Moseley leads Australian PGA by one stroke

BY | Australasian PGA Tour | 2002 Australian PGA Championship | Round Two | 29 Nov 2002
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Jarrod Moseley has fired a -6 (66) late on day two to take a one-stroke lead into the weekend of the $1 million Australian PGA Championship at the Hyatt Coolum on the Sunshine Coast. Moseley sits at -13 after backing up an opening of -7 (65).

Aaron Baddeley sits one shot back at -12 following a stunning run of birdies, which included five in just six holes from the 18th to the 5th hole (he began at the 10th tee). Baddeley closed the day at 65 with nine birdies although two bogeys kept him from matching the course record of 63. His superb blast of birdies gives him an enviable total of 17 over the first two rounds.

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Overnight co-leader, Peter Lonard, posted a blemish-free round of -4 (68) to close the second round at -11 and is still on track to finish well within the top 5, which he needs in order to keep his hopes of playing the 2003 US Masters alive.

Queenslander Adam Le Vesconte fired back-to-back rounds of 68 and is just three strokes off the pace at -8. Le Vesconte looked like he may take the lead at several points during the second round but successive birdies on the 17th and 18th holes left him in equal 4th place alongside Nick O’Hern and Tony Carolan.

Adam Scott posted an inspired -7 (65) to move from 46th to 7th place and is now well in contention for the coming weekend. Scott sits in a group of three players including Greg Chalmers and Kiwi Greg Turner.

Greg Norman kept his hopes alive, and also the hopes of the weekend crowd, after picking up three shots in his final five holes to close at -5 for the tournament. The stats tell the story with “Greens in Regulation” percentage jumping from 61 in his first round of Even 72 to 83% today where he finished in equal 12th.

Norman’s playing partner, John Daly, carded a 6 (78) and proceeded to throw his ball and putter into the water after his round and stormed off the course in disgust. Daly was then disqualified for failing to sign his scorecard after he headed straight back to his hotel room.

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