2013 US Open: Aussie update after day two

Adam Scott almost misses the cut at Merion as John Senden and Mat Goggin lead the way for the Aussies.

A rain interrupted 2013 US Open means leaves many players still to complete their second round including two of the Australian players in the field, Jason Day and Aaron Baddeley.

A combination of heavy rough, tight pins and a soaked golf course sees the leaderboard looking very much like a typical US Open despite many claiming before the event that these big hitting modern golfers would eat Merion Golf Course alive.

Americans Billy Horschel and Phil Mickelson lead the tournament at 1-under par after completing their second rounds.

But how about the Australians? 

John Senden is the leading Australian and sits just two shots behind the leaders through two rounds. Senden has managed to cancel out the inevitable bogeys to be made at Merion with eight birdies. Only Luke Donald has more at this point in time.

Perhaps surprisingly Mat Goggin is the second best Aussie at two-over par after his second round. Like most players, his second round wasn’t pretty but he has the temperament to hang around the leaders and be in with a shot on Sunday.

Jason Day and Geoff Ogilvy are at three and four-over for the tournament respectively with Day having to come out and complete his second round early tomorrow morning. Despite a Geoff Ogilvy’s secnod round 70 has so far been one of the best and one wonders if he has enough confidence to take a shot at a second US Open title.

Disappointingly, Adam Scott posted a 5-over par second round to find himself on the verge of missing the cut. Late in the day it looked almost certain that that cut will be at 8-over with Scott safely playing on the weekend.

Alistair Presnell and Aaron Baddeley both sit on the cut-line with Baddeley to complete his second round tomorrow. Both have struggled at Merion, particularly Baddeley who has only found 46% of fairways so far.

Well back and with the weekend off is Marcus Fraser and Marc Leishman who both had days to forget at Merion.

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