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Island pair off to a flyer in Qualifer

Daniel Augustus and Nick Jones produced an ‘unreal’ round of golf as they made a flying start to their World Cup South American Qualifier in Venezuela.

The Bermuda professionals fired a combined eight-under par 63 to finish in a tie for fifth after yesterday’s opening fourball at Caracas Country Club.

Manager Alex Madeiros said the pair produced some great golf during their impressive round, and it could have been even better.

“It was unreal,” said Madeiros, “they left four or five putts out there. They were hitting it so far that one of the Costa Rica team they were playing against wanted to know what I feed them.

“The real test will be tomorrow (Friday) when they play in the alternate-shot foursomes.”

Augustus and Jones largely shared the workload during their first round during which they combined for nine birdies and a solitary bogey.

Meanwhile, Julián Etulain and Rafael Gómez of Argentina have taken an early lead after their opening round of 11-under, with the Dominican Republic pair Guillermo Pumarol and Juan Carlos Perello a shot back in second.

Bermuda’s golfers will play alongside Brazilian pair Adilson da Silva and Lucas Lee in today’s second round, with the group scheduled to tee-off at 9.40am.

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Published September 23, 2011 at 2:00 am (Updated September 23, 2011 at 9:25 am)

Island pair off to a flyer in Qualifer

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