DeChambeau shoots 66, tied for 2nd-round lead in Dubai

DeChambeau shoots 66, tied for 2nd-round lead in Dubai
Matthew Fitzpatrick of England hits his second shot on the 14th hole during round two of the Dubai Desert Classic golf tournament in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Friday, Jan. 25, 2019. (AP Photo/Neville Hopwood)

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Bryson DeChambeau shot a second straight 6-under 66 to share the lead after the second round of the Dubai Desert Classic on Friday.

The No. 5-ranked DeChambeau rolled in an 8-foot putt for birdie at the last hole to join Lucas Herbert of Australia (63) at 12-under 132 at Emirates Golf Club. The American had seven birdies in total, along with an eagle 3 at the 10th hole.

He is the highest-ranked player in the field and is looking to win for the first time outside the PGA Tour or Web.com Tour.

Alvaro Quiros (64) and 49-year-old Ernie Els (65) — a three-time champion in Dubai — were a stroke off the lead, with defending champion Li Haotong (67) in a group a further shot back.

First-round leader Matthew Fitzpatrick (70) was at 9 under.

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