Otto’s bogey-free round bags tenth

Hennie Otto moved 22 spots up the leaderboard to tie for 10th when he shot four-under-par 66 in round two of the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational at Firestone Country Club on Friday.

Otto carded four birdies without a dropped shot to finish three shots behind a four-way tie for first, shared between Ryan Moore, Adam Scott, Keegan Bradley and youngster Rickie Fowler.

In what would be his longest putt of the day, Otto sank a 26-footer for birdie after holding to the fairway and making the green in two.

A confident Otto stepped up to the second, and despite finding a bunker with his tee shot, he chipped out and shot a 194-yard recovery to seven feet from the pin. He sank for birdie.

An exceptional drive on the third set Otto in position to play over water, and he played in to the green with ease, the ball landing nearly seven feet from the hole before he putted to go three-under through three holes.

Otto struck the ball well off the tee, but carded 13 consecutive pars until he sank an eight-foot putt for birdie on the 17th hole.

The Dimension Data Pro-Am winner carded par on the 18th and closed the day at four-under.

Having won ten tournaments in his career, Otto knows the importance of making putts, and this will be his area of focus in the third round tomorrow.

With conditions set for scoring, Otto will look to maintain his driving accuracy and up his putting game. Should he succeed, further moves up the leaderboard are inevitable for Otto.

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