Round Up: On-form David Law opens brightly in Perth Super 6

David Law maintained his good form to make a promising start along with fellow Scot Bob MacIntyre in the ISPS Handa World Super 6 Perth event.

David Law plays his approach shot on the 13th hole during Day 1 of the ISPS Handa World Super 6. Picture: Paul Kane/Getty Images
David Law plays his approach shot on the 13th hole during Day 1 of the ISPS Handa World Super 6. Picture: Paul Kane/Getty Images

Law, who landed his maiden European Tour triumph with a dramatic victory in the Vic Open, opened with a two-under-par 70 at Lake Karrinyup.

That was matched later in the day by fellow rookie MacIntyre, leaving the pair sitting joint-16th at the end of the opening circuit.

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Law carded four birdies and two bogeys while MacIntyre followed 11 straight pars by picking up three birdies in four holes before dropping a shot at the 17th.

On a day when Norway’s Kristoffer Reitan and Miguel Tabuena from the Phillipines set the pace with matching 65s, Liam Johnston was the only 
other Scot to break par with a 71.

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The top 65 and ties after the second round will progress to the third round, after which a second cut will reduce the field to just 24 players for a final day consisting of six-hole match-play ties.

In Adelaide, a bogey-free 65 helped English player Jodi Ewart Shadoff to a share of the lead after the first round of the LPGA-sanctioned Women’s Australian Open.

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The Solheim Cup contender made six birdies in her first ten holes to set up the seven-under effort in perfect early-morning conditions at The Grange.

Solheim Cup captain Catriona Matthew was the best of the Scottish players, shooting a one-over 73 in breezy afternoon 
conditions.

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In South Africa, Bradley Neil opened with a one-over-par 73 in the Dimension Data Pro-Am at Fancourt to sit 10 shots off the lead, held by home player Riekus Nortje, with another South African, Justin Walters, second on eight-under.

Meanwhile, the R&A and the USGA have issued a “periodic update of progress made to date on the Distance Insights project”, revealing that delivery of report is anticipated later this year.