2015 Open Championship: DJ leads, four Aussies closing in

The Aussies are closing in after some great golf in round two of the 2015 British Open.

A rain-drenched early morning at St Andrews meant that there was a three hour delay before players eventually took to the course for their second rounds of the 2015 Open Championship.

The delay meant that by the end of the blustery second round, 14 groups had still to complete their rounds as darkness forced a stop to play.

One of those players who will be back to complete their second round on Saturday morning is overnight leader Dustin Johnson who has managed to keep his one stroke lead over the field at 10-under par.

Englishman Danny Willett was in one of the early groups and posted a fine 3-under 69 to be just a shot behind the big hitting American.

From an Australian point of view things are looking promising. Currently there are four Australians in the top-15 within five strokes of Johnson including Adam Scott, Jason Day, Geoff Ogilvy and Steven Bowditch.

The best of the Aussies is Jason Day who has picked up two strokes in the 11 holes he played to be two strokes behind the lead. Adam Scott has posted the second-best round of the day – a bogey-free 5-under 67 has him at 7-under par and right in with a chance to claim his first Claret Jug.

Steven Bowditch played a great round of golf and managed to overcome a potential round-wrecking incident at the Road Hole to card a 3-under 69 and in a tie for 15th place. Bowditch addressed his golf ball to putt out for bogey on the 17th hole when he ball moved. Rules officials deemed it was caused by the wind and under new rules introduced a few years ago, does not carry with it any penalty.

It appears that at least nine of the 15 Australians who teed it up at The Open will make the cut with several players just outside the cut line still to finish their round including John Senden, Adam Bland and Scott Hend who are all at 1-over par.

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