Andy Sullivan continues hot string, leads by 3 in Dubai

After a bogey-free opening round, Andy Sullivan finally dropped a shot early in his second round at the Golf In Dubai Championship, but he quickly got it back and then some.

Sullivan bogeyed the third hole at the Jumeirah Golf Estates’ Fire Course on Thursday, but then eagled the seventh. He cruised to another impressive round, this time a 66, to maintain a comfortable lead in the new tournament, which also features former World No. 1 Martin Kaymer and 2016 Masters champ Danny Willett.

Sullivan stands at 17 under after two rounds, with Matt Wallace and Ross Fisher each chasing at 14 under.

It’s been a good year for Sullivan, who won his first European Tour event in August after a drought that lasted nearly five years, capturing the English Championship, a new event which was created when the European Tour reorganized due to the pandemic. He currently sits at No. 72 in the Official World Golf Ranking.

Coincidentally, this week’s event in Dubai is also a new event.

Willett shot another 67 and stands at 10 under after two days of action. Kaymer finished his second round with a 71 and is 10 shots off the lead.

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