Newspaper article News Mail Bundaberg Qld.

Grant Storms into Lead

Newspaper article News Mail Bundaberg Qld.

Grant Storms into Lead

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AFTER an arduous opener to the Queensland PGA Championships, it was business as usual in the third round of competition yesterday.

On Wednesday, competitors played a mammoth 36 holes to make up for a delay to the competition caused by wet weather.

New South Wales trainee Kyle Grant claimed the lead with an epic six birdies over the day to card a course record-equalling round of 64.

Queensland-based Adam Northey and Grant swapped the lead throughout the front nine but when Grant made birdie on the ninth hole, he never relinquished the top spot on the leaderboard.

Grant went on to make birdies on the 10th, 12th, 13th, 15th and 16th holes.

aEverything came together for me today. Conditions were great and I was able to make some birdies early in my round which helped the momentum,a he said.

aTo equal the course record is great and now I'm looking forward to the challenge of getting the job done (today)a.

Northey stayed within striking distance of Grant, shooting 69 to sit outright second. …

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