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Sullivan up by 1 stroke in Dubai

ANDY Sullivan carded an unblemished 66 in the second round of the DP World Tour Championship yesterday to take the outright lead after sinking a 25-foot birdie from off the green on the final hole.

Sullivan, 28, has an aggregate 12-under score of 132 at the halfway stage of the European Tour’s US$8 million season finale. He is a stroke ahead of Argentine Emiliano Grillo, whose second-round 64 was the lowest of the tournament.

“It’s absolutely awesome to be leading after halfway in such a massive event,” England’s Sullivan told reporters after making an arcing putt on the 18th.

The world No. 53 has rarely erred in Dubai, registering a solitary bogey over 36 holes, while four birdies in the final seven holes yesterday helped him snatch the lead by the close.

Sullivan will partner Grillo in the third round, with the South American returning to sizzling form after winning October’s Open on the PGA Tour, a victory he said helped strengthen his self-belief in Dubai.

“It’s pretty much like a major here,” said Grillo, 23, who partnered world No. 3 Rory McIlroy yesterday. “You’ve got the best players in the world and you’ve got to play really well to keep up.”

American Patrick Reed (65) is 9-under on 135, while three players, including four-time major winner McIlroy and former Masters champion Charl Schwartzel, are a shot further adrift. In all, 20 players are within six shots of the lead.

The Race to Dubai title, awarded to the player who earns the most money on the tour this season, is also up for grabs. McIlroy led going into Dubai, while six other players could still win what was formerly known as the Order of Merit.


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