Cameron Smith in sight of third Australian PGA Championship, Adam Scott falls down the leaderboard

Cameron Smith in sight of third Australian PGA Championship, Adam Scott falls down the leaderboard


British Open champion Cameron Smith has birdied his remaining gap within the second spherical of the Australian PGA Championship to be one shot off the lead on the match’s midway level in Brisbane.Key factors:Smith produced a 6-under-par 65 to sit down in outright second place on the leaderboardHe is a stroke behind Jason ScrivenerAdam Scott shot a 1-over 72 to be tied for seventeenth placeSmith, a two-time winner and world quantity three, shot a 6-under-par 65 at Royal Queensland Golf Membership, however a placing mishap on the par-three seventeenth gap ensured Western Australian Jason Scrivener held the outright lead at 10-under.Friday morning’s large movers, Victorian Cameron John (65) and Japan’s Masahiro Kawamura (66), are 8-under in a share of third place.Smith’s taking part in companion Adam Scott made his solely birdie of the day on the seventeenth gap, earlier than ending the spherical with a 1-over 72 to be 4-under for the match.Scott, who started the day one stroke off the lead following a 5-under 66 within the opening spherical, is tied for seventeenth place.Scrivener was bogey free within the second spherical however he must defy the cost of Smith, who dealt with the more durable afternoon breeze and drained a testing putt on the 18th to take outright second.Poland’s Adrian Meronk’s 4 birdies in his final six holes moved him to 7-under and a share of fifth place alongside Queensland’s Anthony Quayle and New Zealand’s Denzel Ieremia.Earlier, Western Australian Min Woo Lee, who was co-leader after the opening spherical, made three back-nine bogeys to fall to 4-under.The $2 million occasion is co-sanctioned with the European Tour and carries worthwhile rating factors for these exterior the world’s prime 50 hoping to earn entry into subsequent 12 months’s Masters.AAP/ABC

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