Tim Purtill leads Wodonga tournament at halfway point

THURGOONA golfer Tim Purtill holds a one-shot lead after round one of the Wodonga Masters.

Purtill, who plays off four, fired an opening round 73 to lead Mansfield’s Brandon Kay and Benalla’s Dale Crothers in the annual junior tournament.

Howlong’s Jake Eisenhauer leads the under-17s on 76 from Wodonga’s Liam Grantham, while Cobram’s Caleb Bovalino heads the field in the under-15s.

In the girls, Thurgoona’s Rachel Fellows fired an 81 to lead Thurgoona’s Steffi Vogel by three shots.

Forty-two players took part with play resuming for the second day of the two-day event today.