Aphrodite Hills Cyprus Showdown R2

Spots still to play for after darkness suspends play

November 05-08
Aphrodite Hills Resort, Kouklia, Paphos, Cyprus
€1,000,000
Round 1, Round 3, Round 4


Cyprus Showdown 2020 R2 - Spots still to play for after darkness suspends play
James Morrison (Getty Images)


The 32-man field for the third round of the Aphrodite Hills Cyprus Showdown will be finalised on Saturday morning after darkness suspended play on day two at Aphrodite Hills Resort.


2014 Ryder Cup star Jamie Donaldson, who held the 54-hole lead at last week’s Aphrodite Hills Cyprus Open on the same golf course, is the leading scorer on 12 under par with three holes to complete on Saturday morning.

James Morrison of England and American Johannes Veerman earlier set the clubhouse target of 11 under par. Morrison carded a course-record equalling eight under par 63 after starting his round with eight birdies on his first ten holes.



“We were the first group out this morning and we had perfect conditions,” said Morrison. “A different wind direction on 18, it’s in to the wind today. Yesterday I hit driver and seven iron on to the green, today I laid up with a wedge. It’s firmer, different wind, but the course is in such great condition that if you play well you can shoot a good score.

“My whole career I’ve always been great around the greens and off the tee but my iron play has been terrible. We always said the minute I can gain in approach play with my irons I can do okay. I finished second in approach last week and I’m doing better this week, so Rocky (Robert Rock) has really helped me. It’s only been two weeks but the things we have going are really working.”


One of the biggest movers on the second day was Northern Ireland’s Jonathan Caldwell, who started the tournament with a one over par 72. The 36-year-old carded a second round 64, seven under par, to move to six under and secure his place in tomorrow’s third round shoot-out.

“We came in off the course for the thunderstorms so I was able to check the scores and knew that five still had a chance but six was pretty secure. I knew I had to make a couple of birdies coming in, I gave myself a few chances on the last four holes and managed to make one on 17 and one on 18.

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“I wasn’t really aggressive. I just tried to give myself chances on every hole and didn’t get overly aggressive. Nice when you start with a couple of flags like the first and second which were gettable. I holed a good putt on the second and hit it close on the third for a good start and went from there.

“It’s all about making putts for me. I putted lovely in Scotland and Italy for those finishes. If I continue to putt like I did today, I think I’ve got a pretty good shot.” In a first-of-its-kind format on the European Tour, the top 32 players and ties after the second round will advance to the third day of play on the Mediterranean island. All scores will be reset and the top 16 and ties after the third round will go through to Sunday. Again, everyone will start from level par in the final round shoot-out with the winner receiving a €200,000 first prize.



Play was suspended for more than an hour and a half on Friday afternoon due to thunderstorms in the area and, after the restart, darkness halted play on Friday night with 33 players currently inside the projected cut of six under par.

The lowest scorer after the first two rounds will receive a €5,000 bonus from tournament sponsor Megabet+. The draw for the third round will be in score order, with the lowest scorers from the first two rounds teeing off first no earlier than 09:00 local time.




Pos.
Player
Thru
To Par
R1
R2
Total
1
Jamie Donaldson
15
-12
66
66
T2
James Morrison
F
-11
68
63
131
T2
Johannes Veerman
F
-11
67
64
131
T4
Steven Brown
F
-10
68
64
132
T4
David Horsey
F
-10
67
65
132
T4
Romain Langasque
F
-10
66
66
132
T4
Joost Luiten
F
-10
67
65
132
T4
Sami Valimaki
16
-10
66
66
T9
Louis De Jager
F
-9
68
65
133
T9
Ignacio Elvira Mijares
F
-9
68
65
133
T9
Alexander Levy
F
-9
67
66
133
T9
Robert MacIntyre
F
-9
65
68
133
T9
Thomas Detry
16
-9
66
66
T9
Shubhankar Sharma
16
-9
67
67
T9
Callum Shinkwin
16
-9
68
68
T9
Jorge Campillo
15
-9
69
69
T17
Alexander Björk
F
-8
68
66
134
T17
Masahiro Kawamura
F
-8
67
67
134
T19
Bernd Ritthammer
F
-7
70
65
135
T19
Ashun Wu
F
-7
66
69
135
T21
Richard Bland
F
-6
69
67
136
T21
Jonathan Caldwell
F
-6
72
64
136
T21
Sebastian Garcia Rodriguez
F
-6
67
69
136
T21
Gavin Kyle Green
F
-6
70
66
136
T21
Matthew Jordan
F
-6
68
68
136
T21
Pablo Larrazabal
F
-6
68
68
136
T21
Niklas Lemke
F
-6
70
66
136
T21
Joel Sjoholm
F
-6
68
68
136
T21
Marcus Kinhult
16
-6
68
68
T21
Joel Stalter
15
-6
71
71
T21
Kalle Samooja
14
-6
68
68
T21
Antoine Rozner
12
-6
69
69
T21
Adrian Meronk
11
-6
70
70
T34
Ross Fisher
F
-5
70
67
137
T34
Jack Floydd
F
-5
70
67
137
T34
Sebastian Heisele
F
-5
70
67
137
T34
Daan Huizing
F
-5
68
69
137
T34
Ross McGowan
F
-5
69
68
137
T34
Thorbjørn Olesen
F
-5
70
67
137
T34
Matthieu Pavon
F
-5
70
67
137
T34
Rasmus Højgaard
15
-5
69
69
T34
Mikko Korhonen
14
-5
72
72
T43
Maverick Antcliff
F
-4
70
68
138
T43
Maximilian Kieffer
F
-4
71
67
138
T43
Joakim Lagergren
F
-4
66
72
138
T43
Haotong Li
F
-4
71
67
138
T43
Cormac Sharvin
F
-4
69
69
138
T43
Connor Syme
F
-4
70
68
138
T43
Scott Vincent
F
-4
70
68
138
T43
Rikard Karlberg
17
-4
66
66
T43
Marcus Armitage
13
-4
68
68
T52
David Drysdale
F
-3
70
69
139
T52
Oliver Farr
F
-3
69
70
139
T52
Ewen Ferguson
F
-3
70
69
139
T52
Benjamin Hebert
F
-3
68
71
139
T52
Calum Hill
F
-3
71
68
139
T52
David Howell
F
-3
71
68
139
T52
Richie Ramsay
F
-3
71
68
139
T52
Ricardo Santos
F
-3
71
68
139
T52
Jack Senior
F
-3
71
68
139
T52
Matthew Southgate
F
-3
71
68
139
T52
Chris Paisley
11
-3
69
69
T63
SSP Chawrasia
F
-2
73
67
140
T63
Francesco Laporta
F
-2
70
70
140
T63
Zander Lombard
F
-2
72
68
140
T63
Wilco Nienaber
F
-2
70
70
140
T63
Matthias Schwab
F
-2
71
69
140
T63
Clement Sordet
F
-2
70
70
140
T63
Ben Stow
F
-2
70
70
140
T63
Julian Suri
F
-2
71
69
140
T63
Mitch Waite
F
-2
75
65
140
T63
Lars van Meijel
F
-2
69
71
140
T73
Carlos Pigem
F
-1
70
71
141
T73
Robin Roussel
F
-1
72
69
141
T73
Jordan Smith
14
-1
72
72
T73
Alejandro Cañizares
13
-1
72
72
T73
Richard McEvoy
13
-1
72
72
T78
Aaron Cockerill
F
E
69
73
142
T78
Lorenzo Gagli
F
E
71
71
142
T78
Gregory Havret
F
E
72
70
142
T78
Garrick Porteous
F
E
70
72
142
T78
Robin Sciot-Siegrist
F
E
72
70
142
T78
Oliver Wilson
F
E
69
73
142
T78
Jeff Winther
F
E
71
71
142
T78
Pedro Figueiredo
12
E
71
71
T78
Iain Pyman
11
E
74
74
T87
Yikeun Chang
F
1
74
69
143
T87
Nicolas Colsaerts
F
1
71
72
143
T87
Oliver Fisher
F
1
71
72
143
T87
Grant Forrest
F
1
68
75
143
T87
Haydn Porteous
F
1
70
73
143
T87
Dale Whitnell
F
1
71
72
143
T87
Adrien Saddier
12
1
74
74
T94
Jacob Oakley
F
2
75
69
144
T94
Tapio Pulkkanen
F
2
75
69
144
T94
Chris Wood
F
2
77
67
144
T97
Michael Campbell
F
3
71
74
145
T97
Alvaro Quiros
F
3
72
73
145
T97
Paul Waring
F
3
73
72
145
100
Garrick Higgo
14
5
75
75
101
Dave Coupland
F
7
75
74
149
102
Sebastian Soderberg
F
8
78
72
150
RETD
Jason Scrivener
E
72
72
WD
Gonzalo Fernandez-Castaño
4
75
75
WD
Toby Tree
2
73
73