LOGIN  |  JOIN  |  INFO
Cameron Davis will carry slim lead into Brabazon Trophy final round
Cameron Davis <br>(Golf Australia Photo)</br>
Cameron Davis
(Golf Australia Photo)
KENT, England (June 24, 2016) -- It’s showdown time in the Brabazon Trophy with Australia’s Cameron Davis holding a two-shot lead over England’s Jamie Bower, with just one round left to play at London Golf Club.

They were in the same group in today’s third round, claiming 10 birdies between them as the lead swung to and fro, and offering an exciting flavour of what could unfold in tomorrow’s final round.

At the end of the day, both players had scored two-under 70, putting Davis on 12-under and Bower on 10-under. Chasing both of them, and adding to the international flavour of the leaderboard, is Scotland’s Ryan Lumsden who shot 68 to move to nine-under. In total, there are 16 players within 10 shots of the lead.

“I’m looking forward to it,” said Davis, (pictured top) who was Australian amateur champion in 2015. “Any time you play well and are in contention it’s good.”

It’s showdown time in the Brabazon Trophy with Australia’s Cameron Davis holding a two-shot lead over England’s Jamie Bower, with just one round left to play at London Golf Club.

They were in the same group in today’s third round, claiming 10 birdies between them as the lead swung to and fro, and offering an exciting flavour of what could unfold in tomorrow’s final round.

At the end of the day, both players had scored two-under 70, putting Davis on 12-under and Bower on 10-under. Chasing both of them, and adding to the international flavour of the leaderboard, is Scotland’s Ryan Lumsden who shot 68 to move to nine-under. In total, there are 16 players within 10 shots of the lead.

“I’m looking forward to it,” said Davis, (pictured top) who was Australian amateur champion in 2015. “Any time you play well and are in contention it’s good.”

It’s showdown time in the Brabazon Trophy with Australia’s Cameron Davis holding a two-shot lead over England’s Jamie Bower, with just one round left to play at London Golf Club.

They were in the same group in today’s third round, claiming 10 birdies between them as the lead swung to and fro, and offering an exciting flavour of what could unfold in tomorrow’s final round.

At the end of the day, both players had scored two-under 70, putting Davis on 12-under and Bower on 10-under. Chasing both of them, and adding to the international flavour of the leaderboard, is Scotland’s Ryan Lumsden who shot 68 to move to nine-under. In total, there are 16 players within 10 shots of the lead.

“I’m looking forward to it,” said Davis, (pictured top) who was Australian amateur champion in 2015. “Any time you play well and are in contention it’s good.”

Bower, from Meltham in Yorkshire, (pictured right) added: “I can’t wait, this is what we practice for, it’s why we do it.” Meanwhile, Lumsden commented: “This is a lot of fun. It’s important to stay level and not get ahead of yourself, but it’s a lot better than being at the other end of the leaderboard!”

Bower was among the players who had to return early to the Heritage course this morning to complete the second round after the weather disruptions of yesterday. He kept himself right in contention with 69 and, at eight-under after 36 holes, played himself into the afternoon’s final group with Davis and Jamie Li (Bath).

Davis dropped a couple of shots early in the third round and Bower caught him with a birdie on the fourth. Both players birdied the long 5th, where they confidently took on the water in front of the green, and Bower took the lead with his third birdie in a row on the 6th. Then it was Davis’s turn to take the initiative back, scoring four birdies in seven holes and he stood on the 18th tee with a three shot lead.

But Bower managed to narrow the gap to two with a fine up and down from a greenside bunker for par, while Davis three-putted. “It was a bit annoying, I had done a lot of work to get where I was, but I’m still in a good position and still playing well,” said the 21-year-old Australian

Bower’s verdict on the round: “It was a good battle and we both played some really nice golf. I managed to get ahead at one stage but for most of the back nine Cameron was ahead of me. He played some great golf today, I was just trying to keep pace.”

Lumsden, pictured right, (Royal Wimbledon) was playing in the group in front and grabbing his chances to score seven birdies in his round. “It was pretty windy and a little tougher than the last two days, so I was pleased to have a lot of good holes.”

He holed out particularly well but reckons he made a few careless mistakes which he must eliminate tomorrow. “If I can cut them out I’m feeling good about my game,” he said.

Behind these three players is a packed scoreboard with Jamie Li (Bath) on seven--under, Ben Hutchinson (Howley Hall) is six-under, Henry Sheridan-Mills (Walsall) four-under, and four players are three-under: Simon Zach of the Czech Republic, Paul McBride of Ireland, Alfie Plant (Sundridge Park) and Rowan Lester of Ireland.

The second round of the championship was completed this morning and the 36-hole cut was made on three-over par, with 62 players qualifying for the final two rounds.

ABOUT THE Brabazon Trophy

The English Men’s Open Amateur Stroke Play Championship for the Brabazon Trophy is a 72- hole stroke play championship open to male amateur golfers of all nationalities.

View Complete Tournament Information

Results For The Brabazon Trophy (Men's English Open Amateur)
Place  PtsScores
1EnglandJamie BowerEngland125067-69-70-70=276
2AustraliaCameron DavisAustralia90066-68-70-73=277
3ScotlandRyan LumsdenScotland70071-68-68-71=278
4EnglandGian-Marco PetrozziEngland70069-73-72-65=279
5EnglandJamie LiEngland70070-67-72-71=280

View full results for The Brabazon Trophy (Men's English Open Amateur)

Comments
Latest in 

Amateurgolf.com, Inc.
6965 El Camino Real 105-631
Carlsbad, CA 92011