Ryan Fox produced the big move in round two to sit at the top of the leader board with a brilliant 8 under for the day to sit 12 under at the midday way point.

Tae Koh was equal to the task with a strong 6 under and sits one shot behind Fox on 11 under. Last night’s leader Josh Geary produced another late flourish and shares 11 under with Koh. Amateur James Hyde continued from yesterday with a consistent 5 under to sit one behind Geary and Koh on 10 under.  

Fox was happy with his day “, yeah I’m pretty happy to be honest, played decent yesterday and didn't really get anything going, made a couple of sloppy mistakes. Today, got rid of the mistakes, took advantage of some of the good tee shots I hit. if you drive the ball well you get lots of chances” Fox continued on his strategy for the course, “. Driver everywhere bar 5/6 the last two days. Every other hole I just whale away, reminiscent of my junior days, hit it really straight or really wide and you’ll have a shot”.

Tae Koh also reflected on his day “Hitting the ball well and putting good so it's a good combination. Greens are rolling absolutely fantastic. Driving it well, if you can keep it in the fairway, you get a lot of opportunities.

It’s all set for a stellar occasion this weekend at the Te Puke club with more movers and strong rounds expected and players sitting well to move up the board. Spectators will be out in force to the course to ensure they don’t miss witnessing the class of the Professionals including watching Fox on New Zealand soil before he heads back to Europe in a few weeks’ time.

With Koh and Fox in the team together racing for the Rohe trophy Auckland dominates the top of the Regional Teams leader board sitting on a very strong 23 under. North Harbour sits on 15 under and with Geary and team captain Jared Pender finishing round 2 strong Local favourites Te Puke share second with North Harbour.

The club house filled at the conclusion of days round with the players joining the volunteers to thank them for the tireless work they have made in bringing the weeks occasion together. It’s a proud Te Puke club who are making every post a winner in the hosting of the tournament and the buzz of the volunteers sharing the midway point of the tournament, chatting and mingling with the PGA members only reinforced the strength of the New Zealand golfing communities and the shared love of the game at every level and touchpoint.

Full results and leader board is on the PGA NZ home page. Click here: https://www.pga.org.nz

Day three tomorrow (Saturday) begins at 930am Live results will be on the leader board on PGA NZ Home page.

Live Coverage on Saturday and Sunday will be on Sky TV Chanel 50 between 330pm and 5pm