Dartnall races ahead at Australian Open
BY Bruce Young | Australasian PGA Tour | 2008 Australian Open | Round Two | 12 Dec 2008
It was wet and cool as the players teed off in the second round of the Australian Open this morning but as the leaderboard would indicate there is little impact on the quality of the scoring at Royal Sydney.
Joint overnight leader Stephen Dartnall was out in the very first group from the first hole on day two and while he was quickly into stride with a birdie at the first, it would be the closing holes of his front nine holes that was most impressive.
Birdies at the 7th, 8th and 9th holes moved Dartnall to 11 under and at that point he opened up a massive four shot lead over Mathew Goggin and Ewan Porter who retained their overnight position at 7 under through the first few holes of their second rounds.
Victorian Anthony Brown was another to make a significant move with four birdies in his first six holes to move to 6 under and into a share of 4th position.
The rain that began in the early hours of this morning is expected to continue all day, however the forecast for the weekend is looking favourable at this stage with Sydney expected to reach a top of 34 degrees tomorrow.