Wallace takes 1-stroke lead at World Tour Championship

Annette Crawford
November 18, 2018

The Italian, who leads the money list by around a million points, signed for a 2-under par 70 at the DP World Tour Championship on Saturday, which left him in a share for 28th place.

The Open champion dropped down the field to 27th after a one-over 73 at Jumeirah Golf Estates in Dubai.

Wallace, who is chasing his fourth European Tour title of the season, started the second round in red-hot form with back-to-back birdies on the opening two holes before picking up two more shots on the front nine to go out in 32. I spoke to Andy (McFee, European Tour senior referee) afterwards and said I'm going to work on it. If I can be 10-under par for the weekend, I will have a nice week. "He was thankful of that and we'll do it right next time".

"That's when I normally will try and kick in and want to win a tournament, depending on where I am". "I never really got it going and even playing 17, I had a flawless number there and thought one birdie in the last two and four-under mightn't be that bad".

Fleetwood was the "last man on the range" on Thursday after scrambling to an opening 69, but struck the ball much better in a 67 that included twice three-putting for par on par fives.

"Every shot seems very important", Fleetwood said. "I'm not going to lie, it would be an unbelievable thing to win, but regardless of what happens, just looking more in the long-term of my career, really, is pretty good".

McIlroy was delighted to move into contention after some indifferent form in his two starts since helping Europe regain the Ryder Cup at the end of September.

"Every shot seems very important, It's just a completely different feeling to any other week of the year", said the HSBC Abu Dhabi Championship presented by EGA victor. "Last week was the best week I've had mentally because I had no expectations and I finished fifth (in the Nedbank Golf Challenge)". To shoot two scores in the 60s is great.

"With the limited schedule that I play over here on the European Tour, to have a chance to go out and finish the year off right and win a golf tournament, give myself a little early Christmas gift of a trophy, would be unbelievable", Reed said.

"When I met up with Foles (coach Sean Foley) at last year's US PGA I was pretty low and open to trying anything and that from day onwards we've been on a good path and elongating a career that would have been disappointing to stop after five years because of being injured". "I just haven't capitalised on those chances".

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