David Micheluzzi may have been inconsistent at times following a brilliant Day 1 fire off with a few bogeys along the way yesterday on Day 2 of the 2022 Australian Open Golf, but he still goes into the final two rounds this weekend as the joint leader at -8. Look around the other joint leader though when it comes to Adam Scott who rebounded from a slow start from the opening day Thursday.
He too has cut down these bogeys with a number of consistent pars that’s sandwiched in between five birdies and an eagle on the Par 5 18th at the Victorian Golf Club, in which was an unbelievable end to his shift yesterday on seven under 63. Looking beyond these the Top 2 players, some players have kept the consistency inside the Top 5-10 as they look to sniff around both Scott & Micheluzzi for the lead on Day 3 today.
New Zealander Josh Geary, Haydn Barron & American Gunner Wiebe are all in T3 right now at -5. So does Velten Meyer from Germany, Denmark’s Nicolai Hojgaard, Frenchman Pierre Pineau & Cameron Percy – who all share the Tied 6th spot at -4 alongside Shae Wools-Cobb; Wools-Cobb got away from his brilliant spell yesterday with seven birdies, plenty of pars & three bogeys of four under 66. So that’s your Top 10 there.
Though don’t rule out Adrian Meronk from Poland just outside the Top 10 in Tied 11th at -3 – alongside the defending champion from 2019 – Matt Jones. He turned this slow start around when Meronk got away consistently in both the front and back nine on six under 66 as the 2nd best player of Day 2 alone behind A. Scott – including an unbelievable eagle on the Par 5 15th at Kingston Heath.
It’s also good to see Min-Woo Lee improve in some way despite an lopsided back nine up to Tied 16th, while there’s still lots of catch-up from Jason Scrivener & Lucas Herbert down in Tied 32nd, as well as Cameron Smith who just escaped the cut-off line on Tied 57th. Lots to play out for during Moving Day of the 2022 Australian Open with two rounds left to go in Victoria.