World Cup of Golf: Denmark take four-shot World Cup lead as England fade

Soren Kjeldsen

World Cup of Golf, second-round leaderboard
-14 Denmark; -10 USA; -9 China; -7 Japan, France, Spain; -6 Italy
Selected others:-5 Ireland; -2 England; -1 Scotland; +4 Wales

Soren Kjeldsen and Thorbjorn Olesen are on course to claim a first World Cup of Golf title for Denmark after taking a four-shot lead in Melbourne.

The Danes shot a two-under-par 70 in Saturday’s foursomes to go 14 under, heading into Sunday’s final fourballs.

Americans Rickie Fowler and Jimmy Walker are second on 10 under.

However, the English pair of Chris Wood and Andy Sullivan, who were fourth overnight , shot a five-over 77 to drop to two under for the tournament.

Ireland’s Shane Lowry and Graeme McDowell birdied four of their last eight holes to score five under for Ireland, three shots clear of Wood and Sullivan.

Russell Knox and Duncan Stewart of Scotland were then a further shot back after a 72.

Bradley Dredge and Stuart Manley of Wales are 27th after shooting an eight-over-par 80 to drop to four over for the tournament.

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