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Tommy takes share of the lead at Bay Hill

9th March 2019, 09:56 by Jack Ogalbe

Tommy Fleetwood carded a second round of 66 to surge into a share of the halfway lead at the Arnold Palmer Invitational.

The Englishman made four birdies, two eagles and two bogeys as he reached nine-under for 36 holes at Bay Hill and is joined on that tally by Keegan Bradley, who signed for a second-round 68.

A group of six players, including Open Champion Francesco Molinari, share third on five-under but it was a tough day for overnight leader Rafa Cabrera Bello, who dropped down into a share of ninth following a 75.

While he will hope to recover on Saturday, it could be a big weekend for Fleetwood who is chasing his maiden PGA Tour win.

Speaking after his round, the 28-year-old made no secret of where he thinks he can pick up shots over the next couple of days.

He told the PGA Tour website: "Funnily enough when I came off yesterday and I was in the truck with my trainer, just warming down for the day, he asked how my play was and I said 'I could have played the par-fives better'.

"I was level-par with them yesterday. Today I made a much better job of those and you have to.

"On some courses, if you can score on the par-fives, you can shoot a good score, and that's basically where I made up all my numbers."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Jack Ogalbe has been working for the team since his student days, having enjoyed a successful placement. He is an avid West Ham fan but also enjoys writing on rugby union, golf, tennis and cycling.

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