Aaron Rai of England leads the Hong Kong Open after 36 holes at the Hong Kong Golf Club.
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Aaron carded an amazing second round -9 under par 61, a new Hong Kong Golf Club course record, to post -14 under for the tournament;
“Again, we were lucky today with the conditions.”
“We didn’t have much wind and, starting out pretty early the first nine holes, it feels like you’re playing a round at home, which is nice.”
“But I played very well, kept it in play, had a lot of chances and made a lot of putts, too. Everything was on song today.”
“I’ve just got to try and stay as close to the original game plan as much as possible.”
“I think if you get too conservative and if you try and defend the lead a little bit too much, you can start going backwards very easily but also you can’t get too aggressive around this course. “
“As hard as it is and as easy as it is to say, you just have to try and stick to what you’re doing and what has got you into this position.”
Hyowon Park, South Korea is in second place, four shots back at -10 under par following his also great second round of -8 under 62, with some good putting;
“I’m very happy now.”
“My long game is very nice, driver and second shot is good and putting is nice.”
“I will do the same thing on the weekend, so I can go more up the leaderboard.”
In third place is Matt Fitzpatrick of England carding a second round -8 under 62, to claim third position on his own.