Bendigo golfers make solid start

AMATEUR star Lucas Herbert is five shots off the lead after the first round of the Victorian PGA Championship at The Heritage Country Club.

Herbert overcame a double bogey on the par-four 16th hole, his seventh hole for the round, to post a two-under par 70.

Herbert is the best placed of the Bendigo trio, with Andrew Martin firing a one-under par 71 and Kris Mueck a one-over 73.

Kiwi Mark Brown leads at seven-under - his round included a hole-in-one on the par three 17th.

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