Abraham Ancer still in the lead, Oihan Guillamoundeguy misses the Saudi International cut
Abraham Ancer remains sole leader in Saudi Arabia. The Mexican was the author of a good day with a card of 66 (-4) and a total of 5 birdies for a bogey: “I’m very happy with the way I hit the ball off the tee. My iron game has also been really good so I’m happy with my game. That bogey on the 17th hole from a very hard to reach spot hurts a bit but I’m extremely happy with my game and the way my body feels, the way my swing feels. »
Ancer keeps a one shot lead over his pursuer, the American Cameron Young in 2nd position. With two consecutive days at -5, the American is now at -10 total: “I would say my iron game has been very good. I haven’t been to every fairway, but I think I controlled my ball very well on the greens and gave myself more birdie opportunities than most other players here. I played really well! »
In 3rd position, we find the Thai Sadom Kaewkanjana, the Australian Marc Leishman and the South African Louis Oosthuizen at -8. Defending champion Harold Varner III is 11th at -5 alongside Patrick Reed and Sergio Garcia. American Brooks Koepka is 19th at -4 ahead of Kiradech Aphibarnrat 30th at -3 accompanied by Sebastian Munoz, Mito Pereira, Brenden Grace and Charl Schwartzel.
They miss the cut
Phil Mickelson misses the cut 72nd at +1 as well as Bubba Watson, Cameron Smith and Chase Koepka 78th at +2.
The 18-year-old Frenchman, Oihan Guillamoundeguy, suffered the same fate at +8 after returning a card of 70 (in par) for his second round.