Lee Westwood, England, and defending champion Brett Rumford, Australia, lead the ISPS Handa World Super 6 Perth tournament after 36 holes of stroke-play.
Lee shot a second round -2 under par 70 to share the ISPS Handa World Super 6 Perth lead with Brett, who carded an even par 72 today, both at -8 under par for the 36 holes at Lake Karrinyup Country Club.
Lee enjoyed a day of good chipping, and the putter behaved reasonably well;
“We both played well, we haven’t given too many shots away, made a few putts and I chipped in a couple of times. It’s been fun over the first couple of days.”
“I’m just trying to shoot as low as possible. I know if I carry on playing like I’m playing and a few putts start to go in, because I didn’t really hole any putts today, I’ll be thereabouts on the leaderboard.”
“To be perfectly honest, match play is anybody’s. You’re going to need a lot of luck to win it.”
Brett was comfortable signing for an even par round;
“I’m happy to have signed for 72, happy to be tied for the lead and obviously happy that I’m in that top eight.”
“You would have to lie to say that you’re not aware of your opponent, but I’m not playing against Westwood, I’m not changing my game plan or swing thoughts or nothing, I’m just playing golf.”
Four players are then tied in fourth place at -7 under par, Thorbjørn Olesen, Denmark. -5 under 67 today, Grant Forrest, Scotland, -4 under 68, Prom Meesawat, Thailand, -2 under 70 and Lucas Herbert, Australia, who carded -3 under 69.
There is another round of stroke-play tomorrow and then the top 24 players, with the top eight seeded, will face each other in match play over six holes on Sunday, with five rounds of competition determining who will take home the trophy.