Scottish Open. Chris Doaks Cruises To the Top July 12 2013

Chris Doaks cruised to the top of the leaderboard st the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open at Castle Stuart Golf Links, Inverness, Scotland. Chris Doak  (Getty Images) Chris Doaks / Getty Images Chris fired a second straight round of -6 under par 66, to take the halfway lead on 12 under par at the Scottish Open, and gave credit to his coach Bob Torrance; " It's absolutely phenomenal to shoot 66-66 in the first two days, you start the week thinking you want to go low but to actually do it is fantastic. I just feel it has been coming all year but just maybe haven't put it all together. These two days, I've definitely put it together. It helps Bob being here, as well. He's not at many tournaments now, so it definitely helps, makes a difference. It's fantastic, to hear all the highland accents up here cheering you on, it's fantastic. I'm sure there will be a big following at the weekend, people are up for it so hopefully there's a lot more people." There are four players tied in second spot, just one shot back at -11 under par, they are, J.B. Hansen, Ross Fisher, Peter Uihlein and Matthew Southgate. Matthew, who was working was working in Pockets snooker club in Southend just three years ago, equalled the lowest round of the day with a flawless -8 under par 64, and said he was nervous, but liked it that way; "I like getting a bit nervous and a bit tingly, that's what I live for, if I am shaking like a leaf on the first tee tomorrow I will be enjoying it. It's been a tough season, coming out of the Tour School you are thinking about making cuts but that's a bit negative. I have been looking over my shoulder the whole time rather than playing to get into contention. I've done a lot of work on my putting and Robert Rock has been helping me out, but it's a shame I can't lie down on the green and use a snooker cue to knock them in! Every player needs a big break so if this can be mine bring it on." Peter is concentrating on playing at a pace he is comfortable with; " It's all about trying to get into contention and slow everything down and work at my own pace. I feel like a couple of times I just keep getting too quick and my mind races a little too fast. I feel the more I can get myself into that position, the slower I can make things." The Worlds Number Eight, Phil Mickelson, is four off the lead on -8 under par after a second round of  -2 under par,70. Phil will be hoping to improve his position tomorrow, to put himself in position to make a run at it on Sunday. Missing the cut was Open Champion Ernie Els, just a week before his title defense at Muirfield. Joining Ernie on the early bird flight out of Scotland is Padraig Harrington and Jose Maria Olazabal. The leaderboard is still bunched, will be interesting to see who breaks away on moving day, tomorrow.