Lucas Bjerregaard has the 36 hole lead at the BMW Masters tournament in China.
Lucas shot a second consecutive round of -6 under par 66 to sit on top of the BMW Masters leaderboard at -12 under par in Shanghai. He came close to winning his maiden European Tour title last time out, in Hong Kong, and hopes to go one better this week;
“It was nice in Hong Kong to prove to myself and to everyone else that I can still compete up there.”
“So hopefully I can do that again this week and just come up one place better than last time”
“It was a great round and I finished off with some good birdies coming in. A great birdie there on six, a tough par three today.”
“Nothing much really happened on the first nine, I just played really solid. But I thought it was a good bit tougher than yesterday with the wind up.”
“Some of the holes were playing really long.”
“But I made some good putts, made some good par saves as well to keep the round going, so that was nice.”
Sergio Garcia and Thongchai Jaidee share second place, three shots back at -9 under par.
Ian Poulter, Paul Casey and An Bye-ong Hun are tied in third spot at -8 under par for the tournament.
It was some very windy conditions today, but that did not worry Peter Uihlein who had seven consecutive birdies today, to finish at -7 under par. He was playing alongside the leader, and the pair of them had some fun out there, according to Lucas;
“We had good fun. He’s a nice guy. We played three rounds together in Turkey, as well, so it was nice that we both played well.”
Race to Dubai leader Rory McIlroy is not competing this week, so that gives an opportunity for closest challenger Danny Willett to narrow the gap. Danny is currently at -3 under par for the tournament. Poults, Justin Rose and others will be looking to do the same thing.