Levy Leads By 4 At Porsche European Open !
The Porsche European Open has been reduced to 54 holes after fog caused morning delays at Golf Resort Bad Griesbach for the third consecutive day. Seven hours of play was lost on Thursday and Friday with the start on Saturday delayed for another 3 hours due to fog. It was decided the the third and final round would start at 09:00 Sunday as almost half the field were unable to start their second round until 11:30am on Saturday morning. Mikael Eriksson, Tournament Director said: “54 is the best outcome, they’ve done a fantastic job with the golf course after that rain we had last week and well done to everybody involved.”
Alexander Levy who started Saturday with one hole of his second round to play will take a four-shot lead into the third and final round after shooting a 63 that included 8 birdies to follow his first round of 62 and finish at -17. Levy said: “I’m just trying to think about my own game and do the best that I can and that’s the most important thing.”
Swede Michael Jonzon, who joined the event on Wednesday as fourth reserve, was 4 behind after shooting a 63 that included 9 birdies to get to -13. Jonzon said: “I’m going to be trying as hard as I can and be proud of my effort tomorrow.” Ross Fisher shot a 65 that included 6 birdies to add to his first round of 65 and finish at -12 and said: “Two rounds of 65 for 12 under – it’s decent but I’m five behind so I need to play very well tomorrow.”
Martin Kaymer made par on his remaining hole to finish at -11 together with German Florian Fritsch and Austria’s Bernd Wiesberger.
Bradley Dredge shot a superb 64 to be at -10 along with Jean Hugo and Robert Karlsson, one shot ahead of Soomin Lee and Matthew Southgate with a further 23 players within 2 shots at -8 and -7, so all to play for. Looking forward to a fog free final round tomorrow.