Scott Gardiner contends on Web.Com Tour
BY Bruce Young | Web.com Tour | 2014 The Rex Hospital Open | Round Two | 24 May 2014
Unable to secure a start at the Crowne Plaza Invitational in Fort Worth this week, Australian Scott Gardiner is well placed through 36 holes of the Rex Hospital Open in Raleigh in North Carolina, just three shots from the lead and tied in 3rd position.
Gardiner, who has made only five of 14 cuts and around US$200,000 on the PGA Tour in 2014, produced a second round of 66 over the TPC Wakefield Plantation layout to be within three of the lead held by Harold Varner 111.
Varner 111 is in his first season on the Web.Com Tour and has played two events on the PGA Tour by invite this season. He finished 6th and 13th in his last two Web.Com Tour starts and is clearly finding his feet.
Scottsdale based Victorian, Steve Allan, is the next best of the Australians just one shot behind Gardiner.
Nick O’Hern, Gavin Coles, Mathew Goggin and Alistair Presnell also made the cut but are well back.