Joost Luiten leads the Andalucia Valderrama Masters aided by an Albatross at Real Club Valderrama, in Spain.
Joost, from Holland, carded his albatross on the par five 11th hole, to post -6 under par at the top of the Andalucia Valderrama Masters leaderboard, with a second round -1 under 70, and finished second here last year;
“I’m happy with the way I played,I finished second, I like this place.”
“Hopefully we can have a good weekend and we can win here but there’s a lot of golf to be played and we just need to focus on tomorrow and have another good round.”
“I think it will play a bit shorter off the tee, it will be a bit harder maybe to hit the fairways if they’re going to run off but it’s still fairly soft, you can still be aggressive into the pins but you’ve got to hit the fairways and that’s the game-plan for the weekend.”
“I think ten under will be a good number.”
Sharing second place at -5 under par are Tournament Host and local favorite Sergio Garcia, even par 71 today, Robert Rock, England, -1 under 70, and Scott Jamieson, Scotland, with his second round -3 under 68.
Sergio will need to put some ice on a wrist injury;
“We’ll just ice it (his wrist) a little bit and put that anti-inflammation patch that I have and hopefully it will be fine tomorrow.”
“I feel like I could have shot probably two or three under but it was tough out there this afternoon.”
Robert would have liked to be in front, and thinks he could have been;
“I’ve played better than one under and just threw stupid shots away from the edge of the green that are pretty basic, so it’s annoying, but it’s a good two days.”
“There are some great players on the leaderboard and it would be nice to have a few extra shots on them come the weekend but I’ll take it.”
Scott was very happy with his round in the windy conditions;
“I’m delighted with that. Anything under par around here, most people would sign up for before they tee off and especially in the tricky conditions today with the breeze blowing.”