Turkish Airlines Open 2016: Friday Leaderboard Scores and Highlights

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Published: November 4, 2016

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Thorbjorn Olesen will go into the weekend of the Turkish Airlines Open with a six-shot lead over the field after a stunning round on Friday. 

The Dane broke the course record with a nine-under par 62 to move into a commanding position with two rounds to go, as per Sky Sports Golf. In fact, his total of 15-under par is the lowest halfway total in the competition's history. 



Spaniard Adrian Otaegui and Thailand’s Thongchai Jaidee sit five shots back of Olesen at nine-under par and head up a very congested chasing pack.



Olesen came into Friday’s round after starting the tournament with an encouraging six-under par 65 on Thursday, and he picked up from where he left off immediately.

A birdie on the first was followed by three more birdies on six, eight and nine to move the Dane up to 10-under for the tournament.

The 26-year-old gave a shot back at the tricky 11th but only responded by going on a rampage.

After picking up a birdie on 13, he took dead aim at the 172-yard par three and judged it to perfection, per European Tour:



But the three-time European Tour winner wasn’t done there, as he went one better at the par-five 15th.

After two big blows, Olesen left himself a 40-footer for an eagle, which he duly dispatched, per ET:



Another birdie followed at the 17th after a stunning recovery shot from the trees before another dropped on 18 for Olesen to reach his 15-under total.

TurkishAirlinesGolf was one of many praising the leader’s play on Friday, saying he was on fire on the links:



Olesen’s remarkable round was almost matched by Otaegui’s brilliance earlier in the day, as the Spaniard carded a 63 of his own to move 28 places up the leaderboard into second.

Otaegui carded eight birdies—including five on the sp...
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