Caleb Perry, Hamish Huffadine in strong positions at Port Phillip Open

STRONG START: Warrnambool's Will Mackenzie was a strong performer on day one of the Port Phillip Open Amateur, but slid on day two. Picture: Christine Ansorge
STRONG START: Warrnambool's Will Mackenzie was a strong performer on day one of the Port Phillip Open Amateur, but slid on day two. Picture: Christine Ansorge

TWO south-west golfers are poised to challenge in the Port Phillip Open after beating the cut.

Warrrnambool’s Caleb Perry and Hamish Huffadine both performed strongly on day two of the tournament, scoring 75 and 78 respectively. Huffadine is positioned as the stronger of the duo, tied for 27th.

Perry, meanwhile, is tied for 40th after shooting 76 on day one.

Fellow Warrnambool golfer Will Mackenzie was tied for fourth after day one but shot 83 on day two to miss the cut.

Mackenzie, however, made headlines on day one after shooting a hole-in-one.

He aced the 137-metre par three ninth on his way to a three-under 70 score.

It marked a month of strong form for Mackenzie, who topped a talented field to take out the Shipwreck Coast Golf Classic last month.

The competition continues on Saturday.