Scott Hend, from Australia, heads the field at the Omega European Masters at the half-way stage in Switzerland at the Crans-sur-Sierre Golf Club.
Scott carded -7 under 63 on Friday to lead the Omega European Masters after 36 holes with a -13 under par total.
Scott is worried about his kids back home in Florida, with Hurricane Irma approaching, they are with the child minder, as Scott has his wife on the bag this week;
“We’re a bit worried about the kids in Florida with the sitter at the moment.”
“We’ve been up late at night trying to find out contingency plans. I think they’re going to get out of there. It’s not worth the risk.”
But he is not so worried about his golf, would just like to putt better;
“It would be nice to putt a little bit better but you walk off with 63, it’s fantastic.”
“I wouldn’t say I’ve taken this place apart because this place can get back at you pretty quick.”
“I just tried to play a bit more conservative than usual and I got lucky with a couple of shots.”
One shot back at -12 under par is Darren Fichardt, South Africa, he also shot -7 under par 63, to stay in touch with the leader;
“It has been pretty solid. I am just playing the course as it is, I am very happy with the way I am playing and very happy with where I lie.”
“It’s going to be fun.”
Tied in third place at -9 under par are Thongchai Jaidee, Thailand, -4 under 66 today, Todd Sinnott, Australia, -4 under 66 and Fabrizio Zanotti, from Paraguay, -5 under 65.
Thongchai is happy to be paying and putting well;
“I felt really good out there. I played well yesterday and today.”
“My putting is getting better. I felt like it has improved after two rounds here this week.”
Fabrizio said he putted well, but he is worried about the bad weather predicted for tomorrow;
“I am very happy with the first two days. I played solid and putted well so I’m really happy.”
“I don’t have a very good history here but I always enjoy coming here so that’s always good.”
” I hear tomorrow is going to be really bad weather-wise but there’s nothing we can do, so it’s good to be in contention this week and be ready for what is coming.”