LEADERS: Matt Jones (65) at 10 under; Paul Casey (65) and Dimi Papadatos (66) sharing second at nine under; Louis Oosthuizen (66) among five players sharing fourth at eight under
PLAYER OF THE DAY: Paul Casey lived up to his billing as the best-ranked player in the field, peeling off four-straight birdies to close his round an equal-day's best 65 to sit one off the lead
STAT OF THE DAY: Pre-tournament favourite and former winner Adam Scott missed his first Australian Open cut as a professional
SHOT OF THE DAY: Although he missed the weekend, New Zealand pro Kieran Muir hit his approach on the 18th hole into a corporate hospitality tent and had to take a drop
QUOTE OF THE DAY: "I've finished second and first here, so I should feel pretty comfortable," Jones, on winning the Open in 2015 and finishing second in 2017 - both at The Australian GC
TOURNAMENT SUMMARY: The cream rose to the top with former winner Jones leading England drawcard Casey. Seven amateurs made the cut to set up a thrilling weekend.