Scott makes move as Rose shows way

Adam Scott has made a bold move up the leaderboard in the second round of the US Open at Peeble Beach.

After a sluggish start when he dropped shots on the opening two holes, the 2013 Masters champion, who shot an opening round 70, hit back with birdies on the fourth, sixth and ninth holes to turn in 34.

Adam Scott has put himself right in contention.Source:AFP

He dropped another shot on the par four 13th before making amends on the par five 14th with a birdie. He picked up another shot on the 15th and currently sits four shots behind the impressive Rose.

Aiming to build on his record-equalling first-round 65, Rose stretched his lead early in the second round but came back to earth on his back nine with two bogeys.

He still leads by two shots at seven under from five players, including British Open winner Francisco Molinari who is nearing the end of an excellent round. With two holes to play, the Italian is set to sign for his second successive round in the 60s.

Rose’s nearest pursuers prior to the start of the second round, Rickie Fowler, Louis Oosthuizen and Xander Schauffele, are yet to tee off, as are Aussies Marc Leishman (-2), Jason Day (-1) and Cameron Smith (even par).

US veteran Jim Furyk has made the biggest move of the day. The 49-year-old, who won the 2003 US Open, shot a four under 67 and sits at -2.

Justin Rose won the US Open in 2013.Source:AFP

Defending champion Brooks Koepka has moved to -4 after 16 holes and also looks set for a second successive round in the 60s.

After a first round 73, Jordan Spieth has climbed back into contention. He sits at -3 for the day and -2 for the tournament with three holes to play in his round.

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