BENDIGO golfer Lucas Herbert has been beaten in the opening round of the Australian Amateur Championships in South Australia.
In blistering heat at Adelaide’s The Grange Golf Club on Thursday, Herbert was beaten 3 and 2 by Queensland’s Taylor McDonald.
Herbert and McDonald were team-mates last week as Australia won the World Cup teams event at Royal Melbourne Golf Club.
Herbert - who will study Year 12 at Bendigo Senior Secondary College this year - earlier finished equal second in the qualifying rounds on Tuesday and Wednesday.
The Amateur Championships continue until Sunday.