Turkish Open: Justin Rose two ahead while he goes for hat trick of victories

Posted by on November 08, 2019  /   Posted in golf reviews

World number eight Justin Rose's last tournament win was the Farmers Insurance Open in January Turkish Airlines Open day two leaderboard-12 M Schwab (Aus); -11 A Norwegians (Swe), T Detry (Bel), R Fisher (Eng), D Willett (Eng), -10 D Lipsky (USA), J Rose (Eng), J Harding (SA), J Scrivener (Aus ), R MacIntyre (Sco) -9 S Jamieson (Sco), T Lewis (Eng), S Sharma (Ind), A Rai (Eng). Selected others: -8 T Hatton (Eng), L Westwood (Eng), P Reed (USA), -7 S Lowry (Ire), -5 M Southgate (Eng), -3 P Harrington (Ire).

Justin Rose is two strokes of the lead halfway through in his pursuit for a third consecutive Turkish Open title.

Rose hopes to become the fourth player after Nick Faldo, Ian Woosnam and Colin Montgomerie to win a regular European Tour event three years in a row.

"I put myself in position. The dream is undoubtedly alive," said the 39-year-old.

Matthias Schwab from Austria is at 12 under par, with Ross Fisher and Danny Willett from England among four players in second place at 11-under.

World number 104 Schwab is still waiting for a first European Tour title despite placing nine top 10 finishes this season.

Rose is one of the five-member group on 10 under, including Scotland's Robert MacIntyre, who fired a stunning 63 with nine birdies.

Tom Lewis of England and Aaron Rai and Scott Jamieson of Scotland, along with India's Shubhankar Sharma, are just a shot further back.

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