Felton goes low at Twin Creeks

Posted by on November 08, 2018  /   Posted in golf news

BIRDIE BLITZ: Jarryd Felton leads the AVJennings NSW Open with one shot after firing a six under 66.

Jarryd Felton has set the early pace at the AVJennings NSW Open with 6-under 66 shots this morning.

It remains a strong show for the West-Australian at the Twins Creek Golf and Country Club after finishing 6th at the tournament last year.

"Normally I do not make so many birdies, but I made them today, so hopefully I can keep it up for the next three days," Felton said.

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"I had four birdies in a row, I probably birdied one of the hardest holes today, the par-3 14th and then got a bit of a run.

"I felt really confident about that piece and then lipped on the last one, so it could have been better, but I'm very happy with 6-under."

Today's performance also means a turnaround in shape with the flat stick for Felton, just in time for the last three events of the year at the ISPS HANDA PGA Tour or Australasia.

"Today I missed only one green, so I gave myself many chances They paid at the end of the day I made some nice putts My putting has been awful lately, so it's nice to see how it turns around, "added Felton, who rolled a 40-foot birdie putt on par-5 15th.

"The greens roll so well that you feel that you have to fit 30 footers, but they are also soft, so you can go to the flags.

"The course is softer this year, so you have much longer shots, but I do not think that makes much difference.

"I like this layout, it opens the tee but you still have to follow the right lines."

Sitting on the 5-position below the map again is the recent Victorian PGA champion Aaron Pike, who only arrived 10 minutes before his 7.15 am start time on the track after a switch with his alarm.

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"I had a difficult start today, Jack Munro with whom I slept through his alarm and my phone software was updated at night and my alarm went off, so I only came here in 10 minutes, it was not the best preparation, it was not a good look, "said Pike.

"But we are here on time, I'm not sure how Jack went, but I felt good and I played nice, I need a few balls to warm up, I'm going to buy an alarm tonight!"

Also shooting 5-under-67 in the opening round was Jake Higginbottom, Ashley Hall, Jordan Mullaney and Blake Proverbs.

The afternoon field is now on track.

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