Italian Open. Otto Hennie Takes Control. August 29 2014

White Dragon Golf South African Otto Hennie takes control of the Italian Open in Torino, Italy. [caption id="attachment_6577" align="alignnone" width="300"]Italian Open Otto Hennie / Getty Images[/caption] Otto carded a stunning second round of -10 under par 62 at Circolo Golf Torino to post a mid way tournament score at -15 under par, a three shot lead. Otto told reporters that although it was special to shoot 62, the thought of 59 never entered his head; "It's always special to shoot a 62 but a 59 never even crossed my mind. I didn't really think about my score until my caddie said if I made par on 17 we would have been on course for a ten under par round." "I really played well, hit some good shots and the greens were running well so you were able to make some putts. Something about courses in Italy suits my eye and it would be great to win the tournament. Hopefully I can keep it up and keep going over the weekend." Bernd Wiesberger is in second place, three shots back at -12 under par after recording a very respectable -6 under par 66, and Ross Fisher is in third place at -9 under par, he also scored -6 under par 66 in his second round. Stephen Gallacher needs to finish in the top two on Sunday to move into the last automatic pick for the Ryder Cup, which would knock out Graeme McDowell. The task was made even harder when Otto had posted his second round score before he had even teed off, he responded well carding -7 under par 65, but it still leaves him a long way back at T9; "When you tee it up 15 and 12 behind you know you're going to have to be more aggressive and make some birdies so I was delighted to shoot 65 with a double bogey in the end" "It would be nice to follow it up with more of the same. I knew I had to go low at some stage and I'm just delighted to get on a run on the back nine. I don't think I could say on air what I was thinking when I saw the leaderboard at lunch." "It was a strange feeling. I was looking at the guy who was second to be honest to try and catch him up a bit and a couple more 65s at the weekend and we will see what happens. There are two more rounds and a lot can happen in golf. Just to be in with a shout on Sunday is all you can ask." Italian favorite Francesco Molinari could only manage a second round of even par 72, he is now T16 at -6 under par for his National tournament; "It's a step back but there are two more days so let's see what happens at the weekend. It's a course that's hard to go under par day after day, if you miss a few fairways you can get into trouble."