European Tour

Turkish Airlines Open 2018

November 01-04

Regnum Carya Golf & Spa Resort, Antalya, Turkey

US$7,000,000

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November 01-04

Regnum Carya Golf & Spa Resort, Antalya, Turkey

US$7,000,000

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Round 2

Rose rises to the top in Turkey

November 02, 2018

Defending champion Justin Rose will take a two-shot lead into the weekend at the Turkish Airlines Open, the sixth Rolex Series event of the season, after the World Number Two fired a second consecutive round of 65 to move to 12 under par.

Rose rises to the top in Turkey, © Getty Images

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The Englishman would go back to the top of the Official World Golf Ranking with a win at Regnum Carya Golf and Spa Resort, as well as becoming the first player to successfully defend a Rolex Series title.

Rose arrived in Turkey in scintillating form, with five top tens in his last six European Tour events, but the Major winner and Olympic Gold Medallist has an elite chasing pack close behind him.

“I got off to a good start again and felt really comfortable out of the blocks today. I hit two nice iron shots to start the day into one and two, I felt comfortable from that moment on and set me up for another good day."

“I think it's iron play to be honest with you. A lot of pin placements are up on shelves, off the side of these greens are a lot of run-offs but you have wedge, nine-iron in your hand. If you get overly defensive, you're not going to make birdies, but you need to challenge some of those tough pin placements to try and shoot low around here. I think your iron play has to be on point. That's the key."

“Clearly I've been burned by this game many a time and you have to keep working hard. I'm trying not to get too far ahead of myself, wake up tomorrow and go from there. Every day, I just try to build a new body of work and keep grinding.”

Tom Lewis, a winner already this season at the Portugal Masters, fired the lowest round of the week so far with a 63 to get to ten under par. He was joined in a share of second place by countryman and 2016 Masters Tournament winner Danny Willett, as well as Danish Ryder Cup star Thorbjørn Olesen, who claimed his first Rolex Series victory at the Italian Open earlier this year.

“Yesterday was just a bit of rust," said Lewis. "I had a couple of weeks off and just that sharpness left me yesterday - a bit of indecision - but today I felt more comfortable. I let my swing go a little bit more and I holed a lot of great putts. I holed a lot of long ones and missed a few short ones."

“I was having a really good time with Tommy (Fleetwood). We haven't played for a long time and Shane (Lowry), I can't shrug him off the last few weeks, we've played a lot. It's been good. We had good craic and the guys played well."

“There's loads of golf left over the next couple days and the players are playing great. I'm not going to get too far ahead of myself.”

Spaniard Adrian Otaegui stayed bogey-free through 36 holes to sit at nine under par alongside England's Sam Horsfield, Frenchman Alexander Levy and China's Li Haotong.

Reigning Race to Dubai champion Tommy Fleetwood and Australian Jason Scrivener are a shot further back at eight under par, while the group of six players at seven under par includes two multiple Major winners in Ireland's Padraig Harrington and Martin Kaymer of Germany.

Pos.
Player
Nat
To Par
R1
R2
Total
1
Justin Rose
ENG
-12
65
65
130
T2
Danny Willett
ENG
-10
67
65
132
T2
Thorbjorn Olesen
DEN
-10
65
67
132
T2
Tom Lewis
ENG
-10
69
63
132
T5
Adrian Otaegui
ESP
-9
68
65
133
T5
Alexander Levy
FRA
-9
67
66
133
T5
Haotong Li
CHN
-9
66
67
133
T5
Sam Horsfield
ENG
-9
66
67
133
T9
Jason Scrivener
AUS
-8
67
67
134
T9
Tommy Fleetwood
ENG
-8
68
66
134
T11
Julian Suri
USA
-7
67
68
135
T11
Martin Kaymer
GER
-7
66
69
135
T11
Michael Lorenzo-Vera
FRA
-7
70
65
135
T11
Nicolas Colsaerts
BEL
-7
69
66
135
T11
Padraig Harrington
IRL
-7
65
70
135
T11
Paul Dunne
IRL
-7
64
71
135
T17
Chris Paisley
ENG
-6
67
69
136
T17
Darren Fichardt
RSA
-6
68
68
136
T17
Hideto Tanihara
JPN
-6
72
64
136
T17
Joost Luiten
NED
-6
70
66
136
T17
Kiradech Aphibarnrat
THA
-6
66
70
136
T17
Russell Knox
SCO
-6
70
66
136
T17
Thomas Aiken
RSA
-6
71
65
136
T17
Thomas Detry
BEL
-6
66
70
136
T25
Ashun Wu
CHI
-5
66
71
137
T25
Dean Burmester
RSA
-5
72
65
137
T25
Gavin Green
MAS
-5
67
70
137
T25
Lucas Bjerregaard
DNK
-5
70
67
137
T25
Matt Wallace
ENG
-5
67
70
137
T25
Pablo Larrazabal
ESP
-5
68
69
137
T31
Erik Van Rooyen
RSA
-4
67
71
138
T31
Lee Westwood
ENG
-4
66
72
138
T31
Matthias Schwab
AUT
-4
69
69
138
T31
Shane Lowry
IRL
-4
68
70
138
T31
Tapio Pulkkanen
FIN
-4
68
70
138
T31
Wade Ormsby
AUS
-4
70
68
138
T37
Renato Paratore
ITA
-3
73
66
139
T37
Soren Kjeldsen
DEN
-3
71
68
139
T39
Andy Sullivan
ENG
-2
72
68
140
T39
Benjamin Hebert
FRA
-2
71
69
140
T39
George Coetzee
RSA
-2
70
70
140
T39
Lee Slattery
ENG
-2
70
70
140
T39
Marcus Kinhult
SWE
-2
70
70
140
T39
Ryan Fox
NZL
-2
69
71
140
T45
Andrew Johnston
ENG
-1
71
70
141
T45
Ashley Chesters
ENG
-1
72
69
141
T45
Jeung-Hun Wang
KOR
-1
70
71
141
T45
Joakim Lagergren
SWE
-1
72
69
141
T45
Jorge Campillo
ESP
-1
72
69
141
T45
Lucas Herbert
AUS
-1
73
68
141
T45
Robert Rock
ENG
-1
73
68
141
T45
Stephen Gallacher
SCO
-1
70
71
141
T53
Aaron Rai
ENG
Par
71
71
142
T53
Alexander Bjoerk
SWE
Par
73
69
142
T53
Alvaro Quiros
ESP
Par
69
73
142
T53
Shubhankar Sharma
IND
Par
70
72
142
T53
Thomas Bjorn
DEN
Par
73
69
142
T58
Ali Altuntas
TUR
1
74
69
143
T58
Andrea Pavan
ITA
1
68
75
143
T58
Nacho Elvira
ESP
1
71
72
143
T58
Jens Dantorp
SWE
1
72
71
143
T58
Richard Sterne
RSA
1
74
69
143
T58
Trevor Immelman
RSA
1
72
71
143
T64
Brandon Stone
RSA
2
74
70
144
T64
Matthieu Pavon
FRA
2
73
71
144
T64
Maximilian Kieffer
GER
2
70
74
144
T64
Thomas Pieters
BEL
2
75
69
144
T68
Jordan Smith
ENG
3
74
71
145
T68
Mikko Korhonen
FIN
3
74
71
145
T68
Oliver Fisher
ENG
3
71
74
145
T71
Julien Guerrier
FRA
4
77
69
146
T71
Paul Waring
ENG
4
75
71
146
T71
Richard McEvoy
ENG
4
75
71
146
T74
Ross Fisher
ENG
5
72
75
147
T74
Scott Hend
AUS
5
73
74
147
76
Matthew Southgate
ENG
6
78
70
148
77
Leon Acikalin
TUR
11
74
79
153
78
Taner Yamac
TUR
15
78
79
157
Pos.
Player
Nat
To Par
R2
Total
1
Justin Rose
ENG
-12
65
130
T2
Danny Willett
ENG
-10
65
132
T2
Thorbjorn Olesen
DEN
-10
67
132
T2
Tom Lewis
ENG
-10
63
132
T5
Adrian Otaegui
ESP
-9
65
133
T5
Alexander Levy
FRA
-9
66
133
T5
Haotong Li
CHN
-9
67
133
T5
Sam Horsfield
ENG
-9
67
133
T9
Jason Scrivener
AUS
-8
67
134
T9
Tommy Fleetwood
ENG
-8
66
134
T11
Julian Suri
USA
-7
68
135
T11
Martin Kaymer
GER
-7
69
135
T11
Michael Lorenzo-Vera
FRA
-7
65
135
T11
Nicolas Colsaerts
BEL
-7
66
135
T11
Padraig Harrington
IRL
-7
70
135
T11
Paul Dunne
IRL
-7
71
135
T17
Chris Paisley
ENG
-6
69
136
T17
Darren Fichardt
RSA
-6
68
136
T17
Hideto Tanihara
JPN
-6
64
136
T17
Joost Luiten
NED
-6
66
136
T17
Kiradech Aphibarnrat
THA
-6
70
136
T17
Russell Knox
SCO
-6
66
136
T17
Thomas Aiken
RSA
-6
65
136
T17
Thomas Detry
BEL
-6
70
136
T25
Ashun Wu
CHI
-5
71
137
T25
Dean Burmester
RSA
-5
65
137
T25
Gavin Green
MAS
-5
70
137
T25
Lucas Bjerregaard
DNK
-5
67
137
T25
Matt Wallace
ENG
-5
70
137
T25
Pablo Larrazabal
ESP
-5
69
137
T31
Erik Van Rooyen
RSA
-4
71
138
T31
Lee Westwood
ENG
-4
72
138
T31
Matthias Schwab
AUT
-4
69
138
T31
Shane Lowry
IRL
-4
70
138
T31
Tapio Pulkkanen
FIN
-4
70
138
T31
Wade Ormsby
AUS
-4
68
138
T37
Renato Paratore
ITA
-3
66
139
T37
Soren Kjeldsen
DEN
-3
68
139
T39
Andy Sullivan
ENG
-2
68
140
T39
Benjamin Hebert
FRA
-2
69
140
T39
George Coetzee
RSA
-2
70
140
T39
Lee Slattery
ENG
-2
70
140
T39
Marcus Kinhult
SWE
-2
70
140
T39
Ryan Fox
NZL
-2
71
140
T45
Andrew Johnston
ENG
-1
70
141
T45
Ashley Chesters
ENG
-1
69
141
T45
Jeung-Hun Wang
KOR
-1
71
141
T45
Joakim Lagergren
SWE
-1
69
141
T45
Jorge Campillo
ESP
-1
69
141
T45
Lucas Herbert
AUS
-1
68
141
T45
Robert Rock
ENG
-1
68
141
T45
Stephen Gallacher
SCO
-1
71
141
T53
Aaron Rai
ENG
Par
71
142
T53
Alexander Bjoerk
SWE
Par
69
142
T53
Alvaro Quiros
ESP
Par
73
142
T53
Shubhankar Sharma
IND
Par
72
142
T53
Thomas Bjorn
DEN
Par
69
142
T58
Ali Altuntas
TUR
1
69
143
T58
Andrea Pavan
ITA
1
75
143
T58
Nacho Elvira
ESP
1
72
143
T58
Jens Dantorp
SWE
1
71
143
T58
Richard Sterne
RSA
1
69
143
T58
Trevor Immelman
RSA
1
71
143
T64
Brandon Stone
RSA
2
70
144
T64
Matthieu Pavon
FRA
2
71
144
T64
Maximilian Kieffer
GER
2
74
144
T64
Thomas Pieters
BEL
2
69
144
T68
Jordan Smith
ENG
3
71
145
T68
Mikko Korhonen
FIN
3
71
145
T68
Oliver Fisher
ENG
3
74
145
T71
Julien Guerrier
FRA
4
69
146
T71
Paul Waring
ENG
4
71
146
T71
Richard McEvoy
ENG
4
71
146
T74
Ross Fisher
ENG
5
75
147
T74
Scott Hend
AUS
5
74
147
76
Matthew Southgate
ENG
6
70
148
77
Leon Acikalin
TUR
11
79
153
78
Taner Yamac
TUR
15
79
157