Amateur Cameron Smith is tied with Stephen Dartnall for the first-round lead at International Final Qualifying at Kingston Heath Golf Club in Melbourne. Smith and Dartnall shot 5-under 67 to lead the chase for the three available places in the 142nd Open Championship.
At the conclusion of the 36-hole qualifying tournament, three players will earn a start at The Open.
Smith is fresh off his victory at the Australian Amateur Championship, while Dartnall, who previously did a stint on the Web.com Tour, is aiming to play in his first major championship.
Three fellow Australians sit one shot back of Smith and Dartnall, and six others sit at 3-under par to round out the top 5.