Teasdale & # 039; s defense starts well

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Josh Greer in 2019 WA Amateur

A field with almost capacity of 161 players went to the greens at the WA State Amateur Championships at Wanneroo Golf Club today. Participants were mostly Western Australian locals with various international competitors descending on Wanneroo from Singapore to Indonesia.

The course was well presented and recent renovations ensured that the location was well and truly capable of organizing this prestigious event.

The weather conditions were perfect, but an early start meant that there were some quirky shots on the first hole due to the direction of the sun.

2018 title holder Abbie Teasdale of Royal Fremantle Golf Club ended her days playing at an enviable three-under-par 70. Current joint leader Abbie told us,

"I'm not thinking about the outcome, but planning each stroke one by one," Teasdale said after the round.

Mandurah Country Club's joint leader Katherine Norris was also happy with her round.

"I had a tough start on the 10th and ended up in the rough. I hit it out of the trees in a green side pot and then ended up with a par," Norris said.

Joondalup Resort and Country Club member Josh Greer had an excellent round of three-under-par 69.

An enthusiastic golfer since the age of 5, the 17 year old managed to make three birdies. When asked how he would proceed with the tournament, Josh said he "would play the course in a similar way and hope for an even better result."

International competitor Naraajie Ramadhanputra from Indonesia made an eagle on the second hole. He finished the round with a total of 74 in 21st place.

Perhaps the most spectacular shot of the day was a hole-in-one made on the 15th by Jason Larkin of Hartfield Golf Club.

A cut is made after 36 holes played on Wednesday and Thursday with the top 32 men and 16 women through to the game play section of the tournament.

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