Dobbelaar, Oh lead the way at Royal Queensland
As an amateur, Brisbane’s Louis Dobbelaar has already proven himself on the world stage. And now the talented 20-year-old has shown he has what it takes to perform at the highest level.
Dobbelaar, who plays out of Brookwater Golf and Country Club, fired an opening round 7-under 64 to take a one shot lead over fellow Queenslanders Aaron Pike and Jed Morgan in the Australian PGA Championship at Royal Queensland Golf Club.
“It was fun. I think the round got kick started pretty quick after the hole out on the second hole. I wasn’t expecting it to land straight in, so that was pretty good to get the round kick started. I had some good shots after that and got some momentum going.,” said Dobbelaar.
“It’s good to be at home for an event. After being away for so long, it’s good to hear some Queenslanders around.”
Louis Dobbelaar (Credit: PGA Australia)
World No. 49 and the headliner this week, Min Woo Lee, sits in a nine-way tie for 9th following a 3-under 68.
“It was a little scrappy…but I mean [it's] my first tournament back in a few weeks. I could have made a few more birdies, but it is what it is,” said the two-time European Tour winner.
Victorian Su Oh leads the inaugural Australian WPGA Championship following an impressive 5-under 66 for a three-shot lead over Grace Kim.
“It’s such a honour to be playing for the Karrie Webb Cup. I don’t really want to think about that too much because I still have three days to go but it (winning) would mean a lot,” said Oh, who played alongside Min Woo Lee in the mixed-field event.
Karis Davidson, Sarah Wilson and Julienne Soo share third place on 1-under 70 in the 24-woman field.
Play gets back underway from 6:15 tomorrow morning with TV coverage available on Foxtel and Kayo Sports.