Cameron Smith is making the most of his return to Australia for the first time in three years.
The third-ranked golfer in the world shot a second round of 6-under 65 at the Fortinet Australian PGA Championship at Brisbane’s Royal Queensland Golf Club on Friday, and came solo second at 9-under through 36 holes at one of golf’s greatest events Down Under . Smith trails leader Jason Scrivener by one shot heading into the third round.
Scrivener, tied for the lead on the first lap, shot 67 on Friday to take over the lead.
“Yesterday was pretty stress-free and I hit the ball tee to green really well,” said Scrivener. “Today it was a little scrappier, got away with a few things and scrambled well. All in all quite satisfied.”
Masahiro Kawamura and Cameron John are tied for third at 8 under.
Adam Scott, who shot 5 under in the opening round, shot 1 over on Friday, his only highlight coming with a long birdie putt on the 17th hole. Min Woo Lee, who shared the first round lead with Scrivener, shot 2 over in the second round and is 4 under for the tournament with Scott.
Story originally appeared on GolfWeek