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Oct 10th, 2020

Fitzpatrick and Lowry share lead at Wentworth

Duo out front at BMW PGA Championship

Five-time European Tour winner Matthew Fitzpatrick and reigning Open Champion Shane Lowry both carded rounds of 65 to share the halfway lead at the BMW PGA Championship, the third Rolex Series event of the 2020 Race to Dubai.

For Lowry, it continues a remarkable love affair with Wentworth Club’s West Course, upon which no other player has carded more rounds of 67 or lower since 2011 – a feat which the Irishman has achieved seven times following his seven-under-par second round.
His flawless round was his lowest on the European Tour in 2020, moving him to a 12 under total. He was joined at the top by Fitzpatrick, who had carded seven birdies and an eagle to move into a two-shot lead stepping onto his 36th hole of the week, but a double-bogey at the eighth – his last of the day – meant he had to settle for a share of the lead with Lowry.

Both players will enter the weekend targeting a maiden Rolex Series triumph, while Ryder Cup player Tyrrell Hatton, who already has two Rolex Series titles to his name, is one shot back after finishing his second round of 67 with three birdies in his final four holes.
Denmark's Joachim B Hansen and Frenchman Victor Perez are two shots further back on a nine-under-par while Race to Dubai leader Patrick Reed moved into the top ten on six under par courtesy of a round of 68.

David Howell, meanwhile, aced the par three 14th hole which secured a donation of £71,675 for the Official Tournament Charity Alzheimer’s Society from title sponsors BMW, as part of the European Tour's Golf for Good initiative. The amount donated equals the value of the BMW 530e Touring which overlooks the tee this week.

TAGS: European Tour, BMW PGA Championship, Shane Lowry, Matthew Fitzpatrick, 2020

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