Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Graeme in Lead after Storming Round; GOLF

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Graeme in Lead after Storming Round; GOLF

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GRAEME Storm fired a brilliant 63 to take a two-shot lead and keep world number two Rory McIlroy at bay on day two of the BMW SA Open.

The Hartlepool golfer thought he had lost his playing privileges on the European Tour by an agonising 100 euros following the Portugal Masters in October, but was handed a reprieve as United States Ryder Cup star Patrick Reed failed to play the required number of events.

Storm took advantage in some style yesterday, carding nine birdies in a blemish-free effort which equalled the course record at Glendower GC to get to 12 under and lead the way from home duo Trevor Fisher Jnr and Jbe Kruger, and American Peter Uihlein.

McIlroy was then a further shot back after a remarkable 68 that saw him pick up eight shots in as many holes from the eighth to the 15th but also record three bogeys and a double-bogey.

Storm made his birdies on the 10th, 11th, 12th 18th, first, third, fifth, sixth and eighth and was in no doubt as to the key to his success. …

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