West Australian Minwoo Lee and Victorian Kyle Michel lead the way amongst that group, the pair tied for 10th at 8 under par and five shots from the leader, American Ralston Spencer.
Queenslander Shae Wools-Cobb is tied with New Zealand Daniel Hillier in 35th place at 5 under, that pair having also made the 36 hole cut.
At the completion of the final 36 holes on Thursday US time, the leading sixteen players will then face knockout match play to determine the winner of an event steeped in the history of US golf having been first played in 1899.
Amongst the names of the event’s previous winners are the likes of Jack Nicklaus, Tiger Woods, Ben Crenshaw and Phil Mickelson.
Bronson La Cassie is the only Australian to have won the event having done so in 2006 while New Zealander Danny Lee won just a couple of weeks before his US Amateur Championship victory in 2008.
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