Blake Windred declared a championship record-equalling 63 to claim the lead at the Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship at China.
As he finished the day over Junhong Park, windred birdied the last four holes in Sheshan International Golf Club to cover a nine-birdie opening round.
The Australian took good advantage of this day conditions, cruising with four birdies in six holes to the turn at 32 and adding another in the 10th before his grandstand finish guaranteed he would sleep on the overnight lead.
“I simply did not want it to end,” said Windred, the entire world amateur No 11. “I was just loving it so much and I’m just shattered it has ended. “I am very delighted with the way I played. I believe I virtually so that great. I felt like every shot was implemented by me .
“I didn’t even realise I birdied the last four until I signed the scorecard. The nine, I fought getting the speed. I just felt like I could have rolled in a couple more. I am so glad because I knew I had the lines, I stayed patient and didn’t begin to induce it. I was hitting on fairways. There was always a chance to create the stretch.”
The winner will book a spot in The Masters and The Open following season, but Windred is not getting of teeing up in Augusta National and Royal St George’s, regardless of the possibility.
“When I was to win, then I would definitely be playing with those majors,” added Windred, who had initially planned to turn pro following this tournament. “It’s a wonderful beginning, but yeah, we have finally got three rounds to go.
“I figure this is something that I’ve practiced very tough for, like everyone else. I have been working incredibly hard on every aspect of my game, and the aim is to win this week. There I want to win and that’s it. There is no other option.
“I am not going to get ahead of myselfbut at exactly the identical time, why not adopt all that other stuff and keep it moving. Create a couple more birdies tomorrow hopefully.”
South Korea’s Park, playing his very first AAC, also kept a bogey off his card in his seven-birdie opener, and a three-stroke gap is into a group of seven players sharing third place on four under par.

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