top-5" I just try to build my confidence and make some speed for the summer here. "

Return home was bittersweet for Endycott who missed the progress to the final phase of the Web.com Tour School, but instead at the end of the month in the Australian PGA tournament with ISPA HANDA PGA Tour of Australasia and European Tour co-admits.

"I was very close to getting through the second phase of the Web.com Tour to the final stage, which was a bit heartbreaking on the flight home for the Aussie summer.

"When a door closes, another opens, I really had to analyze all my positives, I get an extra event, maybe I play for something in Europe

"You just never know how fast things can change in this game, there are a number of players who have proven it."

The overnight co-leader Cameron John also used the scoring conditions this morning and backed up his first round with a 5-under 67.

Now there is a shot from 11-under the card shot, John hopes to continue the scoring of birdies during the weekend while he chases his first pro-win.

"It was a little easier today, there was no wind for the first seven or eight holes, but I felt like I started slowly, I just did not make any putts, I knew there were enough chances and if you were patient remains, something will come in, "John said.

"It's nice to make little birds, it does not always happen, you can not always be the man who makes little birds, but it is definitely one of my favorite golf styles.

"I think somewhere around 22-under the job will get done this week, so I will aim for 28 or 30 and hopefully win with a few," he said laughing.

John plays in his rookie season and learns quickly what it takes to compete for the ISPS HANDA PGA Tour or Australasia and has looked at one of the most experienced players of the Tour as a role model.

"What I learned the most, it does not matter how you approach it, as long as you have a plan," John added

"I have played with Matt Millar a couple of times now and that guy is really impressive, it was great to play with him in WA, because it helps show that if you make your way around and hit spots, you get a golf course. can easily tear up

"I used to get really caught up in the score I had, but now I think of the actual target and the photo that I have to make and I think less about what score I have to make."

Sitting a shot further back on the 10-under card are South Australian Brad Moules who shot 6-under 66 today and Queenslander Blake Proverbs who had a second round of 67.
Rounding out the top-5 on the leaderboard; Jake McLeod, Matt Millar and Ashley Hall, who all fired 68 in the second round to be 9-under the card.

The second round cut was made on 1-under the card with 61 professionals and 12 amateurs who made the weekend rounds.

The third round of the AVJennings NSW Open starts at 6.45 am with the last group of Endycott, John and Moules on course at 11.00 am


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