Halfway mark at Aussie PGA Tour School
BY Bruce Young | Australasian PGA Tour | 2013 Australasian PGA Tour Q-School - Final Stage | Round Two | 04 Jan 2013
New South Welshman Steve Jeffress has the lead at the halfway mark of the PGA Tour of Australasia’s Tour School at the Peninsula Golf Club in Victoria, his morning round of 67 sweeping him to a one shot lead over Victorian Brad Hughes, NSW’s Troy Cox and South Australian amateur Tom Bond.
Joint first round leader, Daniel Nisbet is one shot further back, alone in 5th position.
37 year old Jeffress, who has played only domestically this season with the exception of a couple of trips to the Pacific, had only limited access to PGA Tour of Australasia events in 2013 but he is now on track to secure one of the ten Category 11 cards provided at the completion of 72 holes.
He has played extensively however in 2012, competing in an almost full schedule of Pro-Ams throughout NSW and Queensland in particular.
Jeffress started with a bogey today but a great stretch of holes through the middle of his round gave him the early lead on day two and as the day progressed it became evident that his mark of 7 under would be hard to beat.
That was the way it would prove although both Bond and Hughes in particular appeared to have their chances to take at least a share of the lead before faltering late.
Only four rounds were recorded in the 60’s today as the heat and the winds took their toll.
The leading 72 players and ties have made the cut and will fight it out over the closing 36 holes, a further cut to the leading 60 players made tomorrow evening prior to the final round.
All those making the cut will earn some category of PGA Tour membership although Category Ten is the most sought after.
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