England’s Andy Sullivan shot a bogey-free 11-below-par 61 to role a route yarn and lead by two shots after the major round on the Golf in Dubai Championship at Jumeirah Golf Estates on Wednesday.
Sullivan recorded 11 birdies and temporarily looked role to compare compatriot Oliver Fisher’s European Tour yarn of 59 on the Portugal Masters in 2018 sooner than he done the final two holes on par on the Fireplace Route which made its European Tour debut.
Starting up on the support 9, Sullivan had six birdies on the turn as he raced up the leaderboard and at final done the day sooner than Frenchman Antoine Rozner and Englishmen Matt Wallace and Ross Fisher, who were all tied at 9-below-par.
“It be silly, I played the front 9 the day prior to this and I played the support 9 a year ago after we came visiting to warm up, you discontinue all this prep on these classes and take a look at out and determine where to hit it,” Sullivan, 34, said.
“This week I turned up and clattered it down and stumbled on myself being ridiculous below par by seven or eight holes on my front 9. You mediate, ‘here we chase’.
“COVID-19 in actuality changed every thing for me. I refocused and started playing all of it all over again. I’ve began to play powerful higher. Going available and playing it I know I am giving myself the correct likelihood to shoot a low gain.”
Scotland’s Craig Howie and Marc Warren and Sweden’s Oscar Lengden are tied for fifth a shot extra support.