Frost delays continue at FBR Open

BY Bruce Young | US PGA Tour | 2008 FBR Open | Round Two | 02 Feb 2008

For the second day in a row, play at the FBR Open has been brought to an early halt with frost again delaying the start and then impacting on the afternoon groups.

Twenty four players were forced to return early on day two to complete their first rounds, one of those Nick O’Hern who had moved within one of the lead before his first round was called off last evening while playing the 15th hole.

Unfortunately for the Australian he dropped three shots to finish his opening round at two under. He would make a big move on day two to move within one of the lead held by previous winner, J.B. Holmes, Doug LaBelle and the brilliant Colombian Camilo Villegas.

Holmes won this event in his rookie season in 2006 but he has struggled with consistency since that time. The 25-year-old played in Australia late last year and appears to be the better for it, making a solid start to season 2008.

Local golfer, LaBelle, lost his full PGA Tour status he had as a rookie in 2007 but has made a good start to his 2008 season on the PGA Tour with two top twenties in the events in which he has played.

Other Australians doing well include Stuart Appleby, who added a 66 to be at 7 under and two behind the lead and Robert Allenby who is also at 7 under after a round of 67.

The defending champion, Aaron Baddeley will miss the cut by possibly one or two shots after being unable to capitalise on a fast start today when he produced birdies at his opening two holes.

45 golfers will be required to complete round two on Saturday morning, one of those players being Jason Day, who is currently on the cutline of two under with six holes to play.


Position Score Player Country R1 R2 R3 R4 Total
1 -14 J.b. Holmes United States 68 65 66 71 270
2   ↑T6 -14 Phil Mickelson United States 68 68 67 67 270
3   ↓T2 -13 Charles Warren United States 65 69 67 70 271
T4 -12 Ben Crane United States 70 65 67 70 272
T4   ↑T6 -12 Kevin Na United States 69 67 67 69 272
T4   ↑T6 -12 Kevin Sutherland United States 65 72 66 69 272
T4   ↑T17 -12 Steve Elkington Australia 69 66 70 67 272
T4   ↑T23 -12 Stuart Appleby Australia 69 66 71 66 272
T9   ↑T12 -11 Bill Haas United States 67 68 69 69 273
T9   ↑T23 -11 Boo Weekley United States 68 69 69 67 273
Position Score Player Country R1 R2 R3 R4 Total
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