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Jan 29th, 2021

Detry moves ahead in Dubai

A flawless round by the Belgian gives him a one shot lead

Belgium’s Thomas Detry leads the Omega Dubai Desert Classic at the halfway stage after a flawless first 36 holes at Emirates Golf Club.

The 28-year-old matched his opening round of 67, five-under-par, and remains bogey-free after the first two days of play as he goes in search of a maiden European Tour title.
Since graduating from the Challenge Tour in 2016, the Belgian has three runner-up finishes to his name, two of them coming last year during the UK Swing.
"First thing that comes to my mind is bogey-free, on this course, that's a pretty good achievement. Let's keep it that way," said Detry.
“I've been playing some really good golf, keeping it on the fairway and hitting every single green and getting up-and-down a couple of good times. So I'm very pleased."
Detry is one stroke ahead of Scotland’s Robert MacIntyre, who carded a bogey-free second round of 68 to reach nine-under-par. MacIntyre broke his duck at the Aphrodite Hills Cyprus Showdown in November and is seeking a strong finish to secure his place inside the Top 50 in the world - he is currently 52nd on the Official World Golf Ranking.

In a share of third place are South African Justin Harding, Kalle Samooja of Finland and five-time European Tour winner Tommy Fleetwood, who eagled the 18th hole to join them on eight under par.
Tyrrell Hatton had a storming second round which started with three birdies and an eagle in his first six holes. The Englishman looked out of it after an opening 76 but an eight-under round of 66 has put Hatton in range of the leaders going into the weekend at four-under.
The reigning Race to Dubai champion Lee Westwood shares sixth place with five other competitors, including his Ryder Cup teammate Paul Casey.

TAGS: European Tour, Thomas Detry, Tyrrell Hatton, Dubai Desert Classic, 2021

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