Date: November 27, 2015
Author: Christian Puccini

Aus Open Rd 2 – Ormsby best of the South Aussies

New South Welshman Matt Jones leads the Australian Open after round two at 7-under, after posting a 68 to go with an opening round 67.

Victorian Todd Sinnott, is outright second at 4-under, while five players; Nicholas Colsaerts, Geoff Ogilvy, Aron Price, Jordan Speith and overnight leader Lincoln Tighe are tied for third at 3-under.

Wade Ormsby is the leading South Australian at even par.

Ormsby hopes an impromptu putting lesson from playing partner Craig Parry at the close of day two can be the catalyst to climb the weekend leaderboard.

Armed with advice from Parry delivered just moments after signing for his second straight even par 71, Ormsby made a bee line for the The Australian Golf Club's practice green determined to put theory into practice.

"It (the advice) was in the scorers' hut, which was nice of him, because it's a bit of a problem I've always got," Ormsby, who sits tied 14th, said.

"It's nice hearing something from someone who can putt that good his whole career."

The 35-year-old was satisfied with his performance on Friday despite giving back two shots on his closing nine.

"I'm a little bit disappointed," he said.

"But it's tough out there. This place is tricky, you just try and miss it in the right spots."

Fellow South Australian Nick Cullen was rueing bogeys on the final two holes that left him in a tie for 23rd at 1-over.

"Finishing bogey bogey leaves a bit of a sour taste," he said.

"I felt I played okay, but all of my bogeys were with wedge or nine-iron in hand so you really can't do that if you want to be competing."

Adelaide-based Western Australian Stephen Leaney's hot form with the putter on day one deserted him today, and he signed for a 4-over 75 to start the weekend in a tie for 34 at 2-over.

With the cut at +4, only Ormsby and Cullen make it through to the weekend.

Notable players:

Jordan Speith  -3 (71-68) tied 3rd
Adam Scott   +2 (71-73) tied 34th

South Australian Players:

Wade Ormsby  E (71-71) tied 14th
Nick Cullen  +1 (70-73) tied 23rd 
Peter Cooke  +5 (73-74)
Antonio Murdaca  +6 (76-72)
Jason Norris  +7 (73-76)
Matthew Lisk (am)  +10 (72-80)
Max McCardle  +12 (75-79)
Tom Bond  +13 (78-77)

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