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Collyer's stunning debut

Blake Collyer
Blake Collyer shot a 61 to grab the lead on his pro debut.

 

Blake Collyer has made his debut as a professional memorable to say the least.

The three-time member of Interstate Series winning teams with Victoria pre-qualified for the Victorian PGA at RACV Cape Schanck and promptly shot a stunning 61 in the second round today to seize the outright lead.

Seven back-nine birdies helped him to a nine-under total and at 10-under overall, he leads the tournament by three shots from Taylor McDonald and Andrew Dodt.

“I didn’t think about my score at all. I didn’t know what I was throughout the day. I was hitting it really well and then started to get the putter going,” Collyer said.

“At the front nine I was over par for the first three or four and my caddy and I were just saying, ‘stay patient’. It all came together on the back nine.
 
“I asked for an invite, but didn’t get one. I had to make the most of the opportunity at pre-qualifying. I’ve been keeping my head down and am really determined,” he said.

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