October 7, 2016: Australia’s Brett Coletta fired a second straight five-under-par 67 to set the clubhouse lead at 10-under-par after the morning rounds of the second day of the Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship in Incheon.
After finishing his media interviews Coletta greeted first-round leader Cameron Davis on the practice green and the pair exchanged friendly words and a handshake before Thursday’s pacesetter set out to attack his compatriot’s target.
“I know Curtis is up there. He’s in great form and I’m pleased I can give him something to chase out there this afternoon,” Coletta said.
Coletta stole the show early on as the Melbourne-based 20-year-old powered through the wind in the same determined manner he recently battled through glandular fever, which he contracted in June.
“It was actually the complete opposite wind to yesterday. Looking at that before we teed off was a bit of a help. It was a bit blustery,” Coletta said.
“To be completely honest I didn’t feel I hit it as good today striking‑wise but it’s how good your bad shots are; not how good your good shots are. There were definitely some shots out there that didn’t suit my eye so I was quite nervous over those shots. It’s the biggest event I’ve ever played. For a first‑timer that’s really nerve‑wracking.”
Junya Kameshiro, Japan’s top-ranked amateur, carded a 69 to finish seven-under, two ahead of Australia’s US Amateur Champion Curtis Luck (69), No. 2 in the World Amateur Golf Ranking.
US-based pair Lee Won-jun (69) and Yu Chun-an (71) – Luck’s playing partners and the top-ranked amateurs from Korea and Chinese Taipei respectively – both finished two-under alongside China’s Andy Zhang (69), who famously competed in the 2012 US Open when only 14.