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Dillas leads the way at Port Royal

Bermuda’s Jarryd Dillas leads the men’s division after 36 holes of the 72 hole NatWest Island Games golf event at Port Royal.

The top amateur shot a two-over par 73 to move to 144 for the tournament, a mere stroke ahead first round leader Johan Lindholm (Aland).

Dillas’ second round included a birdie and three bogeys.

Lindholm (145) carded a four over par 75 to fall slightly off the pace.

Robert Eggo (Guernsey) and Nicholas Wildman (Jersey) were tied for third with a two-round total of 150 at the halfway stage of the tournament.

Dillas’ teammates Mark Phillips (158), Jevon Roberts (160) and Mitchell Campbell (161) are further down the leader board.

Phillips started the round tied for second with Dillas but ended in a three-way tie for 17th after entering the clubhouse with a 16 over par 87 that contained four double bogeys, eight bogeys and a sole birdie.

Campbell also lost traction in the leader board, slipping from ninth to a tie for 22nd after carding a 13 over par 84 in the second round. Campbell’s round included four double bogeys, five bogeys and two birdies either side of the turn.

Roberts, the reigning Bermuda Open and Bacardi Par 3 World Championship amateur champion, shot a five over par 76 to climb six places from 27th to 21st. Roberts’ round included a birdie, four bogeys and a double bogey.

Meanwhile, Bermuda’s Ebonie Burgess (162) remains in medal contention in the women’s division after carding a ten over par 81 for the second straight round.

Burgess carded six bogeys and two double bogeys in the second round to remain as the top local and third overall in the women’s division.

Second among the local women is Elizabeth Parsons (168) in a two-way tie for tenth followed by Katrin Burnie (176) who is four places back in 14th.

Parsons carded a 13 over par 84 in the second round while Burnie returned a 17 over par 88 for the second straight day.

Lina Billing (152) leads the women’s division by nine shots over nearest rival Aime Ponte (161) with 36 holes left to play.

Bermuda (452) led the men’s team event at the halfway stage of the tournament by two points over second placed Jersey (454). In third is Isle of Wight (456).

Hosts Bermuda (506) are fourth in the women’s team event, three points adrift of third placed Cayman Islands (503).

Leaders Guernsey (491) held a four point cushion over second placed Gotland in the women’s team event after 36 holes.

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Published July 17, 2013 at 12:13 am (Updated July 17, 2013 at 12:12 am)

Dillas leads the way at Port Royal

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