Cameron Davis- in action this week. Photo Getty Images Steve Dykes

Sydney’s Cameron Davis produced a solid back nine in round two of the Valero Texas Open in San Antonio and although seven shots from the leader, Cameron Tringale, he is just five shots out of second place, in a share of 19th place and not yet out of contending for the title.

Davis recovered from two early bogeys and played the home nine on the demanding Greg Norman designed layout at the TPC San Antonio in 2 under and not only is a potential first PGA Tour title up for grabs this week, so too is what would be his first start at the Masters.

The winner of this event, not otherwise exempt, is the last player into next week’s field at Augusta National and with Davis narrowly missing Masters’ opportunities on two occasions previously at the Asia Pacific Amateur Championship in 2015 and 2016, it is an enticing prospect for him.

After a good start to the year, Davis has not played quite as well in recent starts, but he is a genuine talent, destined for success on the PGA Tour and another good finish this weekend is not beyond him.

Rhein Gibson, Cameron Percy and Danny Lee missed the cut, Percy disqualified following his horror second round of 80 and Lee withdrawing after an outward nine of 41.

The leader, Tringale, has yet to win on the PGA Tour but he has been playing well of late and has been three times runner-up in PGA Tour events so this represents a good opportunity for that breakthrough.

Tringale leads by two over Jordan Spieth and Englishman Matt Wallace. Spieth’s resurgence continues as he chases his first PGA Tour title since his Open Championship victory in 2017.