Westwood joins Rumford at 8-under-par
Westwood of England shot a second-round two-under-par-70 in the gusty conditions to share the lead with Brett Rumford of Australia at ISPS Handa World Super 6 Perth on Friday.
Westwood posted an astonishing eagle on the par-5 15th, a feat he achieved even on Friday, aided by four birdies in the gusty wind before dropping shots on the 13th, 18th, 1st, and 9th hole for a two-under-par-70 round taking his total to eight-under-par 136 for a commanding co-leader position,
Westwood hit eight out of 14 fairways and made 13 out of 18 greens in regulation, his previous win in Australia came in 1997 when he beat Greg Norman in a playoff to clinch the Australian Open.
The opening round leader and two-time champion on the Asian Tour Brett Rumford is looking to defend his title. Rumford signed 72 on his card today with two birdies and two bogeys, making seven out of 14 fairways in his cautious round, enough to put him at the top of the board for the second consecutive day.
Last year too he kept his lead for three days before winning it in a playoff on Sunday.
Thorbjorn Olesen, the 2014 winner at the Lake Karrinyup Country Club, looked sharp today with five-under 67 for the day helping him climb up to a T-3rd position on the board from T-31st on Friday. Olesen posted six birdies and a bogey on the 10th in his round to share his position with Lucas Herbert, Prom Meesawat, and Grant Forrest at seven-under-137.
The Indian challenge at the event took a blow today with all three participants missing the cut set at par-144 after two days.
Gaganjeet Bhullar posted 75 for the day for a T-90th finish and a total score of 2-over 146, joined by Ajeetesh Sandhu with 73 today. Shiv Kapur finished T-119th on the board with five-over 149 with the second round of two-over 74 today.