Friday, November 4th, 2016
Thorbjorn Olesen leads the Turkish Airlines Open by six shots after shooting 62 for his second round, breaking the course record at the Regnum Carya Golf and Spa Resort.
The 26-year-old Dane, a three-time winner on the European Tour, carded 30 for his front nine and, despite a bogey at the 11th, had 32 on the way home, picking up six shots in his final six holes to surge clear of the field.
It was Olesen’s lowest round in more than five years as he took control of the tournament.
He said: “I feel like I've been up in contention in a lot of big events so I feel pretty comfortable. There are still 36 holes to go, so that's a lot of golf to be played but I have to keep being aggressive out there, keep going after some of the pins and try to make birdies. That's the only way I can win.”
Spaniard Adrian Otaegui shot 63 to move to nine under par for the week, along with Thailand’s Thongchai Jaidee, while Joakim Lagergren, David Horsey and Matteo Manassero and Haotong Li are at eight under.
Of the other main stars, Andy Sullivan is four under par and in a share of 19th place after his round of 67 and Lee Westwood and Andrew Johnston are tied for 34th place after respective rounds of 70 and 69.
This is the fourth time that the Turkish Airlines Open has been held and it is first time it has been held at the Regnum Carya Spa and Golf Resort.
The Turkish Airlines Open is the first of The Race to Dubai’s three ‘Final Series’ tournaments.