Ballarat Golf Club Trainee Travis Tatt has continued his round one form with an equal best round of the day at 69 to take the lead after round two at the Rich River Trainee Classic.
Starting the day one shot back, Travis showed maturity and restraint to leap frog the overnight leader, Dale Crothers, who finished at 7-under after shooting 1-under 71.
“I really had to think my way around today,” Tatt said.
“I left the driver in the bag quite a few times to make sure I found the fairway. Out here, if you miss the fairway you can find trouble quite easily.”
Tatt, who is entering the PGA Trainee Program at the age of 41, showed every piece of experience to record the equal best round in trying conditions.
“It was definitely tougher out there today.
“The greens are getting a little harder and quicker, so you had to adjust.”
Sharing the day’s honours as the only other player to break 70 was Gisborne Golf Club Trainee Joel Ward, who now is equal sixth on 2-under.
Putting in another solid performance was 2017 Champion, Frazer Droop, who kept himself well within striking distance at 5-under, three shots back after finishing with a 2-under 70.
Two NSW trainees round out the top five, with Goulbourn Trainee Luke Humpries and Port Macquarie Trainee Thomas Biron both finishing at 3-under after a 73 and 70 respectively.
A peloton of chasers then follow at 2-under, including defending champion Brayden Petersen.
Moving day gets underway from 7am.
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