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Mark Hensby leads Australians in Bogota

Mark Hensby (Photo: Getty Images Sam Greenwood)
The opening round of the Web.Com Tour’s Club Colombia Championship by Servientrega at the Bogota Golf Club has been disrupted by lightning with as many as half the field still to complete their first rounds.

American Brice Garnett leads by one over fellow Americans Taylor Moore and former New Zealand Open Champion Alex Prugh but with some players still having as many as eight holes to play then things could change when round one resumes on Friday morning (Bogota time).

The leading Australian at present is former PGA Tour and European Tour title winner and former Presidents Cup player, Mark Hensby, who is even par through 13 holes.

Hensby is in this field through his career money on the Web.Com Tour where he has earned close to US$1 million and with five holes yet to play tomorrow there may be an opportunity for him to move closer to the leader who is currently six shots ahead of the former Tamworth player.

Hensby was at his peak when winning the 2004 John Deere Classic and the 2005 Scandinavian Masters in addition to a 3rd place finish behind Michael Campbell at the 2005 US Open and a 5th place finish on debut at Augusta National that same year.

A car accident soon after curtailed his career to a large extent but he is a self-made golfer who tackled the US under his own steam and played his way onto the PGA Tour via the then Nationwide Tour in the early 2000’s where he won two titles.

Jamie Arnold and Peter Lonard are in a share of 60th position Arnold completing his round of 1 over 72 while Lonard still has three holes to play.

Rhein Gibson, Steve Allan and Troy Kennedy are further back.


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