By Evin Priest

A pair of 69s has Adam Scott leading the Aussie charge after the second round of the BMW Championship, though the world No.6 remains eight shots back of American leaders Roberto Castro and Dustin Johnson.

After darkness halted play during yesterday’s first round of the third FedEx Cup playoffs series event, Scott finished eight holes on Friday morning before carding another round of 3-under par to sit in a share of 10th place at 6-under.

Castro and Johnson are locked in at the top of the leaderboard at 14-under, which was enough for a three-shot buffer over in-form Englishman Paul Casey at the halfway mark. Consistent Castro’s two 65s earned him a share of top spot, while DJ rocketed up the leaderboard with a scintillating course-record 9-under par 63.

It was a mixed bag for the remainder of the Australian contingent at Crooked Stick Golf Club, with world No.1 Jason Day enjoying a sizzling round of 67 to sit two back of compatriot Scott, while Marc Leishman slumped to lone last place in an event without a cut.

Day’s 5-under round saw him claw back to a share of 19th place, but Leishman’s 75 dropped him to a 5-over total. The only other Australian at the penultimate event of the FedEx Cup finals is Aaron Baddeley, whose pair of 71s has him tied for 44th.