Thorbjorn Olesen made a step closer towards his seventh European Tour when he shot an 8 under 64 to win a two-stroke lead at Thailand Classic.
Denmarks Olesen birdied eight times in a bogey-free round at Amata spring Country Club. This brought him to 18-under 198 overall. Two shots ahead of Nicolai Hojgaard from Denmark and Germany. Yannik Paul.
Joost LuitenA second shot was taken.
Overall, it turned out to be a good round. Olesen, 33 years old, said that she didnt have too much trouble. Some of my par fours and fives I hit pretty closely and made birdies. It was easy for me today. Its not always easy.
Olesen will compete in the final group along with Hojggard, 21, on Sunday. This is his second tour win since he won the British Masters title last June.
He said, Its amazing how many Danes have come up in the past three to four years. Its good news for Denmark, as the weather isnt ideal (for golf), and we only have five-and-a half million people. We are skilled at grinding it out.
Hojggard had seven birdies. He also had an eagle at the par-5 11th hole and a bogey at the eighth, to match Olesen’s 64.
Hojgaard said, I have been increasing consistency in my game this year. He is identical twin to Ramus, three-time European Tour winner. Thats been different. Its clear that I would like to fight for wins. It will be fun tomorrow.
Paul, who won Octobers Mallorca Open, made seven birdies and one bogey in his score of 66.