Lefty Greg Chalmers leads the Emirates Australian Open at the half-way stage at the Australian Golf Club Sydney.
Greg shot a second round -5 under par 66 to lead the Australian Open with that score by one shot.
Rory McIlroy shares second place, at -4 under par, with three other players they are; Adam Crawford, amateur Todd Sinnott and Conrad Schindler.
Rory thinks he missed a good chance today to get away from the field;
“I felt like I had an opportunity today to maybe shoot a good one and put a little bit of space between myself and the rest of the field, but it didn’t really pan out that way.”
Jordan Spieth, Brett Rumford and Geoff Drakeford are tied in sixth spot at -3 under par.
Jordan did not have a good day, but stayed in touch with the leaders;
“It was a struggle, big-time struggle, I wasn’t hitting it well. If I wasn’t putting well I may have shot 45 on the back nine.”
“I just didn’t find the ball-striking until the last few holes and then was very fortunate to grab a few birdies. I was really looking at making 4s and getting in and regrouping for tomorrow. But instead I kept myself in the tournament.”
Adam Scott is tied in ninth position at -2 under par following his second round -5 under par 66, he was happier with his effort today;
“Yesterday I got off to a bad start, and I didn’t scramble well when I had to and it started to get away from me.”
”Today a couple of good shots coming up 14 and I made an eagle and momentum is on your side.”
“I think the greens were certainly testing us, getting to understand the slopes on the greens and especially around the edges,”
“I’ve hit a lot of wedge shots that have been a little mis-struck and then spinning off the greens. I guess that’s got to do with the pin positions as well. So getting it very close to the hole is not that easy. I think the greens have to be the defense because there is no rough.”