Belgian Knockout R2

Paisley secures top seeding ahead of Knockout weekend

May 30 – June 02
Rinkven International Golf Club, Antwerp, Belgium
€1,000,000
Live leaderboard
Round 1, Round 3, Round 4

Chris Paisley came home in 30 to sign for a second consecutive 65 and secure top seeding heading into the weekend at the Belgian Knockout.

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“It’s great to play well again, to follow up a low round with another one is great. I played very similar to how I did yesterday, kept myself in play off the tee and hit a lot of nice wedge shots and holed a few mid-range putts.

“It really suits my strengths, the strengths of my game are my putting and wedging and you have a lot of wedges into these greens and I seem to be hitting it straight at the moment so it sets up perfectly for me.

The Englishman moved to 12 under to finish one shot clear of Section B winner Anton Karlsson, with the top 32 from Sections A and B advancing to the knockout stages at Rinkven International Golf Club.


“It was good and, in a way quite similar to yesterday,” said Karlsson. “I still struggled off the tee, but I have been hitting the irons and wedges really well. I made a few less putts today which kept the score not on the same level as yesterday but overall, I am really happy.

“I have been playing well for some reason here, but it has always been different courses. It is the third time I’ve been in Belgium playing and the third one so far that has been good. Similar courses though every time, I think the tree-lined courses suit me well.

“Obviously this week on how far I have played so far it would have been nice to keep playing the stroke play way, but we have always been prepared for the change over the weekend.”

The remaining 64 players will now go head to head over six rounds of nine hole stroke play knockout to find a winner at the second staging of the innovative event.

Norwegian Espen Kofstad fired a 67 to finish second in Section A at nine under, a shot clear of Dutchman Darius van Driel and two ahead of England’s Oliver Wilson.

Last week’s winner Bernd Wiesberger carded the lowest round of the day with a 64 to recover from an opening 76 and finish one shot above an eight man play-off for the final five spots.

After one trip up the play-off hole, it was English pair Tom Lewis and James Morrison, and Australian Adam Bland who missed out as they all bogeyed after errant tee shots.

Paisley has now shot three consecutive rounds of 65 after finishing strongly for a top five at last week’s Made in Denmark presented by FREJA.


Pos.
Player
Nat
To Par
R1
R2
Total
1
Chris Paisley
ENG
-12
65
65
130
2
Anton Karlsson
SWE
-11
63
68
131
T3
Espen Kofstad
NOR
-9
66
67
133
T3
Justin Walters
RSA
-9
66
67
133
T5
Darius van Driel
NED
-8
69
65
134
T5
Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano
ESP
-8
65
69
134
T7
David Horsey
ENG
-7
66
69
135
T7
Gavin Green
MAS
-7
69
66
135
T7
Oliver Wilson
ENG
-7
67
68
135
T7
Robert MacIntyre
SCO
-7
66
69
135
T11
Ashley Chesters
ENG
-6
68
68
136
T11
Dean Burmester
RSA
-6
65
71
136
T11
Guido Migliozzi
ITA
-6
70
66
136
T11
Hugo Leon
CHI
-6
69
67
136
T11
Kristoffer Reitan
NOR
-6
69
67
136
T11
Sebastian Soederberg
SWE
-6
67
69
136
T17
Adrien Saddier
SCO
-5
67
70
137
T17
Alexander Levy
FRA
-5
70
67
137
T17
Ewen Ferguson
SCO
-5
70
67
137
T17
Jeff Winther
SWE
-5
67
70
137
T17
Kevin Hesbois
BEL
-5
68
69
137
T17
Oliver Fisher
ENG
-5
68
69
137
T17
Sihwan Kim
KOR
-5
67
70
137
T24
Anders Hansen
DEN
-4
71
67
138
T24
Ben Evans
ENG
-4
70
68
138
T24
Gregory Havret
FRA
-4
69
69
138
T24
Nacho Elvira
ESP
-4
70
68
138
T24
Jake McLeod
AUS
-4
69
69
138
T24
Jens Dantorp
SWE
-4
69
69
138
T24
Louis De Jager
RSA
-4
70
68
138
T24
Marcel Siem
GER
-4
71
67
138
T24
Matthew Southgate
ENG
-4
70
68
138
T24
Richard McEvoy
ENG
-4
71
67
138
T24
Richie Ramsay
SCO
-4
70
68
138
T35
Adrian Otaegui
ESP
-3
67
72
139
T35
Antoine Rozner
FRA
-3
69
70
139
T35
Benjamin Hebert
FRA
-3
70
69
139
T35
David Law
SCO
-3
71
68
139
T35
Edoardo Molinari
ITA
-3
71
68
139
T35
Gavin Moynihan
IRL
-3
70
69
139
T35
JC Ritchie
RSA
-3
66
73
139
T35
Joakim Lagergren
SWE
-3
72
67
139
T35
Lorenzo Gagli
ITA
-3
66
73
139
T35
Thomas Detry
BEL
-3
67
72
139
T35
Tom Murray
ENG
-3
73
66
139
T46
Bernd Wiesberger
AUT
-2
76
64
140
T46
Daan Huizing
NED
-2
70
70
140
T46
Filippo Bergamaschi
ITA
-2
72
68
140
T46
Grant Forrest
SCO
-2
71
69
140
T46
Haydn Porteous
RSA
-2
71
69
140
T46
Jack Singh-Brar
ENG
-2
71
69
140
T46
Kristian Krogh Johannessen
NOR
-2
68
72
140
T46
Lasse Jensen
DNK
-2
71
69
140
T46
Matthias Schwab
AUT
-2
72
68
140
T46
Max Orrin
ENG
-2
74
66
140
T46
Oscar Lengden
SWE
-2
71
69
140
T46
Pedro Oriol
ESP
-2
70
70
140
T46
Renato Paratore
ITA
-2
70
70
140
T46
Rikard Karlberg
SWE
-2
69
71
140
T46
Stanislav Matus
CZE
-2
69
71
140
T46
Wade Ormsby
AUS
-2
70
70
140
T62
Adam Bland
AUS
-1
69
72
141
T62
Alejandro Canizares
ESP
-1
72
69
141
T62
Andrea Pavan
ITA
-1
72
69
141
T62
Daniel Gavins
ENG
-1
71
70
141
T62
James Morrison
ENG
-1
72
69
141
T62
Matthew Nixon
ENG
-1
73
68
141
T62
Nino Bertasio
ITA
-1
74
67
141
T62
Romain Langasque
FRA
-1
73
68
141
T62
Sam Horsfield
ENG
-1
70
71
141
T62
Soren Kjeldsen
DEN
-1
70
71
141
T62
Steven Brown
ENG
-1
73
68
141
T62
Stuart Manley
WAL
-1
69
72
141
T62
Tom Lewis
ENG
-1
72
69
141
T62
Victor Perez
FRA
-1
72
69
141
T76
Bernd Ritthammer
GER
Par
69
73
142
T76
Darren Fichardt
RSA
Par
68
74
142
T76
Gaganjeet Bhullar
IND
Par
74
68
142
T76
George Coetzee
RSA
Par
71
71
142
T76
Ivan Cantero
ESP
Par
72
70
142
T76
John Catlin
USA
Par
69
73
142
T76
Lee Slattery
ENG
Par
71
71
142
T76
Marcus Kinhult
SWE
Par
71
71
142
T76
Max Schmitt
GER
Par
71
71
142
T76
Niklas Lemke
SWE
Par
72
70
142
T76
Robert Rock
ENG
Par
74
68
142
T76
Romain Wattel
FRA
Par
72
70
142
T76
Thomas Pieters
BEL
Par
77
65
142
T89
Austin Connelly
CAN
1
72
71
143
T89
Brett Rumford
AUS
1
71
72
143
T89
Deyen Lawson
AUS
1
69
74
143
T89
Dimitrios Papadatos
AUS
1
73
70
143
T89
Jamie Donaldson
WAL
1
71
72
143
T89
Marcel Schneider
GER
1
72
71
143
T89
Matthieu Pavon
FRA
1
75
68
143
T89
Maximilian Kieffer
GER
1
73
70
143
T89
Oliver Farr
WAL
1
71
72
143
T89
Pedro Figueiredo
POR
1
72
71
143
T89
Raphael Jacquelin
FRA
1
71
72
143
T89
Rowin Caron
NED
1
70
73
143
T89
Scott Gregory
ENG
1
76
67
143
T102
Ben Stow
ENG
2
73
71
144
T102
David Drysdale
SCO
2
69
75
144
T102
Fredrik Nilehn
SWE
2
74
70
144
T102
Joachim B. Hansen
DEN
2
71
73
144
T102
Jonathan Thomson
ENG
2
73
71
144
T102
Jose-Filipe Lima
POR
2
70
74
144
T102
Liam Johnston
SCO
2
73
71
144
T102
Marco Iten
SWE
2
74
70
144
T102
Matthis Besard
BEL
2
74
70
144
T102
Shiv Chawrasia
IND
2
73
71
144
T112
Christofer Blomstrand
SWE
3
71
74
145
T112
Jacques Kruyswijk
RSA
3
71
74
145
T112
Joel Girrbach
SWE
3
71
74
145
T112
Marcus Fraser
AUS
3
75
70
145
T112
Michael Hoey
NIR
3
71
74
145
T112
Yente van Doren
BEL
3
74
71
145
T118
Asaf Cohen
ISR
4
70
76
146
T118
Bradley Dredge
WAL
4
71
75
146
T118
Christopher Mivis
BEL
4
75
71
146
T118
Hugues Joannes
BEL
4
73
73
146
T118
Jin-Ho Choi
KOR
4
71
75
146
T118
Kim Koivu
FIN
4
73
73
146
T118
Phachara Khongwatmai
THA
4
74
72
146
T118
Ross McGowan
ENG
4
74
72
146
T126
Masahiro Kawamura
JPN
5
78
69
147
T126
Nicolas Colsaerts
BEL
5
74
73
147
T126
Per Laengfors
SWE
5
76
71
147
T129
Callum Shinkwin
ENG
6
76
72
148
T129
David Borda
ESP
6
74
74
148
T129
Jack Senior
ENG
6
75
73
148
T132
Adria Arnaus
ESP
7
73
76
149
T132
Henric Sturehed
SWE
7
74
75
149
T132
Ricardo Melo Gouveia
POR
7
68
81
149
T132
Tapio Pulkkanen
FIN
7
73
76
149
T136
Jean de Wouters
BEL
8
76
74
150
T136
Jeung-Hun Wang
KOR
8
72
78
150
138
Marc Warren
SCO
9
73
78
151
139
Yusaku Miyazato
JPN
10
75
77
152
140
Petr Gal Jr.
CZE
11
75
78
153
DSQ
Alan De Bondt
BEL
Par
76
76
RET
Nick Cullen
AUS
Par
70
70
RET
Pablo Larrazabal
ESP
Par
71
71
RET
Laurie Canter
ENG
Par
75
75