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Big birds have Fisher flying

Big birds have Fisher flying

Ross Fisher continued his remarkable run of pin seeking as back to back eagles sent him soaring up the leaderboard on day two of the Mutuactivos Open de España.

Ross Fisher

It is just two weeks since the Englishman made the first ever albatross on the 18th at Wentworth Golf Club at the BMW PGA Championship and he was holing out from the fairway again at Club de Campo Villa de Madrid.

Despite making eagles on the fourth and 14th on day one, he was still in danger of missing the cut as he stood on the seventh tee in round two.

A three after a beautiful drive meant he had completed his set on the par fives and when he holed out on the next for a two, he had a fourth eagle of the week and had jumped to five under.

"I made a great up-and-down on six which was key and then I hit a lovely drive and a really nice soft four iron into the next," he said.

"I didn't realise how close it was until I saw Mr (John E) Morgan put his hands up so I knew it was good and to roll that in was really, really nice - my third one of the week.

"Then to hit that shot on the following hole and back it up with another eagle was nice. I was flag hunting on the last there trying to go three in a row.

"I know I've had a nice run of birdies in a row but I'd be surprised if I've done back to back eagles.

"To have four this week, and I came really close yesterday to my second albatross in three weeks, it literally finished three or four inches from going in.

"Two eagles yesterday on the par fives, they were kind to me, and to make another one and then hole a shot, it was a nice day."

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