Abu Dhabi (Al Ittihad)
Englishman Terrell Hutton, ranked ninth in the world, topped the second day of the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship 2021, achieving 12 under-average strokes in the middle of his second round at the Abu Dhabi Golf Club.
After a late start due to fog, Hatton and McIlroy began their second round, as the English made a strong start after achieving two “Eagle” strikes yesterday and today and four consecutive Byrdie strikes, which secured him the lead on the second day of the tournament.
Hatton is the second player to win three Rolex championships last summer, and he seeks his fourth victory, and to get the best possible start for any player in the race season to Dubai 2021.
Rory McIlroy started the second day with the same strength as his first day, with two Byrdie strikes in 3 holes, and he was not successful in the fourth hole, and he followed it with a double “Buggy” at the fifth hole, to lose the lead, knowing that the Irish player achieved second place in 4 tournaments in Abu Dhabi Previously, he will make sure to do his best to lift the Winged Falcon Cup during this year’s competitions.
With the start of the competition, Tommy Fleetwood, the twice champion of the tournament, was one of the players who performed disappointing yesterday at the nine front pits, but ended his first round yesterday with a great performance, as he scored 4 “Buggy” strikes in the nine back pits, recording 71 strokes Before a bogie-free round, I helped him achieve a score of 67 and six strikes below average.
World number three, Justin Thomas, provided a better level, with two strikes below the average with 4 pits remaining, despite his first appearance in a tournament hosted by the UAE.
Australian Jason Scrivner and Thai Jazz Ganiwatanond managed to achieve 7 strikes below par, along with McIlroy and Frenchman Roman Langaske, who will complete the second round on the third day.
While it will be difficult for Emirati Ahmed Sakeik to qualify for the second stage, after he scored 3 “Buggy” strikes in the 11th hole during the second round of the tournament, and Ahmed Sakeik will complete the second round on the third day of the tournament.