Sheehan hits back after bad start

COFFS Harbour golfer Paul Sheehan overcame a horror start yesterday to still be in contention at the Australian Open.

Sheehan bogeyed the opening three holes but managed to fight back to shoot a 2-under par 70 at The Lakes course in Sydney.

Rather than let the disastrous start get the better of him, the 33-year-old went on to birdie four of his next five holes to turn at the halfway mark of his opening round at 1-under.

A birdie on the fifth hole, Sheehan’s 14th after teeing off on the 10th hole yesterday morning, meant the local product was sitting inside the top 20 on the leaderboard, five shots behind tournament leader Matthew Griffin.



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