Russian Open. Horsey Still Heads the Field. July 25 2014

Best golf putter by white dragon golf David Horsey still heads the field at the Russian Open in Moscow. David Horsey  (Getty Images)

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David shot a second round -4 under par 68 to take a two stroke lead at the mid-way point in the Russian Open at the Tseleevo Golf & Polo Club. After a pedestrian start he conjured up three birdies in the last four holes;

"I got off to a slow start but I managed to bounce back well, I tried to do the same as yesterday and stick to my game and not worry about much else." 

“Dropping a couple of shots early on is always disappointing, but I knew there’d be plenty of chances to come and I just needed to stay patient and keep giving myself putts for birdie."  “The approach shots are the key here. The fairways are wide so you don’t see guys missing too many fairways. There’s a bit of water, so it’s just about minimising to mistakes and not giving away too many shots when you do make a mistake. Then ultimately it’s about holing putts, the same as every other week."  “I’ve got a while now until the next round, so I’ll be recharging the batteries this afternoon and hopefully I’ll be raring to go tomorrow.”

In second place is Thomas Pieters, he also had -4 under par 68 today, giving him a -9 under par tournament total. Carding seven birdies, that was mixed with three bogey's;

“I’ve seen a lot of improvement, which is always nice, and I’ve holed a few putts too. I’m very happy with my game. I’ve been working hard on some stuff and it doesn’t happen right away. It takes time, and it’s nice to see the hard work paying off this week with a couple of good rounds." 

“I learned a lot from my experience at the Spanish Open. I stayed very calm, which surprised me. I felt comfortable there, which gives me a lot of confidence going into the next two rounds here." “The course is great and the best thing that suits me is the driving. If you can drive it long and straight off the tee you will do well on this course.”

Third place is shared between Gary Boyd and Peter Whiteford, both at -7 under par totals.

Peter battled back from being +4 over par on his round today;

“The start was shocking, the first tee shot was straight in the rubbish, and I was four over after five holes. But it was a good fightback. "

“Strangely, I felt like I was swinging it better today, but there are still some absolutely wild ones in there which cost me today. The good shots are really good, but there are some calamities." “Even that shot to the last there, it was an easy nine iron and I just hooked it into the bunker. It makes it exciting though, I don’t really know where to look once I’ve struck it! I’m not playing great so I’m delighted with the way I’m scoring and I’m in with a chance, which is just what I need.”