Date: November 30, 2007

Rumford and Lutterus keep pace

Australians Brett Rumford and David Lutterus have fired identical scores yet again to be in a tie for ninth place at eight-under par after the second round of the US Q-School final stage of qualifying. After both shot rounds of 66 in the first round, the pair followed that up with rounds of two-under 70, but still find themselves 12 strokes off the lead. Andrew Bonhomme is Australia&aposs next best placed player after his round of three-under par took him to five-under for the tournament and a share of 38th place. He is joined there by Greg Chalmers who fired an impressive round of 67. The top 25 from the 156 players will earn themselves US Tour cards for next year. Wade Ormsby moved back into contention for a top-25 spot after he hit an eagle on the par-five seventh on his way to five-under round. Equal with Ormsby in a tie for 59th is Gavin Coles, who shot an even par round to still be in the hunt after two rounds. New Zealand&aposs best chance is Bradley Iles, but he has some work to do as he is currently in a tie for 89th at two-under par overall. Other Australians who will also need to improve are David McKenzie (72nd place), Brad Lamb (89), Jarrod Lyle (89), Cameron Percy (108), Andrew Buckle (144). The good news is that the tournament is a total of six rounds, so there is still plenty of time for players to climb the leaderboard.