SYDNEY (AP) — A “flat” and tired Adam Scott shot a 2-over 73 at the Australian Open on Friday, a round that allowed him to make the cut but likely did little to help him end his 2015 victory drought.
Scott, playing for the sixth time in eight weeks, was right on the cutline when he finished his second round just before midday Friday, but he eventually was two inside the 4-over cut mark. He was tied for 34th and nine strokes behind second-round leader Matt Jones.
He teed off for the third round Saturday morning with playing partner Pan Cheng-tsung of Taiwan, nearly 2 1-2 hours before the leading groups that included defending champion Jordan Spieth, who trails Jones by four strokes.
ALFRED DUNHILL CHAMPIONSHIP
MALELANE, South Africa (AP) — South Africa’s Charl Schwartzel shot a 5-under 67 to open a five-stroke lead in the European Tour’s season-opening Alfred Dunhill Championship.
Schwartzel had an 11-under 133 total at Leopard Creek. He won the event in 2005, 2012 and 2013.
Spain’s Pablo Martin Benavides (69), South Africa’s Richard Sterne (70), France’s Benjamin Hebert (70) and the Netherland’s Joost Luiten (70) were tied for second.