Amateur Cameron Smith shares lead at IFQ Australasia

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Amateur Cameron Smith is tied with Stephen Dartnall for the first-round lead at International Final Qualifying at Kingston Heath Golf Club in Melbourne. Smith and Dartnall shot 5-under 67 to lead the chase for the three available places in the 142nd Open Championship.

At the conclusion of the 36-hole qualifying tournament, three players will earn a start at The Open.

Smith is fresh off his victory at the Australian Amateur Championship, while Dartnall, who previously did a stint on the Tour, is aiming to play in his first major championship.

Three fellow Australians sit one shot back of Smith and Dartnall, and six others sit at 3-under par to round out the top 5. readers: We value your input and welcome your comments, but please be respectful in this forum.