Moorhead joins Wise in NSW PGA lead

BY iseekgolf.com | Von Nida Tour | 2008 New South Wales PGA Championship | Round Two | 07 Nov 2008

New Zealander Grant Moorhead has made a late charge this afternoon to join Victorian Tim Wise at the top of the leaderboard on nine under at the half way mark of the Von NIda Tour’s Cellarbrations NSW PGA Championship.

The 37 year old from New Plymouth had an eagle and four birdies in his round of 66 today and heads into the weekend in the equal lead with Wise who earlier shot a 65, the round of the day.

After taking a break from the game over the past few years, Moorhead is a new father and has a new lease of life on the game. He was happy with the way he returned today, following his first round 69 with a solid 66.

“The first day I was five under with two to play and bogeyed the last two holes,” said Moorhead. “Today I kept my mind on the job, I concentrated well on the back nine and made sure I didn’t do anything too quickly.”

“When you get back into the heat of competition you sometimes bow to the heat of pressure, but I was solid mentally today and I putted solidly, so that was pleasing.”

Moorehead and Wise are one shot ahead of the trio of Michael Long, Tim Wood and Shaun Doyle on 8 under, with the latter pair joining Long late this afternoon after rounds of 67 and 68 respectively.

Former US Tour player and winner of the 2004 Michelin Championship in Vegas Andre Stolz fired a 67 to move up to solo sixth place on seven under with a group of six players including Ed Stedman, Matthew Griffin, Peter Senior, Rowan Beste, Peter Wilson and Tristan Lambert a shot behind, tied seventh on six under.

Overnight leaders Craig Spence (72) and Scott Arnold (72) finished on a total of five under and are tied 13th while their co-leader Michael Hendry shot a 75 to drop to two under.

Defending Champion Scott Draper finished on three under 69 for the day and is also T13 on five under.

The cut was one under with 66 players making it through to the weekend’s rounds.

The first groups tee off at 9:10am tomorrow morning with the leaders due to tee off around 11am.

Source – PGA Australia

 

Position Score Player Country R1 R2 R3 R4 Total
1 -16 Timothy Wood Australia 69 67 66 70 272
T2 -15 Michael Long New Zealand 68 68 67 70 273
T2 -15 Peter Senior Australia 67 71 69 66 273
4 -13 Brent Mccullough Australia 73 70 64 68 275
T5 -12 Edward Stedman Australia 72 66 70 68 276
T5 -12 Tim Wise Australia 70 65 72 69 276
T7 -11 Brad Shilton New Zealand 70 73 67 67 277
T7 -11 Dean Kinney Australia 70 71 65 71 277
T7 -11 James Nitties Australia 73 69 68 67 277
T7 -11 Tristan Lambert Australia 70 68 69 70 277
Position Score Player Country R1 R2 R3 R4 Total
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