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Australians burst clear at Eisenhower Trophy

Harrison Endycott one behind Davis' lead (Photo: Courtesy of USGA / Steven Gibbons )
Australia has burst clear of the field at the World Amateur Teams Championship (Eisenhower Trophy) in Riviera Maya on the Yutacan Peninsula in Mexico.

The three man team of Curtis Luck, Cameron Davis and Harrison Endycott is now eight shots ahead of The United States, Davis also leading the individual honours after rounds of 67 and 66 have him one ahead of his fellow New South Welshman, Endycott, who also produced a five under par round of 66 today.

West Australian Luck, the current US Amateur Champion, has not contributed to the scoring at this stage as only the leading two of the three scores count each day and his rounds of 69 and 71 have missed out in that regard.

“That was a huge confidence booster,” Endycott said. “Yesterday things weren’t going my way early on. I just wasn’t hitting good shots, and I was struggling to get feels. Making a few good putts from good positions says you can go do this.”

Davis, who finished second in both the Asia-Pacific Amateur and Australian Amateur last year, recorded seven birdies on his scorecard for the second consecutive day. He birdied Nos. 4, 5, 6 and 7 on his outward nine and has the best 36-hole individual score at 10 under after opening with a 67 at the par-72, 6,888-yard/6,386-meter Iberostar Playa Paraiso Golf Club.

“We are full of confidence,” Endycott added. “We all believe in the three of us. As long we keep building that momentum like we are doing at the moment, it is going to be a good week.”

The USA is alone in second position, one ahead of Switzerland, who are in turn one ahead of Poland.  

The Australians played the Greg Norman designed Mayakoba El Camaleon Golf Club, one of two courses in use this week.

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