Newspaper article The Chronicle (Toowoomba, Australia)

Bogey Hole Robs Norris of Elusive 59; but South Aussie Is Still Smiling with 1-Shot Lead

Newspaper article The Chronicle (Toowoomba, Australia)

Bogey Hole Robs Norris of Elusive 59; but South Aussie Is Still Smiling with 1-Shot Lead

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Byline: GLEN McCULLOUGH glenm@thechronicle.com.au

A MINOR stumble at the final hurdle cost Jason Norris a place in one of golf's most elite clubs yesterday but the affable South Aussie still had reason to finish the day with a satisfied smile.

Norris came within an ace of breaking the elusive 60-stroke barrier on his way to the top of the leaderboard on day one of the Coca-Cola Queensland PGA Championship at City Golf Club.

Norris set a sizzling morning pace with an eight-under-par 60 to finish the day one shot ahead of Timothy Wood.

While Norris and Wood were two of the morning stars, New Zealanders Michael Hendry and Brad Shilton stole the afternoon honours to claim a share of third place with rounds of 62.

Sitting alongside them on six-under par are Ryan McCarthy and amateur Kevin Marques.

Nine players are poised just two shots back in equal fourth.

Norrisas round included nine birdies and one despised bogey on the final hole of his round. …

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