Joost Luiten dropped nine places in the standings on Friday after his second round at the Turkish Airlines Open. The 33-year-old golfer is in fifteenth place halfway through the tournament in Antalya.
Luiten needed 69 strokes (3 under par) on Friday for the eighteen holes at the Montgomerie Maxx Royal. He noted four birdies and one bogey.
The Dutchman started the tournament on Thursday with a round of 67 strokes. With a total of 136 (-8) he has a four-stroke deficit on Austrian leader Matthias Schwab.
Luiten has on -8 company of, among others, the American Patrick Reed - winner of the Masters last year - and the experienced Englishman Lee Westwood. Defending champion Justin Rose from England is in shared sixth place with -10.
The Turkish Airlines Open is part of the Rolex Series and is therefore one of the eight most important tournaments of the year on the European Tour. The tournament lasts until Sunday.