Date: August 25, 2007

Ogilvy goes forth at Barclays

KJ Choi leads the way at the halfway stage in the Barclays Classic in Harrison, New York after shooting a five-under-par 66 on day two, while Australian Geoff Ogilvy is just four strokes off the pace. Building off an opening-round 64, the Korean stands at 12-under 130, two strokes ahead of American Rich Beem, who shot a three-under 68 on the par 71 course. Choi started on the back nine at the Westchester County Club&apos s West Course, notching one of his four birdies at the 10th. He also eagled the par-four eighth before giving a shot back on his final hole. “I&aposm very happy to have played the way I did this week, the past two days. I figured that two-under every day would be a good score for the tournament,” Choi said. “But now that I am at 12-under, I&aposm very excited being in the position that I am right now.” Ogilvy is the best of the Australian contingent, although he is still four-strokes off the pace. However, Ogilvy did produce an impressive performance on day two, carding six birdies on his way to a five-under 66 score, with his only blemish being a bogey on the final hole. Ogilvy is two strokes ahead of compatriot Adam Scott who carded a two-under 69 and three ahead of Nick O&aposHern who also posted an impressive 66. O&aposHern was on even par after the first round but he picked up six birdies on day two although a bogey at 15 prevented him from moving further up the leaderboard. Aaron Baddeley is a further stroke behind O&aposHern at four-under overall after carding a four-under 67 during the second round, with his score set up by three birdies in the final three holes. Andrew Buckle, Rod Pampling and Nathan Green have all made the cut but it was not such good news for Steve Elkington, Steve Allan, Mathew Goggin, John Senden, Robert Allenby, Stuart Appleby and Peter Lonard who will not be participating in the weekend rounds of the Barclays. Indeed, Allenby, Appleby and Lonard will not be playing in the next round of the Playoffs tournament for the FedEx Cup as the bottom 24 players are eliminated from playing in the Deutsche Bank Championship in Boston as the second round of the playoffs only allows for a field of 130 players. Appleby can be slightly heartened though by the fact he produced a sensational eagle on ten as he attempted to avoid missing the cut. Second Round of the The Barclays (par 71) -12 K.J. Choi 64 66 -10 Rich Beem 64 68 -8 Steve Stricker 67 67, Rory Sabbatini 63 71, Geoff Ogilvy (Australia) 68 66 -6 Kenny Perry 69 67, Anthony Kim 68 68, Ernie Els 65 71, Sergio Garcia 69 67, Retief Goosen 68 68, Adam Scott (Australia) 67 69, Bill Haas 68 68 -5 Steve Flesch 65 72, Nick O&aposHern (Australia) 71 66 Carl Pettersson 65 72, Jerry Kelly 67 70, Arron Oberholser 67 70, Matt Kuchar 69 68, Fredrik Jacobson 70 67, Ian Poulter 70 67, Woody Austin 69 68, Tim Clark 69 68, Phil Mickelson 67 70 also: -4 Aaron Baddeley (Australia) 71 67 -2 Andrew Buckle (Australia) 71 69 -1 Rod Pampling (Australia) 69 72 E Nathan Green (Australia) 72 70 1 Steve Elkington (Australia) 70 73 2 Steve Allan (Australia) 69 75, Mathew Goggin (Australia) 70 74 4 John Senden (Australia) 75 71 6 Robert Allenby (Australia) 77 71 7 Stuart Appleby (Australia) 74 75 9 Peter Lonard (Australia) 75 76