Brad Kennedy – file photo
Queensland’s Brad Kennedy has extended his four-shot opening round lead at the Queensland PGA Championship in Toowoomba and after a weather and darkness interrupted second round was completed on Saturday morning, he leads by five over Victorian David Bransdon, New South Welshmen Callan O’Reilly and Queenslander Damien Jordan.
Kennedy was required to finish 6 holes of his second round early on Saturday morning and recorded three birdies and two bogeys to finish off his round.
Jordan was the other player amongst the leaders required to finish off his second round round on Saturday although he was unable to advance from his overnight position.
Kennedy won this event at this venue in 2013 when defeating New Zealander Michael Hendry by two shots with a stunning score of 254 for 72 holes on the low scoring City Golf Club.
Following a missed cut at last week’s Vic Open, where he had finished runner-up twelve months earlier, Kennedy bounced quickly back to form with an opening round of 61 on Thursday and now takes a commanding lead into the weekend.
The City Golf Club has yielded some very low rounds over the years and much ground can be made up over the closing 36 holes although Kennedy is a multiple winner of events in Australia and Japan and as the leading world ranked player in this field he is the man to beat for more reasons than just the lead he holds.