Dodt stays in the hunt in Scotland

Sat 15 Jul 2017

Dodt stays in the hunt in Scotland

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Scotland, July 15: Australia's Andrew Dodt, a two-time Asian Tour winner,  stayed in the hunt by posting a second round three-under-par 69  to share fourth place with England's Ian Poulter at the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open on Friday.
Dodt trails England's Callum Shinkwin, Ireland's Padraig Harrington and Germany's Alexander Knappe by one shot heading into the weekend rounds with his two-day total of eight-under-par 136 at the Dundonald Links in Troon, Ayrshire.
"It was not quite as clean as yesterday. A little bit scratchy towards the start and middle but finished with two birdies just then which is a nice way to end the day. I think I've always been a pretty good wind player.
"I like when the conditions are tough. It makes you get out of your own way and hit the shot that's required, so that plays into my hands a bit," said Dodt, who marked his card with four birdies and a bogey.
India's Anirban Lahiri made the cut right at the bubble as he overcame his disappointing 76 in his first round with an improved 67  to move up to a share of 45th place which also included American Paul Peterson.
Reigning Asian Tour Order of Merit champion Scott Hend of Australia together with compatriot Marcus Fraser, Chinese Taipei's Chan Shih--chang, India's S.S.P. Chawrasia as well as Thailand's Kiradech Aphibarnrat and Thongchai Jaidee were the notable causalities as they failed to make the cut which was set at one-under.
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