Leader Richard Bland studies the leaderboard during his round – image PGA of America

The KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship at Benton Harbor in Michigan has reached the halfway stage and several Australians are nicely placed as the second major of the year for the PGA Tour Champions heads into the weekend.

First-round leader Richard Green was unable to repeat his brilliant 64 on Thursday, adding a round of even par 71 today to be sharing 6th place and now five shots from England’s Richard Bland.

Michael Wright and Scott Hend are another shot back in a share of 11th place with Greg Chalmers at 5 under and sharing 13th.

Hend is playing his first PGA Tour Champions event while Wright, who is in his first year on the PGA Tour Champions, is playing his first PGA Tour Champions major.