Adam Scott enjoyed a dream start to the Australian Masters tournament, giving himself the first round lead at Huntingdale Golf Club.
Adam carded an opening round -7 under 64 to sit comfortably on top of the Australian Masters leaderboard. He mentioned that it was a dream start to the tournament;
“It’s a dream start, and hopefully something to build on from here to try and get myself into that position late on Sunday where you want to be contending for the title.”
“I played really solid, so it’s nice to see a little bit of the work I’ve been doing last week and early this week fall into place in a tournament situation.”
“I don’t think I challenged the course very much. But we had really nice conditions to play this morning.”
“There was no wind, and weighing everything up, there was no need to challenge it.”
“The greens were still soft and it was right there for the taking this morning.”
Adam confirmed he is now committed to the short putter;
“This time, when I decided to use it, I committed to it.”
“This is what I’m going to do; I’m going to putt like this and work at it and try to be the best putter in the world, like I try to be in every aspect of the game.”
One shot back in second place is Daniel Fox, with his opening effort of -6 under par 65, he said that putting is his strength;
“Putting is the strength of my game. I’ve been fortunate enough to not completely rely on it.”
” I’ve been hitting the ball well, especially the last three weeks. I’m not finding myself having to grind as much on the golf course to shoot good numbers.”
” Not that it’s easy, but I seem to be making good decisions and taking good opportunities when they come and happy to make pars otherwise.”
Third place is shared between Peter Wilson, Mathew Stieger and Mathew Goggin, all at -4 under par.
American amateur Bryson DeChambeau is the leading foreign player, T8 at -2 under par.