DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (February 3, 2017) -- With the winds hollowing only about half of the field finished their second rounds before play at the Omega Dubai Desert Classic was suspended. Among the players still on the course when the horn sounded are Rayhan Thomas and Curtis Luck.
Thomas, who opened with a Thursday 4-under 68, completed three-holes in his second round and remained at 4-under. Starting on Emirates Golf Club front nine, Thomas parred each of the first three holes and is currently five-strokes behind leader George Coetzee.
Despite the difficult conditions Luck has been impressive so far in his second round. Teeing of on No. 10, Luck made it to the 14th hole at 1-under for the day following a birdie on the par-3 11th hole. After an even-par first round Luck is now 1-under for the week and in position to make the cut.
Second round play will resume on Saturday morning at 7:30 a.m. GST.
ROUND ONE RECAP
Prior to the Omega Dubai Desert Classic Rayhan Thomas talked about how he hoped his local knowledge would help him out as he made his way around Emirates Golf Club. The verdict so far? Well I think the first round 4-under 68 does all the talking.
With the first round in the books Thomas currently resides just three shots off the pace set by Sergio Garcia. Thomas shares his eighth place position with the likes of Graeme McDowell and Henrick Stenson.
Beginning his Thursday round on No. 10, Thomas birdied the 13th and 14th holes to reach 2-under before carding his first bogey of the day on the 16th. Following a par on the 17th, Thomas began a red hot stretch of four birdies in six holes with a circle on No. 18.
Thomas' final birdie on the 5th brought him to 5-under, only to drop one final stroke two holes later. On Friday Thomas will be looking to bounce back from a missed cut a couple of weeks ago in his previous European Tour appearance at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship
World No. 2 Curtis Luck is also in the field this week and he turned in a first round even-par 72. In the first round Luck turned in a pair of birdies and a pair of bogeys. Luck, tied for 59th, will have some work to do make the cut.