Acciona Open de España R2

Wil Besseling takes one-shot lead into the weekend

Open España 2021 R2
October 07-10
Club de Campo Villa de Madrid, Madrid, Spain
€1,500,000
Round 1, Round 3, Round 4

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Dutchman Wil Besseling followed his opening 64 with a 65 on Friday, completing 36 bogey-free holes to take a one-shot lead at 13-under in Madrid.

Besseling came through Qualifying School in 2011 but only reached the top-100 in the Race to Dubai last season after three top-3 finishes.


Open España 2021 R2

“The last couple of seasons have been really good. I did struggle before that so it is good to be out here performing well and making putts, and being on top of the leaderboard after 36 holes, hopefully it will stay that way come Sunday.

“I made some big changes, my caddie is a big support, obviously the family and home and my sponsors that always believed in me, and a new coach that really got me going. So finding the right people around me has really helped and gives me a good feeling and support.


Open España 2021 R2

“You still need to hit the ball and get the practice hours in, but we do it all together, and the last couple of years has been really good.”

His best result so far this season was a tie for fourth place at the Austrian Golf Open.


Open España 2021 R2

Spain’s Jon Rahm signed for a 67 to take second place at 12-under followed by his bogey-free compatriot Adri Arnaus (64) in a share of third place at 11-under alongside overnight leader Ross McGowan of England and India’s Shubhankar Sharma (64).

“You didn’t see ten under today because of the firmness of the course,” said Rahm. “As it gets firmer, it is going to be a more demanding golf course obviously, more challenging and a much more fun golf course to play.”


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Open España 2021 R2

McGowan started well on the back nine with birdies on three of the first four holes. He made two more birdies on the front nine but also bogeyed the par-3 3rd and lost a ball off the tee at the sixth and triple bogeyed for a 70.

Another Spaniard, Rafa Cabrera Bello, produced a bogey-free 65 for a share of sixth place at 10-under alongside Scotland’s Grant Forrest (67) and Frenchman Julien Guerrier (66).


Open España 2021 R2

Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
R2
Total
1
BESSELING, Wil
-13
64
65
129
2
RAHM, Jon
-12
63
67
130
3
ARNAUS, Adri*
-11
67
64
131
McGOWAN, Ross*
-11
61
70
131
SHARMA, Shubhankar
-11
67
64
131
6
FORREST, Grant*
-10
65
67
132
CABRERA BELLO, Rafa*
-10
67
65
132
GUERRIER, Julien*
-10
66
66
132
9
JORDAN, Matthew*
-9
68
65
133
LARRAZÁBAL, Pablo
-9
67
66
133
9
WARREN, Marc*
-9
66
67
133
12
LAGERGREN, Joakim
-8
65
69
134
DRYSDALE, David
-8
64
70
134
SENIOR, Jack
-8
67
67
134
BJERREGAARD, Lucas*
-8
66
68
134
JANEWATTANANOND, Jazz
-8
67
67
134
TARRIO, Santiago
-8
66
68
134
HANSEN, Joachim B.
-8
68
66
134
DONALDSON, Jamie*
-8
64
70
134
JAMIESON, Scott
-8
66
68
134
21
DUBUISSON, Victor
-7
67
68
135
COCKERILL, Aaron
-7
66
69
135
PUIG, David (AM)
-7
68
67
135
KORHONEN, Mikko*
-7
69
66
135
GARCIA RODRIGUEZ, Sebastian
-7
62
73
135
21
ZANOTTI, Fabrizio
-7
69
66
135
27
MURPHY, John*
-6
68
68
136
LEE, Min Woo*
-6
67
69
136
HORSEY, David
-6
66
70
136
FDEZ-CASTAÑO, Gonzalo*
-6
68
68
136
FICHARDT, Darren
-6
70
66
136
LEVY, Alexander
-6
72
64
136
LORENZO-VERA, Mike*
-6
67
69
136
NIENABER, Wilco
-6
71
65
136
FOX, Ryan
-6
65
71
136
SYME, Connor*
-6
67
69
136
BROWN, Steven*
-6
68
68
136
GONNET, Jean-Baptiste
-6
68
68
136
39
PARATORE, Renato*
-5
67
70
137
CAMPILLO, Jorge*
-5
67
70
137
BLAND, Richard*
-5
69
68
137
CHESTERS, Ashley
-5
71
66
137
MERONK, Adrian
-5
69
68
137
LEMKE, Niklas*
-5
68
69
137
SMITH, Jordan*
-5
66
71
137
MOLINARI, Edoardo*
-5
67
70
137
AIKEN, Thomas*
-5
69
68
137
COUPLAND, Dave*
-5
68
69
137
SULLIVAN, Andy
-5
67
70
137
GAVINS, Daniel
-5
69
68
137
39
WIESBERGER, Bernd
-5
70
67
137
ARMITAGE, Marcus
-5
69
68
137
PASTOR, Jacobo
-5
71
66
137
54
VAN DRIEL, Darius*
-4
67
71
138
RAMSAY, Richie
-4
69
69
138
OTAEGUI, Adrian*
-4
68
70
138
HILL, Calum*
-4
70
68
138
COETZEE, George
-4
69
69
138
JOHNSTON, Andrew*
-4
70
68
138
STORM, Graeme
-4
71
67
138
BERTASIO, Nino
-4
67
71
138
KJELDSEN, Søren*
-4
69
69
138
QUIROS, Alvaro
-4
71
67
138
LAPORTA, Francesco*
-4
67
71
138
SCIOT-SIEGRIST, Robin
-4
65
73
138
66
WALTERS, Justin*
-3
71
68
139
HØJGAARD, Nicolai*
-3
73
66
139
GAGLI, Lorenzo
-3
70
69
139
LAW, David
-3
70
69
139
SAMOOJA, Kalle
-3
67
72
139
LI, Haotong*
-3
68
71
139
LOMBARD, Zander*
-3
72
67
139
FISHER, Ross
-3
69
70
139
FARR, Oliver
-3
72
67
139
WU, Ashun
-3
66
73
139
PAISLEY, Chris*
-3
70
69
139
DONALD, Luke
-3
69
70
139
ROZNER, Antoine
-3
67
72
139
KIEFFER, Maximilian*
-3
71
68
139
SCRIVENER, Jason
-3
71
68
139
81
WINTHER, Jeff
-2
72
68
140
STALTER, Joël
-2
70
70
140
WHITNELL, Dale
-2
69
71
140
GREEN, Gavin
-2
70
70
140
LANGASQUE, Romain*
-2
66
74
140
PEPPERELL, Eddie*
-2
70
70
140
PAVON, Matthieu
-2
68
72
140
PULKKANEN, Tapio*
-2
69
71
140
MORRISON, James*
-2
72
68
140
CAÑIZARES, Alejandro
-2
69
71
140
91
VÄLIMÄKI, Sami*
-1
70
71
141
JACQUELIN, Raphaël
-1
69
72
141
CALDWELL, Jonathan*
-1
73
68
141
WILSON, Oliver
-1
73
68
141
95
KAWAMURA, Masahiro*
Par
71
71
142
HARDING, Justin*
Par
75
67
142
DEL VAL, Samuel
Par
71
71
142
ELVIRA, Nacho*
Par
70
72
142
CATLIN, John*
Par
70
72
142
PORTEOUS, Garrick
Par
70
72
142
95
HEBERT, Benjamin*
Par
73
69
142
CROCKER, Sean
Par
70
72
142
HEND, Scott*
Par
73
69
142
SCHMID, Matti
Par
69
73
142
KIM, Sihwan*
Par
70
72
142
PORTEOUS, Haydn*
Par
71
71
142
107
SANTOS, Ricardo
+1
70
73
143
ROUSSEL, Robin*
+1
70
73
143
SOUTHGATE, Matthew
+1
75
68
143
MIGLIOZZI, Guido*
+1
74
69
143
BROBERG, Kristoffer*
+1
73
70
143
SURI, Julian*
+1
73
70
143
MOSCATEL, Joel* (AM)
+1
71
72
143
114
FISHER, Oliver*
+2
72
72
144
SODERBERG, Sebastian*
+2
72
72
144
PEREZ, Victor
+2
71
73
144
KARLBERG, Rikard*
+2
72
72
144
VAN TONDER, Daniel
+2
71
73
144
BHULLAR, Gaganjeet*
+2
75
69
144
120
SHARVIN, Cormac
+3
75
70
145
ANGLES, Pep*
+3
75
70
145
MCEVOY, Richard*
+3
74
71
145
123
KINHULT, Marcus
+4
74
72
146
DE LA RIVA, Eduardo*
+4
74
72
146
OLESEN, Thorbjørn
+4
70
76
146
126
SANCHEZ MOLINA, Carlos
+5
73
74
147
ANTCLIFF, Maverick
+5
74
73
147
HOWELL, David*
+5
74
73
147
129
PAVAN, Andrea*
+6
77
71
148
130
BUENDIA, Alfonso
+9
77
74
151
131
BRIXI, Gordan*
+10
74
78
152
RETD
SJÖHOLM, Joel*
+2
* Player started on the back nine