Date: February 01, 2008
Author: Sportal

Leishman leads the field

Victorian Marc Leishman leads the field by one-stroke after the second round of the Victorian PGA Championship in Melbourne. The 24-year-old carded a four-under par round of 68 to reach nine-under at the halfway point of the tournament. Leishman, who holed a pitch shot from 70 metres to secure an eagle on the eighth hole, said taking break prior to the start of the tournament had helped reinvigorate his game. “I really needed to freshen up after playing so many events and traveling a lot in the US,” he said. “So it was great to get home, freshen up and make the most of the break.” Big-hitting New South Welshman Kurt Barnes, who led the field after the opening round, is in second place at eight-under par alongside former winner Cameron Percy. Amateur Leighton Lyle, whose brother Jarrod plays on the US Nationwide Tour, moved into equal third position at seven-under par and will play alongside veteran Peter Senior, who has shot rounds of 68 and 69, on Saturday. A five-under par second round of 67 also ensured former tennis professional Scott Draper would feature in the weekend action.