There are two players tied at the top of the Australian PGA Championship at the half-way stage, Marc Leishman and Adam Bland share the honor.
Marc made some early birdies, and was feeling comfortable, returning a second round score of -7 under par 65, to share top spot at -12 under;
“I felt really good on the range and felt good yesterday as well. I was striking the ball well and thought I would be pretty aggressive all day, especially after making birdies on the first couple holes.”.
“When you’re on a run like that and playing well, you sort of can afford to be aggressive. If you make a few mistakes, you feel like you can make some birdies.”
Adam was happy to consolidate his good start to the tournament, a -6 under 66 second round, seeing him at the top of the Australian PGA Championship leaderboard ;
“It’s always great to get off to a flying start, but if you can’t back it up in the second round or at least be thereabouts, you’re kind of just chasing your tail for the rest of the week.”
“So it was really important to get off to a good start this morning and I seemed to do that, so it was great.”
“I feel like my game, like when I’ve been playing well, it’s been good. I just haven’t caught the momentum so I can’t get really riding it and it’s been on and off.”
“This week I’ve hit a lot of shots close, which I haven’t in previous weeks. So I’ve had a lot of real free birdies which has been nice and birdied a few par fives today so it was great.”
Another Aussie, Greg Chalmers has third place, two shots back at -10 under par, he carded a second round -6 under 66.
Best out-of-town player was defending champion Harold Varner 111, USA, known on the circuit as HV3, a second round of -6 under 66 got him into a tie for seventh spot at -7 under for the competition.