Fredericks and Sydneysider go stroke for stroke

By BARRY CHEADLE LISMORE golfer Steve Fredericks and Sydney's Ross Ollerenshaw will go into the final round as favourites to win the Richmond River Amateur Championship, the annual Easter event at the Lismore Workers Golf Club. Both had rounds of one-over par 71 on the first day of the tournament yesterday. Fredericks is well-known locally for his deeds on the cricket field ? he scored a century for Souths in the final two weeks ago - and the golf course. Ollerenshaw is from Sydney but is a regular visitor to Lismore for the Easter tournament. Going into the final round today, they lead by two shots from Lismore junior Josh Ryan, whose 73 put him on top of the leaderboard in the junior section of the two-day event. But the talking points yesterday were rounds by Lismore's Danny Morton and Banora Point's Dean Jordan. Morton, an 18-handicapper, played the round of his life to record 80 hits off the back tees for a nett 62. Jordan plays off a plus-two handicap (meaning he has to add two shots to his tally) but still recorded a four-over par 74. The 215 players who teed off yesterday were greeted with a course in superb condition. "Ross Ollerenshaw has played a lot of pennant golf in Sydney and he came off after the first nine holes and said 'How good are these fairways'," Lismore professional Peter Jaeger said. For final results and pictures, see The Northern Star on Monday.

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