And the under-the radar WA lefty is conjuring another boilover at Royal Pines after shooting a four-under 68 in Thursday’s first round. Chalmers has won the Kirkwood Cup twice — in 2011 and 2014. In 2011 at the Hyatt Regency Coolum, he triumphed over a field that contained Adam Scott, Jason Day, Bubba Watson and Greg Norman fresh from the Presidents Cup. In 2014 he pipped Scott again in a three-way playoff that extended to seven holes at Royal Pines. Starting on the 10th hole on Thursday, Chalmers struck the ball well with no reward until he reeled off four birdies in the last five holes to move into a share of second place. A pinpoint accurate iron into the par-three fifth set up a birdie and got his morning round moving. Greg Chalmers likes Royal Pines Golf Course. Picture: AAPSource:AAP Adam Scott had an up-and-down day. Picture: Getty ImagesSource:Getty Images Not the biggest hitter in the field, Chalmers said the soft fairways made Royal Pines play much longer than normal, a view shared by Scott. “I played really nicely. It was a little tricky out there early. It was windy and rainy and it was playing quite long. I think I had a three iron into the 11th hole (424m) and barely got to the front of the green,’’ he said. “I had to be really patient through a stretch there because I thought my score wasn’t reflecting how I was hitting the ball. “It’s the lowest round I’ve shot in a while … saw a lot of good signs that I’ve been waiting to see.’’ Chalmers has missed the cut in four of his past six tournaments in the US and Australia. While coming back to a course where he has won in the past was “always handy”, Chalmers said past heroics only count for so much. Veteran Craig Parry is also in the mix at Royal Pines. Picture: Getty Images)Source:Getty Images “Coming back to Australia is really a pleasure. I’m more relaxed and sometimes that has helped to get good results. We’ll come out tomorrow afternoon and see what we can do,’’ he said. “Right now, that (record of wins in 2011 and 2014) doesn’t matter so much. There’s a long way to go to get to that point. If push comes to shove, it would be great to have the opportunity.’’ Veteran Craig Parry wound back the