Gold Coast based, Anthony Quayle, continued his recovery from a mid-season slump on the Japan Tour, a second round, best of the day 65 at the Casio World Open moving the 25-year old into second place at the halfway mark.

Quayle, who was born in Port Macquarie but raised in Gove in the Northern Territory before moving to Queensland, is in his second season on the Japan Tour and has shown in his short time there he has the game to win.

He has already been runner-up in the prestigious Crowns event early in his Japan Tour career but there have been several other top tens and his first win must surely be not far away.

After struggles through the middle of the year, Quayle has played well in each of his last two starts and in his second round at the Kuchi Koroshio  Country Club in the island of Shikoku, his 7 under par round swept him from 36th overnight to just two from the lead of Shintaro Kobayashi.

Kobayashi has yet to win on the Japan Tour in fact he plays the secondary tour in Japan so this is an opportunity the 33 year old will be keen to capitalise on.

Quayle’s fellow Gold Coast based golfers, Brad Kennedy and Dylan Perry are the next best of the Australians in a share of 35th while Won Joon Lee and David Bransdon just scrapped into the weekend field.