BMW International Open R2

Kaymer on course for first victory in five years

June 20-23
Golfclub München Eichenried, Munich, Germany
€2,000,000
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Round 1, Round 3, Round 4

Martin Kaymer continued his recent encouraging form with a second-round 66 to open up a two-shot lead heading into the weekend on home soil at the BMW International Open.


The two-time major winner has not claimed a victory since his triumph at the 2014 US Open but has secured top 10s on both sides of the Atlantic in the last two months as he seeks a return to the form that made him world number one.

Backed by bumper crowds in Munich, he carded a 67 on day one and followed that with a 66 to move to 11 under and lead the way from South African Christiaan Bezuidenhout.

Finn Kim Koivu and Swede Sebastian Soderberg are at eight under, one shot clear of a group containing defending champion Matt Wallace and fellow Englishmen Jordan Smith and Lee Westwood.


Kaymer made two birdies and two bogeys in his first four holes but took advantage of the par-five sixth and 11th before holing a bunker shot at the 12th and hitting an approach at the next to four feet to share the lead.

Putts from around 15 feet on the 15th and last then moved him clear of Bezuidenhout, who had earlier carded the lowest round of the week with a 65.

“It’s a lot to handle at certain times because I’m not the kind of guy that likes to be in the spotlight but it’s a positive thing and I need to see it as something positive,” Kaymer told europeantour.com.

“It’s going to be exciting for sure. It’s never easy leading a golf tournament but fortunately, I’ve done it a few times in my career.”

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Wallace carded a 68 with six birdies, while 2003 champion Westwood recorded a 69 and Smith a 67.


Pos
Player
Nat
To Par
R1
R2
Total
1
Martin Kaymer
GER
-11
67
66
133
2
Christiaan Bezuidenhout
RSA
-9
70
65
135
T3
Kim Koivu
FIN
-8
70
66
136
T3
Sebastian Soederberg
SWE
-8
69
67
136
T5
Edoardo Molinari
ITA
-7
70
67
137
T5
Lee Westwood
ENG
-7
68
69
137
T5
Max Schmitt
GER
-7
69
68
137
T5
Andrea Pavan
ITA
-7
66
71
137
T5
Jordan Smith
ENG
-7
70
67
137
T5
Alvaro Quiros
ESP
-7
69
68
137
T5
Matt Wallace
ENG
-7
69
68
137
T12
Pablo Larrazabal
ESP
-6
72
66
138
T12
Callum Shinkwin
ENG
-6
69
69
138
T14
John Catlin
USA
-5
73
66
139
T14
Luis Gagne
CRC
-5
71
68
139
T14
Sam Horsfield
ENG
-5
72
67
139
T14
Kurt Kitayama
USA
-5
71
68
139
T14
Matthew Fitzpatrick
ENG
-5
73
66
139
T14
Rafael Cabrera Bello
ESP
-5
70
69
139
T14
Joakim Lagergren
SWE
-5
69
70
139
T14
Matthias Schwab
AUT
-5
70
69
139
T14
Andrew Johnston
ENG
-5
70
69
139
T14
Thorbjorn Olesen
DEN
-5
71
68
139
T14
Filippo Bergamaschi
ITA
-5
70
69
139
T25
Ashun Wu
CHI
-4
71
69
140
T25
Erik Van Rooyen
RSA
-4
71
69
140
T25
Matthieu Pavon
FRA
-4
70
70
140
T25
Maximilian Kieffer
GER
-4
73
67
140
T25
Alexander Noren
SWE
-4
69
71
140
T25
David Horsey
ENG
-4
74
66
140
T25
Ashley Chesters
ENG
-4
70
70
140
T25
Joachim B. Hansen
DEN
-4
70
70
140
T25
Jeff Winther
SWE
-4
68
72
140
T25
Gaganjeet Bhullar
IND
-4
69
71
140
T25
Haydn Porteous
RSA
-4
69
71
140
T25
Adam Bland
AUS
-4
70
70
140
T37
David Drysdale
SCO
-3
74
67
141
T37
Shiv Chawrasia
IND
-3
73
68
141
T37
David Law
SCO
-3
74
67
141
T37
Jason Scrivener
AUS
-3
73
68
141
T37
Fabrizio Zanotti
PAR
-3
76
66
142
T37
Joel Girrbach
SWE
-3
70
71
141
T37
Oliver Wilson
ENG
-3
67
74
141
T37
Robert Rock
ENG
-3
70
71
141
T37
Andy Sullivan
ENG
-3
69
72
141
T37
Masahiro Kawamura
JPN
-3
70
71
141
T37
Gavin Green
MAS
-3
69
72
141
T48
Jaco Van Zyl
RSA
-2
72
70
142
T48
Anton Karlsson
SWE
-2
72
70
142
T48
Andres Romero
ARG
-2
71
71
142
T48
Bernd Wiesberger
AUT
-2
72
70
142
T48
Jens Dantorp
SWE
-2
71
71
142
T48
Marcel Schneider
GER
-2
73
69
142
T48
Sihwan Kim
KOR
-2
73
69
142
T48
Hugo Leon
CHI
-2
71
71
142
T48
Steven Brown
ENG
-2
71
71
142
T48
Lucas Herbert
AUS
-2
72
70
142
T48
Ricardo Melo Gouveia
POR
-2
70
72
142
T48
Robert MacIntyre
SCO
-2
74
68
142
T48
David Lipsky
USA
-2
74
68
142
T48
Paul Peterson
USA
-2
73
69
142
T48
Richard McEvoy
ENG
-2
69
73
142
T48
David Howell
ENG
-2
72
70
142
T48
Niklas Lemke
SWE
-2
72
70
142
T48
Dominic Foos
GER
-2
72
70
142
T48
Espen Kofstad
NOR
-2
71
71
142
T48
Darius van Driel
NED
-2
69
73
142
T48
Renato Paratore
ITA
-2
74
68
142
CUT
Alejandro Canizares
ESP
-1
74
69
143
CUT
Alexander Levy
FRA
-1
72
71
143
CUT
Gavin Moynihan
IRL
-1
70
73
143
CUT
Guido Migliozzi
ITA
-1
73
70
143
CUT
Jacques Kruyswijk
RSA
-1
73
70
143
CUT
Jamie Donaldson
WAL
-1
72
71
143
CUT
Julian Suri
USA
-1
73
70
143
CUT
Kalle Samooja
FIN
-1
72
71
143
CUT
Kristian Krogh Johannessen
NOR
-1
71
72
143
CUT
Lee Slattery
ENG
-1
71
72
143
CUT
Marc Hammer
GER
-1
73
70
143
CUT
Max Orrin
ENG
-1
74
69
143
CUT
Nicolas Colsaerts
BEL
-1
70
73
143
CUT
Nino Bertasio
ITA
-1
73
70
143
CUT
Pedro Figueiredo
POR
-1
69
74
143
CUT
Raphael Jacquelin
FRA
-1
71
72
143
CUT
Richie Ramsay
SCO
-1
76
67
143
CUT
Scott Jamieson
SCO
-1
77
66
143
CUT
Sergio Garcia
ESP
-1
73
70
143
CUT
Stephen Gallacher
SCO
-1
72
71
143
CUT
Thomas Detry
BEL
-1
75
68
143
CUT
Tom Lewis
ENG
-1
73
70
143
CUT
Victor Dubuisson
FRA
-1
74
69
143
CUT
Zander Lombard
RSA
-1
70
73
143
CUT
Daniel Gavins
ENG
Par
72
72
144
CUT
Dimitrios Papadatos
AUS
Par
69
75
144
CUT
James Morrison
ENG
Par
72
72
144
CUT
Jeung-Hun Wang
KOR
Par
74
70
144
CUT
Jose Maria Olazabal
ESP
Par
71
73
144
CUT
Mikko Korhonen
FIN
Par
72
72
144
CUT
Nicolai von Dellingshausen
GER
Par
72
72
144
CUT
Per Laengfors
SWE
Par
72
72
144
CUT
Robert Karlsson
SWE
Par
69
75
144
CUT
Tapio Pulkkanen
FIN
Par
73
71
144
CUT
Chris Paisley
ENG
1
73
72
145
CUT
Jhonattan Vegas
VEN
1
70
75
145
CUT
Joost Luiten
NED
1
73
72
145
CUT
Matthew Nixon
ENG
1
73
72
145
CUT
Paul Dunne
IRL
1
74
71
145
CUT
Rikard Karlberg
SWE
1
78
67
145
CUT
Romain Langasque
FRA
1
75
70
145
CUT
Romain Wattel
FRA
1
69
76
145
CUT
Adria Arnaus
ESP
2
74
72
146
CUT
Bradley Dredge
WAL
2
73
73
146
CUT
Brandon Stone
RSA
2
72
74
146
CUT
Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano
ESP
2
75
71
146
CUT
Grant Forrest
SCO
2
75
71
146
CUT
Jack Senior
ENG
2
77
69
146
CUT
Jin-Ho Choi
KOR
2
72
74
146
CUT
Kristoffer Reitan
NOR
2
72
74
146
CUT
Marcel Siem
GER
2
73
73
146
CUT
Matthew Southgate
ENG
2
76
70
146
CUT
Pelle Edberg
SWE
2
72
74
146
CUT
Rafa Echenique
ARG
2
72
74
146
CUT
Ross Fisher
ENG
2
72
74
146
CUT
Thongchai Jaidee
THA
2
77
69
146
CUT
Adrien Saddier
SCO
3
74
73
147
CUT
Ben Evans
ENG
3
75
72
147
CUT
Deyen Lawson
AUS
3
75
72
147
CUT
Florian Fritsch
GER
3
75
72
147
CUT
George Coetzee
RSA
3
77
70
147
CUT
Hideto Tanihara
JPN
3
70
77
147
CUT
Jack Singh-Brar
ENG
3
74
73
147
CUT
Justin Walters
RSA
3
75
72
147
CUT
Lorenzo Gagli
ITA
3
76
71
147
CUT
Michael Hoey
NIR
3
74
73
147
CUT
Sean Crocker
USA
3
75
72
147
CUT
Stuart Manley
WAL
3
72
75
147
CUT
Yusaku Miyazato
JPN
3
75
72
147
CUT
Bernd Ritthammer
GER
4
74
74
148
CUT
Brett Rumford
AUS
4
74
74
148
CUT
Christofer Blomstrand
SWE
4
73
75
148
CUT
Gregory Bourdy
FRA
4
75
73
148
CUT
Marc Warren
SCO
4
72
76
148
CUT
Sam Brazel
AUS
4
76
72
148
CUT
Hyo-Won Park
KOR
5
76
73
149
CUT
Liam Johnston
SCO
5
70
79
149
CUT
Oliver Fisher
ENG
5
77
72
149
CUT
Michael Hirmer
GER
6
78
72
150
CUT
Scott Gregory
ENG
6
79
71
150
CUT
Sebastian Heisele
GER
6
80
70
150
CUT
Shiv Kapur
IND
6
77
73
150
CUT
Thomas Bjorn
DEN
6
74
76
150
CUT
Tom Murray
ENG
8
77
75
152
CUT
David Borda
ESP
9
79
74
153
CUT
Martin Keskari
GER
11
79
76
155
CUT
Philipp Mejow
GER
12
78
78
156
RET
Ivan Cantero
ESP
Par
74
74