LAS PALMAS, Spain (AP) — Denmark’s Thorbjorn Olesen shot 9 under for a course record 61 to take the lead of the Gran Canaria Open after two rounds on Friday.
Olesen hit an eagle on a par-5 hole to go with seven birdies on an error-free day at the Meloneras Golf Course on Spain’s Canary Islands.
Olesen, who became a father this month, said his laid-back approach was key to his good play in his first event of the season after recovering from a wrist injury.
“It was an amazing experience to get a son three or four weeks ago, and I didn’t have much practice before coming here, just last week. So I had low expectations,” Olesen said. “But it was great fun to be out there … I was so just in the present and not really thinking about the score very much, and I think that helped me a lot.”