Nicolai Højgaard will take a two-shot lead into the weekend on the DP World Tour Championship after a shocking end to his second spherical at Jumeirah Golf Estates.
The Dane arrived on the Earth Course on day two in a share of the lead however back-to-back bogeys noticed him stumble and he was nonetheless a good distance behind regardless of preventing again to show in degree par.
A birdie on the tenth signalled the beginning of higher issues, although, and he added two extra earlier than ending birdie-eagle to come back residence in 30 and signal for a 66 that left him at 11 below.
His Ryder Cup team-mates Tommy Fleetwood and Viktor Hovland had been within the group in second after rounds of 66 alongside South Africa’s Thriston Lawrence – who fired the spherical of the day with a 64 – and Swede Jens Dantorp and Frenchman Antione Rozner, who each signed for 67s.
Højgaard could not have a win within the 2023 season however he has eight high tens – together with a runner-up end finally week’s Nedbank Golf Challenge – with three high fives in his final 4 DP World Tour begins.
The 22-year-old additionally has a runner-up end on the PGA TOUR, together with his kind incomes him a Captain’s Pick from Luke Donald for Europe’s thumping victory over the United States final month.
He completed in a tie for fourth in his solely earlier look at this occasion in 2021 and is now in pole place for a primary Rolex Series victory to cap off a shocking season.
— DP World Tour Championship (@dpwtc) November 17, 2023
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