Aussies still in hunt during British Open


Aussies Adam Scott and Jason Day stay in a hunt during a tough second turn during a Open Championship.







ADAM Scott and Jason Day are good positioned to finish Australia’s 20-year drought in a British Open on a Muirfield blueprint that has shamed some of a world’s best players.


Adam Scott and Jason Day are good staid to finish Australia’s 20-year drought in a British Open on a Muirfield blueprint that has shamed some of a world’s best players.

Spaniard Miguel Angel Jimenez leads a domain during a median symbol during 3-under standard with a one-stroke domain over a party of Americans, including Tiger Woods and Dustin Johnston, Sweden’s Henrik Stenson and England’s Lee Westwood.

First-round personality Zach Johnson struggled to fire 4-over 75 in a afternoon conditions to distortion alongside another organisation of players during 1-under.

Scott is tied for 11th during 1-over and Day is tied for 20th a serve shot back

Scott, looking to make justification for his thespian late fall during a 2012 event, is carrying copiousness of certainty from his delight during Augusta in Apr and he stays optimistic.

Adam Scott

Adam Scott during a second turn of a Open Championship during Muirfield.




“I consider I’m in flattering good shape,” a universe No.4 said.

“Hopefully we can put a pierce on and get right into it tomorrow.”

Just 9 players are underneath standard on a organisation and buoyant Muirfield blueprint where Australia is nonetheless to delight in 16 Open championships during a venue.

Former universe No.1s Rory McIlroy (12-over) and Luke Donald (10-over) were dual of a large names to skip a cut.

Five of a 12 Australians have done a weekend action. Marcus Fraser is tied for 39th during 5-over, while Geoff Ogilvy and Peter Senior are tied for 70th, right on a cut line of 8-over par.

Ogilvy was in no mood to plead his second-round performance.

“I had too many shots,” was a Australian’s blunt and comment after a second-successive four-over 74 during Muirfield done it demeanour roughly certain he would skip a cut.

Pressed on what aspects of his diversion competence have let him down, Ogilvy combined coldly: “The volume of shots we had.”

And what of a formidable conditions and lightning-quick greens that so many others were struggling to cope with?

“I didn’t play unequivocally well, so we can’t tell,” Ogilvy said.

Asked after his turn what he would take out of a week, Ogilvy pronounced “disappointment” and “frustration” yet he’ll now get a possibility to make amends.

The 2006 US Open champion was understandably some-more upbeat after training he had somehow survived a cut.

“Looking like a reprieve. Wow! Never blink how tough these courses get late in a day,” Ogilvy tweeted Friday evening.

The 36-year-old has missed 8 cuts from 14 events so distant this year, yet he finished curtain adult during a Honda Classic in March.

The players who sojourn are all chasing 49-year-old Jimenez, who has won 19 times in Europe, including 12 times given a age of 40.

For a second uninterrupted day, Scott forsaken dual shots early in his round. He waited patiently until a par-5 17th to trap his usually birdie for a day. By contrast, Day’s turn was some-more of a roller-coaster, blending 5 birdies with 5 bogeys.

After rounds of 71-72, Scott finds himself 4 from a median lead. Entering final year’s third turn during Royal Lytham, he was only one cadence back.

It’s distant from an indomitable deficit. If he is to find emancipation for final year’s distressing loss, Scott should demeanour to channel associate Queenslander Ian Baker-Finch.

In a 1991 British Open, Baker-Finch non-stop with 71-71 and afterwards shot 64-66 on a weekend to erase a four-stroke necessity to delight during Royal Birkdale.

World No.12 Westwood is reaping a advantage of time with Baker-Finch. The Englishman, who is nearby a tip of that list of best players to never win a major, has spent time with Baker-Finch given relocating to Florida. He credits a putting doctrine with his neighbour for softened form on a greens.

“Me and Scotty are in that same position where we only have to stay patient, that’s a unequivocally large pivotal out there,” Jason Day said.

“You can’t be assertive around a march like this … it’s only unequivocally perplexing to be studious and take a birdies when we can and try and minimise a bogeys.”

- Rohan Clarke writes pleasantness of Australian Golf Digest. Click here to allow to Australia’s heading golf magazine

How a Aussies fared
Adam Scott (+1)
Jason Day (+2)
Marcus Fraser (+5)
Geoff Ogilvy (+8)
Peter Senior (+8)
Missed a cut: Marc Leishman (+9)

COMPLETE SECOND ROUND SCORES (par-71)

139: Miguel Angel Jimenez (ESP) 68 71

140: Henrik Stenson (SWE) 70 70, Lee Westwood (ENG) 72 68, Tiger Woods (USA) 69 71, Dustin Johnson (USA) 68 72

141: Martin Laird (SCO) 70 71, Rafael Cabrera (ESP) 67 74, Zach Johnson (USA) 66 75, Angel Cabrera (ARG) 69 72

142: Ryan Moore (USA) 72 70

143: Jordan Spieth (USA) 69 74, Darren Clarke (NIR) 72 71, Charl Schwartzel (RSA) 75 68, Adam Scott (AUS) 71 72, Webb Simpson (USA) 73 70, Francesco Molinari (ITA) 69 74, Bubba Watson (USA) 70 73, Ian Poulter (ENG) 72 71, Phil Mickelson (USA) 69 74

144: Justin Leonard (USA) 74 70, Hunter Mahan (USA) 72 72, Jason Day (AUS) 73 71, Hideki Matsuyama (JPN) 71 73

145: Johnson Wagner (USA) 73 72, Mark O’Meara (USA) 67 78, Tom Lehman (USA) 68 77, Harris English (USA) 74 71, Jamie Donaldson (WAL) 74 71, Branden Grace (RSA) 74 71, Shiv Kapur (IND) 68 77, Bernd Wiesberger (AUT) 71 74, Ben Curtis (USA) 74 71, Kevin Streelman (USA) 74 71

146: Stephen Gallacher (SCO) 76 70, Graeme McDowell (NIR) 75 71, Gregory Bourdy (FRA) 76 70, Eduardo De La Riva (ESP) 73 73, Martin Kaymer (GER) 72 74

147: Danny Willett (ENG) 75 72, Marcus Fraser (AUS) 73 74, Fredrik Jacobson (SWE) 72 75, Matt Kuchar (USA) 74 73, Stewart Cink (USA) 72 75, Brandt Snedeker (USA) 68 79, Thomas Bjorn (DEN) 73 74, George Coetzee (RSA) 76 71, Ken Duke (USA) 70 77, Steven Tiley (ENG) 72 75

148: Y.E. Yang (KOR) 78 70, Sandy Lyle (SCO) 76 72, Padraig Harrington (IRL) 73 75, Sergio Garcia (ESP) 75 73, Oliver Fisher (ENG) 70 78, Shane Lowry (IRL) 74 74, Graham DeLaet (CAN) 76 72, Ernie Els (RSA) 74 74, Tim Clark (RSA) 72 76, Josh Teater (USA) 72 76

149: Matthew Fitzpatrick (ENG) 73 76, Russell Henley (USA) 78 71, Bo Van Pelt (USA) 76 73, Bud Cauley (USA) 74 75, Jason Dufner (USA) 72 77, Fred Couples (USA) 75 74, Keegan Bradley (USA) 75 74, Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano (ESP) 70 79, Jimmy Mullen (ENG) 71 78, Kim Kyung-Tae (KOR) 73 76, Gareth Wright (WAL) 71 78

150: Boo Weekley (USA) 74 76, Thongchai Jaidee (THA) 79 71, Richie Ramsay (SCO) 76 74, Paul Lawrie (SCO) 81 69, Geoff Ogilvy (AUS) 75 75, Mark Brown (NZL) 77 73, Peter Senior (AUS) 74 76, Todd Hamilton (USA) 69 81, Mikko Ilonen (FIN) 72 78, Chris Wood (ENG) 75 75, K.J. Choi (KOR) 76 74, Jonas Blixt (SWE) 72 78, Carl Pettersson (SWE) 74 76, Richard Sterne (RSA) 75 75, Shingo Katayama (JPN) 73 77

MISSED THE CUT

151: Oscar Floren (SWE) 74 77, Marc Leishman (AUS) 76 75, Alvaro Quiros (ESP) 77 74, Kyle Stanley (USA) 82 69, Michael Thompson (USA) 72 79, Bill Haas (USA) 77 74, Marcel Siem (GER) 75 76, George Murray (SCO) 76 75, Thomas Aiken (RSA) 71 80, Jimmy Walker (USA) 72 79, Nicolas Colsaerts (BEL) 75 76, Camilo Villegas (COL) 72 79

152: Niclas Fasth (SWE) 77 75, Jim Furyk (USA) 78 74, Luke Donald (ENG) 80 72, Hiroyuki Fujita (JPN) 78 74, Justin Harding (RSA) 78 74, Stephen Dartnall (AUS) 80 72, Marc Warren (SCO) 72 80, Justin Rose (ENG) 75 77, Nick Watney (USA) 75 77, Mark Calcavecchia (USA) 72 80, Kim Hyung-Sung (KOR) 76 76

153: Toru Taniguchi (JPN) 78 75, D.A. Points (USA) 78 75, Ben Stow (ENG) 76 77, Wu Ashun (CHN) 76 77, Robert Garrigus (USA) 78 75, John Senden (AUS) 77 76, Garrick Porteous (ENG) 76 77, Tom Watson (USA) 75 78

154: Vijay Singh (FIJ) 77 77, Thorbjorn Olesen (DEN) 78 76, Rickie Fowler (USA) 78 76, Gareth Maybin (NIR) 78 76, Robert Karlsson (SWE) 77 77, Scott Stallings (USA) 76 78, David Lynn (ENG) 79 75, Billy Horschel (USA) 74 80, Rory McIlroy (NIR) 79 75, John Huh (USA) 74 80

155: Kenichi Kuboya (JPN) 76 79, Darryn Lloyd (RSA) 79 76, David Duval (USA) 76 79, Richard McEvoy (ENG) 73 82, Steven Jeffress (AUS) 76 79, John Wade (AUS) 74 81

156: Lucas Glover (USA) 80 76, Thaworn Wiratchant (THA) 79 77, Brett Rumford (AUS) 79 77, Scott Jamieson (SCO) 80 76, Lloyd Saltman (SCO) 79 77, Brooks Koepka (USA) 76 80, Estanislao Goya (ARG) 75 81, Brendan Jones (AUS) 78 78

157: Steven Fox (USA) 78 79, Matteo Manassero (ITA) 76 81, Daisuke Maruyama (JPN) 78 79, Kiradech Aphibarnrat (THA) 72 85, Brian Davis (ENG) 80 77, Nick Faldo (ENG) 79 78

158: Luke Guthrie (USA) 78 80

159: Grant Forrest (SCO) 73 86, Makoto Inoue (JPN) 83 76

160: Scott Brown (USA) 79 81

161: Rhys Pugh (WAL) 84 77, Satoshi Kodaira (JPN) 80 81, Tyrrell Hatton (ENG) 82 79

162: Scott Piercy (USA) 74 88

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