Luiten flies high at Valderrama after albatross
Host Sergio García was just a stroke behind leader Luiten who finished day at -6 thanks to an albatross. The greens are getting quicker all the time at Valderrama.
Dutchman Joost Luiten finished top of the leaderboard at the end of day 2 at the Andalucía Valderrama Masters, one shot ahead of host, Masters champion and overnight leader Sergio Garcia, thanks in part to a stunning albatross.
Luiten's albatross on the 11th hole helped him get to six under for two rounds with Garcia, Scotland's Scott Jamieson and Englishman Robert Rock just behind.
Luiten happy with second day at Valderrama
The 31-year-old, a six-time champion on the European Tour, was second over the same Valderrama layout 12 months ago at the Spanish Open.
"I'm happy with the way I played," Luiten told europeantour.com. "I finished second last year, I like this place.
"Hopefully we can have a good weekend and we can win here but there's a lot of golf to be played and we just need to focus on tomorrow and have another good round."
Luiten's big moment came on the 11th when he holed his second with a four iron from 227 yards for the second albatross of his European Tour career.