European Tour

Alfred Dunhill Links Championship

October 04-07

Old Course St. Andrews, Carnoustie and Kingsbarns

$5,000,000

October 04-07

Old Course St. Andrews, Carnoustie and Kingsbarns

$5,000,000

Round 2

Bjerregaard and Pavan tied at the top in Scotland

October 05, 2018

Lucas Bjerregaard and Andrea Pavan share the lead after day two of the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship with defending champion Tyrrell Hatton hot on their heels in Scotland.

Bjerregaard and Pavan tied at the top in Scotland, © Getty Images

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“I played solid," said Bjerregaard. "I didn't have to fight for my par too much out there. Got off to a good start. Birdied the first and the third, it was very good. We had an enjoyable day, all four of us, played with some nice guys."

The Dane arrived this week off the back of four consecutive top 20s and maintained that form in fine fashion, moving to nine under on a calmer day on the east coast. High winds had made scoring very difficult on day one but a host of players made the most of friendlier weather on Friday, with Bjerregaard staying bogey-free with an impressive 65 at Kingsbarns Golf Links.

“Completely different. It was tough yesterday. I thought putting was tough. You had to account for the wind. I had a few, that you think there would be a little left-to-right and they were right-to-left because of the wind. I thought St. Andrews, we had wind across every hole. We didn't have one hole downwind or into the wind, and today we had absolutely no wind this morning. It was ideal. It was nice to get off to a fast start because you know around here when there's not much, you have to post a few birdies.”

Not to be outdone, Pavan continued his run of good form following on from his maiden European Tour win in August, as the Italian closed out the day with blemish-free 63 to join Bjerregaard at the top of the leaderboard.

“To be honest I played well yesterday, as well. Just struggled a little bit. It was very tough yesterday with the wind. I didn't put that well yesterday. Today I started off hitting it really close, and I made those birdie putts within five, six feet, and then at the turn, I was hitting my irons well. So yeah, just kept hitting it close and luckily I kept rolling it nicely. It was a very nice round."

“It's great to start playing well like this, and give myself chances. All I can do is keep plugging along and playing well. Right now, the focus is just to get out there tomorrow and just play each shot and to have a good game plan and then we'll see. All you can do is try to play well and be within having a chance on Sunday afternoon. That's all you can do.”

Hatton - the first man to ever successfully defend this title last season – sits a shot behind after an impressive round of 66 at the Championship Course Carnoustie, with Austrian Matthias Schwab and Australian Marcus Fraser putting together rounds of 67 and 68 at the Old Course at St. Andrews to join Hatton at eight under.

“We got Carnoustie on a nice day today, which helps a lot," said Hatton. "This is the toughest out of the three. Especially when it blows, so we're all fortunate to get pretty calm conditions today. Most of the back nine is playing downwind, which is nice. 17 is quite a tough hole today with it being straight into, but very happy with how today went.”

Englishman Ashley Chesters, who fired a 64 at Kingsbarns, sits a further hot back at seven under and was joined late in the day by Finland's Mikko Ilonen, who produced a stunning round of 63 at the Old Course.

Ryder Cup star Tommy Fleetwood continued his solid form at Carnoustie with a round of 67 to sit alongside New Zealander Ryan Fox, Greek Peter Karmis and Englishman Lee Slattery at six under after a trio of 67s at Kingsbarns, just one shot clear of American Tony Finau, Englishman Matt Wallace, Frenchman Alex Levy, Scot Stephen Gallacher, South African Bekker and Italian Edoardo Molinari.

Pos.
Player
Nat
To Par
R1
R2
Total
T1
Andrea Pavan
ITA
-9
72
63
135
T1
Lucas Bjerregaard
DNK
-9
70
65
135
T3
Marcus Fraser
AUS
-8
68
68
136
T3
Matthias Schwab
AUT
-8
69
67
136
T3
Tyrrell Hatton
ENG
-8
70
66
136
T6
Ashley Chesters
ENG
-7
73
64
137
T6
Mikko Ilonen
FIN
-7
74
63
137
T8
Lee Slattery
ENG
-6
71
67
138
T8
Peter Karmis
RSA
-6
71
67
138
T8
Ryan Fox
NZL
-6
71
67
138
T8
Tommy Fleetwood
ENG
-6
71
67
138
T12
Alexander Levy
FRA
-5
71
68
139
T12
Edoardo Molinari
ITA
-5
73
66
139
T12
Matt Wallace
ENG
-5
68
71
139
T12
Oliver Bekker
RSA
-5
71
68
139
T12
Stephen Gallacher
SCO
-5
71
68
139
T12
Tony Finau
USA
-5
73
66
139
T18
Darren Fichardt
RSA
-4
77
63
140
T18
Lucas Herbert
AUS
-4
70
70
140
T18
Marcus Kinhult
SWE
-4
70
70
140
T18
Renato Paratore
ITA
-4
72
68
140
T18
Soren Kjeldsen
DEN
-4
72
68
140
T23
Matt Kuchar
USA
-3
73
68
141
T23
Matthew Southgate
ENG
-3
73
68
141
T23
Matthieu Pavon
FRA
-3
74
67
141
T23
Padraig Harrington
IRL
-3
69
72
141
T23
Peter Hanson
SWE
-3
70
71
141
T23
Richard Bland
ENG
-3
72
69
141
T23
Thongchai Jaidee
THA
-3
72
69
141
T30
Brandon Stone
RSA
-2
71
71
142
T30
Brooks Koepka
USA
-2
70
72
142
T30
Chris Paisley
ENG
-2
72
70
142
T30
David Lipsky
USA
-2
73
69
142
T30
Nacho Elvira
ESP
-2
75
67
142
T30
James Marchesani
AUS
-2
75
67
142
T30
Nicolas Colsaerts
BEL
-2
72
70
142
T30
Oliver Fisher
ENG
-2
73
69
142
T30
Paul McGinley
IRL
-2
69
73
142
T30
Richard McEvoy
ENG
-2
76
66
142
T30
Tom Lewis
ENG
-2
71
71
142
T41
Andy Sullivan
ENG
-1
72
71
143
T41
Doug Ghim
USA
-1
74
69
143
T41
Ernie Els
RSA
-1
72
71
143
T41
Fredrik Jacobson
SWE
-1
76
67
143
T41
James Morrison
ENG
-1
73
70
143
T41
Jamie Donaldson
WAL
-1
76
67
143
T41
Jason Scrivener
AUS
-1
71
72
143
T41
Jin-Ho Choi
KOR
-1
69
74
143
T41
Justin Walters
RSA
-1
73
70
143
T41
Louis Oosthuizen
RSA
-1
74
69
143
T41
Richie Ramsay
SCO
-1
73
70
143
T41
Ross Fisher
ENG
-1
75
68
143
T41
Tapio Pulkkanen
FIN
-1
76
67
143
T41
Thomas Detry
BEL
-1
72
71
143
T41
Wade Ormsby
AUS
-1
75
68
143
T56
Benjamin Hebert
FRA
Par
72
72
144
T56
Christiaan Bezuidenhout
RSA
Par
74
70
144
T56
Clement Sordet
FRA
Par
74
70
144
T56
David Drysdale
SCO
Par
73
71
144
T56
Haotong Li
CHN
Par
75
69
144
T56
Jake McLeod
AUS
Par
74
70
144
T56
Jonathan Thomson
ENG
Par
75
69
144
T56
Jordan Smith
ENG
Par
73
71
144
T56
Jordan Zunic
AUS
Par
73
71
144
T56
Julien Guerrier
FRA
Par
74
70
144
T56
Lasse Jensen
DNK
Par
72
72
144
T56
Matthew Jordan
ENG
Par
77
67
144
T56
Pablo Larrazabal
ESP
Par
75
69
144
T56
Pep Angles
ESP
Par
75
69
144
T56
Robin Dawson
IRL
Par
74
70
144
T56
Sam Horsfield
ENG
Par
74
70
144
T56
Scott Fernandez
ESP
Par
77
67
144
T56
Soo-Min Lee
KOR
Par
77
67
144
T56
Thomas Pieters
BEL
Par
73
71
144
T56
Trevor Immelman
RSA
Par
75
69
144
T76
Alejandro Canizares
ESP
1
74
71
145
T76
Callum Shinkwin
ENG
1
78
67
145
T76
Deyen Lawson
AUS
1
76
69
145
T76
Gregory Bourdy
FRA
1
73
72
145
T76
Laurie Canter
ENG
1
76
69
145
T76
Matthew Fitzpatrick
ENG
1
76
69
145
T76
Maximilian Kieffer
GER
1
75
70
145
T76
Miguel Angel Jimenez
ESP
1
72
73
145
T76
Norman Xiong
USA
1
76
69
145
T76
Phachara Khongwatmai
THA
1
69
76
145
T76
Robert Rock
ENG
1
76
69
145
T76
Sam Locke
SCO
1
73
72
145
T76
Steven Brown
ENG
1
75
70
145
T76
Thomas Aiken
RSA
1
74
71
145
T76
Zander Lombard
RSA
1
77
68
145
T91
Aaron Rai
ENG
2
78
68
146
T91
Adam Bland
AUS
2
75
71
146
T91
Adrian Otaegui
ESP
2
77
69
146
T91
Adrien Saddier
SCO
2
75
71
146
T91
Alexander Bjoerk
SWE
2
74
72
146
T91
Chase Koepka
USA
2
79
67
146
T91
Chris Wood
ENG
2
76
70
146
T91
Eddie Pepperell
ENG
2
75
71
146
T91
Gregory Havret
FRA
2
74
72
146
T91
Kyle McClatchie
RSA
2
76
70
146
T91
Luke Donald
ENG
2
75
71
146
T91
Martin Kaymer
GER
2
75
71
146
T91
Michael Hoey
NIR
2
74
72
146
T91
Richard Lee
CAN
2
77
69
146
T91
Sam Brazel
AUS
2
74
72
146
T91
Scott Hend
AUS
2
74
72
146
T107
Andrew Dodt
AUS
3
74
73
147
T107
Branden Grace
RSA
3
73
74
147
T107
Carlos Pigem
ESP
3
78
69
147
T107
Chris Hanson
ENG
3
79
68
147
T107
Connor Syme
SCO
3
72
75
147
T107
Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano
ESP
3
70
77
147
T107
Hideto Tanihara
JPN
3
73
74
147
T107
Jaco Ahlers
RSA
3
77
70
147
T107
Marc Warren
SCO
3
75
72
147
T107
Marcel Siem
GER
3
72
75
147
T107
Oliver Farr
WAL
3
72
75
147
T107
Paul Peterson
USA
3
76
71
147
T107
Ryan Evans
ENG
3
78
69
147
T107
Scott Jamieson
SCO
3
76
71
147
T107
Sebastien Gros
FRA
3
73
74
147
T107
Shane Lowry
IRL
3
72
75
147
T107
Simon Dyson
ENG
3
76
71
147
T124
Brett Rumford
AUS
4
76
72
148
T124
George Coetzee
RSA
4
76
72
148
T124
JC Ritchie
RSA
4
76
72
148
T124
Jason Norris
AUS
4
76
72
148
T124
Ken Duke
USA
4
73
75
148
T124
Kim Koivu
FIN
4
74
74
148
T124
Louis De Jager
RSA
4
74
74
148
T124
Michael Lorenzo-Vera
FRA
4
77
71
148
T124
Pedro Oriol
ESP
4
76
72
148
T124
Ricardo Melo Gouveia
POR
4
79
69
148
T124
Robert Karlsson
SWE
4
74
74
148
T124
Romain Wattel
FRA
4
78
70
148
T136
Austin Connelly
CAN
5
80
69
149
T136
Gavin Green
MAS
5
77
72
149
T136
Graeme McDowell
NIR
5
77
72
149
T136
Harry Ellis
ENG
5
76
73
149
T136
Haydn Porteous
RSA
5
77
72
149
T136
Jacques Kruyswijk
RSA
5
77
72
149
T136
Liam Johnston
SCO
5
77
72
149
T136
Ockie Strydom
RSA
5
73
76
149
T136
Raphael Jacquelin
FRA
5
83
66
149
T136
Richard Sterne
RSA
5
74
75
149
T146
Alvaro Quiros
ESP
6
74
76
150
T146
Jorge Campillo
ESP
6
74
76
150
T146
Oliver Gillberg
SWE
6
76
74
150
T149
Daniel Brooks
ENG
7
79
72
151
T149
Jens Dantorp
SWE
7
78
73
151
T149
Jeung-Hun Wang
KOR
7
77
74
151
T149
Joakim Lagergren
SWE
7
74
77
151
T149
Nino Bertasio
ITA
7
73
78
151
T149
Paul Dunne
IRL
7
78
73
151
T155
Bradley Dredge
WAL
8
79
73
152
T155
David Horsey
ENG
8
77
75
152
T155
David Howell
ENG
8
77
75
152
T155
Erik Van Rooyen
RSA
8
81
71
152
T159
Ajeetesh Sandhu
IND
9
82
71
153
T159
Bradley Neil
SCO
9
75
78
153
T159
Daniel Im
USA
9
75
78
153
T159
Dean Burmester
RSA
9
80
73
153
T159
Jaco Van Zyl
RSA
9
81
72
153
T159
Matteo Manassero
ITA
9
78
75
153
165
Zac Blair
USA
10
73
81
154
166
Ulrich van den Berg
RSA
12
81
75
156
167
Jean-Paul Strydom
RSA
13
78
79
157
168
Pelle Edberg
SWE
15
84
75
159
Pos.
Player
Nat
To Par
Total
T1
Andrea Pavan
ITA
-9
135
T1
Lucas Bjerregaard
DNK
-9
135
T3
Marcus Fraser
AUS
-8
136
T3
Matthias Schwab
AUT
-8
136
T3
Tyrrell Hatton
ENG
-8
136
T6
Ashley Chesters
ENG
-7
137
T6
Mikko Ilonen
FIN
-7
137
T8
Lee Slattery
ENG
-6
138
T8
Peter Karmis
RSA
-6
138
T8
Ryan Fox
NZL
-6
138
T8
Tommy Fleetwood
ENG
-6
138
T12
Alexander Levy
FRA
-5
139
T12
Edoardo Molinari
ITA
-5
139
T12
Matt Wallace
ENG
-5
139
T12
Oliver Bekker
RSA
-5
139
T12
Stephen Gallacher
SCO
-5
139
T12
Tony Finau
USA
-5
139
T18
Darren Fichardt
RSA
-4
140
T18
Lucas Herbert
AUS
-4
140
T18
Marcus Kinhult
SWE
-4
140
T18
Renato Paratore
ITA
-4
140
T18
Soren Kjeldsen
DEN
-4
140
T23
Matt Kuchar
USA
-3
141
T23
Matthew Southgate
ENG
-3
141
T23
Matthieu Pavon
FRA
-3
141
T23
Padraig Harrington
IRL
-3
141
T23
Peter Hanson
SWE
-3
141
T23
Richard Bland
ENG
-3
141
T23
Thongchai Jaidee
THA
-3
141
T30
Brandon Stone
RSA
-2
142
T30
Brooks Koepka
USA
-2
142
T30
Chris Paisley
ENG
-2
142
T30
David Lipsky
USA
-2
142
T30
Nacho Elvira
ESP
-2
142
T30
James Marchesani
AUS
-2
142
T30
Nicolas Colsaerts
BEL
-2
142
T30
Oliver Fisher
ENG
-2
142
T30
Paul McGinley
IRL
-2
142
T30
Richard McEvoy
ENG
-2
142
T30
Tom Lewis
ENG
-2
142
T41
Andy Sullivan
ENG
-1
143
T41
Doug Ghim
USA
-1
143
T41
Ernie Els
RSA
-1
143
T41
Fredrik Jacobson
SWE
-1
143
T41
James Morrison
ENG
-1
143
T41
Jamie Donaldson
WAL
-1
143
T41
Jason Scrivener
AUS
-1
143
T41
Jin-Ho Choi
KOR
-1
143
T41
Justin Walters
RSA
-1
143
T41
Louis Oosthuizen
RSA
-1
143
T41
Richie Ramsay
SCO
-1
143
T41
Ross Fisher
ENG
-1
143
T41
Tapio Pulkkanen
FIN
-1
143
T41
Thomas Detry
BEL
-1
143
T41
Wade Ormsby
AUS
-1
143
T56
Benjamin Hebert
FRA
Par
144
T56
Christiaan Bezuidenhout
RSA
Par
144
T56
Clement Sordet
FRA
Par
144
T56
David Drysdale
SCO
Par
144
T56
Haotong Li
CHN
Par
144
T56
Jake McLeod
AUS
Par
144
T56
Jonathan Thomson
ENG
Par
144
T56
Jordan Smith
ENG
Par
144
T56
Jordan Zunic
AUS
Par
144
T56
Julien Guerrier
FRA
Par
144
T56
Lasse Jensen
DNK
Par
144
T56
Matthew Jordan
ENG
Par
144
T56
Pablo Larrazabal
ESP
Par
144
T56
Pep Angles
ESP
Par
144
T56
Robin Dawson
IRL
Par
144
T56
Sam Horsfield
ENG
Par
144
T56
Scott Fernandez
ESP
Par
144
T56
Soo-Min Lee
KOR
Par
144
T56
Thomas Pieters
BEL
Par
144
T56
Trevor Immelman
RSA
Par
144
T76
Alejandro Canizares
ESP
1
145
T76
Callum Shinkwin
ENG
1
145
T76
Deyen Lawson
AUS
1
145
T76
Gregory Bourdy
FRA
1
145
T76
Laurie Canter
ENG
1
145
T76
Matthew Fitzpatrick
ENG
1
145
T76
Maximilian Kieffer
GER
1
145
T76
Miguel Angel Jimenez
ESP
1
145
T76
Norman Xiong
USA
1
145
T76
Phachara Khongwatmai
THA
1
145
T76
Robert Rock
ENG
1
145
T76
Sam Locke
SCO
1
145
T76
Steven Brown
ENG
1
145
T76
Thomas Aiken
RSA
1
145
T76
Zander Lombard
RSA
1
145
T91
Aaron Rai
ENG
2
146
T91
Adam Bland
AUS
2
146
T91
Adrian Otaegui
ESP
2
146
T91
Adrien Saddier
SCO
2
146
T91
Alexander Bjoerk
SWE
2
146
T91
Chase Koepka
USA
2
146
T91
Chris Wood
ENG
2
146
T91
Eddie Pepperell
ENG
2
146
T91
Gregory Havret
FRA
2
146
T91
Kyle McClatchie
RSA
2
146
T91
Luke Donald
ENG
2
146
T91
Martin Kaymer
GER
2
146
T91
Michael Hoey
NIR
2
146
T91
Richard Lee
CAN
2
146
T91
Sam Brazel
AUS
2
146
T91
Scott Hend
AUS
2
146
T107
Andrew Dodt
AUS
3
147
T107
Branden Grace
RSA
3
147
T107
Carlos Pigem
ESP
3
147
T107
Chris Hanson
ENG
3
147
T107
Connor Syme
SCO
3
147
T107
Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano
ESP
3
147
T107
Hideto Tanihara
JPN
3
147
T107
Jaco Ahlers
RSA
3
147
T107
Marc Warren
SCO
3
147
T107
Marcel Siem
GER
3
147
T107
Oliver Farr
WAL
3
147
T107
Paul Peterson
USA
3
147
T107
Ryan Evans
ENG
3
147
T107
Scott Jamieson
SCO
3
147
T107
Sebastien Gros
FRA
3
147
T107
Shane Lowry
IRL
3
147
T107
Simon Dyson
ENG
3
147
T124
Brett Rumford
AUS
4
148
T124
George Coetzee
RSA
4
148
T124
JC Ritchie
RSA
4
148
T124
Jason Norris
AUS
4
148
T124
Ken Duke
USA
4
148
T124
Kim Koivu
FIN
4
148
T124
Louis De Jager
RSA
4
148
T124
Michael Lorenzo-Vera
FRA
4
148
T124
Pedro Oriol
ESP
4
148
T124
Ricardo Melo Gouveia
POR
4
148
T124
Robert Karlsson
SWE
4
148
T124
Romain Wattel
FRA
4
148
T136
Austin Connelly
CAN
5
149
T136
Gavin Green
MAS
5
149
T136
Graeme McDowell
NIR
5
149
T136
Harry Ellis
ENG
5
149
T136
Haydn Porteous
RSA
5
149
T136
Jacques Kruyswijk
RSA
5
149
T136
Liam Johnston
SCO
5
149
T136
Ockie Strydom
RSA
5
149
T136
Raphael Jacquelin
FRA
5
149
T136
Richard Sterne
RSA
5
149
T146
Alvaro Quiros
ESP
6
150
T146
Jorge Campillo
ESP
6
150
T146
Oliver Gillberg
SWE
6
150
T149
Daniel Brooks
ENG
7
151
T149
Jens Dantorp
SWE
7
151
T149
Jeung-Hun Wang
KOR
7
151
T149
Joakim Lagergren
SWE
7
151
T149
Nino Bertasio
ITA
7
151
T149
Paul Dunne
IRL
7
151
T155
Bradley Dredge
WAL
8
152
T155
David Horsey
ENG
8
152
T155
David Howell
ENG
8
152
T155
Erik Van Rooyen
RSA
8
152
T159
Ajeetesh Sandhu
IND
9
153
T159
Bradley Neil
SCO
9
153
T159
Daniel Im
USA
9
153
T159
Dean Burmester
RSA
9
153
T159
Jaco Van Zyl
RSA
9
153
T159
Matteo Manassero
ITA
9
153
165
Zac Blair
USA
10
154
166
Ulrich van den Berg
RSA
12
156
167
Jean-Paul Strydom
RSA
13
157
168
Pelle Edberg
SWE
15
159

European Tour

Italian Open 2018

Gardagolf

$

May 31 - June 03

Gardagolf Country Club, Brescia Italy

$7,000,000

, 2018

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Trio tied for lead in Italy, Robert Rock, © Getty Images

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