Perth, Australia, February 17: Reigning Asian Development Tour (ADT) Order of Merit champion Johannes Veerman of the United States continued his impressive form when he returned with a four-under-par 68 to stay two shots back of Australian clubhouse leader David Bransdon at the ISPS HANDA World Super 6 Perth on Friday.
After opening with a 67, the 24-year-old American stayed close to the summit of the leaderboard by marking his card with five birdies and one bogey for a two-day total of nine-under-par 135.
“It was very windy this morning but I hit the ball so well yesterday and I knew that if I can continue doing so, it wouldn’t even matter much even if it was blowing hard. I only missed two or three fairways and only dropped one shot today so it was a solid round.
With his father on his bag again this week, Veerman knows it could well turn out to be another formidable partnership.
“My father and I have a good track record and it’s a lot of fun. He has a lot more forgiveness from me instead of a regular caddie!” said Veerman.
Fellow American Casey O’Toole, who also belongs to the exclusive ADT Order of Merit winner’s club, having won the title in 2015 is also among the front runners at the Lake Karrinyup Country Club.
O’Toole however believes his scores could have been lower had he hit the ball better at the AUD$1.75 million event that is that is tri-sanctioned by the Asian Tour, the ISPS HANDA PGA Tour of Australasia and European Tour.
“I felt like I didn’t hit it quite as well today and I kinda hung in there. I three-putted 17 which let me down a bit. But overall, I felt like I got a lot out of this round. It was a grind but I’ll work on it and restart again tomorrow,” said O’Toole.