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Wilson joins Scott at top of Leaderboard

Nov 20, 2015

After day two at the Australian Masters, Adam Scott and Peter Wilson are tied for the lead at the halfway mark.
Playing in the afternoon field Adam Scott looked to have a commanding lead of the tournament coming through the turn at 4-under the card.
However it was a completely different experience on the back-9 for Scott. Opening with a double bogey he went on to finish his round on 1-under 70.
After two rounds Adam Scott is tied for the lead on 8-under the card with Peter Wilson who fired his second round of 4-under 67.  
The day got off to a false start, with a suspension in play before a shot was even played, morning tee times were delayed by 30 minutes.
Once play got underway conditions were conducive to scoring and receptive greens provided the perfect opportunity for players to shoot low numbers.
Making a charge in the morning field was American George McNeill. Enjoying his first trip to Australia he fired a second round 5-under 66 to be 6-under the card and tied fourth.
Joining him on the leaderboard is Brett Rumford who fired the round of the day, a 7-under 64 to bounce back from his opening round of 1-over the card.
After flying back early from European Tour Qualifying School, Nathan Holman showed his prodigious talent to fire 5-under the card to be on the same number after two rounds and tied sixth.
Also tied sixth are John Senden, Mathew Goggin and pre-qualifier Andrew Evans.
Rounding out the top-10 are Matthew Millar and Ashley Hall on 4-under the card.
The second round cut was made at 3-over the card with 64 professionals and three amateurs making the weekend rounds.
The third round tees off at 7.48am with Adam Scott and Peter Wilson on course at 1pm
For all round 2 scores please click here.
For all round 3 tee times please click here.

Key Quotes:

Adam Scott, 64, 70, 8-under, T1
“It was the tale of two halves today.  A lovely start, played really solid and then a couple loose shots on the back nine and I kind of was grinding to get it in the clubhouse actually.  That's the way it goes.”
“It's a shame, I felt like I didn't do too much too bad but the driver kind of cost me three or four shots today.  I just couldn't get it in the fairway and take advantage of the par-5s.”
“I just lost my momentum on 10 there a little bit.  When you make a double like that, it's not the end of the world, especially when you're out in front but you want to bounce back with a couple birdies quick, and I just found it hard to do that the next few holes.”

Peter Wilson, 67, 67, 8-under, T1
“I'm excited about it.  He's one of Australia's best players, yeah, it will be good fun.”
“I'm just trying to plod along and keep it out of trouble.  I enjoy playing here, so, yeah, it's great that I backed up another good round.”
“Played with Graham McDowell a few years ago a few years ago at the Heath and played with Vijay Singh the last day at Fiji.  They are just human to me.  I don't get intimidated by anybody.  I'm looking forward to seeing how he plays actually.  I've never played with him.”

George McNeil, 70, 66, 6-under, T4
“Everything is great so far.  Obviously playing good golf helps.  Came over here to just ‑‑ I've never been to Australia.  I've always wanted to come.”
“Everybody has just spoken super‑highly of every golf course in the Sandbelt. And Geoff Ogilvy who is a good friend of mine, he's always talked very highly of it and everything.  I've looked forward to getting over here and playing some of the golf courses.”

Brett Rumford, 72, 64, 6-under, T4
“It was a lot of fun.  Simple as that.  The conditions made it fun I think, obviously with minimal wind all day today.”
“I would still fear Adam Scott, yeah.  It's hard not to.  His game is so, big, you fear his ability, what he can do, what he can reduce a golf course into with his sheer power and length.  It's hard not to be intimidated by that kind of ability, no doubt about it.”