Leading trio tower above # QldOpen field

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Zach Murray, Adam Blyth and Jordan Zunic enter the Isuzu Queensland Open at the Brisbane Golf Club, and with a median height of about 6 ยบ 3 "they towered over a chase pack.

The long leaders are at the top of the ranking at the top 7-bottom of the card after the second round of the tournament.

Amateur Zach Murray is again in the lead of a professional event, but feels the tiredness that comes with being a forerunner.

"At the top with Blythy and Jordan is clearly a good place to be and my game is still good, I just have to draw on the bit of energy I have left," said Murray, who is now in charge of an incredible six-consecutive professional tournament tournaments.

"Physically I feel good, it's just more mental, I feel a bit empty, and a few times today I was on the wrong page of the yardage book, unfortunately I was not the complete package today."

Murray shot 1-under-70 in tough conditions at The Brisbane Golf Club, a gust of wind that destroyed a number of players in the field.

"Today was such a fight, I hit a few strawberry jamshots and I also hit a few ordinary, but I came away with a few", Murray added.

"I made some good ups and downs and got some good par-putts, I had to squeeze the last five or six holes and get a few birdie opportunities, but I just could not convert them."

Murray's play partner Adam Blyth put together a 2-under-69 round, the third player in their group, Gibson, who matched 6-under the card.

All three are ready at the end of the leaderboard in the first two rounds.

"After two rounds we played very well with three, we all play well and it helps to push everyone, so it was fun," said Blyth.

"It was a real fight this year, I've had some really good results and some really bad results, my career is fairly stable but not this year."

Blyth expects his first baby in 2019, a girl with wife Nicole, and although it is certainly a welcome distraction, he said it was difficult to keep life on and off the track in balance.

"I have a number of things on the road that occupy my mind, which was all fantastic, it's just about balancing everything that I want to work on.

"I have played well in recent weeks without any result so this is coming."

Jordan Zunic completes the trio of leaders on 7-under-card after his round of 3-under 68. He passed a rollercoaster ride through the curve of the golf course with a bogey, eagle, birdie, double bogey from the 8th to the 12th holes .

"I started very well, I was a few to seven holes and then I made a bogey on the eighth that brought me to a halt," Zunic said.

"But I broke down for eagle at nine to get back to work, birdie at 10 so I was then 4-under, but from that moment on it became really difficult.

"I hit a lot of greens, I had enough putts for birdie that came home, except for the 11th hole, every other hole in I hit every green in regulation.

"I was very happy that I could roll a cute 10-foot bird on the last one, it just felt like a little bit of justice for all the greens I was beating."

Web.com Tour player Rhein Gibson shares fourth place with Kevin Yuan. The Australian from Oklahoma said that he is still fine-tuning his game this week prior to summer in Australia.

"Today was a bit of a struggle, the cobwebs showed a little bit today, so hopefully I'll finish it out on the weekend but in a good spot so nicely happy," said Gibson.

"I'm just fighting a few swing problems, a few mistakes I'm trying to work through, it's just hard in the tournament time.

"I got a few loose today, but I managed to get away with it, except for a three-putt." "I felt pretty good today."

Bound for the sixth position is Kieran Muir, Michael Wright, Antonio Murdaca, amateur Blake Windred and Mark Brown on 4-under the card.

The cut was made on 3rd card with 53 professionals and 13 amateurs who rounded the weekend.

The leading group of Zach Murray, Adam Blyth and Jordan Zunic will turn out at 11:00.

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