GREAT ROUND: Atomu Watanabe flew to the top of the leaderboard of the PGA Trainee Championship at Coral Cove with a stunning seven-under. Photo Contributed
GREAT ROUND: Atomu Watanabe flew to the top of the leaderboard of the PGA Trainee Championship at Coral Cove with a stunning seven-under. Photo Contributed Contributed

Watanabe shoots seven under and up the leaderboard

HORTON Park Golf Club Trainee Atomu Watanabe heads into the final rounds of the 2013 PGA QLD Trainee Championship with a score of 11 under.

Watanabe finished his day with a score of seven under taking the lead from Dale Walker who dominated in the first round.

Watanabe also played well in the first round finishing the day with four under which had him sitting in third position.

In his final year of his traineeship Watanabe said he was extremely pleased with the position he was in.

"I had been working hard on my game preparing for going to the United States when I graduate at the end of the year. The results today saw this work pay off," Watanabe said.

"I just hope I can continue to hold this momentum going into these final rounds."

With a round that consisted of six birdies and one eagle Watanabe seemed to make short work of the Coral Cove course.

His score was however, only the second best in with NSW Trainee Richard Gallichan going one better with an eight-under round.

Gallichan's round saw him move incredibly from 24th position after round one to 3rd with a great chance to take out the title also.

First round leader Dale Walker is still in the hunt with another solid score under par to be sitting outright 3rd, three shots behind Watanabe.

Third round play will commence from 7.00am with the leaders teeing off at 9.50am. With more beautiful weather predicted for the area players will look to keep the great scoring going to the end.

>> Full results from the first two rounds



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