Lahiri and Ormsby in contention abroad

Sat 12 Sep 2015

Lahiri and Ormsby in contention abroad

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September 12: Asian Tour member Wade Ormsby of Australia signed for a second round two-under-par 68 to trail leader Soren Kjeldsen of Denmark by one shot at the KLM Open on Friday.
Ormsby, who opened his campaign with a sizzling 61, traded three birdies against a lone bogey to share second place with David Horsey of England on 11-under-par 129 total at the Kennemer Golf and Country Club.
Two-time Asian Tour winner Rikard Karlberg of Sweden stayed six shots back of Ormsby in tied-35th place following a 66 while reigning Order of Merit champion David Lipsky of the United States, who returned with a 71, merely make the cut in 53rd position on 137 alongside 16 other players which include compatriot Paul Peterson and Australian Scott Hend.
“It was a little bit of a battle out there, but I held it together quite well. It’s always going to be hard following up a 61, so overall I’m pretty happy with two under today. It got a little bit boring there with ten successive pars but I was holding on and wanted to make a birdie before a bogey, which I did.
“My ball striking could be a bit better so I’ll go and do a bit of work on that this afternoon and get in shape for the weekend,” said the 35-year-old Australian, who won the Panasonic Open India two years ago for his maiden Asian Tour victory.
“There’s no question I’ve struggled the last three or four months, but I’ve just had five weeks off and worked pretty hard trying to address the problems. It feels like I’ve come back a different player,” added Ormsby.
Indian duo Jeev Milkha Singh and Shiv Kapur, Korea’s Y.E Yang and Jbe Kruger of South Africa unfortunately failed to make it into the weekend rounds following respective rounds of 72, 68, 70 and 69 at the KLM Open.
Over in the United States, Indian ace Anirban Lahiri fired a seven-under-par 65 to trail by one shot in second place at the Hotel Fitness Championship, which is the first leg of the Web.Com finals.
Lahiri, who leads the current Asian Tour Order of Merit with two victories so far this season, nailed eight birdies against a lone bogey for a two-day total of 10-under-par 134 at the Sycamore Hills Golf Club in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
“I’m in a good position going into the weekend and that’s where I wanted to be before starting the tournament. I played pretty good today and I have no complains. I putted well and hopefully I can keep that going into the weekend," said Lahiri, who amassed only 22 putts.
“When you make those 10-footers or eight-footers for par, it keeps your momentum going. As long as you can keep hitting fairways, you should be able to score on this golf course,” added the 28-year-old Indian, who recently confirmed his place in the International team for the Presidents Cup in Korea next month.