Herbert poised for club victory

TEEING-OFF: Lucas Herbert looks set to win the Neangar Park club championship as he holds a 15-shot lead going into the final round. Picture: CONTRIBUTED

TEEING-OFF: Lucas Herbert looks set to win the Neangar Park club championship as he holds a 15-shot lead going into the final round. Picture: CONTRIBUTED

GOLF ace Lucas Herbert is a hot chance to claim his third Neangar Park Club Championship on Saturday. 

Herbert posted a new course record at the weekend, scoring a six-under 65 to increase his lead in the second round of the club championship. 

In the second round he hit one eagle, six birdies and two bogies. 

Shane Muir is the closest to Herbert, he sits a massive 15 shots behind the leader. 

Herbert is now on 11 under after two rounds of play. 

The Ravenswood teen looks set to beat the record score in the three-round contest.

The 18-year-old is chasing his third consecutive club championship. 

In the opening round he scored a five-under 66. 

Herbert is set to tee-off for the third and final round at 12.49pm at Neangar Park Golf Club on Averys Road in Eaglehawk this Saturday. 

Leaders after two rounds: Lucas Herbert 131, Shane Muir 146, Anthony Masters 147, Philip DeAraugo 147, Kurtis Lynch 147, James Rogers 149, Steven Tonkin 149, Thomas King 152 and Timothy Daykin 152. 

Herbert is a multiple-monthly winner of the Bendigo Advertiser Sports Star of the Year. He has also earned the Cyril Michelsen Trust Fund award. 

Now in its 50th year, Sports Star is supported by Prime 7 and Bendigo Bank.

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