Louis moves five shots clear
Article posted: 02 November 2012
There's still a lot of golf to be played, and I need to put myself in a great position going down the back nine on Sunday
Louis Oosthuizen broke the course record at Mission Hills Golf Club to take a commanding lead at the WGC - HSBC Champions.
Oosthuizen shot a stunning nine under par second round to move five shots clear in Shenzhen on 16 under.
It is a position the South African has been in before, having won the Open in 2010 from five shots clear after two rounds at St Andrews.
"Scoreboard-wise, it's probably the same," said Oosthuizen. "Looking at the leaderboard, there's so many great players up there. Like I said, it's far from over. It was probably the same at the Open.
"With this tournament, I'm in a great position to win it, but it's not even crossed my mind at the moment. There's still a lot of golf to be played, and I need to put myself in a great position going down the back nine on Sunday."
Having started the day tied for the lead, Oosthuizen made eight birdies and an eagle - a 50-footer at the seventh - to accelerate in front.
"I played the par-fives really well, and I think I was six under on them," said Oosthuizen. "The rest was down to putting really well. I gave myself a lot of opportunities for birdie, and hitting fairways, hitting greens, and if you make the putts, you shoot a low number."
Lee Westwood is ust outside of the top ten following his five under 67 second round. The world number four is tied 12th on seven under.
Jeev Milkha Singh is one under after carding a 71, while Joost Luiten is poised one shot behind following his second successive 72.