Marc Leishman shares lead with Adam Bland
Greg Norman Medalist Marc Leishman showed some fine golf moments with his round of seven-under 65 for a share of the lead with Adam Bland on the second day of the Australian PGA Championship.
Leishman posted three birdies in his front nine holes and went on to post an eagle on the par-5 15th, four birdies, and two bogeys to finish his strong round for a total of 12-under 132, his previous round consisted of five-under 67.
“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 of holes,” Leishman said of his strong start.
“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.”
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Leishman previously won at BMW Championship by four strokes and fell short against Justin Thomas on the second playoff hole at CJ Cup at Jeju Island.
Adam Bland posted six-under 66 for a share of the lead, his first round too was of 66. Bland posted seven birdies and a bogey in his round today. Bland said he was looking to keep the momentum rolling and is now in a strong position heading into the weekend.
“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,” said Bland.
Harold Varner III, The Defending Champion
Harold Varner III shares seventh place on the board with James Nitties, and Brett Rankin at seven-under 137. Harold posted six-under 66 for the day consisting seven birdies and a bogey in his round. His first round finish was a disaster comparatively at one-under 71.
Adam Scott, with long-putter
Adam Scott is back to his long-putter, experimenting to achieve greater success compared to his 2017 season. Scott finished his first round at 41st place on the board with one-under 71, failed to make the cut today with two-over 73 today, a shot more than the required cut-line at level-par.
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Sergio Garcia, making his debut
Sergio Garcia is making his debut on the Australian event and finished his round for a share of 1oth place on the board at one-under 71 for the day and a total score of seven-under 138 joined by Wade Ormsby, Joachim Hansen, and Peter Senior.