Lucas Herbert with an equal career low 63. Image: Getty
The young Australian young man Lucas Herbert yesterday rose to his eponymous career, a 63, to conquer part of the leadership in the Dubai Desert Classic on the European Tour.
Herbert, 23, rolled into an eagle and seven birdies on his way to matching the 63 he had previously carded at the Portugal Masters and the Sicilian Open last season when he was preparing for the tour.
As a product of the elite program of the Victorian Institute of Sports and Golf Australia, Herbert shares the lead with another young star, world number 5 Bryson DeChambeau from the United States 12-under by two rounds.
Herbert went eagle-birdie-birdie to start the back nine and turned in 32, then made little birds at the first, fifth and eighth so that by the time he signed, he had the soul lead, which a 13 meter bomb has made to save par at his last hole, the ninth.
DeChambeau, who scored a 66, came late to join him on top of a leaderboard that also includes the South African veteran Ernie Els.
"Everyone makes those figures around the previous nine," Herbert said after his round. "You clearly have the three par-5 & # 39; s and 17 is steerable, so there are some good bird chances.
"I knew I just had to take advantage of it, I did with a start-up of an eagle-birdie birdie and it was only seven times as long, about seven times as deep, and it just felt like I was at the cruising, I've probably left something behind to be honest. "
In the United States, Adam Scott (tied-nine) is the leading Australian by two rounds, the Farmers Insurance Open in San Diego, after Jason Day had fallen back on the second day. Scott, who uses a new putting method similar to Matt Kuchar's style, has treasured 70-66 at Torrey Pines.
Justin Rose of England, the world number 1, leads the tournament with three shots.