Brayden Petersen has maintained a 2-shot lead over defending champion Frazer Droop and Port Macquarie’s Thomas Biron in round two of the NSW & ACT PGA Trainee Championship.

Brayden PetersenDespite a cold day with the putter in the second round for a scorecard of even-par, the Asquith Golf Club Trainee still holds a 5-under par two-round total.

“I lost two balls in the water and my putter was not giving me anything out there, but my chipping kept me in it and I am pleased to maintain the lead going into Thursday,” Petersen said.

Starting the day at 1-over par for the week, Thomas Biron was one of the few players who took advantage of the warmer conditions out on Riverside Oaks Golf Resort’s Gangurru course.

“I hit driver a lot straighter today, which gave me more chances on the par-5s. My wedges were a lot more consistent today too, which allowed me to maintain the momentum,” Biron said.

Making his way up the leaderboard after a less than ideal start is Mornington Golf Club Trainee, Aung Htwe, who fired a round of 4-under 68 to tie with Thomas Biron for the low round of the day.

“The main difference was in my putting, I had 39 putts yesterday and managed to turn it around to make 27 today,” Htwe said.

Goulburn Golf Club Trainee Luke Humphries got off to a birdie, par, eagle start which saw him card 2-under 70.

“My first tee shot went straight out of bounds yesterday, so I was behind the eight-ball immediately. Despite losing some momentum in the middle today, but my short game kept me in it and was definitely the standout for me,” Humphries said.

Joining Humphries at 2-under for the week are Mitchell Gannon and Andrew Brennan, both of whom are aiming to win their first State Championships.

The round two cut was made at 53 Trainees.

The third round of the NSW & ACT PGA Trainee Championship kicks off on Thursday at 8am. Live-scores will be available here.