MELBOURNE, Australia (Oct. 24, 2014) — Australia's Royal Melbourne is making it easy for the natives to be near the top of the 2014 Asia-Pacific leaderboard.
After 36 holes, Antonio Murdaca of Adelaide, South Australia, posted five-under 67 on Friday to overtake his fellow countryman, Todd Sinnott, by a shot.
Sinnott, the first-round leader, led with his own 67 after day one but now sits alone in second place after a 71 on Friday.
Overall, seven Australians are in the Top-15, including No. 1 ranked amateur in the world, Geoffrey Drakeford, who is seven shots back at even par.
2012 champion Guan Tianlang has posted 68-73 and is tied for fifth place, four shots back.