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Drewitt Climbs, Gibson Goes Backwards In Bogota

Brett Drewitt's steady play has seen him climb the leaderboard in Bogota (Photo: Bruce Young)
Brett Drewitt has been rewarded for steady play at the Web.com Tour event in South America, a second consecutive 69 seeing him into the top 20 alongside overnight co-leader Rhein Gibson.

After a blistering start Thursday Gibson went backwards on day two amassing three birdies against four bogeys for his round at the Bogota Golf Club to slide 15 places down the standings.

The Australian pair are 4-under for 36 holes and sharing 16th position, five off the pace being set by England’s Ben Taylor.

Of the five Australians to start the week only Gibson and Drewitt survived the halfway cut, Curtis Luck, Jamie Arnold and Mathew Goggin all the wrong side of the even par mark.

Gibson looked to be continuing on where he left off early Friday with a birdie at his first hole, the 10th, to reach 6-under.

But he quickly gave the shot back with a bogey at the 13th and continued to tread water with another birdie-bogey run at 16 and 18 to turn even par.

Two more dropped shots against a lone bogey added up to a 1-over 72 and while scoring wasn’t super low that was enough to drop 15 places down the standings.

Drewitt’s round was almost the polar opposite of his fellow Australian as he amassed two birdies and 16 pars to reach 4-under.

With just one dropped shot on his card all week Drewitt has been a model of consistency as he tries to regain his PGA Tour card via the secondary tour.

He has made a good start to the season and at 12th on the money list is in decent shape to challenge for the top 25 finish needed to graduate at year’s end.

For Curtis Luck the missed cut represents his first since joining the Web.com Tour this season after back to back rounds of 1-over 72.

The former US Amateur champion is yet to play his best golf at the professional level and will be smarting after this week’s performance.

Jamie Arnold and Mathew Goggin have both struggled in the early part of the season, Arnold missing two cuts in four starts to this point while Goggin is yet to play a weekend.

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