Streelman one off Bjorn's World Cup pace


Thomas Bjorn of Denmark shot a 3-under-par 68 at Royal Melbourne to remain on top of the individual standings halfway through the World Cup. Just one stroke behind Bjorn is American Kevin Streelman, who shot a 69.

Individual leaderboard: Thomas Bjorn (68-134), Kevin Streelman (69-135), Jason Day (70-138), Ricardo Santos (69-138), Matt Kuchar (68-139), Martin Laird (72-139), Stuart Manley (72-139), Hideto Tanihara (67-139)

Team leaderboard: United States 274, Denmark 277, Australia 281, Japan 281, Portugal 282, Scotland 284

What it means: With Matt Kuchar adding a 68 to Streelman's 69, the U.S. pair lead the team standings by three shots over Denmark.

Round(s) of the day: Japan's Tanihara, Mexico's Oscar Fraustro and Italy's Francesco Molinari shared the day's low round: 67.

Best of the rest: Individual leader Bjorn was one of three players who shot 68. The veteran started and ended his round with bogeys, but sandwiched five birdies in between.

Quote of the day''It is the same feel of Augusta on a weekend - actually I wouldn't know because I haven't made a cut in the Masters yet. So Friday afternoon at Augusta it feels like." - Streelman, on the quickness of Royal Melbourne's greens