Rose, Bjerregaard Lead Hong Kong

The No. 285 player in the world won’t let the No. 7 player out of his sights yet.

Denrmak’s Lucas Bjerregaard shot a blistering 63 to outduel Justin Rose by one shot, forging a tie for the lead at the UBS Hong Kong Open on Saturday through 54 holes.

Bjerregaard has never won a tournament, but finished ninth at the Portugal Masters last week.  He was 3-under at the turn, then rattled off four straight birdies to start the back nine. A bogey on No. 18 kept him from having the outright lead.

Rose fired a 64 comprised of two birdies and a pair of eagles, one coming on the 551-yard Par 5 No. 3, the other on the 529-yard, Par-5 No. 13.

The pair have a 4-stroke lead on India’s Anirban Lahiri, with Matthew Fitzpatrick rising to a tie for fourth at 10-under.

Only five players are at least double-digits under par.

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