Dubai, United Arab Emirates (SportsNetwork.com) – Defending champion Henrik
Stenson fired a 6-under 66 on Friday and he moved two strokes clear of the
field after two rounds of the DP World Tour Championship, Dubai.
Stenson, who hasn’t won since claiming this title last year, finished 36 holes
at 10-under-par 134.
The Swede played the back nine in 4-under par to break through a crowded
leaderboard. Seven different players had a piece of the lead at different
times during round two.
World No. 1 Rory McIlroy scrambled to a 2-under 70 on the Earth Course at
Jumeirah Golf Estates. He was joined in second place at minus-8 by Danny
Willett (67) and Richie Ramsay (69).
Rafael Cabrera-Bello fired an 8-under 64, the low round of the day by two
strokes. He jumped into a tie for fifth place at 7-under 137. He shares fifth
place with Justin Rose (66), Kristoffer Broberg (67), Thorbjorn Olesen (70)
and Shane Lowry (71).
Rose was 4-over par after six holes in the opening round, but has gone 11-
under par since with 13 birdies and two bogeys.
MORE TO FOLLOW.