Laycock big mover on day two

BY | Australasian PGA Tour | 2001 Australian Open | Round Two | 23 Nov 2001
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It was yet another rollercoaster ride of scoring today in the second round of the 2001 Australian Open. World number 4, Ernie Els and Australian Rod Pampling started the day at -5 but both could only manage a score of -1 (70) to move to -6 and in a three-way tie for 2nd place along with Geoff Ogilvy.

Ogilvy is coming off a second place at last week’s Australian PGA and his -6 (65) today showed that was no fluke. Ogilvy had six birdies in his round today and has set himself up for an exciting weekend of play.

However, Scott Laycock was the big mover today, shooting a -5 (66) to move into outright first place and takes a one stroke lead into the weekend. Laycock, who is fresh from the Japan Tour, looked in fine form with four birdies and an superb eagle on the Par 4 306m 10th hole. The only blemish being a bogey at the very next hole after his eagle, to give one back.

Stuart Appleby clawed his way back into contention with a -3 (68), Thomas Bjorn and Adam Scott both finished in 16th place at 1 and last week’s winner of the Australian PGA, Robert Allenby carded a 2 (73) to leave himself in a ten-way tie at 2 and in 21st place.

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