Hendry takes lead at Heritage

New Zealander Michael Hendry equalled the course record 64 to take a one shot lead heading into the final day of the Heritage Classic.

Sitting at even par after seven holes, Hendry went on to fire eight birdies over a nine hole stretch, from the 8th – 16th, to equal the course record.

Michael Hendry Michael Hendry (Credit: Anthony Powter)

“It’s pretty tricky out there, I am obviously wrapped with my round given the conditions,” said Hendry, who is 14-under the card after earlier rounds of 67-71 for a stroke lead over David Bransdon.

“I played some really good golf through there but probably more than anything I hit one good shot into the 12th for my second shot.”

Amateur Lucas Herbert is in third position at 10-under, four behind Hendry, with Max McCardle and Sven Puymbroeck in a share of fourth position at 9-under.

Hendry has been in the box seat before, including his earlier NZ PGA Championship win, and remains relaxed about the possibility of claiming another Australasian Tour victory.

“I am pretty sweet, at the end of the day I didn’t come to this week with any expectation having had so much time off.”

“I just have to go out there and play like I did today, hopefully hit a lot of good shots and a hole a few putts.”