They are three to lead this second round in the United Arab Emirates, at -11. The Polish Adrian Meronk had a day at -7, making no mistakes with 7 birdies including 4 in a row from hole 11 to hole 14: “Lots of solid shots, great putts. It was pretty quiet in the morning so you could be quite aggressive which I did” did he declare.
Like his Polish co-leader, the Scottish David Law, also made a mistake-free journey by returning a card of 64 (-8). He made a total of one eagle and 6 birdies: “I just remained patient. I played the first 12 holes well. The last six holes my putting was really good, which made a big difference. »
The third leader is the Dane Rasmus Højgaard, the twin brother of the defending champion, Nicolai Højgaard, 15th at -7. Author of 6 birdies and a bogey, he returned a card of 67 (-5) allowing him to position himself tied with his two co-leaders. The Dane could write history if he manages to win the tournament. It would be the first time that two brothers have won the same tournament: “there is still a lot of golf to play but it would be cool to make history” said Rasmus Højgaard.
Behind them are the Japanese Ryo Hisatsune, the Dutch Wil Besseling and the English Daniel Gavins and Dale Whitnell in 4th position at -10. The latter returned the best card of the day at 63 (-9).
Among the French, Matthieu Pavon is in the top 10 in 9th position at -8. He had a very good day at -7, author of an eagle, 6 birdies and a bogey. He is followed by Joël Stalter in 19th position at -6. A shot behind, at -5, Julien Guerrier is 23rd while in 33rd position we find the trio Adrien Saddier, Victor Perez and Victor Dubuisson at -4. David Ravetto and Jeong weon Ko go back to the leaderboard at -2 in 57th position.
Mike Lorenzo-Vera narrowly misses the cut in 72nd position at -1. This is also the case for Gary Stal and Romain Langasque 88th in par. As well as for Julien Brun and Clément Sordet 108th at +2, Alexander Levy 114th at +3 and Robin Sciot-Siegrist at +4.