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Davis' Rollercoaster Ride Continues

Cameron Davis has made a solid start to the Web.com Tour event in Panama (Photo: Henry Peters )
Cameron Davis’ golf rollercoaster continues to roll on, the Australian Open champion sitting 4-under-par through 16 holes and inside the top five in the opening round of the Web.com Tour event in South America when play was suspended due to darkness.

Davis endured a torturous journey two weeks ago getting from Singapore to California to play the Farmers Insurance Open after a freak snow storm saw him stranded at Tokyo airport for 28 hours.

After being forced to sleep in the airport’s check-in lounge, he eventually made his tee time at Torrey Pines and went on to make the cut despite the distractions.

Remarkably, he was among the top 25 on the leaderboard entering the final round before a disastrous 8-over 80 saw him tumble down the standings.

Fast forward a week and Davis is again playing on a sponsor’s invitation though this time on the Web.com Tour where a seamless trip to Panama sees him on top of his game.

With six birdies and two bogeys, the 22-year-old is just two shots out of the lead being held by American Michael Johnson and Argentina’s Nelson Ledesma.

Davis is one of six Australians in the field for the third tournament of the secondary Tour’s season, fellow young gun Curtis Luck also in good form on day one with a 2-under 68 to be T13.

Davis and Luck are the only two Australians in red figures, Jamie Arnold signing for a 1-over 71, Rhein Gibson - who made headlines last week after an outburst towards his caddie - a 74 and Mathew Goggin a 5-over 75.

Brett Drewitt is among the six players yet to complete their rounds but is enduring horror opening round to be 10-over through 17 holes.

The former PGA Tour player has posted six bogeys and a quadruple through 17 holes.


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