Defending champion Rose takes charge in Turkish Open

Posted by on November 02, 2018  /   Posted in golf reviews

Rose is number three in the world, behind the Americans Brooks Koepka and Dustin JohnsonTurkish Open second-round leaderboard-12 J Rose (Eng); -10 T Lewis, T Olesen (Den), D Willett (Eng); -9 L Haotong (Chn), S Horsfield (A), A Levy (Fra), A Otaegui (Spa); -8 T Fleetwood (English), J Scrivener (Aus) Other selected: -7 P Dunne (Ire), P Harrington (Ire), M Kaymer (Ger); -6 R Knox (Sco), C Paisley (Eng); -5 M Wallace; -4 S Lowry (Ire), L Westwood (Eng) Full standings

Justin Rose from England shot a second consecutive round of 65 to reach a lead of two shots at the Turkish Open.

The defending champion six-under par-round placed him at 12, with compatriots Danny Willet and Tom Lewis at 10 under.

Willett also carded to 65, while Lewis hit an impressive bogey-free eight-under par-round of 63.

"I played catch-up last year and other guys are able to do this year," Rose said.

"I think if I shot two 65's, you can always have someone from the chase packet doing the same.

" For me it's all about staying ahead this week . Even par will not really get it done, so you have to have the mentality to move on. "

Sam Horsfield from England (nine under) and Tommy Fleetwood (eight under) are part of the chase pack

Paul Dunne of Ireland was the leader of the party but a level-par round of 71 left him on seven under and five shots on Rose.

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