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Frittelli, Campillo Share 54-Hole Lead at Maybank Championship

Jorge Campillo and Dylan Frittelli posted matching 66s on Saturday at Saujana Golf & Country Club and share the lead after 54 holes of the Maybank Championship.

The co-leaders recorded a pair of bogey-free rounds to get to 15-under par.

“It was good. I played solid for most of the round. I had a few tough holes but I managed to make the putts so overall I played solid,” said Campillo, a 32-year old journeyman from Spain.

“I’m really looking forward to tomorrow. It is a nice position to be and I’m excited.”

The Spaniard reached 66 by the way of four birdies and an eagle, while South Africa’s Frittelli carded six birdies, highlighted by a final one on 18.

“It was a good round. I started off a bit slow but some good birdies during the middle part of the round and that kept me going, said Frittelli, who already has one win on the new season – the AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open in early December.

“It is super bunched. A lot of Japanese guys up there, a few other Spanish guys, Jorge played great today with me. I’m excited to mix it up.”

American Berry Henson and Indian Khalin H Joshie both carded 65s and were at 14 under, a shot clear of 36-hole co-leaders, Nino Bertasio (70) of Italy and Thai Phachara Khongwatmai (70).

Scot Marc Warren (69), Thai Prayad Marksaeng (67), and the Japanese duo of Hideto Tanihara (68) and Ryo Ishikawa, who shot a low-round 63, were also at 13 under.

Lee Westwood finished with a 70 en route to a three-day total of 12-under par. The Englishman headlines a group of eight players at T11.

Tournament headliner Henrik Stenson struggled to a 73 and dropped 12 spots down the leaderboard to T63 at 4 under.


TOP 10: ROUND TWO

1 Dylan Frittelli -15
1 Jorge Campillo -15
3 Thomas Detry -14
3 Berry Henson -14
3 Khalin Joshi -14
7 Prayad Marksaeng -13
7 Hideto Tanihara -13
7 Ryo Ishikawa -13
7 Marc Warren -13
7 Phachara Khongwatmai -13
7 Nino Bertasio -13


VIDEO: SHOT OF THE DAY

Yusaku Miyazato nearly holes-out for eagle on the par-4 9th hole (his 18th). The Japanese veteran tapped in for a final-hole birdie to reach 12 under and T11.

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“I’m really looking forward to tomorrow. It is a nice position to be and I’m excited.”
– Jorge Campillo


Credits: Getty Images, European Tour Media


Jeff Smith

Jeff is a writer and content producer for Pro Golf Weekly. He is working on a book, documenting the 2017 and 2018 seasons on the major golf tours.

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