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Daniel Augustus happy with progress after another top finish on Moonlight tour

Daniel Augustus has returned back-to-back top-two finishes on the Moonlight Golf Tour (File photograph by Blaire Simmons)

Daniel Augustus says he is happy with the positive strides he has made lately after producing a second podium display in three days competing on the Moonlight Golf Tour.

The Bermudian professional placed runner up after firing a bogey-free, three-under-par 69 competing at an 18-hole event held at the Championsgate Golf Club National course in Davenport, Florida, on Wednesday.

Augustus’s second straight bogey-free round included three birdies.

He was two under at the turn after rolling in back-to-back birdies at the par-five 7th and par-four 8th.

The 33-year-old also birdied the par-four 17th before squandering another birdie opportunity at the last hole.

The missed opportunity ultimately cost Augustus what would have been a second win in 72 hours, having finished tied for first with Argentinian Facundo Delapenna at five-under, 66 at the West Orange Country Club in Winter Garden on Monday.

“I did par three of the par-fives whereas when I shot the 66, I birdied every par-five,” Augustus said. “That is the difference between the scores.

“Had I birdied all the par-fives, four of which I gave myself great opportunities to, I would have been three shots lower and would’ve won by two as opposed to being the first runner-up.”

He added: “My round was obviously good and I am extremely happy about two competitive rounds, not just in the red and comfortably in the red, but to also have two rounds without bogeys in some tough conditions has been awesome.

“Overall, I’m happy with the direction my game is going and really appreciate every second of what has been going on this past week.

“I am happy about it and just going to continue to work at what I have been doing well and still tidy up a few things.”

American Willie Mack and Delapenna finished as joint winners at four-under 68 — one shot clear of Augustus.

American Stuart Larus rounded off the top three a shot back at 70.

• Quinton Sherlock Jr is tied for seventeenth at 25-over-par 241 heading into the fourth and final round today of the Gold Fields PGA Championship being held at the Damang Golf Course in Western Region, Ghana.

The Bermudian professional shot a two-over-par 74 yesterday, his best showing so far at the 72-hole championship.

He carded 86 in the opening round and 81 in the second.

“I didn’t play well the first two days, but my scores have been getting better each day,” said Sherlock, who is competing in a major tournament in more than a decade.

Kojo Barnni holds a two-shot advantage over the rest of the field at three-under 213 going into the final 18 holes.

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Published November 28, 2020 at 8:00 am (Updated November 28, 2020 at 7:35 am)

Daniel Augustus happy with progress after another top finish on Moonlight tour

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