Green and Herbert set for weekend charge – PGA of Australia

Without a win on the LPGA Tour since his triumph at the Portland Classic three years ago, Green is tied for fourth after two rounds at Columbia Edgewater Country Club.

The 25-year-old moved into one of the 10 under the lead shared by Germany’s Esther Henseleit and American Lilia Vu, but a bogey on the par-4 ninth – the final hole of her second round – a resulted in a two penny. by 70 and eight under the total.

Due to return to Perth at the end of the week, Green started his second round with a birdie at 10 followed by eight straight pars.

She reached eight under with a birdie at one, but gave it back on the next hole.

The TPS champion Murray River hit 13 of 18 greens in regulation time and needed 29 putts to keep her hopes of a second Portland Classic title alive and well.

“I briefly saw an eight-green standings that I was two behind and a few rookies were up there,” Green said.

“It’s hard to win a golf tournament and I’m sure the course will get harder and harder next weekend.

“I hope to continue posting low numbers and try to get into the last group on Sunday.”

Herbert put himself in position for his best result in almost a year with a superb second round at the DS Automobiles Italian Open.

Only six players improved on Herbert’s four Under-67s on Friday, with the 26-year-old taking a share of fifth place and four headers halfway through.

A two-time DP World Tour winner, Herbert hasn’t posted a top five since winning his maiden PGA TOUR title last October.

In six starts since the Irish Open, he has three top-15 finishes and three missed cuts and was bitterly disappointed to miss out on Presidents Cup selection recently.

Locked up for a homecoming this summer, Herbert made his move Friday on the back nine at the Marco Simone Golf Club in Rome.

Making the turn in one under, Herbert landed four birdies in the span of five holes of the par-5 12th where he moved up and down the right side of the green.

He backed that up with a birdie inside eight feet on the par-3 13th and made nine- and five-foot putts on the par-4 15th and 16th holes, respectively.

Jason Scrivener’s second consecutive 70 puts him tied for 27th while an eagle and two successive birdies moved Maverick Antcliff (69) safely inside the cut line.

A bogey-free 68 moved South Australian Adam Bland into the top 30 at the Japan Golf Tour’s ANA Open and Cameron Percy (68) and Aaron Baddeley (69) qualified for the weekend at the PGA TOUR Fortinet Championship.

After making 18 straight pars in his first round on the PGA TOUR on Thursday, Harrison Endycott started his second round with three consecutive birdies, but it was the shot he picked up on his final hole of the day that set him off. allowed to make the cut in his first debut.

Michael C. Ford