Brilliant Scott leads Australian Masters

Adam Scott set a blistering pace at Huntingdale this morning to take the early lead at the UNIQLO Masters.

Playing in the morning field, Scott made the most of the perfect scoring conditions to fire a bogey free 7-under 64.

Adam Scott Adam Scott lines up a putt on his way to taking the round one lead at the 2015 Australian Masters (Credit: PGA Australia)

“I don’t think I challenged the course very much. But we had really nice conditions to play this morning. There was no wind, and weighing everything up, there was no need to challenge it.”

For much of the day it looked like no one would come close to Scott’s lead until WA Open champion Daniel Fox charged home in the afternoon field.

Fox, who has been in red hot form, finished his round with five straight birdies on the back-9 at Huntingdale.

“Honestly, I’ve been working hard for a few years. Just never really allowed myself to play like this I guess. I’ve always been very sort of overawed by some of the bigger events for a start. So playing here this week, so far, I’m very happy with,” said Fox.

Peter Wilson, who has faced come health issues this year, has recovered well to fire a first round 4-under 67 to be tied third with Matthew Stieger and Mathew Goggin.

Sitting a shot further back is Alistair Presnell and Andrew Evans who pre-qualified for the UNIQLO Masters on Monday.

A group of 10 players, including John Senden and US Amateur Champion Bryson DeChambeau round out the top-10 on 2-under the card.

The second round of the UNIQLO Masters tees off at Huntingdale Golf Club at 7am with Adam Scott on course at 12.05pm.