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Sullivan Goes Low To Share Porsche Singapore Classic Lead

Andy Sullivan

Andy Sullivan came home in just 28 shots to charge into a share of the Porsche Singapore Classic after day two at Laguna National Golf Resort Club.

The Englishman came alive after making the turn, carding five birdies and an eagle to finish off a bogey-free nine under par 63 to reach nine under overall, set the course record and move to the top of the leaderboard after 36 holes in Singapore.

He was later joined on that number by Germany’s Freddy Schott and fellow Englishman Richard Mansell, who raced against the fading light to move one clear of the group of five in a share of fourth.

The day, however, belonged to Sullivan who played quite faultless golf in the searing Singaporean temperatures.

Starting from the tenth, the four-time DP World Tour winner plotted his way through the opening nine holes by birdieing two of the three par fives to make the turn at two under, with his gain at the ninth proving to be the catalyst he needed.

Further birdies followed at the first and second, before his first eagle of the week came at the third. There were another trio of birdies at the fourth, sixth and eighth and he kept the card clean with a solid par at the ninth, which is playing as the hardest hole on the course.

That tricky ninth hole proved to be the only blot on an otherwise blemish-free scorecard for Mansell, who hit his approach into the water and eventually signed for a double bogey six. However, he did not let that dampen his spirits as he reeled off six successive pars and added birdies at the 16th and 18th to post a three under 69 and join Schott and Sullivan at the summit.

Frenchman Matthieu Pavon, who earlier this year won his maiden PGA TOUR title at the Farmers Insurance Open, shares fourth place with countryman Romain Langasque, English duo Sam Bairstow and Paul Waring, and Thailand’s Kiradech Aphibarnrat