Name Game: Espana Leads Open de Espana
The most confusing thing about Friday’s European Tour results is that the guy named Espana leading the Open de Espana isn’t even from Espana.
No, Edouard Espana is a native of France, but that bit of confusion doesn’t really matter after he fired a 3-under 69 to jump up six spots to the top of the leaderboard, sitting at 7-under.
For the second straight day, Espana had just one bogey, and his back-to-back birdies on 14 and 15 put him into the lead.
His closest competitor is Ricardo Gonzalez of Argentina, who fired his second straight 69 to reach 6-under.
Nowhere on the leader board could one find Day 1 leader Trevor Fisher Jr., who followed up his Day 1 65 with an ugly 78 on Friday.