Fleetwood makes move

Fri 12 Dec 2014

Fleetwood makes move

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Chonburi, Thailand, December 12: England’s Tommy Fleetwood made his move by carding a three-under-par 69 to take his place atop the leaderboard after the morning session of the Thailand Golf Championship on Friday.
The Englishman is making his debut at the US$1 million Thai showpiece and grabbed the lead after recovering from a poor opening round at the Amata Spring Country Club.
“My game felt good to be honest. Compared to yesterday where I had to scrap and shoot a one-under which was unbelievable.
"Today I woke up and turned up with a good golf swing. I played really well and had only about three or four bad shots. That’s what you need to do on a course with windy conditions like this,” said Fleetwood who signed for a two-day total of four-under-par 140.
Australia’s Marcus Fraser continued his swift recovery after spending eight months away from the game due to a wrist injury.
Fraser put himself in a good position for the weekend after he mixed two birdies and a double-bogey for a 72 which placed him in second place together with 2011 Thailand Golf Championship winner Lee Westwood of England.
“It's reassuring to know you're doing the right things and preparing properly for a tournament after having so long out of the game.
“I was a bit surprised to come out and play well in Hong Kong but just pleasing to know I prepared properly going into it,” said Fraser.
The Australian only lamented on his costly double-bogey on the par-four third hole which could have otherwise given him a bigger advantage.
“I made double on three as I tried to hit it out of the rough and I got a bit greedy with the pitch shot coming in. It was pretty amateurish and I was disappointed because apart from that it was pretty good,” said Fraser.
Lee meanwhile overcame the ‘tricky’ conditions and stood firm amid the windy conditions to stay within sights of his second Thailand Golf Championship win.
“I played well again. It is tricky out there. The wind was blowing a bit stronger than yesterday. All in all it was a good round and three-under will put me in a good position for the weekend,” said Lee.
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