John, Gale and Quayle take early lead at QLD PGA

Cameron John, Daniel Gale and Japan Tour regular, Anthony Quayle, share the lead following day one at the Queensland PGA Championship in Brisbane.

The trio fired rounds of 6-under 66 on the newly opened Kurrai course at Nudgee Golf Club in Brisbane’s north-east.

Daniel Gale Daniel Gale (Credit: PGA Australia)

“If anything the past year one of my worst habits was not finishing as well as I was at some point in the round,” said Quayle, who was finished 6th at last week’s Australian PGA Championship.

“I even did that to an extent last week at RQ so it was nice to finish strong and shoot the best score I was all day. I like to play pretty aggressive and I probably had to rein that in at times.”

Lying two strokes back is Victoria’s David Micheluzzi and Brisbane-based Jake McLeod, who defeated Cameron John to win the 2018 NSW Open and also won the Australasian PGA Tour Order of Merit later that year.

WA amateur Joshua Greer heads a six-way 6th place logjam at 3-under alongside the ever-consistent Matthew Millar and first round leader at last week’s Australian PGA, Louis Dobbelaar.

While better weather is forecast for tomorrow’s second round, the expected strong winds may play havoc with the field across the day.

Play will resume at 6:15am local time and admission is free for all spectators.