Australian PGA Championship: Carl Yuan edges into the lead

Carl Yuan
Carl Yuan

Carl Yuan carded a 65 to take a one-shot lead into the weekend at the Australian PGA Championship but had former world number one Adam Scott breathing down his neck on the Gold Coast.

Day two report

Carl Yuan carded a 65 to take a one-shot lead into the weekend at the Australian PGA Championship but had former world number one Adam Scott breathing down his neck on the Gold Coast.

The 22-year-old Chinese picked up eight shots in his first 13 holes as he looked to take control of the final European Tour event of the calendar year, but bogeys on the 15th and 16th pegged him back.

A gain on the 17th then edged him back ahead at nine under but he had a host of home favourites chasing him down.

Anthony Quayle was the nearest challenger at eight under, one ahead of 2013 Masters champion Scott and Wade Ormsby.

Scott made an eagle and four birdies in his 67 as he looks to win this event for the second time after his triumph in 2013.

Scotland's Calum Hill was seven shots off the lead after a level par 72.

Day one report

Home favourites Lucas Herbert and Brett Rankin both fired opening rounds of 67 to take a one-shot lead after day one of the Australian PGA Championship.

On an opening day when Australians dominated proceedings, Herbert and Rankin moved to five under to lead the way by one shot from countrymen Nick Cullen, Min Woo Lee, Wade Ormsby and Travis Smyth, and New Zealander Ryan Chisnall.

Starting from the 10th tee, Herbert was four under after three holes but gave three shots back before coming home in 32 to set the target.

Rankin then set about reeling him in, also playing his second nine in 32 to make it a tie at the top.

England's Jack Senior and Scot Calum Hill were three shots off the lead alongside major champions Stewart Cink and Adam Scott.

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