ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) — Wallace Booth shot a 6-under 67 on Friday, lifting Scotland into a tie for the lead with the United States after two rounds at the World Amateur Team Championship.
Booth had seven birdies on the par-73 Royal Adelaide course, helping Scotland move to 17 under and erase a two-stroke lead held by the Americans after the opening round.
Callum Macaulay had 3-under 70 to push Scotland to 9 under for the day. The two best scores from each three-member team are counted toward the team score.
Rickie Fowler had another round at 5 under, this time at the par-72 The Grange course, and Jamie Lovemark and Billy Horschel shot 2-under 70s for the Americans.
Fowler took the individual lead among the 195 players from 65 nations competing for the Eisenhower Trophy. He’s at 10-under for the tournament, two shots ahead of Booth and Macaulay and three shots clear of Lovemark.
“I’m happy with how I’m playing and I’m happy with how my teammates are playing,” Fowler said. “If I play my best and win the individual, it’s going to help my team that much more.”
New Zealand moved into third at 9 under, led by rounds of 5-under 67 from Jared Pender and 1-under 71 from Danny Lee, the world’s No. 1-ranked amateur.
Sweden is fourth at 8 under for the tournament, and Wales another shot back in fifth.