Jamie Donaldson, Wales, holds on to the Omega Dubai Desert Classic lead as fog delayed 2nd round play at Emirates Golf Club in Dubai.
Jamie got into the clubhouse before the fog rolled in, posting a second Omega Dubai Desert Classic round of -3 under par 69, for a -13 under 36 hole total.
He said he had played well, but the putter was not working as good as yesterday;
“I have backed up low scores like that with another one but today it wasn’t to be.”
“Quite happy with a 69.”
“Played nicely. Drove the ball well, iron play was good, took my chances when I was close enough to do so.”
“Hit a lot of really good putts that didn’t go in where yesterday they all went in.”
“It can always be better, can’t it? Wanted to try to go flag hunting a little bit, which maybe I shouldn’t have done, but happy with how I played.”
Li Haotong of China is currently in second place with a consecutive completed round of -6 under 66 for -12 under.
Branden Grace, South Africa, -7 under 65 today, and Alexander Björk, Sweden, who has only played 12 second round holes, for -4 under, share third place at -11 under par.
Rory McIlroy, Northern Ireland, is the tie for fifth, having finished 11 second round holes, and is currently at -3 under for his round, and -10 for the tournament.
The fog meant two hours and 50 minutes of playing time were lost, so all of the later starters will have to complete their second rounds from 0730 on Saturday morning.