Kjeldsen, Hovland share lead as play resumes; McIlory one back

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Soren Kjeldsen from Denmark won the second round of BMW PGA Championship with an eight-under 64 to take a share of first alongside Norwegian. Viktor HovlandSaturday, Wentworth Rory McIlroyOne shot off the pace

After the DP World Tours flagship event in Europe, 54 holes were cut from the 54-hole event.Fridays play was cancelledAfter the death Queen Elizabeth.

Kjeldsen started badly on the first hole, making bogey. But he soon found his rhythm and made seven birdies in a fantastic round of golf to finish the day at 12-under.

Kjeldsen, who is a four-time winner on the DP World Tour, stated that although I dont hit it long, its possible to compete if you hit it solidly and hit it into the fairway.

I made a few more puts today. I putted reasonably in round one, but I putted well today, so there were the four shots [saved compared to the first round.]

Hovland, who was the joint-leader on Thursday, was steady on greens, but was hampered by a costly par-four bogey on 15th. He eventually carded a four-under-par 68.

McIlroy, a four-time major winner, was tied for third at eleven-under with three other players after the Northern Irishman shot an unbogey-free 65. Matthew JordanAnd Shane LowryA group of five players is shown one shot further back.

McIlroy was thrilled by his putting. He made two outstanding saves on 13th and 16th, before completing his round with two birdies.

The par putt on 16 was huge… I thought my putting today, which was huge, was very good, the 33-year old said.

McIlroy is aiming for a rare two-stroke as he leads overall DP World Tour standings. He has already won the FedEx Cup of the PGA Tour for a third consecutive time.

I had a great finish at the States, so I wanted to make it to the Rankings. It would have been great to win it for the 4th time, and I didn’t want to give up, he said.

Englishmen struggled to survive the day. Tommy FleetwoodAfter the first round, he led but was beaten by Australian. Min Woo LeeIt was a spectacular show when he carded a 10-under 62 to be at six-under.

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