Andrew Dodt has the 36 hole lead at the Australian PGA Championship at RACV Royal Pines Resort on the Gold Coast.
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Andrew fired a second round -5 under par 67 to lead the Australian PGA Championship by two shots going into the week-end with his -12 under total.
Playing well all day, and making birdies with good putting;
“The first handful of holes were really solid then I made a few birdies.”
“The first nine holes were really solid and then the back nine was as good as it gets, really. I hit a lot of fairways, a lot of greens and holed some putts.”
“It was pretty tricky this afternoon with the breeze. The back nine it died down a little bit.”
“It was just a really solid day’s work.
“I’ll take it one shot at a time, one hole at a time. I’m really happy with where I’m at mentally, I’ve just got to keep doing what I’m doing.”
In second place at -10 under par is Ashley Hall, a -3 under 69 today keeping him in touch with the leader.
Tied in third place is the large figure of Adam Scott, -4 under 68 today, he is joined by Ryan Fox, from New Zealand, who carded -3 under 69 today, both players at -8 under.
Adam, who has Steve Williams on the bag, expects the conditions to get tougher;
“It didn’t look pretty at the start but somehow I was two under after three and then hung in there and finished well.”
“Maybe that momentum off the last three holes is something to carry over for the rest of the week.”
“There was lots of good solid stuff and a quick start and a quick finish adds up to a good score.”
“I was just treading water for a while but those holes, it was never the perfect number. I was cautious of going over the green in between clubs and you just have to be patient and it paid off, because I birdied the last three.”
“Hopefully, that was our best conditions, maybe, this morning. It was lovely and the wind hadn’t really picked up that much at all, so it was very manageable.”
“I expect tomorrow afternoon to be a lot tougher and like I’ve said for a couple of days, you know you’re going to have to hit a lot of greens this week, because chipping is very difficult.”
Ryan was happy to be bogey free today;
“I’m really happy, it’s a tricky course, I think we’ve probably got the best of the conditions but it was still enough breeze out there to make it difficult.”
“I played really solid, no bogeys today and made a couple of putts, which was nice.”
“I think every afternoon is probably going to be a little breezy like it’s been earlier in the week and makes it really tough to score.”
“As soon as the golf course dries out it gets really tough to hit it on the greens and there is a real penalty for missing some of the greens around here.”
“So it’s nice to be in this position to start off with but it’s going to be a little bit of a grind for the rest of the week, I think.”