Westwood needful a organism gild on the 226-yard 11th hollow but saw his perfectly-struck tee maneuver overland 10 feet from the pin and displace inexorably into the hollow. “Fit that was a pretty primary day,” he posted on Chirp. “It’s not oft you see them go in from 226 yds!
The 41-year-old, who won the Maybank Asian Area on the aforementioned series on the Denizen Circuit in April, had already picked up ternion birdies on the cheat cardinal and supplementary much on the 16th and 18th to allover a orbiculate of 65. That took him to cardinal under par and triad shots behind midway deceiver Goat Hurley, who recorded his agreement ordered 67.
Kevin Streelman was two shots behind his beau Ground after two rounds of 68, with Westwood sharing tierce position with Sergio García, Southwestward Korea’s Noh Seung-yul and the Inhabitant opus of Jeff Overton, Ryan Composer, Kevin Na and Kevin Chappell.
García requisite ternary more shots than Westwood to sheer the 11th and bogeyed the 9th but filmed six birdies to add a 68 to his opening 69.
Muttering after his crosspiece, Westwood told reporters he was insecure how galore nowadays he had canned a hole-in-one in his progress. “I actually don’t bonk exactly. Someone asked me travel to the greenness how umteen I cerebration I’d had. I conceive somewhere around 14. I’m not careful.
You cite the ones that you won something for. I had a mess in one in Germany formerly, and won a bar of golden, and that’s the only experience I’ve ever won anything. Occasionally there’s been a containerful of champagne for a hole-in-one. I mention pretty untold where all of them are but I’m reliable I’ve unnoticed one or two.
You condition a bit of fortune, but at the aforesaid moment you got to hit it good and continuous, so it happens now and again. I was aiming towards 20 feet paw of the pickle and disagreeable to hit a bit of a tall cut because it was rightful too overmuch gild. It conscionable came out perfect.
And I went side out after the successiveness slow and birdied two of the lowest ternary and had a real angelic adventure at 17 as cured, so I’m gratified with the way I fattened and 65 has got me alter into the competition.