Aussie duo lead, Scott third at Australian PGA

Wade Ormsby and Scott Strange lead the Australian PGA Championship with the pair at 9-under-par after the second round.

Ormsby made four birdies, an eagle and a bogey on the back nine at Royal Pines to move to 9-under-par overall after a second round 67 to build on his opening 68, whilst Strange fired the equal day’s low round of 66 along with Rookie European Tour member, Jason Scrivener.

Adam Scott Adam Scott stayed well in contention today with a second round 69 leaving him in third place heading in to the weekend (Credit: Anthony Powter)

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Tournament favourite Adam Scott is in third position at 7-under, opening with a 68 and carding a second round 69 today.

Scott is defending his Australian PGA title this week at Royal Pines on Queensland’s Gold Coast, his third tournament in four weeks. He plans to take nearly two months off and return to the US PGA Tour in February with his wife, Marie Kojzar expecting their first child early next year.

American Boo Weekly is at 6-under to be in outright 4th position, a stroke in front of a group of eight players including Australian Masters Champion, Nick Cullen, former British Amateur Champion, Jin Jeong and former Australian Junior and recent new member of the European Tour, Jason Scrivener.

Ormsby in 2003 shared the lead at Coolum, the former home of the Australian PGA Championship, but faded over the weekend. The European Tour member has one victory on the Asian Tour at the 2013 Indian Open.

Ormsby is a true ‘tour journeyman’ and led going into the final round of the 2014 Turkish Airlines Open before finishing fourth – a result which helped towards finishing 51st on The Race to Dubai, his best year to date.

This added to his reputation as a Qualifying School specialist on the European Tour in 2013 when he claimed the ninth card at PGA Catalunya Resort, the sixth time in eight trips that he had done so since 2003.

Strange also has experienced his share of ups and downs, yet is a two time winner on the European Tour, his last win coming at the 2009 China Open.

Strange produced one of the rounds of the day with his flawless six-under-par 66. He made a solid start, with two birdies on his front nine, before picking up four more on the run home, including one on his last hole to join Ormsby in the lead.