Andy Sullivan sits on top of the leaderboard at the close of an unfinished 2nd round play, due to fog, in the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship, in the United Arab Emirates.
Andy shot a second consecutive round -5 under par 67 to post a Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship 36 hole total of -10 under par, but will have to wait until the round is completed tomorrow to see if he stays at the top of the leaderboard. The delay lasted for two hours and forty five minutes.
Andy said today’s 67 was easier that yesterday’s;
“I think today was even more impressive than yesterday, I had it under a lot of control and it felt quite easy.”
“Today, started off great, lost my way through the middle part of the round and dug deep and finished really strong with three birdies.”
“I think on the whole, much much happier with today and obviously it puts me in good stead finishing that way for the rest of the tournament.”
“I feel totally different coming in. This time last year, I had already won but still felt this tournament of this magnitude with the players, I knew that I would have to go some to do it.”
“Coming in this year, I know if I bring any A Game, I’m going to have a good chance at being up there now.”
“It’s nice to do that, and obviously to go out there and actually put your A Game to the test is great.”
American amateur Bryson DeChambeau is in second place at -9 under par, having completed only nine second round holes, for a -1 under par return so far. Bryson is trying to become just the fourth amateur in history to win on The European Tour, he shows no signs of nerves, in a field which includes four of the top ten players in the Official World Golf Ranking.
Joost Luiten -4 under 68, and Rafa Cabrera-Bello, -5 under 67, have completed their second rounds for a -7 under pat total and share third place on that score with Thomas Bjørn and Richard Bland, who have only finished 11 holes.
The four from the worlds top ten, Rory McIlroy, Rickie Fowler and Ian Poulter are all in a huge group on -5 under, with unfinished rounds, while Jordan Spieth is on -4 under, also with more holes to play tomorrow.