Date: April 21, 2007

Lonard in touch

Peter Lonard has fired a four-under round of 66 on day two of the Zurich Classic to stay in touch with the leaders at five under after 36 holes. After an up down first round, Lonard found his consistency holing four birdies on his way to a blemish free round. Lonard aside, it was a tough day at the office for the Aussies with Stephen Leaney enduring a horror round to miss the cut after being in a share of sixth place after day one. Leaney shot a miserable six-over 78 which included double bogeys on two, nine and 17 and bogeys on one and five with just two birdies. Tour veteran Mark Calcavecchia shot to the top of the leaderboard after an impressive 69 and leads the tournament by a stroke from Lucas Glover, who backed up his 67 in the first round with a 69 on a day two. Nick Watney is in a share of second with Glover after firing a superb 67 on a day where the scores were high for the most part. Watney fired five birdies in his blemish-free round to put himself in a good position for the weekend. Jarrod Lyle and Michael Sim are a shot behind Lonard with both players carding serviceable three-under rounds of 69 to move to four under at the halfway mark of the Classic. Mark Hensby improved on his round one 72 to card a 69, while Nathan Green will need to do better than his 71 if he is to challenge in the second half of the tournament. Matthew Goggin and Steve Elkington could only manage even-par rounds of 72 with all three players at two under. Steve Alan is a shot further back on one under. Results from the second round of the Zurich Classic: -9 Mark Calcavecchia 66 69 -8 Lucas Glover 67 69, Nick Watney 69 67 -7 Charley Hoffman 68 69, Kyle Reifers FC 64 73 -6 Daniel Chopra 70 68, Wes Short, Jr. FC 69 69, Paul Stankowski 69 69, Jason Schultz 67 71, Steve Wheatcroft 68 70, Chris Stroud 68 70 -5 Michael Allen 69 70, Duffy Waldorf 68 71, Bubba Watson 72 67, John Mallinger 69 70, Peter Lonard (Australia) 71 68 Also: -4 Michael Sim (Australia) 71 69, Jarrod Lyle (Australia) 71 69 -3 Mark Hensby (Australia) 72 69 -2 Nathan Green (Australia) 71 71, Matthew Goggin (Australia) 70 72, Steve Elkington (Australia) 70 72 -1 Steve Alan (Australia) 72 71