Date: September 02, 2018
Author: Martin Blake

Smith shows bold form in Boston



Cameron Smith is edging closer to his first-ever appearance in the US PGA Tour’s Tour Championship in Atlanta … and he is in contention at the $9 million Dell Technologies Championship.

Smith, the 23-year-old from Brisbane who leads the charge of young Australian players on tour, fired a five-under par 66 with six birdies at TPC Boston today to move on to the leaderboard.

At five-under overall through two rounds, the Queenslander is tied-fifth, six shots behind American Webb Simpson who roared around in 63 on the second day in Boston.

Smith began this week 16th on the Fedex Cup points standings, but on his current position he is projected to leap into the top 10 spots.

Only the top 30 players progress to the Tour Championship in Atlanta, the last of the four playoff events where the $US 10 million bonus pool is dished out.

Smith has made $US2.8 million this year despite not winning a tournament. His world ranking sits at No. 39.

Meanwhile Victorian Marc Leishman is also having a good week in Boston but Jason Day missed the cut.

Leishman is tied-seventh at six-under par after consecutive 68s, seemingly in position to take his place in the next round of playoffs.

Day shot 76-73 for a rare missed cut, but he is still projected to be inside the top 10 on the points standings after this week.

MATT Jones is tied-fourth through three rounds of the Tour finals event in Ohio, giving the Sydneysider a big chance of retaining his card on the main tour.