Warrnambool golfer Marc Leishman and his partner Adam Scott in tough spot at World Cup

HARD TASK: Marc Leishman faces a tough test at the World Cup.

HARD TASK: Marc Leishman faces a tough test at the World Cup.

AUSTRALIAN pair Marc Leishman and Adam Scott are 10 shots off the pace at the halfway mark of the World Cup of Golf tournament at Kingston Heath.

They fired a four-under par 68 in round two in a best-ball format.

But Danish golfing odd couple Soren Kjeldsen and Thorbjorn Olesen complemented each other perfectly at, flirting with a rare 59 before settling for a three-shot lead.

They finished a dream day at 12-under-par, three shots clear of China's Wu Ashun and Li Haotong, with first-round leaders Rafa Cabrera Bello and Jon Rahm from Spain a stroke further back in outright third place.

Americans Rickie Fowler and Jimmy Walker were in a tie for fourth at seven under.

Leishman started and finished his day well with birdies on the first and 18th holes.

"I certainly didn't play the way I would've liked," he said.

"I'm still staying positive, hoping we've saved all of our good stuff for the weekend."

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