World Cup: Denmark on top on day two

Day two of the ISPS Handa World Cup of Golf saw SørenKjeldsen and ThorbjørnOlesen dominate proceedings.

The Danish duo combined to card a sensational 12 under par 60 at Kingston Heath Golf Club in Australia, just one stroke off the World Cup of Golf record.

The sizzling round moved Denmark into a three shot lead over Chinese paring Wu Ashun and Li Haotong, who shot a seven under 65.

The Danes carded two eagles in their flawless round. Kjeldsen holed out on the par four third before Olesen chipped in for a three on the par five eighth. Those eagles sandwiched two birdies and the pair then set the back nine alight with six more.

“I was trying to play solid,” said Kjeldsen.

“Thorbjørn was playing exceptional so I thought if I get it in play and get it on the green, let him do all the fireworks and it worked pretty well.

“We’re trying to make everybody proud. It’s just a treat to be here.”

Meanwhile, Olesen wanted even more from the round.

To be honest, I was thinking a little bit about that 59 with the last two holes to go but 60 was a great score,” quipped Olesen.

Søren got it going with holing that second shot and then I chipped in for eagle also. Combined we were very good.

“I felt like yesterday we did a great job in the foursomes. It’s a tricky course, especially when it blows this much. We did well yesterday and that’s what we have to do again.”

Further down the leaderboard are Spanish duo Rafa Cabrera Bello and Jon Rahm in third on eight under, while England, Italy, USA and France are all tied for fourth on seven under.


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