Rumford shares 2012 Johnnie Walker Championship lead

Rumford: “A great team behind me”

AUSTRALIA’S Brett Rumford shares the lead after the first round of the 2012 Johnnie Walker Championship in Scotland.

Rumford, who hasn’t had a top ten finish on The European Tour this season and last won five years ago, carded six birdies and a solitary bogey to share top spot on the leaderboard with playing partner Knut Borsheim of Norway.

“The consistency tee to green was steady,” said the 35 year old Rumford.  “I just had one loose swing on 17, which cost me my only bogey of the day, so it was just a steady day.

“I guess I was just trying to be the best golfer I could be, and then twins came along, and now that’s all changed and I’m trying to be the best father I can be. That’s been really different the last couple of years.

“But I’ve got a great team behind me. I’ve got a great support in my wife, which makes things easier.”

The next best Aussie at the event, held at The Gleneagles Hotel in Perthsire, was Andrew Dodt on 3-under, with Daniel Gaunt on 2-under and Matthew Zions 1-under.

The event is being telecast in Australia on Fox Sports.

2012 Johnnie Walker Championship Leaderboard

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Brian is an award winning golf writer and is the founder and editor of Australian Senior Golfer. He is a former Sydney journalist who had little interest in golf till he hit his first ball at the age of 49 (and a half). Since then golf has just about overtaken his life. Brian founded ASG in April 2008 and has since covered every Australian Open, Presidents Cups, World Cups and numerous other big men’s and women’s tournaments, spending days inside the ropes with the likes of Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Rory McIlroy, Jordan Spieth, Tom Watson, Fred Couples, Greg Norman, Adam Scott, Jason Day, Karrie Webb, and many others. He has also played in, and reported on, numerous amateur tournaments, particularly senior and veteran events, around the country. Brian is a member of the Australian Golf Media Association and won the award for Best News Report for 2016 - 2017

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