MELBOURNE, Australia (Oct. 22, 2014) — Playing the Composite Course at Royal Melbourne Golf Club, Todd Sinnott, a native of Australia, leads by one after 18 holes of play at the Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship.
Sinnott teed off early at the former President's Cup course and took advantage of much milder conditions compared to those who had later tee times.
The current 47-ranked player in the world according to the Golfweek/AmateurGolf.com player rankings, leads the event by one shot over Guan Tianlang of China.
Aside from Sinnott, 11 other players are under-par heading into Firday's second round.
Sinnott thinks the remaining 54 holes will play much tougher.
“I don’t think you’ll ever see Royal Melbourne play as easy as that,” Sinnott told Julie Williams of Golfweek. “In saying that, weather-wise, there’s not much wind out there and to be honest, there were a few friendly pins out there."
Three players are tied for third at 69, including Australian Murdaca, Thailand's Tawan Phongphun, and China's Lee Chieh-Po.