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Westwood leads the way in South Africa after brilliant second round

| 03.12.2010

Lee Westwood fired a superb second round 64 in South Africa to cruise into a three shot lead at the halfway point of the Nedbank Golf Challenge.

Westwood produced a brilliant bogey-free round to put him firmly in the driving seat and bring his odds for the title in to 1/3.

His round – which included eight birdies – moved him to 12 under par, three shots clear of fellow Ryder Cup player, Ross Fisher, and six clear of the rest of the field.

Fisher was also in decent form, firing four birdies in his last six holes to scramble a 68 and keep Westwood in sight – just about. Fisher is now at 4/1 to win for the first time since his Irish Open triumph in August.

Further down the field, Ryder Cup stars Eduardo Molinari, Padraig Harrington and Miguel Angel Jimenez are all tied on six under.

With Westwood in such dominant form, it’s difficult to see anyone emerging from the pack to push him. However, if you do fancy backing someone a little longer, then you could do a lot worse than putting some cash on Eduardo Molinari.

The Italian has been in solid form all season and showed in the Johnnie Walker Championship that he is capable of producing a late surge. He birdied three of the last four holes at Gleneagles to win the tournament and force his way into Colin Montgomerie’s Ryder Cup team.

The Italian is out at 20/1 to win his third event of the season and could certainly be worth backing.

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Craig Kemp

Craig has written for Ladbrokes since the 2010 World Cup, having previously gained a Media & Sports Journalism degree and contributed to publications including the Racing Post. His main areas of interest are horse racing and UFC, but he is also an avid X Factor gambler and likes nothing more than indulging in a spot of Hip Hop Karaoke.