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Offline Arsenal

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O.P. « 2018-Jul-21, 08:30 AM »
Raining on the Aussie parade

OPEN GRIND: Australian hope Adam Scott tees off at the third hole at Carnoustie. Pictu AFP

AUSTRALIA’S golf stars were hoping the weather gods were kind to them as they attempted to reignite their British Open hopes after a gruelling first round at Carnoustie.
Former world No.1 duo Jason Day and Adam Scott and major championship rookie Cameron Davis headed the Aussie challenge after grinding out even-par 71s in the difficult afternoon conditions on day one to be five shots off the pace.

Marc Leishman (72), Cameron Smith(73) and Lucas Herbert (73) also survived with their weekend hopes intact. But Brett Rumford (74) and Matt Jones (75) had work to do.

American Kevin Kisner, who led by a shot after 54 holes of last year’s US PGA Championship before finishing seventh, carded a five-under-par 66 to secure a one-shot lead over compatriot Tony Finau and the South African pair of Erik van Rooyen and Zander Lombard.

The Australians shouldn’t expect any let-up, though, with our entire eightstrong contingent all set to battle forecast morning rain in round two.

“It hasn’t rained for weeks, but that’s the way the British Open goes,” Day said.

“You can get on the wrong side of the draw, but you’ve just got to go out there and grind again and hopefully the weather somehow equals out in the afternoon.”
Tiger Woods expressed his disappointment at letting a good start slip. He ended level for the day with a 71.ENDS

Leaderboard after the second round.....I'm on Eddie Pepperell @151 EW he was runner up in the Scottish Open with 16 under a week or so ago ...Go Eddie.   :king:!/traditional

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Offline wily ole dog

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« 2018-Jul-21, 08:42 AM Reply #1 »
I’m in the hunt with my bets.
Finau @$81
Keopka @$34
Schauffele & DeChambeau both @$101

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« 2018-Jul-21, 10:56 AM Reply #2 »
Schauffele was matched at $300 on Betfair.

I was hit at $180 on him.

Looks like you have some Lay opportunities to consider.

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« 2018-Jul-21, 09:23 PM Reply #3 »
I counted 32 yanks making the cut out of 70+ties.  Doesn't say much about the rest of the world!  The hippy pommy has had a pretty good year so I hope he gives the yanks a run for their money. Leishman might need to give up beer and chips if he wants to have a decent crack at the big ones.   

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« 2018-Jul-23, 08:38 AM Reply #4 »
Molinari is the Champion golfer 4 runners up tied for second and what a sight I got from Eddie Pepperell tied for sixth so no money but terrific effort  :thumbsup:!/traditional

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