Nicholas, Luke duke it out

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Geoff Nicholas drills a shot at Redcliffe.

Sydney pair Shane Luke and Geoff Nicholas have taken the early lead in the Queensland Inclusive Championship with more than the title on the line.

Luke, a member of the Bankstown Golf Club, joined veteran Geoff Nicholas of The Lakes, with a pair of three-over-74's opening at Redcliffe Golf Club north of Brisbane.

And with the two also competing for the mantle of Australia's best rankings for golfers with disabilities, Monday's final round promises to be a beauty

Luke, who has recently made a number of fluctuations, is happy with the progress of his game.

"I had to make some changes after the Australian All Abilities Championship (in November) with my swing due to a bit of fatigue," said Luke.

"I started playing golf with my leg prosthesis, which meant that I had to make some adjustments to my swing."

Nicholas was stable from the start with seven consecutive pairings, but then dropped four shots in succession as he chased the world ranking.

"I have reached the top 10 of the rankings and want to continue as far as possible," said Nicholas.

"I'm playing at the South African Disabled Golf Open next month to improve my position again."

AAAC striking Cameron Pollard, a member of Sawtell Golf Club in the north of NSW, is still two shots back with an opening 76.

But it was a matter of what could be the younger who played the par-fives in four over.

In the stableford event, the Mark Green of Links Hope Island holds a one-point advantage from Redcliffe's Matthew Curley with an opening of 39 points in the final round.


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