Friday, 19 September 2014
Edoardo Molinari  (Getty Images)
Edoardo Molinari (Getty Images)

Quality golf was the order of the day at the ISPS Handa Wales Open, with Shane Lowry easing his way to the top of the leaderboard and Edoardo Molinari firing the low round of the week. Read about the key numbers behind Friday at Celtic Manor here...

9 – under par leads the way for Shane Lowry going into the weekend

65 – for Lowry on day two, thanks to six birdies and no bogeys

2 – wins on The European Tour for Lowry, with his last coming in 2012 at the Portugal Masters

1 – shot lead for the Irishman over talented duo Joost Luiten & Nicolas Colsaerts

9 - birdies on the back nine for Luiten this week already

8 – under par for the first two rounds for Luiten – his best score going into the weekend all season

63 – low round of the week for Edoardo Molinari in Wales, thanks to a fine bogey-free 63

10 – under par for his last 22 holes for Edoardo

14 – appearances in the Welsh Open for Philip Price

66 – from Price on day two was his best effort yet in his home tournament

3 – of the European Ryder Cup players playing in Wales will be back for the weekend, with Stephen Gallacher the only one of Paul McGinley’s side to miss the cut

5 – under par going into moving day makes Jamie Donaldson the leading Ryder Cup star in Wales

0 – bogeys for Donaldson in his solid second round 67

3 – over par total for defending champion Grégory Bourdy, means the Frenchman won’t be back for the weekend

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Tournament Leaderboard

Pos Player nameNatHolePar
1LUITEN, JoostNED18-14
T2LOWRY, ShaneIRL18-13
T4COLSAERTS, NicolasBEL18-12

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