AVIV Dubai Championship R2

Defending champion Rozner takes halfway lead

Dubai Championship 2021 R2
November 11-14
Fire Course, Jumeirah Golf Estates, Dubai, UAE
$1,500,000
Round 1, Round 3, Round 4

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Defending champion Antoine Rozner remains bogey-free in Dubai and fired eight birdies for a 64 on Friday to take a one shot lead into the weekend at the AVIV Dubai Championship.


Dubai Championship 2021 R2

“I think I was playing really well even on the front nine,” he said. “A few putts didn’t drop but I just kept putting myself in good positions hole after hole and a few putts actually dropped on the back nine so that’s great.

“It was definitely one of my best ball striking rounds out here this year and last year so I’m very happy with my round. The long game was just absolutely perfect, I was striking it shot after shot.”


Dubai Championship 2021 R2 - Defending champion Rozner takes halfway lead
(Adam Davy/PA Wire)

Dubai Championship 2021 R2

The Frenchman won his maiden title in the first edition of the event last year and has one more title to his name having won the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters in March this year.

“You have to be over aggressive over and over and I did that really well last year. Obviously I can use that experience from last year, I think that’s helping me because last year I was so aggressive over four rounds and I think it’s paying off again this week.

“If I can keep doing what I’m doing for the next two days hopefully there will be a good result in there.”


Dubai Championship 2021 R2

Overnight leader Joachim B. Hansen of Denmark signed for a bogey-free 67 to take a share of second place at 14-under alongside an equally bogey-free Francesco Laporta of Italy who signed for a 64.


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Dubai Championship 2021 R2

Finn Kalle Samooja produced six consecutive birdies from the second hole then made three more as well as a bogey at the par-3 14th for a 64 and lies in fourth place at 13-under.

One shot further back at 12-under, Englishmen Paul Waring signed for a 67 for a share of fifth place alongside fellow countryman Tommy Fleetwood who shot a 66.


Dubai Championship 2021 R2

Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
R2
Total
1
ROZNER, Antoine
-15
65
64
2
HANSEN, Joachim B.
-14
63
67
LAPORTA, Francesco
-14
66
64
4
SAMOOJA, Kalle
-13
67
64
5
WARING, Paul
-12
65
67
FLEETWOOD, Tommy
-12
66
66
7
ROUSSEL, Robin
-11
69
64
BURMESTER, Dean
-11
65
68
CROCKER, Sean
-11
67
66
WIESBERGER, Bernd
-11
67
66
11
FORREST, Grant
-10
69
65
CHESTERS, Ashley
-10
68
66
LEE, Min Woo
-10
67
67
LEMKE, Niklas
-10
67
67
HORSFIELD, Sam
-10
67
67
JAMIESON, Scott
-10
69
65
17
HARRINGTON, Padraig
-9
68
67
MOLINARI, Edoardo
-9
69
66
SHINKWIN, Callum
-9
66
69
FARR, Oliver
-9
69
66
OLESEN, Thorbjørn
-9
67
68
CAMPILLO, Jorge
-9
71
64
LOMBARD, Zander
-9
66
69
VAN TONDER, Daniel
-9
69
66
25
JORDAN, Matthew
-8
69
67
25
SENIOR, Jack
-8
70
66
CATLIN, John
-8
69
67
SULLIVAN, Andy
-8
65
71
CASEY, Paul
-8
68
68
LAGERGREN, Joakim
-8
70
66
PAVON, Matthieu
-8
69
67
COUPLAND, Dave
-8
67
69
MIGLIOZZI, Guido
-8
68
68
MACINTYRE, Robert
-8
68
68
KAYMER, Martin
-8
69
67
KAWAMURA, Masahiro
-8
69
67
BJÖRK, Alexander
-8
69
67
38
FICHARDT, Darren
-7
66
71
SCRIVENER, Jason
-7
67
70
PULKKANEN, Tapio
-7
70
67
LANGASQUE, Romain
-7
69
68
GUERRIER, Julien
-7
67
70
SMITH, Jordan
-7
69
68
SODERBERG, Sebastian
-7
69
68
LORENZO-VERA, Mike
-7
67
70
ARMITAGE, Marcus
-7
68
69
47
JANEWATTANANOND, Jazz
-6
70
68
PEREZ, Victor
-6
70
68
ZANOTTI, Fabrizio
-6
69
69
QUIROS, Alvaro
-6
67
71
47
KINHULT, Marcus
-6
72
66
KORHONEN, Mikko
-6
68
70
MORRISON, James
-6
68
70
WINTHER, Jeff
-6
72
66
ELVIRA, Nacho
-6
69
69
CALDWELL, Jonathan
-6
71
67
57
KIEFFER, Maximilian
-5
68
71
BROBERG, Kristoffer
-5
67
72
COLSAERTS, Nicolas
-5
70
69
PORTEOUS, Haydn
-5
69
70
GALLACHER, Stephen
-5
70
69
STALTER, Joël
-5
71
68
LAW, David
-5
70
69
VÄLIMÄKI, Sami
-5
71
68
GAVINS, Daniel
-5
69
70
WOOD, Chris
-5
71
68
CAÑIZARES, Alejandro
-5
69
70
HARDING, Justin
-5
70
69
MERONK, Adrian
-5
72
67
70
BERTASIO, Nino
-4
71
69
140
CABRERA BELLO, Rafa*
-4
70
70
140
HEND, Scott*
-4
68
72
140
RAMSAY, Richie
-4
71
69
140
HOWELL, David*
-4
72
68
140
DETRY, Thomas
-4
67
73
140
DRYSDALE, David
-4
71
69
140
77
LEWIS, Tom*
-3
69
72
141
LEVY, Alexander*
-3
69
72
141
SKAIK, Ahmad* (AM)
-3
68
73
141
WILSON, Oliver*
-3
71
70
141
SCIOT-SIEGRIST, Robin*
-3
70
71
141
WALTERS, Justin
-3
72
69
141
83
SHARMA, Shubhankar
-2
70
72
142
McGOWAN, Ross
-2
68
74
142
OTAEGUI, Adrian
-2
75
67
142
HEBERT, Benjamin
-2
67
75
142
FISHER, Ross*
-2
73
69
142
SANTOS, Ricardo*
-2
69
73
142
GARCIA RODRIGUEZ, SEBASTIAN
-2
70
72
142
GREEN, Gavin*
-2
72
70
142
PIGEM, Carlos*
-2
72
70
142
92
BROWN, Steven
-1
72
71
143
WALLACE, Matt*
-1
72
71
143
MCEVOY, Richard*
-1
76
67
143
LUITEN, Joost*
-1
71
72
143
BJERREGAARD, Lucas
-1
70
73
143
WHITNELL, Dale*
-1
72
71
143
98
PEPPERELL, Eddie*
Par
73
71
144
SURI, Julian*
Par
73
71
144
100
SYME, Connor
+1
75
70
145
100
VEERMAN, Johannes
+1
74
71
145
BJØRN, Thomas*
+1
72
73
145
FISHER, Oliver
+1
72
73
145
HORSEY, David
+1
71
74
145
105
PAISLEY, Chris
+2
77
69
146
PORTEOUS, Garrick*
+2
73
73
146
COCKERILL, Aaron*
+2
76
70
146
108
WARREN, Marc
+3
73
74
147
VAN MEIJEL, Lars*
+3
75
72
147
110
PARATORE, Renato*
+4
79
69
148
SORDET, Clément
+4
76
72
148
FIGUEIREDO, Pedro*
+4
72
76
148
113
KARLBERG, Rikard
+5
74
75
149
114
POKE, Benjamin
+8
75
77
152
* Player started on the back nine