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Blake Windred leads European Amateur Championship

Windred leads in The Netherlands. (Photo: Henry Peters )
Newcastle golfer, Blake Windred, leads the European Amateur Championship through 36 holes at the Royal Hague Golf & Country Club in the Netherlands, the 20-year old recording consecutive rounds of 69 to be one ahead of US raised Swiss golfer, Perry Cohen.

Sunshine Coast golfer Shae Wools-Cobb has also made a good start to be in a share of 8th place and four shots from Windred’s lead.

West Australian Haydn Barron and New Zealander Daniel Hillier are the next best of the Australasians in 19th place.

Windred is currently Australia’s 9th highest world ranked amateur and so a continuation of his form this week could well see him slip inside the top six and put himself in line for inclusion at the Asia Pacific Amateur Championship in October.  

Windred is hoping to become the first Australian player since 1988 to win the European Amateur Championship, David Ecob successful back then.  

The Royal Hague Golf and Country Club is an outstanding Harry Colt and C.H. Alison designed links layout in Netherland’s capital used previously for events such as the KLM (Dutch) Open.

A cut to the leading 60 players will be made through 54 holes tomorrow, the eventual winner also earning a start at this year's Open Championship.

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