RAS AL KHAIMAH (United Arab Emirates) — David Laws strong finish earned him a share of first place with Adrian Meronk, Rasmus Hojgaard at Fridays halfway point of Ras Al Khaimah Championship.
Laws 8-under 64 was bogey-free and included an eagle, three birdies and a par over the last five holes at Al Hamra Golf Club. This brought him to 11-under overall.
Law stated that the last six holes I putted really good, which made a huge difference. Law stated that the fairways are so tight, firm and difficult that everyone is losing fairways. Its a bit too easy for the bigger hitters to win, but there is still skill and control.
Meronk, a Polish golfer, made seven birdies in his 65, including four straight from the eleventh hole.
Hojgaards score of 67 included six birdies, a costly bogey and a brief lead at 12 under. The Dane is the twin of Nicolai, the defending champion.
Rasmus Hojgaard explained that I didn’t drive the ball well, and I put myself in rough and the sand quite a bit. Managed putt well today, and saved some good pars.
Englands Dale Whitnell scored nine birdies in a perfect 63 to be one shot behind Daniel Gavins (66), Wil Becking (66), Ryo Hisatsune (67) and overnight leader Ryo Myatsune (70).
Nicolai Hoffgaard (66), is four shots back of the leaders.