Nathan Holman leads Victorian Open

Nathan Holman has fired rounds of 71-69-66 to be at 10-under for a one stroke lead over Bradley Hughes and Steven Jones at the Victorian Open being played at the 13th Beach Course at Ocean Grove.

Holman heads a tight leader board with Ryan Lynch, Craig Parry, Matthew Giles and Leigh McKechine two strokes behind the amateur.

Nathan Holman Nathan Holman (Credit: Anthony Powter)

In a tie for fourth position is Ryan Lynch, Matthew Giles, Craig Parry and Leigh McKechine at 8-under-par.

With twenty-five players within six of the leader this Victorian Open is up for grabs.

Holman is a seasoned player having toured the world amateur events over the last two years, winning the Riversdale Cup, Master of the Amateurs and Mandurah Open.

Holman’s recent performances in the professional ranks also have been impressive with a top-5 finish at the Heritage Classic and a top-20 finish at the Victorian PGA championship.

The final round of this Victorian Open promises to be a classic. A mixture of amateur youth against season professionals.

Holman is due for a major win and a victory in the professional ranks will be the perfect springboard for the talented 21-year-old, yet this Victorian Open remains an open affair.

Stacey Keating leads the women’s Victorian Open at 15-under, four ahead of Grace Lennon, with Kristie Smith at 10-under.