The leaderboard is packed after one round at the ISPS Hand World Super 6 Perth.
Brett Rumford and Mark Foster lead the way after opening in 6-under 66 at Lake Karrinyup Country Club, but 10 players are just one back at 5 under.
Overall, there are six Aussies at T-3 or better through 18 holes in a tournament in their home country.
The event boasts a unique format, with two cuts (one Friday and a second one Saturday that knocks the field down to 24 players) before Sunday’s finale – which is a six-hole match play knockout. Here’s a full primer on the event’s format.
Rumford, an Aussie, is a five-time European Tour winner, while the Englishman Foster only has one victory on the circuit.