BENDIGO golfer Andrew Martin will head into the weekend at three-under par in the $1,000,000 Australian PGA Championship at Royal Queensland.
Martin found the going tougher in Friday's second round after opening the tournament with a five-under first round on Thursday that had him just two shots off the lead.
Martin carded a two-over round of 73 on Friday.
Martin's second round featured 16 pars, but he bogeyed back-to-back holes on the 402m 13th and 456m 14th, which were both par fours.
A day earlier, when he was one of just 31 of the 120 players in the field to break par, Martin had birdied the 13th hole in his opening round.
Late Friday afternoon Queensland's Jediah Morgan was a runaway leader of the tournament heading into the weekend.
Following blistering rounds of 65 and 63 Morgan was at 14-under par, six shots clear of Andrew Dodt, with Martin among a tie for 12th.
Martin headed into the tournament ranked at No.745 in the world following limited play over the past 18 months.
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