Kuboya starts well as Fisher and Marino surge


The Open Championship In Association With Nikon

Japanese world number 125 Kenichi Kuboya has started his second round in fine style with two birdies in his first four holes to move a shot clear on -6.

The 37-year-old ended his first round in spectacular fashion with a birdie, birdie, eagle, birdie finish and he's continued in that vein in tougher conditions today with birdies on the 1st and 4th.

American debutant Steve Marino holds the clubhouse lead, following up yesterday's 67 with a fine 68 that included four birdies and an eagle at the 17th.

The best round of the day so far came from Australian Daniel Gaunt who shot a 67 to give himself every chance of making the cut on +3.

As for the Brits, Ross Fisher birdied 15, 16, and 17 on the way to a fine 68. He'll now be hoping his wife doesn't go into labour with their first child so he can hang around for the weekend and make the most of his good position.

Rory McIlroy and Paul Casey are hanging around the projected cut mark on +3 and +5 respectively just over halfway through their second rounds, but Ian Poulter won't be staying for the weekend at +12 through 11 holes.