Aussie icon Peter Senior will begin the final round of the PNG Senior Open with a two-stroke advantage at Lae Golf Club in Papua New Guinea.
Although frustrated by his returns on the greens, Senior’s second round of two-under 69 and five-under total maintains a handy buffer at the $80,000 SParms PGA Legends Tour event.
Senior had three birdies and a lone bogey on Friday, left to rue a number of birdie opportunities that refused to fall.
“I played pretty well today but it was a poor display of putting,” said Senior, winner of 21 tournamets on the ISPS HANDA PGA Tour of Australasia.
Victorian Carl Smedley’s three-under 68 was the round of the day, thanks in part to a hot starty to his second round.
Starting from the 10th tee, Smedley birdied the 13th and then the 15th, following that up with a chip-in for eagle at the par-5 16th.
“I drove it really well today which is key…