Lucas Herbert leads the Australian Open after 36 holes at The Australian Golf Club in Sydney.
Lucas carded a second round -5 under par 66 to lead the Australian Open after 36 holes with a -9 under par half-way total, and will take a one hot advantage into the week-end;
“I warmed up this morning and it felt really good, and I was like, I hope this sticks around for not only today, but the next three days because that was, like it just felt so good coming off the range this morning.”
“I’m definitely trying to be a smarter golfer, obviously chipping out on 18 there, that was pretty hard to do.”
“I don’t really take lay ups too easily, it’s hard to talk me into them but I managed to get talked into laying up there.”
One shot back at -8 under par is former world number one Jason Day, a second round -3 under 68 giving him that position on his own.
Cameron Davis led after the first round where he recorded a 63, today he occupies third place at -7 under par following his second round +1 over par 72, the putting was a problem today;
“I’ve had a few weeks off, so the bit of competition rust I guess you could call it, is starting to wear off.”
“I feel really good with my game, I feel really good with my driver and my irons. I’ve just got to get the putts to go in over the weekend.”
Defending Champion Jordan Spieth, USA, had another indifferent round today, even par 71, leaving him T19, he too struggled with the putter;
“I saw a putt go in and I told Cameron early in the round, I get one to go, it’ll all start going, it just unfortunately took me 17 holes to make one.”
“That was my second one-putt of the day, the other coming from about four feet for a par on the 13th.”
“It just was a bad day with the flat stick; it happens.”
“Given the golf course will start to bake out and you get really calm conditions in the morning that leaves the windier conditions for the afternoon.”
“I’ll have a pretty gettable golf course I imagine in the morning tomorrow with the guys really having to watch themselves in the afternoon.”
“If I can post something like five, six under, then I’m very much in this tournament.”