Tuesday, October 22, 2013


Clarke Lutton outshone the better known Scots to move into a share of second place in the Abu Dhabi Golf Citizen Open with a three-under-par 69 for a two-round tally of four-under 140 today.
Lutton highlighted his halves of 34-35 with an eagle 3 at the long 11th, backed up with birdies at the first, seventh and 13th. On the
downside, he bogeyed the 14th and 15th to finish a windy day at Saadiyat Golf Club, Abu Dhabi sharing second place with Welshman Stephen Dodd (72-68), three shots behind the pacemaking English rookie pro, Craig Hinton (68-69 for 137).
Tom Buchanan is the second best Scot with one round to to after shooting a 68 for 143 and a share of seventh place.
Buchanana had an eagle at the second and birdies at the fourth, ninth, 11th and 18th in halves of 33 and 35. He bogeyed the seventh and 16th.
David Law, runner-up in the two most recent MENA Tour events, took closer order on the leaders by shaving four shots off his first-day effort with a 71 for 146 and joint 16th place.
The Aberdonian birdied the par-5 second and 11th but bogeys at the 13th and 14th knocked him back until he finished birdie-birdie (2-3) for halves of 36-35.
Said Law: "It was windier than on the first day so a one-under 71 it was a pretty good score. My putting was pretty poor but I managed to hit it close on 17 and 18 and salvage a decent score. Hopefully a good score in the third and last round  and a top 10 finish - I'd be happy with that."
Par 144 (2x72)
137 Craig Hinton (Eng) 68 69
140 Clarke Lutton (Sco) 71 69, Stephen Dodd (Wal) 72 68
141 Stuart Archibald (Eng) 69 72, Matthew Turner (Eng) 73 68

143 Tom Buchanan 75 68 (T7)
146 David Law 75 71 (T16)
148 Conor O'Neil 74 74 (T30)
149 Fraser McKenna 73 76 (T39)
150 Ted Innes Ker 78 72 (T50)
155 Greg Nicolson 80 75 (T70).



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