Delroy in control at Senior PGA Championship

A Delroy Cambridge drive gets plenty of attentionJAMACIAN golfer Delroy Cambridge holds a slender lead heading into the final day of the 2010 Fiducian Legends PGA Senior Championship after a second round when strong winds and humid conditions made things difficult for competitors.

Cambridge, a seasoned European Seniors Tour regular, at one stage skipped to be six under and two ahead of the field but came back to be just one stroke ahead of Aussies Lyndsay Stephen and first round leader Jeff Woodland.

After rounds of 68 and 73, Cambridge finished on 3 under, with a group of four players tied for third even with the card.

One of those was a more rested David Merriman, the only player to master the conditions with a sub par round.

The others on even were Michael Harwood, George Serhan and Rodger Davis.

Cambridge is making his second visit to Australia after playing in the Australian PGA Championship in Queensland in 2005.

The fact that the Australian Senior Open being held in Perth next week is now co-sanctioned by the European Tour made the trip Down Under more enticing.

“I was coming down for that and thought I might as well come down for the two,” Cambridge said after his round today.

The Jamaican was sitting pretty halfway through his round but when the wind comes up this stunning looking course has some bite.

“I made a few mistakes. When the wind came up it made it a hard golf course,” Cambridge said.

“I made three or four bogeys on this nine but that’s golf. You just have to do the best you can under the conditions.”

Mike HarwoodAnother European Seniors Tour regular, Mike Harwood, was delighted to be back playing in Australia, but not so delighted with some of his round.

“Unfortunately, I started on the ninth hole today and we had three par fives in the first five holes and I didn’t play them very well,” Harwood said.

“The nature of the golf course is that there are quite a few tough par fours and with the breeze getting up the greens dried up and it was quite hard making birdies in the end. I didn’t take advantage of the par fives and I just struggled all day,” he said.

Harwood is competing in the Senior Open next week and then it’s off to Japan for a week before returning to play in his home country for a few more weeks.

“I love playing home. I always enjoy playing home.”

The shot of the day had to be from Sydney professional Greg Engall who aced his tee shot on the 175m second hole.

The shot was made even more special when he realised the hole in one had earned him an EZGO Golf Car.

The final round of the tournament gets underway around 8.30 am Saturday with the leading group teeing off at 12:10pm.

(Pictured Top: A Delroy Cambridge drive gets plenty of attention from George Serhan {left} and others during the second round of the 2010 Fiducian Legends Senior PGA Championship)

 

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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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