Date: October 24, 2008

Gleeson increases Macau lead

David Gleeson carded a seven-under-par 64 to take the second-round lead at the Macau Open on Friday. The Australian picked up eight birdies against just one bogey to take an imposing five-stroke lead at the Macau Golf and Country Club on 14-under-par 128 overall. Compatriot Adam Blyth and Indian rookie Anirban Lahiri both carded 65s and are tied for second alongside Lin Wen-tang of Chinese Tapei and England&aposs Yasin Ali, who shot 68 and 64 respectively. “I stuck to my gameplan although the wind picked up slightly today,” said Gleeson. “Fourteen-under after two days is a good score.” “I&aposve come here to do a good job just like how I have been planning to do well in the remaining weeks on the Asian Tour.” “My goal was to play better earlier on in the season but I didn&apost quite do it. I went back home and practiced quite a lot and I returned with three top-10 finishes from four events a few months ago.” “That got me going and I hope to gather momentum for a win this week.”