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24 Sep

European Open – Day 2

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Play Suspended As Levy Leads Porsche European Open !

Seven hours of play lost in the first two days due to fog at the Porsche European Open at Golf Resort Bad Griesbach and round 2 has been suspended with the second wave set to resume play at 8am on Saturday morning, with round three to be played in the afternoon. Bernd Wiesberger had shot a stunning 63 on day one to finish at -8 as three hours 25 minutes were lost in the morning, with half the field to complete round 1 on Friday. The fog returned on Friday with another loss of three and a half hours but in two separate delays.
Frenchman Alexander Levy is now leading the field after making 17 birdies in 35 holes to reach -17 and lead Martin Kaymer by 6 shots. Levy had returned to play on Friday to complete his first round, made 5 birdies in 9 holes and shot 62 to take the lead at -9 and said: “I had a really good day today, nine under is always nice.” Levy made 8 more birdies in 17 holes when the horn sounded for darkness with 1 hole left to play.
Martin Kaymer, local favourite, made 4 birdies in his first 8 holes and was at -11 with one hole to play and needing par for 64 to follow his first round 67.
Robert Karlsson and Ross Fisher, who made birdies on 10, 12 and 15 were also at -11 with four holes to play, with Karlsson on fire at -9 for 14 holes. Fisher said: “I’m obviously very pleased.” South Korean Soomin Lee had a fast start with eagle on 10 and birdies on 12 and 14 and finished at -9.
American David Lipsky was at -5 after 11 holes and finished at -8 as were Brits Richard Bland and Matthew Southgate, Australian Jason Scrivener and Austrian Bernd Wiesberger. Phillip Price from Wales hit a superb 5 iron and aced the 193 yard 14th, the 36th hole in one on the Tour this season. More great play expected, weather permitting.

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