Two Australians through at British Am

Although fog proved a major concern for organisers in the Strokeplay phase of the British Amateur Championship at Royal Portrush and Portstewart, the required 36 holes have been completed and although the schedule has been revised, the preliminary round of match play to eliminate the players surplus to the 64 players will get under way on Thursday.

That schedule is subject to their being no further delays as if that were to be the case then the outcome for those finishing in the large group tied for 64th would be decided by cards.

32 matches would then be played on Friday morning, 16 on Friday afternoon, the Quarters and Semis on Saturday and the 36 hole Amateur Championship Final on Sunday.

At the completion of 36 holes two Australians have snuck inside the top 64 and ties with NSW's Cameron Davis and Victorian Geoff Drakeford finishing on the cut mark of four over par, 145.

Drakeford has avoided having to play a preliminary round and will face Ireland's Rory McNamara in the round of 64 while Davis is forced to play in the preliminary round and will meet France's Kenny Subregis in the hope of advancing to round two or the top 64.

The leading qualifier was England's Daniel Brown who, at 8 under, finished four clear.

Bruce Young
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