Michael Campbell has fired a four under par 68 in round two of the BMW International Open to climb almost 40 places into a share of 13th in Cologne, Germany.
The former US Open champion was back to his best as he played the front nine holes in three under par 33 at the Gut Larchenhof Golf Club. He mixed four birdies and three bogeys on the back nine to finish on four under to be well placed at six under for the tournament.
Campbell, who with his performance made his second cut for 2012 from 11 events, will begin round three five shots back from the leader Sweden’s Joel Sjoholm (67, 66).
It is promising turnaround from the eight-time winner on the European Tour who has relocated to Switzerland to make a determined effort to get back to his best on the European Tour.
The 43-year-old Kiwi, who is currently 266thon the Race to Dubai Standings, has a good chance to better his best performance for 2012 a tie for 63rdat the Malaysian Open in April.
Across the Atlantic, New Zealand No.1 Danny Lee carded an even par 70 in round two of the Travelers Championship in Connecticut on the PGA Tour to be in a share of 50thplace
The former US Amateur Champion, who carded a one under par 69 at the TPC River Highlands, in round one, is going to make his eighth cut in his maiden year on the PGA Tour.
Lee will begin round three eight shots back from current leader Fredrik Jacobsen of Sweden who is nine under par after rounds of 65 and 66 before play was suspended due to inclement weather.
Lee, who is projected to rise to 146thon the Fed Ex Cup Standings, had an eventful second round which included six bogeys and six birdies as he dropped seven places on the leaderboard.
Meantime on the Nationwide Tour, Manawatu professional Tim Wilkinson has fired a two under par 69 at the Wichita Open in Kansas to slip five places into a share of 38thplace.
The former PGA Tour pro, who is currently 43rdon the Nationwide Order of Merit, made two birdies in a bogey free round at the Crestview Country Club to be seven shots back from American leader Jim Herman (66, 64).
Hamilton professional Steven Alker, who is 51ston the Money List, shot a two under 69 to finish on a three under par total and miss the cut by one shot.
The pair needs to finish inside the top 25 on the Nationwide Order of Merit to automatically qualify for the PGA Tour in 2013.
On the Japan Golf Tour, Auckland pro Richard Lee has carded an even par 72 to be tied 36that the Gate Way To The Open Mizuno Open.
Lee, who is on a one under par total, is four shots back from Japan’s Yui Ueda after rounds of 67 and 68.
David Smail, whose best finish in 2012 was a tie for 20that the Tsuruya Open, had an even par 72 to sneak inside the cut line by one shot.
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