Aus PGA Championship, Day 3: Jed Morgan now nine (yes, NINE) shots in front!

16-Jan-2022

Australian PGA & WPGA Championship Royal Queensland GC, 13-16 Jan 2022


Day Three: Jed Morgan leads by NINE shots!

From PGA Australia, by Tony Webeck:

Coach Grant Field had a simple message as his young charge prepared to sleep on a six-stroke lead at the Fortinet Australian PGA Championship on Friday night: Just do you.

Aussie golf fans with memories that stretch back more than 25 years will know six-shot leads can evaporate as quickly as a desert mirage and the question on rookie Jed Morgan on Saturday was whether the temperament would match the talent.

The 2020 Australian Amateur champion at Royal Queensland Golf Club, Morgan played his way into the final group on Saturday at the Vic Open just a few weeks later. He shot 74 that day on his way to a tie for seventh but two years later there were no signs of nerves.  Read more

From The West Australian, by Murray Wenzel, AAP:

Jed Morgan has Greg Norman in his sights as he eyes the biggest win in Australian PGA Championship history.

The Royal Queensland member has made light work of his home course, carding rounds of 65, 63 and 65 to sit a whopping nine shots clear of Andrew Dodt at 20-under entering Sunday's final round.

Norman twice won the title by eight shots in back-to-back years in 1984-85, while three-time US Open champion Hale Irwin did it at Royal Melbourne in 1978.

Morgan is also poised to set the lowest score relative to par in the event's history, with Nick O'Hern and Peter Lonard's 22-under in 2006 under threat.  Read more

Gallery: Best Photos of the day, Day Three - From Jimmy Emmanuel

Jed Morgan was again the story of the day at Royal Queensland where he has taken the Australian PGA by the scruff of the neck, while Su Oh leads a congested WPGA Championship leaderboard. Here are Saturday's best pictures.

The Royal Queensland Golf Club

Aus PGA Championship Leaderboard


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