Two Aussies through at Western Amateur

The large Australasian contingent at the Western Amateur Championship has experienced mixed fortunes with only two of them graduating to the leading 44 and ties who will advance to the final 36 holes.

Several players remain on the golf course after darkness halted play but their performances should not impact on the Australasian positions.

Brisbane golfer Taylor Macdonald added a second round of 67 to be at 6 under and in a share of 9th position as the event heads into its latter half at the Alotian Club near Roland in Arkansas.

Inverell golfer, Brett Drewitt, is also through but only just, his second round of 74 keeping him just inside the cutline.

McDonald and Drewitt now face the prospect of finishing inside the top 16 at the completion of 72 holes in order to compete for the title in a match play format over the weekend.

West Australians Brady Watt and Oliver Goss along with New Zealanders Tae Koh and Vaughan McCall finished just one shot outside the required mark while Viraat Badhwar, Nathan Holman, Aaron Wilkin, Cameron Jones, Josh Munn, Jordan Zunic, Ruben Sondjaja, Compton Pikari , Geoff Drakeford and Ricky Kato were other Australasians to miss out on advancing.

Goss rallied hard late with a birdie and an eagle at his 17th holes but just missed out while for New Zealander McCall he was penalised one shot for slow play and missed by one.

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