Victorian Peter Wilson and Amateurs Brady Watt and Nathan Holman have equalled the course record, of 6-under 66, at Royal Perth Golf Club that was set yesterday by amateur Oliver Goss.
Playing solid golf today Wilson has moved up the leaderboard to be 9-under the card after the third round.
“I hit it a lot better today than I did the first two rounds, started reading the greens a bit better today, so it was a lot easier than the first two days, it was good,” said Wilson.
With an opportunity to post a new course record at 7-under 65 the pressure overcame Wilson on the 17th.
“When I stood on 17 I was 7-under for the day and I thought about it, so that’s why I made bogey which was a bit annoying.”
“It was on my mind when I stood on 18 tee, it’s always good fun to have a course record and then I hit a drive up against a tree so didn’t make birdie there either.”
Playing some consistent golf, Wilson recently won his first PGA Tour of Australasia tournament when he claimed the WA Goldfields PGA Championship two weeks ago in Kalgoorlie.
“I am just a lot more relaxed on the golf course; things don’t seem to bother me anymore that used to a few years ago.”
“It makes it a lot easier to get on with the job and I’m just working on being patient on the golf course.”
Currently sitting in second Wilson is in a good position heading into the final day.
He is three shots behind current leader Brady Watt, who is also sitting on the 66 mark for the day with three holes to play.
“They will make a few birdies coming in so I will be second or third last group, I just want to do another score like that tomorrow and get right to the end.”
“I think so, I feel good,” said Wilson, when asked if he could get his second win from three starts.
Amateur Brady Watt shot a 6-under 66 on his way to claiming the two stoke lead heading into the final round.
Amateur Nathan Homan made the cut on the number yesterday but his 6-under 66 has catapulted him up the leaderboard to be 5-under the card for the tournament.