Donald equals course record at Wales Open


2009 European TourNEWPORT, Wales – Germany’s Marcel Siem and Australia’s Andrew Doht are tied for the lead at 6 under after the second round of the Wales Open at Celtic Manor.

Siem had seven birdies in a 4-under 67, while Doht shot a 70. Denmark’s Thomas Bjorn was a shot behind the co-leaders after a 68.

England’s Luke Donald had nine birdies to equal Chris Wood’s opening-round course record of 65. Donald shot a 75 on the opening day, but managed to make the cut despite a double-bogey 7 on the 18th hole Friday.

The cut fell at 3-over par, one of the highest scores on the European Tour this year.

Bjorn has missed the cuts at the last six tournaments. He says he was unsure whether he would regain the form that allowed him to record nine victories before 2006 and win two Ryder Cup caps for Europe.