Dodt maintains lead on Gold Coast

Sat 03 Dec 2016

Dodt maintains lead on Gold Coast

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Queensland, Australia, December 3: Two-time Asian Tour winner Andrew Dodt continued to dominate the Australian PGA Championship after shooting a two-under-par 70 at the RACV Royal Pines Resort on Friday.
The 30-year-old Australian marked his card with five birdies against three bogeys to maintain his two-shot lead on 14-under-par 202 total, putting himself in prime position for a third European Tour title.
"It would be one of my biggest achievements, for sure," he said. "I have thought about it a couple of times this week but you don’t want to get ahead of yourself. You just want to play each round.
"It would be huge. All the top guys have won the Australian PGA, so it would be nice to put my name alongside them. My wins have been from behind so this position is new to me, which is nice, I’m enjoying it. I’m really trying to embrace it and enjoy my time out there on the course.
"The first three rounds are irrelevant now. There are a lot of solid players, world class players behind me, so I’ve got to keep the foot down tomorrow and keep playing the way I’m playing,” said Dodt.
Asian Tour Order of Merit leader Scott Hend, also of Australia, signed for a 66 to trail by eight shots in tied-seventh place. Asian Tour regular Sam Brazel of Australia stayed a further shot back in tied-10th position following a superb 65.
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