Double bogey proves costly

A DOUBLE bogey on the last proved costly for Toowoomba Golf Club member Andrew Tschudin at yesterday's opening round of the Australian PGA Championship at Coolum on the Sunshine Coast.

Tschudin was three-under after five holes of his first round and stayed at three-under through 17 holes.

But a double bogey on the 18th dropped him down the leaderboard and he heads into the second round tied for 46th after his one-under round of 71.

Gatton's Andrew Dodt is one shot behind Tschudin in a tie for 54th after an even-par round of 72.

Former Queensland PGA Championship winner Steven Bowditch shares the lead with world No.898 Joon-woo Choi, from Korea, after six-under rounds of 66.

Andre Stolz, Aaron Baddeley, Bubba Watson and Aaron Townsend are one shot off the pace.

Adam Scott had an eventful round, going five-over after seven holes but eventually carding a round of 70.

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