Watt takes command at Royal Melbourne

Brady Watt will take a four stroke lead into tomorrow’s final round of the Australian Master of the Amateurs at The Royal Melbourne Golf Club.

Rounds of 67-68-68 has the world number sixteen at 13-under and four ahead of France’s Teremoana Beaucousin and Geoff Drakeford.

“I stuck to my game plan today and kept the ball below the hole on the greens,” said Watt.

“It is a challenge out there and you cannot take anything for granted. It’s great to be in contention to take another title, but there is plenty of golf to be played. I’m feeling confident and will play the same strategy tomorrow.”

Watt certainly looked in command during today’s third round on the West Course at Royal Melbourne.

Brady Watt Brady Watt follows his tee shot down the 9th during the third round of the Australian Master of the Amateurs (Photo: Anthony Powter)

Fairways and greens were hit and his putting was superb.

“You don’t want a down-hiller, they are just too hard,” said Watt.

“I managed to keep the ball under the hole and that made a big difference. The greens are firm and you need to come into the flags from the right direction.”

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Geoff Drakeford nails his approach into the 4th green during the third round of the Australian Master of the Amateurs at Royal Melbourne (Photo: Anthony Powter)

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Viraat Badhwar is in outright 4th position with rounds of 67-74-68 and two ahead of Canada’s Garrett Rank who is at 5-under.

Scotland’s Ewan Scott is at 4-under with Nathan Holman, Garrick Porteous, Ryan Ruffels and Todd Sinnott at 3-under.

This Master of the Amateurs is Watt’s for the taking.

Watt has played solid all week in Melbourne and his consistency has shown through.

The rest of the field will be left with trying to catch the in-form Watt during tomorrow’s final round as the Western Australian goes in search of his fourth major amateur title.