His sole European Tour win came at the Dunhill Links Championships past year and is in contention for a second victory.
Eddie Pepperell hinted that he is not anticipating much in the method of discussion with Bryson DeChambeau as he prepares to play together with the American in Dubai.
Lighter winds made for better scoring in round two in the desert and Pepperell took advantage to move to eight under, a shot clear of South African Dean Burmester and Swede Robert Karlsson.
Amidst all of this, Englishman Eddie Pepperell came up with a decent round of golf to take the lead heading into the business end of the tournament.More news: Garcia vs Redkach weigh-in results, fight card, time, live stream, video
Shortly after the final-round pairings were validated, Pepperell required to Twitter once more and also recommended the remarkable range of DeChambeau could be helpful in preventing uncomfortable discussion throughout the round.
DeChambeau, who won by seven shots here previous year, is in the mix again despite feeling a bit under the weather this week.
"That's my "Happy Chinese New Year Shot", said Wu of his hole out at the 458-yard par-4 first. "I'm looking forward to the next three days".
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"So I'm going to go work on that, work on some putting, speed control, speed control was not good today and got to make sure that's taut tomorrow".
"Being in the weather and fighting some of the things that happened last week and persevering this week would be a great honor".
Frenchman Perez displayed plenty of resolve in recovering from two early birdies to blast into contention by rattling off seven birdies in his last 12 holes. ' I felt like it could have been easy to let that round slip a little bit, being a couple over par through five holes and the course really not giving you much on the front nine.
It was not that way in the end, but Wu nevertheless heads into the final day at the top of the leaderboard. "I couldn't hear anything out of my right ear until number 13 it finally popped", he said.More news: LaLiga: Barcelona players banned from tackling Messi in training