Sinnott takes command at Riversdale Cup

Todd Sinnott fired opening rounds of 68-65 to be a 11-under-par and six ahead of his nearest rivals Jarrod Freeman and Lucas Herbert at the Riversdale Cup in Melbourne.

Sinnott’s 7-under-par second round included an ace on the par 3 third hole, coupled with six birdies. His only blemish, a bogey on the short par-4 16th.

Todd Sinnott Todd Sinnott (Credit: Anthony Powter)

“I got a nice little hole in one on the third and that started me off for the round,” said Sinnott.

“I then rolled some putts and got the round going. There is still the weekend, but certainly I’m in a good position.”

In his last seven events, Sinnott has not finished outside the top-10 with his last victory back in 2012 at the Portsea Open Amateur.

A finalist at the Victorian Amateur earlier in the year, coupled with a runner-up finish at the Australian Master of the Amateurs in January has been the reward for the fine run of form Sinnott has been displaying.

Sinnott was a little unlucky at the Australian Amateur in Adelaide when he went down to the wire in his semi-final match against Curtis Luck.

Luck had held a two hole advantage through 14 holes before Sinnott won back-to-back holes on 15 and 16 to square the ledger but to then lose on the 18th after Luck executed a wonderful up-and-down from the green side bunker.

Brad Hayward, Taylor MacDonald, Hayden Beard, Zach Mullins, Cameron Davis and Thomas Power-Horan round out the top-10 following the second round.

Ryan Ruffels, Jake Mcleod and Jarryd Felton are at even-par.