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Yeppoon's Adam Blyth in shot at classic home win

YEPPOON'S Adam Blyth yesterday shot a five-under-par 67 to put himself in contention after the opening round of the $100,000 Pat O'Driscoll Real Estate/Tropical Auto Group Golf Classic.

Victoria's Kristopher Mueck leads the way heading into today's second round of the 22nd annual Classic after a slick outing on the Capricorn Resort Golf Club's Resort course.

Blyth is within striking distance of becoming the second player to win the prestigious Pro-Am event on two occasions after his performance on the championship course.

Mueck fired a bogey-free, nine-under 63 around the resort course to be two shots ahead of New South Welshman Aaron Townsend while Chris Gaunt, Andrew Dodt and 2008 Champion Adam Blyth shot rounds of five-under 67.

Blyth is looking to become the second two-time winner of the classic, with Andrew Bonhomme the only player to accomplish this feat in 2003 and 2007.

Blyth also holds the tournament scoring record with an impressive 28-under par.

It was certainly the form reversal Blyth was looking for after a somewhat disappointing week in Rockhampton.

"Rockhampton certainly didn't pan out the way I would have liked," Blyth said in hindsight.

"But you just have to put those weeks behind you and concentrate on the present.

"I feel really comfortable this week playing on the two courses here at the Mercure Capricorn Resort.

"Being a local boy, I have played around here a heap of times, which I hope will be an advantage over the final three rounds."

The Ian Weigh Toyota Rockhampton Pro-Am winner finished seven shots off the pace on the resort course after shooting a round of 70 to be two-under-par.

The second round of the closely-contested Classic gets underway today at 6.40am.

PAT O'DRISCOLL REAL ESTATE / TROPICAL AUTO GROUP CAPRICORN CLASSIC

LEADERBOARD

-9Kristopher Mueck

- 7 Aaron Townsend, Callan O'Reilly

- 6 Jared Pender

- 5 Chris Gaunt, Wayne Perske, Grant Thomas, Josh Geary, Adam Blyth, Andrew Dodt

Topics:  golf



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