3.40pm: Bruyeres Relishing Lessons Learnt.
William Bruyeres admitted he had ”learnt some lessons this week” after carding a five-under-par 67 in the Tweed Coast Open opening round.
The Brookwater – based professional said he was relieved to bounce back with a solid round following his final round at Coffs Harbour.
“Honesty, (on Wednesday), all I was prepared for was being called off course. It was the wrong mindset.”
“I spoke to my oach Chris Crooks about it, and I know I have to be fully invested in each round and each shot, not worry about consequences out beyond my control.””
The refreshing approach certainly paid dividends for the rookie pro today, and his six-birdie-one-bogey performance was a just reward for retaining the right mindset.
“I was very happy out there today. I left a couple out there, but I kept it simple on course; gave myself lots of looks around the 20-foot mark and managed to make a few.”
In another soon to be lesson learnt, the effort will again see him in tomorrow’s final grouping playing alongside European Tour winner Sam Brazel, multiple Web.com tour winner Michael Sim, and runaway leader Will Florimo.
“I know I just have to stick to my game plan, and not get lost in what everyone else is doing, but it’s going to be another good opportunity to learn of those guys though.”
12.30pm: Cool Wools-Cobb out to an early lead
Shae Wools Cobb is the outright leader mid-way through the opening round of the Tweed Coast Open at Coolangatta Tweed Heads.
The Queenslander has made birdies on the 2nd, 3rd, 5th and 6th to lead by a shot from Victorian Hayden Webb.
Ten golfers sit at two under with another 15 at minus one in a log-jammed leaderboard.
Due to the threatening weather facing northern NSW, play began with a shot-gun start at 11.00am.