Friday, December 16, 2011

Poulter upstages Donald

Ian Poulter made good on his goal to upstage fellow Briton Luke Donald at the Australian Masters, Melbourne, shooting a sparkling six-under-par 65 to take a one-shot lead after the first round on Thursday.  

Ian Poulter
Both players soaked up the morning sunshine in sublime conditions at Melbourne’s Victoria Golf Club, but it was the smartly-dressed Poulter turning the most heads as he notched seven birdies to edge early pace-setter Ashley Hall of Australia.  

World number one Donald rolled in only two birdies and struggled to build momentum in his first professional tournament Down Under, but displayed enough of his trademark control to finish with a blemish-free 69, four strokes behind.  

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