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Richard Sterne birdied the final hole at Emirates Golf Club to secure a one shot halfway lead standing at -12 under par for the tournament, in the Omega Dubai Desert Classic. Richard said the course was tough;
“The course was a lot tougher with the wind and the greens definitely firmed out a bit. I think it’s going to be quite tricky coming to the weekend. There’s a lot of guys bunched up and you’re going to have to play pretty well to be there on Sunday. I had a long time sitting at home watching all the guys and especially the South Africans winning, so it’s nice to be back in the action and to have a chance.”
Scotland’s Stephen Gallacher and two of The European Tour’s rising stars, Dane Thorbjørn Olesen and England’s Tommy Fleetwood, are just one shot back at -11 under par.
Former Challenge Tour winner Tommy Fleetwood, 22, has yet to drop a stroke and after a second round of 68 said;
“It’s just nice to be up there with all these great names.”
Stephen Gallacher is also delighted to be in the hunt for the title;
“It was a lot trickier with the wind switching all over the shop and I’m delighted to be still in the hunt.”
Apparently Dubai has no proper sewerage system, this report is from FeedingTruth.com:
The glittering supercity of Dubai has no sewage system. At least no underground sewage system…(VIDEO)
Posted By: MrFusion [Send E-Mail]
Date: Thursday, 16-Aug-2012 22:56:48
[Credit to lamamaba of STA for finding this...]
Rather than a sewage system, Dubai has more of a sewage caravan. Hundreds and hundreds of 10,000 gallon sewage trucks lined up for their turn to dump their loads into the ocean. Swimming on the beaches of Dubai is not recommended.