Dodt dodges dodgy shoulder to shoot super 63

Andrew Dodt has bounced back from a shoulder injury at last week’s VIC PGA to fire a 7-under 63 at the Gippsland Super 6 in Warragul.

The 35-year-old withdrew after two rounds at Moonah Links but was able to get his body back into shape during the week.

Andrew Dodt Andrew Dodt (Credit: PGA Australia)

“I wasn’t sure whether I was going to tee it up this time yesterday. I hurt my shoulder last week at the Vic PGA and I kind of got through the last couple of days with a bit of physio and stretching,” said Dodt.

“I decided yesterday afternoon that it felt pretty good and I’d give it a go. Seven-under it’s a little bit unexpected.”

Queenslanders Michael Sim and Lawry Flynn were equally impressive carding 6-under 64 a piece to share second place and sit one shot off the pace. Both players’s rounds including two bogeys and eight birdies.

Big-hitting Lincoln Tighe shares a five-way tie for 4th place on 65 alongside Rohan Blizard, Jack Thompson, recent Wynnum Pro-Am winner Aaron Wilkin and Jack Murdoch.

Tighe was unlucky not to go lower, with bogeys at the 16th and 18th holes robbing him of the outright lead.

Second-placed Flynn along with Ben Ford and Darren Bowman will kick-start proceedings from 7:20am local time.