Tommy Fleetwood in prime position to win Race to Dubai as Rory McIlroy strugglesCat:未分類

Since Mike Lorenzo-Vera set a record-equalling Speed at the halfway stage of Their DP World Tour 26, tommy Fleetwood took Charge of the Rush.

Lorenzo-Vera added a 69 to his opening 63 to start a three-shot guide over Fleetwood and Jon Rahm on 12 below, fitting the most effective 36-hole score at the event, however, Rory McIlroy suffered a challenging afternoon around the Earth Course and slipped seven strokes behind the leader after having an error-strewn 74. Fleetwood being at a tie-for second shot him high of the projected closing Race to Dubai standings before long-time pioneer Bernd Wiesberger, who retained a bogey off his card but made just one birdie and 17 pars in a 71 he explained asflat. Nevertheless, the big names are all looking upwards at Lorenzo-Vera, who continued to produce some excellent golf despite suffering with a lung disease as he pushed into a clear lead in pursuit of his maiden European Tour success, although he did open the door for the chasing pack with a few mistakes that were late. The charismatic Frenchman showed no signs of being defeated at partnering McIlroy in the final pairing of the day since he birdied the opening two holesand he reacted to a bogey at the fifth having back-to-back birdies in seven and eight to turn in 33 for the second day running. The 34-year-old then proceeds into 14 beneath when he birdied 13 and cracked into another at 14, but he started to falter at the setting sunlight as he bogeyed the 15th after which three-putted to final green from 25 feet – leaving his tentative overburdened diploma putt brief as his five-stroke guide was whittled down to three. Fleetwood needs a minimum of a top-two finish to have some chance of pipping Wiesberger into the Race into Dubai crown, and the 2017 European No 1 retained his hopes alive as he mixed seven birdies with three bogeys in a 68 which raised him six shots before this Austrian. Last weeks Nedbank Challenge winner birdied the first before dropping shots however he got back on track with three birdies during the next four holes before following a continuous streak of pars with greater profits in the 13th and 14th. Fleetwood stands out of six feet for par at the second, but he got the shot back in the last to close on two under combined with Ryder Cup team-mate Rahm, that had been one over for the day until he birdied 14 and 16 before capping a battling 69 with a dazzling eagle at the last. Tom Lewis is just two shots further back going into the weekend, while McIlroy was left to reflect to a string of mistakes, particularly at the par-threes, since he closed on six below which could have been worse had he not scrambled a par at the final after finding water from the tee. The type of his day-one 64 was rarely evident because he rinsed his tee-shot into the sixth and parred the first five holes. McIlroy hit with his first birdie of the round at the next, but he had to dig deep to scramble a par at the ninth before he leaked another shot at the 10th and fluffed a processor after yanking his tee-shot to the left rough in the brief 13th, where he did well to limit the harm to a bogey-four. The world No two came within a whisker of chipping in for eagle at the next as he clawed one shot back, but his hopes of fitting his spectacular first-round eagle at the 18th vanished when he blocked his drive to the creek on the best and left, after drilling a towering fairway-wood onto the front of this greenhe safely two-putted from 40 ft to stay at six under. Justin Rose is eight away from the lead following a mixed-bag of a 70 which featured only six pars, while pars werent an issue for Wiesberger as he carded 17 of them, his lone birdie coming in the 11th as he closed on three under par and in a tie for 13th place. Read more here: