Jake Higginbottom leads Riversdale Cup by seven
17 Feb 2012
by Lynne Cowan of AmateurGolf.com

see also: Riversdale Cup Men's Golf Tournament, Riversdale Golf Club, Jake Higginbottom Rankings

Jake Higginbottom
Jake Higginbottom

ST. JOHN'S WOOD, Victoria, Australia (Feb. 17, 2012) -- After three rounds at the 103rd playing of the Riversdale Cup, Jake Higginbottom has pulled away from the field and now holds a 7 stroke lead over defending champion Nathan Holman.

Higginbottom, currently ranked 30th in the world, fired a 68 today and paired with yesterday's 68 and his opening round tournament record low 64 stands at 200.

Holman, winner of last month's Masters of the Amateurs, started his day eight strokes behind Higginbottom and in fourth place, shot a 67 today and moved up into 2nd place.

Christopher Brown and Rory Bourke are tied for third at 208. Daniel Nisbet, ranked 8th in the world is at 209 and 5th ranked Cameron Smith is 209.

The fourth and final round will be completed Saturday.

Results For Riversdale Cup Men's Golf Tournament
1AustraliaJake HigginbottomAustralia100064-68-68-69=269
2AustraliaDaniel McGrawAustralia70070-74-68-64=276
3AustraliaCameron SmithAustralia50071-69-70-68=278
T4AustraliaDaniel NisbetAustralia50070-72-67-72=281
T4Northern IrelandChris BrownNorthern Ireland50069-72-67-73=281

View full results for Riversdale Cup Men's Golf Tournament

ABOUT THE Riversdale Cup Men's

Australia’ second oldest amateur 72-hole golf tournament is The Riversdale Cup. It is one of the most highly participated events in the Australian amateur golf calendar. More than 250 men and women from around the world compete in the event each year. 72 hole stroke play championship with a cut after 36 holes.

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