Hideto Tanihara of Japan leads the Omega European Masters after 36 holes at Crans-sur-Sierre Golf Club in Switzerland.
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Hideto carded a bogey free -4 under par 66 to lead the Omega European Masters by two shots after 36 holes in the Swiss mountains saying if his putting was better the lead would have been greater;
“My game was very consistent and if my putting was better I would have been able to get higher on the score.”
“I was able to play like yesterday. I just want to focus on my putting more and then I will be better.”
“There are a lot of great players here and I just want to concentrate on playing my game. Just want to focus and hopefully play two more days like this.”
Defending champion Matt Fitzpatrick, England, -6 under 64 today, Lucas Bjerregaard, Denmark, -5 under 65 and Doug Ghim. USA, also -5 under 65 all share second place at -7 under par.
Matt missed being picked for the Ryder Cup, but is in position to defend here;
“It was a great day,”
“It was a bad start, but one reason why I love this golf course is that you know you can get it back.”
“I would say it’s probably as hard as I’ve seen it this year just because it’s so firm but I think yesterday morning was a good chance to go low because it was soft and being first out but I managed to do it this afternoon.”
“I think it will be an exciting weekend.”
Lucas is looking forward to playing at home over the weekend;
“It was very solid today, a little disappointing now, it would have been nice to keep the card clean but unfortunately I hit a bad tee-shot on 18, had to chip out and not much I could do there.”
“I played lovely today, a lot of fairways and a lot of greens, it was very stress-free so I would love for that to continue over the weekend.”
“I’m very excited. I played well in Denmark last week, coming off two top tens, so feeling like the game is getting in good shape. I’m looking forward to the weekend.”