Tim Elliott and Brad Burns both fired a first round of 5-under par 65 to lead the Country Club St Georges Basin – Ladbrokes Legends Pro-Am.

Elliott had a fast start requiring only 30 strokes for the first nine, with Burns closing his round with an eagle-3 on the 516-metre par-5 finishing hole.

Lucien Tinkler continues his current great form seeking a hat-trick of wins, and Glenn Joyner are in close pursuit with 66, Joyner firing three birdies in his last 4 holes. David Diaz, Mike Harwood and Nigel Lane share fourth place a further shot adrift on 67.

Scoring was impressive given the amount of recent rain making the course quite heavy, along with the windy conditions testing the field for most of the day.

It will be an interesting final round today with 24 players within 5 strokes of the leaders, play is underway.