Sport Wiesberger stars in Shenzhen

12:56  21 april  2017
12:56  21 april  2017 Source:   Sky Sports

Wiesberger takes charge before play cut short in Shenzhen

  Wiesberger takes charge before play cut short in Shenzhen Bernd Wiesberger will head the Shenzhen International leaderboard into Saturday, with bad weather thwarting Bubba Watson's second round.Bernd Wiesberger produced a stunning second round to surge four shots clear at the Shenzhen International before play was abandoned due to heavy rain and lightning.

Wiesberger surges clear in Shenzhen . Friday, 21 April 2017. Bernd Wiesberger (Getty Images). Related Content. He burst through it, birdieing the 17th and first as Frittelli set the clubhouse target at eight under after making a gain on the penultimate hole.

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Bernd Wiesberger opened up a four-shot lead before storms brought an early finish to the second round of the Shenzhen International.

The Austrian fired a blemish-free 65 to set the clubhouse target at Genzon Golf Club, where play was suspended at 2.40pm local time due to a threat of lightning.

Thorbjorn Olesen and South Africa's Dylan Frittelli both posted matching 68s to share second spot, with Bubba Watson in the group a further stroke back having only completed five holes.

Wiesberger takes charge before play cut short in Shenzhen

  Wiesberger takes charge before play cut short in Shenzhen Bernd Wiesberger will head the Shenzhen International leaderboard into Saturday, with bad weather thwarting Bubba Watson's second round.Bernd Wiesberger produced a stunning second round to surge four shots clear at the Shenzhen International before play was abandoned due to heavy rain and lightning.

Bernd Wiesberger will tee it up at the Shenzhen International for the first time this week as he looks to turn his encouraging form so far this season into After finishes of third and 19th at Genzon Golf Club the past two years, Fleetwood clearly feels confident in Shenzhen and is aiming to feature well again.

Shenzhen International 2017 - B. Wiesberger make the cut.

Play will resume at 6.30am on Saturday, with the third round set to be played in threeballs and off a two-tee start.

Nearly two hours of play was lost on Thursday to weather delays, with Wiesberger one of 54 players having to finish their opening round on Friday.

Beginning the day two strokes back, Wiesberger birdied his penultimate hole to complete a five-under 67 before making a fast start to his second round.

Starting on the back nine, Wiesberger followed back-to-back gains from the 13th with a birdie at the 17th to move alongside early pacesetter Thongchai Jaidee.

Wiesberger rolled in a 15-foot birdie at the first and drained a 30-footer at the fourth to move top of the leaderboard, adding further gains at the seventh and ninth to extend his cushion.

Frittelli had earlier briefly held the outright advantage after four birdies in a five-hole stretch around the turn, while Olesen mixed five gains with a sole blemish in another strong round.

The pair both head into the weekend on eight under, with Watson is joined by Richie Ramsay and Gregory Bourdy a further stroke back.

Jordan Smith and Scott Jamieson both sit six strokes back with 36 holes completed, while Tommy Fleetwood is level-par for his second round after holes.

Watch the Shenzhen International throughout the weekend live on Sky Sports 4 - your home of golf. Live coverage begins on Saturday from 7am.

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Bernd Wiesberger will take a commanding three-shot lead into the final round of the Shenzhen International.Bernd Wiesberger will take a commanding three-shot lead into the final round of the Shenzhen International after a marathon third day featuring two holes-in-one at Genzon GC.

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