26 Jan 2009

Ben Campbell best placed NZ golfer in Australia

5:32 am on 26 January 2009

Masterton's Ben Campbell is the best of the New Zealanders, seven shots off the lead going in to the final round of the high profile Lake Macquarie Amateur golf tournament in New South Wales.

Campbell, the Aaron Baddeley Invitation champion, shot a three-under 69 yesterday to move to thee-under after 54 holes at the coastal Belmont Golf Club near Newcastle... he'sin 18th place.

Australian representative Scott Arnold shot a six-under 66 to grab the lead on 10-under par 206.

New Zealand's Danny Lee won last year and previous winners include Geoff Ogilvy, Peter O'Malley, Brett Rumford and Nick Dougherty.