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Spanish golfer Pablo Larrazabal had to jump into a lake to escape an attack from a swarm of hornets during day two at the Maybank Malaysian Open.

The 30-year old admitted being stung several times before being viciously attacked by up to 40 hornets on the fifth hole.

Larrazabal immediately jumped into the water hazard but following treatment managedto compose himself remarkably and birdie the same hole.

Hornets, which can often grow to more than two inches in length, possess a sting that is more painful to humans than either wasps or bees due to a large quantity of acetylcholine.

He later told reporters: "I hit my tee shot just right of the bunker and chipped it out quite well. So I'm walking along and suddenly I felt something on my nose.

"I swatted it away and suddenly they were not bees, they were three times the size of bees. They were huge and like 30 or 40 of them started to attack me big time.

"I didn't know what to do. My caddie told me to run, so I start running like a crazy guy, but the hornets were still there, so the other players told me to jump in the lake.

"So I ran to the lake, threw my scorecard down, took off my shoes and jumped into the lake. It was the scariest moment of my career, for sure. I've never been so scared.

"I had to throw my shirt and hat away, and the towel I'd been swatting them with. The referees and a doctor took me aside and gave me a couple of injections and told me to relax.

"After the injections I felt a lot better and could continue. Without the help of the referees I couldn't have finished the round because I was in no state to play golf."

A four-under 68 meant that the Spaniard made the cut at Kuala Lumpur Country Club as he sits in two-under at the half-way stage.

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