Jarryd Felton- PGA of Australia
24-year old West Australian Jarryd Felton has the lead at the halfway mark of the West Australian PGA Championship at the Graham Marsh designed Kalgoorlie Golf Course, the two-time Australasian Tour event winner opening up a three-shot lead over his nearest rival Darren Beck.
Felton, who shared the overnight lead with New South Welshman Jordan Junic, added a second round 67 to overtake the early day two leader, Beck, and extend his lead to three by the time he finished his round.
Felton missed the cut at the recent Alfred Dunhill Links event in Scotland but he has played this golf course well previously finishing 5th on two occasions.
Beck has struggled in the six events he has played on the Australasian Tour in 2019, missing the cut in three of the six events he has played but he, too, produced a round of 67 to be Felton’s nearest pursuer heading into the weekend in the Tier 2 A$137,000 event.
Justin Warren is one shot behind Beck while first round co-leader Junic and NSW’s Robert Hogan are tied for 4th.
Two of the more senior players in the field, Peter Lonard and Brett Rumford are nicely positioned in 6th place at 6 under and just three shots out of second place, Rumford continuing his recovery from wrist surgery late last year while Lonard who has played well in senior golf events when he has played is well placed.