Date: May 03, 2008

Aussies have work to do

Robert Allenby and Geoff Ogilvy are the pick of the Australians at the halfway point of the Wachovia Championship in North Carolina but they trail American outright leader Jason Bohn by five strokes. The two Aussies, who have both registered consecutive rounds of 70, are tied for eighth position on four under. Bohn started the second day in a tie for second position on four under but he became the pacesetter by the end of it with a five-under-par second round of 67 which took him to nine under the card. The American&aposs near-faultless display included six birdies and a bogey on the 12th. Allenby began the second day in red-hot form with four birdies coming from his first five holes – including three in a row between the 3rd and 5th – but he could only manage one more birdie in his last 10 holes and conceded three bogeys in the same stretch. Ogilvy had a less eventful day two as he recorded four birdies and two bogeys. Meanwhile, American Anthony Kim has sole ownership of second position with a score of seven under and trails compatriot Bohn by two strokes. Kim is followed by an all-American pack of three – comprising of Dudley Hart, Jin Furyk and George McNeill – which sits in equal third position three shots adrift of the leader on six under. Rod Pampling and Nick O&aposHern are the next-best Aussies in equal 24th position on three under. Stephen Leaney (two under), Matthew Goggin (one under) and John Senden (one under) are the other Australians to be under the card with two rounds to play. Second Round of the Wachovia Championship, North Carolina (Par 72): -9: Jason Bohn 68 67 -7: Anthony Kim 70 67 -6: Dudley Hart 71 67, Jim Furyk 71 67, George McNeil 71 67 -5: Camilo Villegas 69 70, Heath Slocum 71 68 -4: Ben Curtis 69 71, Paul Goydos 71 69, Robert Allenby (Australia) 70 70, Steve Marino 69 71, John Merrick 69 71, Geoff Ogilvy (Australia) 70 70, Vijay Singh 70 70, Dean Wilson 71 69, Jay Williamson 70 70, Brad Adamonis 70 70 Also: -3: Rod Pampling (Australia) 71 70, Nick O Hern (Australia) 71 70 -2: Stephen Leaney (Australia) 70 72 -1: Matthew Goggin (Australia) 71 72, John Senden (Australia) 72 71 E: Aaron Baddeley (Australia) 73 71, Nick Flanagan (Australia) 69 75 +1: Nathan Green (Australia) 73 72, Adam Scott (Australia) 72 73 +2: Matt Jones (Australia) 73 73 +3: Stuart Appleby (Australia) 76 71 +6: Mark Hensby (Australia) 78 72 +7: Tim Wilkinson (New Zealand) 75 76 +9: Brett Rumford (Australia) 76 77