KIWI PRO WATCH: CAMBO IN CONTENTION IN QATAR

25/01/2013

Michael Campbell is only one shot off the lead at the halfway stage of the Qatar Masters on the European Tour.

 

 


The 43-year-old, who last week finished in a share of 17thplace at the Abu Dhabi Championship, has carded back to back rounds of four under par 68 at the Doha Golf Club to be in a five-way share of fifth place.

 

Cambo made four birdies on his front nine to be four under par and came home with nine straight pars to be one back from leaders Sergio Garcia, Martin Kaymer, Marcus Fraser and Ricardo Santos who lead on a two round 135, nine under par total.

 

The eight time winner on the European Tour has been on a steady comeback since the middle of the 2012 season –where he recorded a third place finish in Portugal and a tie for eighth in Hong Kong.

 

He is currently in a share of 59thplace in the early stages of the Race to Dubai Standings and is looking for his first victory since the World Match Play at Wentworth in 2005.

 

Asian Tour Qualifying: Lee in touch in Thailand

 

New Zealand professional Eddie Lee is one shot off the number for qualifying for the Asian Tour with two rounds remaining at the final stage event in Hua Hin, Thailand.

 

The former Eisenhower rep has carded rounds of 69 and 71 at the Imperial Lakeview Golf Club for a three under par total to be in a share of 48thplace at the halfway stage.

 

He needs to finish inside the top 40 and ties to earn his full playing status for the 2013 season.

 

Rookie professional Ben Campbell, who is playing for his livelihood after not playing the qualifying event for a NZ PGA card and missing out on the PGA Tour of Australasia, has snuck inside the two-round cut to stay alive.

 

The 21-year-old Wellington pro, who as an amateur was as high as No.6 in the world, had rounds of 74 and 69 to qualify right on the number of even par. He is currently four shots back from the qualifying mark for a full card.

 

His former Eisenhower team-mate Mathew Perry was not as fortunate.  The Waikato pro, who secured his NZ PGA card last week, had rounds of 74 and 70 to miss the two-round cut by one shot.

 

 

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