31 Oct 2014

Campbell leads in Perth

11:32 am on 31 October 2014

The Masterton golfer Ben Campbell leads the West Australian PGA Championship in Perth by two shots after the first round.

The round got off to a slow start with two weather delays but Campbell played a steady brand of golf which resulted in him shooting a course record equalling seven under par 67.

The Masterton golfer Ben Campbell

The Masterton golfer Ben Campbell Photo: PHOTOSPORT

Coming through the turn Campbell was three-under the card but felt he left a few on the front nine.

He says when he turned three-under, he was a little brassed off because he thought it could have been a couple more.

Things started to go his way on the back nine where he added an extra four birdies to his score card for a bogey-free round.

Campbell says he putted very solid inside six feet and didn't really miss anything.

Campbell was pleased to put a good score on the board in his first trip to Kalgoorlie after a tough couple of weeks on the PGA Tour of Australasia where he missed a couple of cuts.

Campbell leads by two from experienced Australian Professional Nathan Green, Victorian Chris Gaunt and New South Welshman Luke Humphries.

Fellow New Zealander Ryan Fox won the West Australian Open two weeks ago.