Friday, October 30, 2015

Turkish Airlines Open and all the scores

 Van Zyl leads by two but big names lurking
South African Jaco Van Zyl maintained his lead in the second round of the Turkish Airlines Open, but several world-class names – including four-time Major winner Rory McIlroy – are lurking ominously behind him.
Van Zyl followed his first-round 61 with a steady three under par 69 at the Montgomerie Maxx Royal in Antalya, Turkey to reach 14 under overall, two strokes ahead of Englishmen Richard Bland (65) and Chris Wood (66).
All three will be wary of the presence of current Race to Dubai leader McIlroy, who ensured it was another bogey-free round by brilliantly saving par at the last after a wayward drive cost him a penalty drop. 
A 67 moved the Northern Irishman up to ten under par in joint sixth, one ahead of his compatriot Graeme McDowell, who had seven birdies in a superb 65.
McDowell’s Ryder Cup team-mate Victor Dubuisson, who won here in 2013, signed for a 64 to move up to 11 under, while young Englishman Matthew Fitzpatrick, who won the British Masters three weeks ago, went one better, a 63 propelling him into a share of 11th place on eight under.
The Turkish Airlines Open is the first of four lucrative events comprising the Race to Dubai’s Final Series. With eight million points on offer at each, it heads to the WGC-HSBC Champions and the BMW Masters, both in Shanghai, before the season finale, the DP World Tour Championship, Dubai.
Jaco Van Zyl
“I felt really comfortable out there and played nicely. Unfortunately a couple of loose shots on the back nine cost me a couple of shots. The fourth, sixth, seventh and eighth are four good holes, playing into the breeze, and I was hitting a lot of long irons into slopey greens. I didn’t make as many putts as I did yesterday but overall I’m happy and enjoying it. We practise for hours and hours to be in this position so it’s nice to be able to enjoy it.”
Chris Wood
“I’ve come back from quite a serious injury. I broke my scaphoid bone in my wrist and it was quite a long road back, so it’s a relief more than anything to be playing such nice golf. Today the goal was to cut into Jaco’s lead. It’s not often you shoot 66 and are five shots behind. Hopefully I can catch him tomorrow, maybe pass him, but I want to give myself a chance on Sunday.”

Victor Dubuisson
“This is definitely one of my favourite courses. My season hasn't been great and I haven’t played as many tournaments, so I was counting on the Final Series to maybe improve my ranking. I changed my putter a few months ago. I was a little bit in trouble the first few weeks, but now I can see on the green that I hole more putts from ten feet and that makes a difference.”
Rory McIlroy
“I felt like it was a round that could have been a bit better, especially the way I played in the middle of the round. Not taking advantage of some of the holes coming in is a little disappointing, but any time you can go the first 36 holes of a tournament without a bogey it’s not too bad. When I looked at the leaderboard on the fourth hole, I was ten shots back at that point, so to go from ten shots back to only four back going into the weekend, it’s really not that much.”
Par 144 (2x72)
130 J Van Zyl (RSA) 61 69
132 R Bland (Eng) 67 65, C Wood  (Eng) 66 66,
133 F Zanotti (Par) 67 66, V Dubuisson  (Fra) 69 64,
134 A Levy (Fra) 69 65, R McIlroy  (Nir) 67 67,
135 L Westwood (Eng) 64 71, G McDowell  (Nir) 70 65, K Aphibarnrat (Tha) 67 68,
136 M Fitzpatrick  (Eng) 73 63, A Johnston (Eng) 70 66, L Slattery (Eng) 68 68, R Cabrera-Bello (Esp) 67 69,
137 P Uihlein  (USA) 68 69, J Quesne  (Fra) 67 70, L Bjerregaard  (Den) 68 69, R Jacquelin (Fra) 68 69,
138 B An (SKor) 70 68, J Lagergren (Swe) 70 68, S Lowry  (Irl) 68 70, J Morrison  (Eng) 70 68, T Jaidee (Tha) 69 69, T Pieters  (Bel) 72 66,
139 S Gallacher (Sco) 71 68, D Lipsky (USA) 70 69, D Willett  (Eng) 69 70, D Howell (Eng) 70 69, T Hatton (Eng) 69 70, G Bourdy (Fra) 69 70, I Poulter (Eng) 69 70, J Donaldson (Wal) 71 68, J Campillo (Esp) 69 70,
140 M Kieffer (Ger) 71 69, L Haotong (Chn) 72 68, M Madsen  (Den) 70 70, B Hebert  (Fra) 70 70, T Aiken (RSA) 68 72, K Broberg (Swe) 71 69, A Cañizares  (Esp) 69 71, S Kjeldsen (Den) 72 68,
141 D Drysdale (Sco) 69 72, R Wattel  (Fra) 70 71, B Wiesberger  (Aut) 67 74, R Green (Aus) 71 70, M Ilonen  (Fin) 72 69, T Fleetwood  (Eng) 71 70, A Noren  (Swe) 70 71, T Bjørn (Den) 72 69,
142 T Olesen (Den) 71 71, C Schwartzel  (RSA) 71 71, G Stal  (Fra) 74 68, P Larrazábal (Esp) 71 71, A Wall (Eng) 73 69, T Fisher Jnr (RSA) 70 72, M Fraser (Aus) 69 73,
143 J Luiten (Ned) 72 71, A Sullivan (Eng) 76 67, R Karlberg  (Swe) 70 73,
144 M Carlsson  (Swe) 70 74, P Edberg (Swe) 73 71,
145 G Havret  (Fra) 73 72, R Fisher (Eng) 76 69, G Storm  (Eng) 71 74, E De La Riva  (Esp) 72 73, R Rock (Eng) 72 73, R Ramsay  (Sco) 73 72,
146 D Horsey (Eng) 73 73, D Clarke (Nir) 75 71,
147 M Siem  (Ger) 74 73, M Hoey  (Nir) 72 75, A Altuntas (am) (Tur) 73 74,
148 J Daly (USA) 77 71, M Warren (Sco) 79 69,
149 M Jiménez (Esp) 78 71,
152 M Lorenzo-Vera  (Fra) 71 81, S Akarsu (am) (Tur) 74 78,
157 E Kemaloglu (am) (Tur) 77 80, 



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