Bradley Doherty Tees it up at the NSW Open

Fifteen year old young-gun golfer and Oatlands resident, Bradley Doherty had his first taste of professional golf when he teed off in the 2015 NSW Open that was held at Stonecutters Ridge GC.

Bradley qualified for the NSW open through a pre-qualifier at Glenmore Heritage Valley GC, carding an even par 72 to gain him entry.

Bradley got off to a reasonable start on day one finishing at +3 but due to the high scoring of the leaders in great first round conditions, needed to card a 6-under 66 in the second round to make the cut.

The task was made all the more difficult for Bradley when play was suspended half an hour before his scheduled tee time due to a lightning storm in the area.  Play resumed the following day in conditions that were not ideal for shooting the low score required  to make the cut as Bradley struggled, finishing with a 6-over par 78.

This was a tremendous learning experience for Bradley and this will be just one of many more professional tournaments he will play in throughout his career.

Bradley was also joined in the Open by two other familiar faces, Daniel Gale (-10 T18th) and Troy Moses (-8 T29th) who are both also amateur entrants and former members of the Western Sydney Academy of Sport golf program that Bradley is currently a member of.

Over the weekend Bradley was also named Junior Champion and Club Medal Champion at Oatlands GC.

Posted: 16th November 2015