Perth’s Josh Greer has advanced to the Round of 32 with his 2&1 victory over American August Meekhof and he will face another American, George Duangmanee, in tomorrow morning’s match-up.
For Vilips and Smylie, however, their week has ended, Vilips, the 10th seeded player, going down to the 55th seed Yuki Moriyama of Japan 4&3 and Smylie, who finished 12th in the stroke-play qualifying, never ahead in his match against 51st seed American Thomas Ponder, their match finishing when Ponder birdied the 16th to win 3&2.
18-year-old Greer, born in Scotland but now established in one of Australia’s golfing hotbeds of golfing development in Perth, was locked in a tense match against Meekhof for much of today’s encounter before finally pulling away with wins at the 16th and 17th holes for his victory.
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