Horsey canters to course record

STYAL’S David Horsey equalled the course record with a flawless eight-under-par 64 in the second round of the Lyoness Open powered by ORGANIC+ to lie five shots shots off the pace set by Felipe Aguilar.

The Chilean carded four birdies and two bogeys at Diamond Country Club to get to nine under par and maintain his lead of two shots over his nearest challenger in England’s Graeme Storm.

Horsey said:  “I played lovely out there – probably as good as I have played ever tee to green in very tough conditions. Fortunately, I was out early, it was softer into the greens, I drove it well and stayed out of the rough so you can score and I managed to do that today.

“I putted nice, maybe could have holed a couple more towards the end but on the whole 64 in those conditions I will take every day.

“I have been working at stuff for the last couple of months really and it’s very good when it’s good, but it’s just a bit inconsistent. You know when I am on and just keeping that rhythm and trusting it, then I can shoot scores like that so hopefully a sign of things to come.”

Overnight leader Aguilar, starting his second round at the tenth tee, slipped back to six under after dropping a shot at the 12th but he soon bounced back, picking up shots at the two par fives on the back nine – the 15th and 16th – to move to eight under. The 42 year old then rolled in a birdie putt from 20 feet at the fourth before coming agonisingly close to making further gains at the sixth and seventh.

Storm, who started in the afternoon groupings and endured blustery conditions throughout the day, sits outright second on seven under after mixing five birdies with two bogeys in his second-round 69, while his countryman Oliver Fisher is joined by Swede Johan Carlsson on six under after his second-round 69.

 

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