Completed: Albatross Golf ResortAug 21-24

Czech Masters

In Progress: Circolo Golf TorinoAug 28-31

Italia Open

Matthew Guyatt dares to dream after setting the pace at the Australian Masters

Last Updated: 17/11/12 5:55am

  • Share:
Matthew Guyatt: Carded a three-under 69 at Kingston Heath

Matthew Guyatt: Carded a three-under 69 at Kingston Heath

Sky Bet

Matthew Guyatt maintained his two-shot lead at the Australian Masters following the second round at Kingston Heath.

The overnight leader, from Australia, carded a three-under 69 in Melbourne to hold off the challenge of Michael Hendry, Adam Scott and Ian Poulter.

Hendry matched Guyatt's total of 69 to remain his position in second spot, while Scott was three shots behind the leader after his round of 70.

Second-round leaderboard

(Australian unless stated)
-10 Matthew Guyatt
-8 Michael Hendry (Nzl)
-7 Adam Scott
-5 Craig Hancock
-5 Ian Poulter (Eng)n

Poulter, the defending champion, dropped down to a share of fourth after his level-par round of 72.

Guyatt, who normally plays on the Japan Challenge Tour, will now take confidence from his opening two rounds.

"That's the battle, I think, that players in my position face," Guyatt said. "The belief that you've got enough game, the belief that you're good enough. I think I'm starting to get there."

Former US Open champion Graeme McDowell endured a day to forget after carding a round of 77 to drop to four-over - however the Northern Irishman did just enough to make the cut.

  • Share:

Related

Australian Masters 2012

Adam Scott: Gold jacket and a trophy for Australian Masters victor

Scott savours a home victory

Adam Scott was a satisfied man after winning his final-round battle with Ian Poulter at the Australian Masters.

Adam Scott and Ian Poulter: Handshakes after final round battle in Melbourne

Scott repels Poulter challenge

Adam Scott claimed the Australian Masters title after finishing four shots clear of Ian Poulter.

Ian Poulter: On course to defend Australian Masters crown

Two-horse race in Australia

Ian Poulter and Adam Scott are set for a final round showdown at the Australian Masters in Melbourne.

Most Popular

Features

Deutsche Bank Preview

Deutsche Bank Preview

The FedEx Cup moves on to the second play-off event on Friday at the Deutsche Bank Championship.

Italian Open preview

Italian Open preview

A preview, tee-times and tips for this week's European Tour event - the Italian Open in Turin.

McGinley's dilemma

McGinley's dilemma

As the race for Ryder Cup places reaches its climax, we assess the European players vying for a wildcard.