AXEDALE golfer Kris Mueck is in contention for a top-10 finish, while teenage sensation Lucas Herbert came from nowhere to make the cut after the second round of the Victorian Open yesterday.
Mueck and Herbert both fired sizzling second rounds of four-under 68 at 13th Beach Golf Links yesterday.
Mueck’s bogey-free round followed a two-over 74 on Thursday and leaves him tied for 17th at two-under, four shots off the pace set by Andre Stolz.
Playing his second professional tournament, 17-year-old amateur Herbert looked like he would not make the cut before a barnstorming comeback on the back nine.
Herbert was even for the day – and four-over for the tournament – with nine holes to play.
But four birdies on the back nine helped Herbert reach the halfway point tied for 34th.
Herbert sunk seven birdies, a bogey and double-bogey yesterday – a big reversal from his five bogeys and sole birdie on Thursday.
After a two-under 70 in the opening round, Neangar Park’s Andrew Martin had a horror second round.
Teeing-off from the 10th, Martin reached the turn at three-over for the round.
A birdie on the par-five second gave him a glimmer of hope, but it was his last under-par hole and a double-bogey on the par-four ninth all but ended his chances of playing on the weekend.