Riverside's Philpott in command

RIVERSIDE golfer Kade Philpott leads the 2014 Tamar Valley Junior Cup  after the first round of the 72-hole tournament was played at Greens Beach Golf Club yesterday.

Philpott fired an opening round of 67 off the stick to be the overnight leader, two shots ahead of Victorian Brett Coletta  and Queenslanders Connor Reeves and Lawry Flynn on 71.

The leaders in the girls' section were South Australian Ella Adams, New South Wales's Anny Chu and Victorian Konomi Matsumoto,  who all carded 77 off the stick.

``It was a very good day for golf with some good scores but also some bad scores,'' tournament spokesman Trevor Atkinson said.

A field of 48 golfers, 39 boys and nine girls, teed off in the tournament, which continues with 36 holes today.

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