Nicolas Colsaerts was dominating the Turkish Airlines Open — until he wasn’t.
The Belgian Bomber was simply flawless for two days — then he wasn’t.
After opening with rounds of 64-64 at the Regnum Carya Resort and threatening to make it a runaway situation, Colsaerts fell apart on the back nine Saturday and opened the door for a bunch of contenders. His 41 over the last nine dropped him from 16-under par all the way back to 12. He now trails co-leaders Shane Lowry and Kiradech Aphibarnrat going into the final 18.
Lowry shot 65, Aphibarnrat 66 and they’ll share the overnight lead at 14-under, which was where Colsaerts was after 36-holes.
The man everyone might want to pay attention to on Sunday is last week’s winner — Justin Rose. Rose shot 64 and is 12-under along with Paddy Harrington, who had a 64 of his own.
Rose has Race To Dubai leader Tommy Fleetwood in his sights. Fleetwood shot a much-needed 67 on Saturday but finds himself tied for 27th at five-under par.