Aaron Baddeley has put together another solid round to be just three shots behind the leaders midway through the PGA’s Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship.

The Australian posted a second consecutive two-under 70 to be four under for the tournament, three behind leaders Rafael Campos, Fabrizio Zanotti and Justin Suh.

Baddeley will be a touch disappointed not to be closer, while still firmly in contention in a tie for 12th.

He made birdies on the fourth, seventh, ninth and 16th before giving two shots back on 17 and 18.

Puerto Rican Campos had a bogey-free 3-under 69 round for a seven-under 137 total.

“I really do feel like I’m at home,” Campos said. “This is my second home, actually. My family has had a house here for 20 years and anytime I come out here, play, whenever I’m in vacation mode, I actually come here to the Dominican Republic and stay here.”

Zanotti shot a 68.

“Really tough,” Zanotti said. “You have to be really patient because of the wind.”

Suh had a 69. The former Southern California star is playing on a sponsor exemption.

“We thought the wind was going to die down in the afternoon, but it didn’t, it was always up,” Suh said. “It was blowing around 25 to 30, so it really took a lot to stay in it and really stay composed because that back nine is tough in that wind.”

Tyler Duncan (69) and Joel Dahmen (71) were a stroke back from the leaders while one behind them is past champion Graeme McDowell, whose 69 leaves him in a group at five under that includes qualifier Andrew Yun (72).

“It was really important to get out here this morning and try and post a score, get back in the tournament a little bit,” former US Open champion McDowell said.

Australian Rhein Gibson shot a three-over 75 to go with his opening two-under 70, to squeeze in on the one-over cut.

The field does not include the top players in the world, who were competing at the World Golf Championships match-play event at Austin, Texas.

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