Murray leads for the fifth round in a row

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Victorian amateur Zach Murray has continued his whitewashing form at the ISPS HANDA PGA Tour of Australasia to lead the Isuzu Queensland Open.

Murray has equaled the par-71 track record at the Brisbane Golf Club with a round of 6-under 65 in the opening 18 holes of the championship.

It is the fifth consecutive professional round that has led the amateur over the past two weeks.

"There was a bit of a sense of calm. I knew there today that I had the victory last week, it just takes a weight off my shoulders," Murray said.

"I played wisely golf again, I think I only beat two riders yonder and trust my 2-iron as I did last week

" I made a few close-ups , I did not have to emphasize anything that was really fun anymore and I took some very nice par saves with me too.

"I have just moved from last week, not to worry about the score, but obvi is very nice to get out of the blocks again."

Murray was certainly not overwhelmed by playing with experienced professionals in multiple ISPS HANDA PGA Tour or Australasia champion Adam Blyth and Tour player Rhein Gibson, the victory last week he confirmed again that he belongs on the professional track.

Blyth both shot 5-under-66 and Gibson 4-younger than 67 to take the lead just before Murray

"I certainly feel more comfortable playing professional events than last year, I had some solid results last year, but nothing close to what I did last week, "Murray added.

"So it's just that feeling of comfort." Adam and Rhein were very good today, they crack boys and they both played supersteady which just shows how good you have to be to compete here. "

Queenslander Blyth is hot in the tail of Murray and will look forward to playing again in his group after they came on fire on their backs-9.

The trio combined for 11 birdies and just the bogey through holes one by nine, all three took a birdie on the 9th

"It was nice to end up like I did, I was released slow start, I was 1-way through seven holes so I did not really do too much, just looking at Zach a lot of birds, "said Blyth who returns this year to the Isuzu Queensland Open after missing 2017 because of international play duties.

"So I knew they were there and watched him, it was a bit of an encouragement for us on a little bit than on the back-9 I started to move in a rhythm and we all started very good to play. "

Gibson ranks third for the third place next to Jordan Zunic and Kevin Yuan, who make his professional debut in Australia after having played most of the 2018 PGA TOUR series – China.

Aaron Pike, Charlie Dann, Daniel Nisbet, Josh Younger, Adam Stephens, Brad Moules, Blake Proverbs and Jarrad Santi are all bound to 3-under the card.

Antonio Murdaca and Alex Edge were the best of the afternoon field 3-under the card shooting to join the logjam on the sixth position.

Becky Kay made history by becoming the first woman to take part in the Isuzu Queensland Open, she shot over to face a draw for the 96th position

The leading group of Zach Murray, Adam Blyth and Rhein Gibson will knock off the 1st tee at 11:45.

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