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Hole-in-one hero An falls back to earth – with a thump

17 November 2018 6:45 AM
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Around the same time that Cameron Percy was hitting bogeys on the third and fourth holes, a horse he part-owns, Yogi, was saluting in the $150,000 Sandown Cup.

Still on the nags, John Walter, who manages top Sydney jockeys Josh Parr and Tim Clark, caddied for Aaron Pike. That's the reason Pike planned on spending the afternoon with a few beers and backing the pair at Rosehill.

To think if he never had that quadruple bogey on the first hole of the tournament.

Defending Open champion Cameron Davis made his move with seven birdies for a four-under 68, only for a double bogey on 13 to ruin his Saturday run.

Just like last year, Davis knows he comes into the final day with nothing to lose. He fired a 66 last year to come from nowhere and win it.

"It's exactly the same this year, I'm so far back only a great round will put me near the leaders,'' Davis said.

Former Herald photographer Steve Christo accidentally came to the help of high-flying Mexican Abraham Ancer on the 11th hole when he stopped his tee shot from trickling into the sand – with his belly.

Christo was snapping away and caught off guard when the ball ploughed into him. Sadly for Ancer, he found the sand on his second shot as Christo returned to the media centre for an icepack and cuddle.

A double-bogey on the seventh hole fired up Cameron Smith, who immediately responded with an eagle on the eighth.


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