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Schwab opens up slender lead in Turkey

8th November 2019, 14:58 by James Mason

Austrian Matthias Schwab made birdie at the final hole to move into a narrow one-stroke lead on day two of the Turkish Airlines Open.

World number 102 Schwab, who shared the lead on -7 with Englishman Tom Lewis after the opening 18 holes, made an eagle, four birdies and one bogey to sign for a five-under-par 67, leaving him on -12 for the tournament.

The 24-year-old Austrian, searching for his maiden professional win, is one stroke clear of Belgian Thomas Detry, Sweden's Alex Noren and English duo Danny Willett and Ross Fisher.

Scotland's Robert MacIntyre shot the round of the day after he made nine birdies in a bogey-free 63, catapulting him 31 places up the leaderboard and into a five-way share of sixth position.

The talented 23-year-old, who is also searching for his maiden European Tour title, is joined on -10 by American David Lipsky, defending champion Justin Rose, Australian Jason Scrivener and South African Justin Harding.

Indian Shubhankar Sharma, Scotland's Scott Jamieson and the English pair of Lewis and Aaron Rai are sitting in a share of 11th place on -9, three strokes off the pace at the midway point.

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

James Mason grew up in Northumberland so is entrenched in both the football and golf scenes. A low handicap golfer, he also follows Newcastle United and predicts big things under Rafa Benitez.

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