Date: October 03, 2007

Aussies (and weather) starting to look ominous in Taiwan

Tim Stewart tees off in the second round Australia has rebounded strongly to fire a combined total of two-over on the second day of the Asia-Pacific Teams Championship at Sunshine Golf Club in Taiwan. The defending champs posted a nine-over par opening round, but made ground on the leaders thanks to a superb 68 from Rohan Blizard. The Australian Amateur Champion said, “My plan today was to play conservatively from the tee and keep the ball below the hole. I did that and only had 29 putts which helped me to a good score.” Queenslander Andrew Dodt was also impressive with a 71 but Tim Stewart and Rick Kulacz are still looking to find form after shooting 79 and 80 respectively. Australia&aposs day two total takes the defending champs to a combined total of 11-over through two of four rounds, three behind leaders Japan. With a typhoon brewing in the south of the island, the Australians are determined to post a solid score on Thursday in case Friday&aposs play is cancelled due to the weather, which is a very realistic possibility. Round three tees off Thursday morning AEST. SCORES Tim Stewart 74, 79 Rohan Blizard 75, 68 Andrew Dodt 76, 71 Rick Kulacz 78, 80 Team score = +11 OVERALL STANDINGS +8: Japan +11: Australia +12: Korea +15: Thailand +20: New Zealand