Donaldson blitzes Shanghai course


MACCLESFIELD’S Jamie Donaldson fired a sizzling 10-under-par 62 to lie in second place but four shots behind Frenchman Alexander Levy going into tomorrow’s final round of the BMW Masters in Shanghai.



The Ryder Cup star, who clinched the winning point in Europe’s victory at Gleneagles in September,  grabbed eight birdies and an eagle as Levy posted a 63 In  the US$7million tournament..

Levy is in pole position to win his third European Tour title of the season – he claimed the China Open in April and the rain-affected Portugal Masters three weeks ago.

Germany’s Marcel Siem signed for a 65 to move up to third place at 17 under par, while Englishman Justin Rose surged into fourth courtesy of an eight under par 64.


Donaldson said: “I wasn’t paying too much attention to what was going on really; I was just trying to go as low as I could and hit the same shots I’ve been hitting and try to hole more putts, which I did today.

“Any time you shoot ten under you make up a lot of ground. I obviously like the course and it suits my game. I shot 62 here a couple of years ago. It’s one of those courses where you’ve got to putt well, because if there’s no wind like today, you’re going to have a lot of chances.

” Tomorrow I’m just going to go out there and try and play like I have done today.  I’ve hit a lot of good shots and I need to do that again tomorrow and get that ball in the hole. Whether the conditions are rough or benign, I don’t mind. ”



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