Austrian Golf Open R2

Cañizares holds on to lead in Atzenbrugg

Austrian Open 2021 R2
April 15-18
Diamond CC, Atzenbrugg, Austria
€1,000,000
Round 1, Round 3, Round 4

Austrian Golf Open 2021 R2 - Cañizares holds on to lead in Austria
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Alejandro Cañizares holds the solo lead after the second round of the Austrian Golf Open at Diamond Country Club where the cold conditions were once again at the forefront of players’ minds.


Austrian Golf Open 2021 R2

“I struggled at the beginning,” said Cañizares, “I then started hitting some great shots, I think the turning point was at the par three 15th hole where I made a long putt for birdie and that triggered it a little bit.”

“I started doing very well after that, didn’t make many putts – that was the only one really”

“Overall it was a great round.”


Austrian Golf Open 2021 R2

“I was trying to hit every shot the best that I could because at the start it was really cold and I was feeling it more than yesterday.

“The most important thing was to stay calm and focused and accept the fact that you’re going to be freezing cold and move the best you can with every shot.”

Cañizares started his round with a one shot lead and dropped three shots after a bogey and double-bogey at the 10th and 11th. He made two more bogeys at the 17th and 9th but compensated well with seven birdies to post a 70 and hold on to his one shot lead over Martin Kaymer and John Catlin who also posted 70s.


Austrian Golf Open 2021 R2

“I would rather lead the tournament,” said Kaymer, “but I think it was a decent start to the golf tournament, I would say. Today I missed a few opportunities and a couple of silly mistakes unfortunately happened, so I can build on my solid play and hopefully I can avoid a couple of mistakes over the weekend.”

“For me, the par threes. I struggled on the par threes a little bit, especially with the tee shots on six
and 14. Those two par threes really play with my mind a little bit, I don’t know what it is, so I need to
figure it out over the weekend.”

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“Not so much on the range, but I need to find a way to actually hit a shot on those holes, not just a
straight six iron or a straight four iron, I need to play something; maybe a low one, a high one, a fade
or something, because the pin is in the middle of the green, there’s no danger left or right, it’s almost too easy. It’s too wide and you need to be very specific so it’s just something I need to focus
on.”

“I think it’s very necessary that you act spontaneously on the conditions. The wind obviously affects
your golf game a lot. There’s not really one normal golf shot out there, you need to consider the
wind and therefore I think it will be really interesting how it will play on Saturday and Sunday.”

Austrian Golf Open 2021 R2

Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
R2
Total
1
Alejandro Cañizares *
-7
67
70
137
T2
John Catlin
-6
68
70
138
T2
Martin Kaymer
-6
68
70
138
4
Justin Walters
-5
71
68
139
T5
SSP Chawrasia
-4
72
68
140
T5
Maximilian Kieffer
-4
72
68
140
T5
Jacques Kruyswijk *
-4
68
72
140
T5
Richard Mansell (a)
-4
69
71
140
T9
Austin Bautista *
-3
74
67
141
T9
David Drysdale
-3
70
71
141
T9
Chase Hanna *
-3
72
69
141
T9
Joost Luiten *
-3
71
70
141
T9
Adrian Meronk
-3
71
70
141
T14
Marcus Armitage *
-2
73
69
142
T14
Lorenzo Gagli
-2
70
72
142
T14
Nicolai Højgaard *
-2
70
72
142
T14
Rikard Karlberg *
-2
68
74
142
T14
Zander Lombard *
-2
72
70
142
T14
Jeff Winther *
-2
69
73
142
T20
Wil Besseling
-1
72
71
143
T20
Grant Forrest *
-1
70
73
143
T20
Daniel Gavins
-1
69
74
143
T20
Julien Guerrier
-1
70
73
143
T20
Garrick Higgo
-1
72
71
143
T20
Kurt Kitayama
-1
71
72
143
T20
Søren Kjeldsen *
-1
72
71
143
T20
Pedro Oriol
-1
69
74
143
T20
Garrick Porteous
-1
75
68
143
T20
Adrien Saddier *
-1
71
72
143
T20
Shubhankar Sharma
-1
75
68
143
T31
Thomas Detry
E
70
74
144
T31
Paul Dunne *
E
73
71
144
T31
Jean Baptiste Gonnet
E
72
72
144
T31
Sihwan Kim *
E
71
73
144
T31
Renato Paratore
E
78
66
144
T31
Benjamin Poke *
E
71
73
144
T31
Ricardo Santos *
E
75
69
144
T31
Ashun Wu
E
72
72
144
T39
Ashley Chesters *
1
76
69
145
T39
Emilio Cuartero Blanco
1
71
74
145
T39
Alejandro Del Rey (a)
1
74
71
145
T39
Ross Fisher
1
75
70
145
T39
James Morrison *
1
73
72
145
T39
Bernd Ritthammer
1
70
75
145
T39
Dale Whitnell *
1
74
71
145
T39
Chris Wood *
1
73
72
145
T47
Maverick Antcliff *
2
72
74
146
T47
Sean Crocker
2
75
71
146
T47
Gonzalo Fernandez-Castaño
2
71
75
146
T47
Berry Henson
2
73
73
146
T47
Craig Howie
2
76
70
146
T47
Rasmus Højgaard *
2
71
75
146
T47
Tyler Koivisto *
2
74
72
146
T47
David Ravetto (a)
2
70
76
146
T47
Matthias Schwab *
2
71
75
146
T47
Cormac Sharvin
2
75
71
146
T47
Nicolai Von Dellingshausen *
2
74
72
146
T47
Euan Walker (a) *
2
77
69
146
T47
Darius van Driel
2
72
74
146
T60
Pep Angles *
3
76
71
147
T60
Matthew Baldwin *
3
73
74
147
T60
Timon Baltl (a)
3
74
73
147
T60
Eduardo De la Riva *
3
75
72
147
T60
Benjamin Hebert
3
75
72
147
T60
Sam Horsfield
3
74
73
147
T60
Masahiro Kawamura *
3
76
71
147
T60
Deyen Lawson *
3
77
70
147
T60
Richard McEvoy
3
75
72
147
T60
Ajeetesh Sandhu
3
77
70
147
T60
Max Schmitt *
3
72
75
147
T60
Marcel Schneider
3
77
70
147
T60
Callum Shinkwin *
3
72
75
147
T60
Julian Suri *
3
77
70
147
T74
Nino Bertasio *
4
75
73
148
T74
Alexander Björk *
4
77
71
148
T74
Nicolas Colsaerts *
4
74
74
148
T74
Ignacio Elvira Mijares *
4
79
69
148
T74
Rhys Enoch *
4
75
73
148
T74
Matt Ford
4
74
74
148
T74
Sebastian Heisele
4
74
74
148
T74
David Law
4
75
73
148
T74
Ondrej Lieser (a) *
4
80
68
148
T74
Hurly Long (a) *
4
70
78
148
T74
Stanislav Matus *
4
75
73
148
T74
Aron Zemmer
4
75
73
148
T86
Richard Bland
5
75
74
149
T86
Dean Burmester
5
74
75
149
T86
Aaron Cockerill *
5
77
72
149
T86
Ewen Ferguson *
5
70
79
149
T86
Matthew Jordan *
5
75
74
149
T86
Anton Karlsson *
5
76
73
149
T86
Edoardo Molinari
5
75
74
149
T86
Damien Perrier *
5
73
76
149
T86
Clement Sordet *
5
76
73
149
T86
Lars van Meijel *
5
74
75
149
T96
Adri Arnaus *
6
77
73
150
T96
Dave Coupland
6
77
73
150
T96
Maximillian Lechner *
6
73
77
150
T96
Matthieu Pavon
6
77
73
150
T96
Haydn Porteous
6
76
74
150
T96
Niklas Regner (a) *
6
72
78
150
T96
Martin Simonsen
6
73
77
150
T96
Toby Tree *
6
78
72
150
T96
Daniel Young (a)
6
73
77
150
T105
Christoph Bleier (a) *
7
79
72
151
T105
Bryce Easton *
7
76
75
151
T105
Sebastian Garcia Rodriguez *
7
80
71
151
T105
Justin Harding *
7
77
74
151
T105
David Howell
7
77
74
151
T105
Lukas Nemecz *
7
77
74
151
T105
Robin Roussel *
7
78
73
151
T105
Jack Senior
7
78
73
151
T113
Lucas Bjerregaard
8
76
76
152
T113
Louis De Jager
8
76
76
152
T113
Ben Evans *
8
79
73
152
T113
Oliver Farr
8
74
78
152
T113
Scott Jamieson *
8
79
73
152
T113
Alexander Knappe *
8
79
73
152
T113
Gavin Moynihan
8
77
75
152
T113
Robin Sciot-Siegrist
8
77
75
152
T121
Jonathan Caldwell
9
80
73
153
T121
Tom Gandy
9
78
75
153
T121
Jordan Wrisdale
9
77
76
153
T124
Sam Broadhurst (a) *
10
81
73
154
T124
Bernard Neumayer
10
76
78
154
T124
Carlos Pigem *
10
76
78
154
T127
Yi Keun Chang
11
75
80
155
T127
Pedro Figueiredo *
11
80
75
155
T127
Liam Johnston *
11
79
76
155
T127
Alexander Kopp *
11
75
80
155
T127
Martin Wiegele
11
74
81
155
T132
Harry Ellis
14
76
82
158
T132
Janne Kaske
14
84
74
158
T134
Todd Clements *
15
80
79
159
T134
Thomas Thurloway (a)
15
86
73
159
136
Laurenz Kubin *
16
82
78
160
T137
Hugo Dobson
17
82
79
161
T137
Philip Eriksson
17
78
83
161
139
Jake McLeod
18
81
81
162
WD
Lorenzo Scalise
1
73
73
WD
David Horsey
3
51
51
WD
Lee Slattery
9
79
79
WD
Niklas Lemke
E
72
72
WD
Joel Sjoholm
E
* Player started on the back nine