Australian Open News: Adam Scott Skyrockets Back To Top With Fantastic Day 2

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Australia's Adam Scott tosses a hat he autographed to the gallery as he walks on the 17th hole during a practice round for the 2013 PGA Championship golf tournament at Oak Hill Country Club in Rochester, New York August 7, 2013.
Australia's Adam Scott tosses a hat he autographed to the gallery as he walks on the 17th hole during a practice round for the 2013 PGA Championship golf tournament at Oak Hill Country Club in Rochester, New York August 7, 2013. REUTERS

Hometown hero Adam Scott is not about to denied of his chance to uplift his fellow Australians as he shoots right back into contention with an impressive second day outing at the Australian Open. Scott is vaulted back to the top ten after shooting a fantastic 5-under 66.

Two-time Australian Open champion Greg Chalmers seized the outright lead of the day with his own 5-under 66 score. He leads the pack with a total of 137 just a hair above world number one Rory McIlroy and fellow Australian golfers Todd Sinnot and Adam Crawford are all tied up in the second spot with a 138 total score. The race is so close at the top that 16 players are just 5 shots from the lead with a couple of days remain in the tournament.

Nobody improved better during the second day other than world number three player Scott who recovered from his dismal first round showing of 74. Scott explained that he had a terrible start Thursday due to the windy conditions but has adjusted well to get back into the mix.

"Today, it didn't start much better - I was scrambling - but I scrambled well and then, all of sudden, I made eagle at 14 and momentum is on your side," Scott relayed to ABC.net.

The defending champion, McIlroy had an up and down day 2 as he made an eagle, 6 bogeys and 6 birdies. The Irishman is hoping to capture the tournament and set off on a quest to win golf's grand slam and will look to improve on his second day showing when he just had 5 pars all day.

Everyone will be chasing Chalmers who is showing resurgence after capturing the tournament years ago in 1998 and 2011. The West Australian native is coming off a couple of tournaments the United States, Malaysia and Mexico is not showing any weariness despite flying in a day before the tournament. While he is already being considered to be put alongside Hall of Famers Jack Nicklaus and Greg Norman, the 41-year old player it is still too soon to belong in the conversation and he will have to do more to be propelled to a greater stature.