Scott rebounds from rough first round in Australia

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Adam Scott went from looking like he might not make the cut to being in contention after two rounds of the Australian Open.

Scott shot 40 on the first nine of the first round on his way to a 74, but recovered nicely on Friday with a 5-under 66 in Sydney. He is 2 under for the tournament, tied for third place, three shots behind leader Greg Chalmers

The former world No. 1 started on the 10th tee Friday. He eagled the par-5 14th and added two birdies to make the turn in 32. He added one more birdie on his second nine at The Australian Golf Club.

''Yesterday I got off to a bad start, and I didn't scramble well when I had to and it started to get away from me,'' Scott told reporters. ''Today a couple of good shots coming up 14 and I made an eagle and momentum is on your side.''

Jordan Spieth, who led the first round and was playing with Scott, shot 72 Friday and was tied for the clubhouse lead at 3-under 139.