Australian PGA winner Jed Morgan failed to maintain his bright red Royal Queensland form in the opening round of the Queensland PGA, dominated by Daniel Gale, Anthony Quayle and Cameron John.
New South Welshman Gale, Queenslander Kiel and Victorian John each released a 6-under-round 66 on Thursday, sharing the lead at the $ 200,000 PGA Australian Tour event in Nagy.
Two shots behind with four unders were David Micheluzzi and Jake McLeod, with five players, including Canberra’s Matthew Millar, retreating further with three unders.
Morgan, who set a record difference with 11 strokes after shooting 22 unders on the Australian PGA last week for four rounds, was seven shots behind Gale, Quale and John by just over 73 on Thursday.
“I think I navigated pretty well today and set up with lots of opportunities. Whenever I missed the green, it was great and kept a bit of momentum,” Quale said after the bogey free round. ..
“I wouldn’t change much. I would be pretty happy with 6 unders. It probably worked pretty well because I saved the couple in a place I shouldn’t have and probably missed the couple I should have made went.”
Gale, who included eight birdies and two bogies in the round, said Thursday’s performance was “crossing the moon.”
“I’m happy with the 6-under,” Gale said.
“Some of the wind currents and bounces on the green are pretty tricky.”
John, who has seven birdies and one bogey, said he was “just happy” to play well.
“I feel like I’m playing pretty well these days,” John said.
“Some guys were so happy on Sunday night (after the Australian PGA) so we went out and just relaxed and took a rest on Monday. I think it’s a good way to refresh. I did. “
Australian PGA Champion Jed Morgan Frustrated in Queensland PGA Opening Round
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