06 Mar 2020 | Professional golf |

Dodt stays on top in Malaysian Open

by Martin Blake

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Andrew Dodt on his way to a 68 that kept him on top in Malaysia. Photo: Getty

Australia's Andrew Dodt clung on to his lead in the Malaysian Open today, backing up his opening 63 with a 69 at Kota Permai Golf & Country Club.

Dodt leads by a shot from China's Liu Yanwei through two rounds, at 13-under par.

He had four birdies and went bogey-free in his four-under round today.

"It’s hard to back up a 63 but I did with a 68 today, pretty solid," Dodt said. "I hit a lot of greens but didn’t hole as many putts as I did yesterday. But all in all, it’s a solid day’s work.

"I had like a 10-footer down the hill on the last at the top. To see that going in was nice. But I haven’t really hit into any tricky spots so far this week. Nice to stay bogey-free and play some solid golf.

"I didn’t think I played cautious today. I just didn’t hit it as close. I didn’t have as many chances as I did yesterday. The pin positions were pretty difficult. I’m just playing a little bit technical with my swing. I think about it a lot on the plane coming here. I haven’t been playing well before this week so I just wanted to throw it up a bit and just play the game.

"I’ve done that so far and happy to be in a good position with two more days to go. I’m just going to have fun, keep things simple and stay relaxed which is what I have done. Nothing’s changed."

South Australian Wade Ormsby also is in the mix after the day's best round, a 65, that put him inside the top 10. Ormsby has already won an Asian Tour event this year.


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