Date: November 08, 2008

Ogilvy one off the lead

Sweden&aposs Henrik Stenson and Spanish world No.3 Sergio Garcia share a one-stroke lead over England&aposs Oliver Wilson and Australia&aposs Geoff Ogilvy after the second round of the HSBC Champions was finally completed at a damp Sheshan International Golf Club on Saturday. Former US Open champion Ogilvy shot the equal best round of the day, a bogey-free 65, to sit tied for second, with Northern Ireland&aposs Graeme McDowell and defending champion Phil Mickelson at eight under. “I played well,” said Ogilvy. “It felt like a long time since I had actually played considering we have been sitting around for a day and a half but I made a few putts and didn&apost really miss and short ones. It was a good score.” Adam Scott and Scott Strange are both also in contention a further two strokes behind Ogilvy at seven-under. Stenson, who began the day at the top of leaderboard after carding a seven-under-par 65 on Thursday before yesterday&aposs play was completely washed out, produced a solid three-under 69, while Garcia shot a bogey-free 68. Wilson, who is playing at the Champions of Champions event in Shanghai courtesy of his Order of Merit ranking, carded five birdies in a 68 to make his move up the leaderboard. McDowell, like Wilson a Ryder Cup debutant at Valhalla this year, matched Ogilvy&aposs effort with a flawless third round, while Mickelson carded a two-under-par 70. “I played very solidly, I didn&apost do much wrong,” said McDowell. “I hit a lot of fairways, a lot of greens and was never really out of position at all. It could have been better really, but I am very content obviously.” Meanwhile, tournament organisers have confirmed the tournament, which is the first on the new lucrative Race to Dubai, will be played over 72 holes, with the leaders expected to have to completed their fourth rounds on Monday. Only a handful of players started their third rounds today following a three-hour delay this morning following torrential overnight rain.