Date: August 04, 2012
Author: Bruce Young /

Lonard starts well on Tour

Peter Lonard has made a good start to the Cox Classic at the Champions Run in Omaha Nebraska, adding a second round of 64 to his opening 67 and at 12 under Lonard is in a share of 4th position albeit five shots behind the tearaway leader Luke Guthrie. Guthrie has only recently turned professional but has already made his mark on both the PGA and Tours. He finished runner-up after a playoff at the recent Nationwide Children s Hospital Classic in Ohio and has earned US$284,000 in three PGA Tour starts on invite. Guthrie stormed home in 29 late on day two of this week s event for a round of 63 which had earlier started with a double bogey, a hole on which he also recorded a double bogey in round one. Lonard is currently in 66th position on the Tour money list and is in need of a few good events if he is to have any chance of forcing his way into the top twenty five by season s end and earn his way back to the PGA Tour. Lonard has made good starts in recent events but has struggled in his second rounds. Today he birdied seven of his last fourteen holes of round two to be in a challenging position heading into the weekend on the low scoring layout. Victorian Steve Allan is another who has struggled for much of this season but he too is well placed after his round of 64 moved him to a share of 10th posiiton seven from the lead, as is Queenslander Bronson La Cassie. Alistair Presnell, Michael Sim and Nick Flanagan are one shot further back.