Jordan Zunic stays in hunt at Australian PGA

Jordan Zunic is three off the lead at the Australian PGA in Queensland. Photo: Glenn Hunt
Jordan Zunic is three off the lead at the Australian PGA in Queensland. Photo: Glenn Hunt

IT lacked the exclamation mark of the first round, but Jordan Zunic remains firmly in contention at the Australian PGA.

Zunic, a Sanctuary Point product, is nine-under at the halfway mark, three back from US Tour player Marc Leishman, who showed his immense class with a seven-under 65 on Friday.

Co-leader after a stunning eagle on his final hole on Thursday, Zunic produced five birdies and two bogies to be tied for third.

Zunic credited his surprise spot at the top of the Australian PGA Championship leaderboard to reading a book by fellow tour professional Nick O'Hern.

In a self-described slump, the 25-year-old acted on girlfriend and caddy Olivia Marlow's advice and started reading O'Hern's Tour Mentality: Inside the Mind of a Tour Pro.

I” mean, what can I say, what an awesome bloke. (O’Hern) just gave me such an insight on how to think better,” Zunic said

Former US Masters champion Adam Scott slumped to miss the cut on Friday at two-over for the tournament, while Spanish star Sergio Garcia is among those in the chasing pack at six-under.