Grillo is in searing form #HIO2018

Fri 09 Mar 2018

Grillo is in searing form #HIO2018

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New Delhi, India, March 9: Emiliano Grillo of Argentina carded a second-round four-under-par 68 to consolidate his top position at the US$1.75 million Hero Indian Open on Friday. 

The 25-year-old, who started at the 10th tee, stormed out of the blocks with two consecutive birdies on holes11 and 12. The Argentinean made another birdie just before the turn and scored two more on his back nine holes at the Gary Player layout of the DLF Golf and Country Club. A bogey on hole nine was the only blemish on his scorecard.

Grillo, a one-time PGA Tour winner, heads into the clubhouse with an 11-under-par 133 total at the ongoing tournament, which is co-sanctioned by the Asian Tour and the European Tour.

South African Keith Horne kept the pace with a battling second-round performance. He carded a 73 to finish the day six shots behind the clubhouse leader, Grillo.

Matt Wallace of England and Jens Dantorp of Sweden scored matching 70s to join Horne on a 139 total.

Habitat for Humanity ambassador Casey O’Toole shot 66, the lowest score of the morning session. He is with Korea's Jeunghun Wang (71), France's Sebastien Gros (71), Netherland's Joost Luiten (69) and Scotland's Marc Warren (72) on 140.