Wiesberger stays hot at #MMO

Fri 06 Feb 2015

Wiesberger stays hot at #MMO

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Kuala Lumpur, February 6: Bernd Wiesberger of Austria continued his fine form after shooting a six-under-par 66 to seize the second round clubhouse lead at the Maybank Malaysian Open on Friday.
The two-time European Tour winner fired seven birdies for a six-under-par 136 total to lead by one-shot over Paul Waring of England and Peter Lawrie of Ireland at the Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club West Course.
Thailand’s Prom Meesawat returned with a battling 72 to stay four shots back from the early leader at the US$3 million event which is sanctioned by the Asian Tour and European Tour.
Wiesberger, who enjoyed three top-five results in his last three events in the Middle East, recovered from an opening 70 to put himself in position to secure a second Asian Tour title since winning in Indonesia in 2013.
“I have to say I wasn’t at my best yesterday. Mentally I was a bit tired and not in the zone like I’ve been the past few weeks. I got the bill for it straight away by making a bogey on the second – which was a good bogey as I was looking at a triple bogey when I hit it right. I struggled on the front nine but got away with it on the back to shoot under par and kept it going today,” said Wiesberger.
Starting from the 10th tee, Wiesberger, ranked 48th in the world, turned in 34 and curled in a birdie on the sixth hole before ending the day with two closing birdies from close range.
“I holed a long curling putt on the sixth, which was my 15th, and I hit it really close on the last two. I felt comfortable out there and it was much better today. Sometimes you get in a groove and play well and things happen for you, and I just hope it lasts a long time,” said Wiesberger.