There are now just two players tied at the top of the Italian Open leaderboard after day 2 at Golf Club Milano in Monza, Italy. Marcus Fraser, Australia, shares the honor with Matt Wallace from England.
Marcus shot his lowest ever European Tour score, -9 under par 62, to join Matt, -6 under 65 today, at the top of the Italian Open leaderboard after the second round.
Marcus took his putting performance to a new level;
“To come and do that today, I’m pretty proud of myself and it’s quite reassuring that I still can play golf.”
“I felt like I’ve putted well and scrambled well this week.”
“Today I took it to a new level with the putter. I felt like I putted well yesterday and I probably out-did it today.”
Matt enjoyed the good weather today;
“When I won in Portugal, I backed up a ten under with a seven under. It’s not that rare, I have done it before.
“Yeah, I just played good golf out there today and it’s perfect weather for us to shoot low.”
Tied in third place, two shots back at -11 under par, are two of yesterdays six leaders, Kiradech Aphibarnrat, Thailand, and Jamie Donaldson, Wales, both carded -4 under 67.
Kiradech did not have a good day with his putter;
“I was still hitting a lot of great quality shots today. The putter didn’t work as well as yesterday.”
Jamie also suffered from a cooler putter;
“I played well again. The putter wasn’t quite as warm today as it was yesterday.”
Local favorite, defending champion, and another of the first round leaders, Francesco Molinari is alone in fifth place, a -3 under today giving him a -10 under total;
“It wasn’t easy but everyone was obviously willing me to do well and I tried to stay calm and stay in my own bubble. I did that pretty well.”