Bendigo’s Lucas Herbert and Andrew Martin are through to the weekend at the Vic Open.
Herbert made the cut at ten-under par and Martin pulled through at five-under, just shy of the cut off line at four-under.
Herbert, who played the Beach Course, carded two birdies on the front nine followed with three birdies and two bogeys on the back.
“It’s funny, the scores have been a lot lower than I probably expected,” Herbert said.
“We’ve had a few friendly pins out there in a couple nice spots where birdies are flowing.
“Ten under through two rounds, I don’t think I have done much better in my previous history around here for the first two rounds, puts me in a good spot, four back from the lead going into the weekend.
“Build on it tomorrow and try to get myself in those last couple of groups.”
Herbert managed to birdie the 18th after overcoming a complicated shot out of a bunker.
“I sort of had a funny lie on the side of a bunker for my second...it was one of those shots that you hit and hope a little bit,” Herbert said.
“It came out absolutely perfect and spun back there to get nice and close, it was a good way to finish the round as every time I looked at a chance out there it didn’t come my way.”
Fellow Bendigo golfer Andrew Martin, who played the Creek Course, carded two birdies on the front nine followed with one bogey on the back to finish the first two rounds at five-under par.
Australians Jason Scrivener and Nick Flanagan are currently tied for the lead at 14-under par.
Herbert’s playing partners during rounds one and two included Andrew “Beef” Johnston.
Johnston is one of the most popular players on the European Tour and has amassed a cult following.
“Beef’s a great sort of face for the tournament,” Herbert said.
“Just a really relaxed guy… and that’s what the tournament is, quite a relaxed vibe out there.
Players have also said the lack of roped-off spectator areas had allowed the crowds to get up close.
“Everyone gets close to the players and can watch them close up,” Herbert said.
“It doesn’t feel like we’re overly consumed with TV cameras and everything sort of pointed in our face.”
The tournament has already delivered plenty of action so far, including an impressive round by Australian James Nitties.
In round one Nitties carded nine straight birdies to equal the world record for the most consecutive birdies in a tournament round.
Australian Su Oh carded the tournament’s first hole-in-one on the par 3 10th on the Creek Course.
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