European Tour

BMW International Open 2018

June 21-24

Golfclub München Eichenried, Germany

€2,000,000

June 21-24

Golfclub München Eichenried, Germany

€2,000,000

Round 2

Hend makes most of windy conditions to take BMW lead

June 22, 2018

Scott Hend fired a sensational 67 in more windy conditions at Golf Club Gut Laerchenhof to take a one-shot lead into the weekend at the BMW International Open.

Hend makes most of windy conditions to take BMW lead, © Getty Images

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“It's just patience. When it's this windy, if you're not patient you're going to get smashed. It’s as simple as that. If you can laugh it off, what will be will be, and just play. If you try to push for a birdie, if you hit it in the rough and make a bogey it's great, if you get less than a bogey then it's a bonus. It's just one of those golf courses that is quite punishing."

“I just played conservatively. Just trying to play on to the fairways and keep out of the long brown stuff.

“Last time I was here I played horrendously. I just came here with the attitude this week to just find the golf ball first off, get it on the green and hopefully hole some putts and have a fresh approach.”

The Australian is a two-time winner on the European Tour and sits at the top of a congested leaderboard after recording the joint-lowest round of the week to get to six under par, a shot clear of Qualifying School graduates Nico Geyger of Chile and Sweden’s Henric Sturehed.

Two-time Major winner and local favourite Martin Kaymer shot a 68 to delight the home fans with his move up the leaderboard and sit at four under par alongside his countryman Maximilian Kieffer, Englishman Aaron Rai, overnight leader Sébastien Gros of France and Australia's Nick Cullen.

“I played very solid," said Kaymer, "I think I hit the ball better than yesterday. I was in control of the ball flight, of the trajectory, which you really need in the wind."

“This morning I found a little something on the range, I got a little bit closer to the ball, that helped me today, a lot. I created chances, made a couple of long putts early in the round. 68 is a good round today."

“A lot of people I'm sure they came out after work to support us. It was nice that Max (Kieffer) was in front of me, they didn't need to walk far to see both of us. I don't know about the other German players, if we were the only ones to make the cut, but if we play together it would be fantastic.”

Rai was celebrating earlier in the round as he won a BMW i8 Roadster for a hole-in-one on the 16th – his seventh hole – as he briefly held the solo lead, but he double-bogeyed the fifth and dropped another shot on the sixth to fall back.

“Not a bad prize, eh? It was funny, on the actual shot we were trying to play it for five or six yards past the pin. I probably shouldn’t admit that, so it was a little bit fortunate to go in."

“Once it went in it was an awesome feeling, but a little bit in shock as well. It doesn’t quite sink in until after the round. You have so many more holes to play after that, you can’t really get too far ahead of yourself. Incredible to do that. It was awesome, I certainly did have a big grin on my face."

Danish pair Thorbjørn Olesen and Søren Kjeldsen are at three under after rounds of 68 and 69 respectively, a shot clear of Christofer Blomstrand, Mark Foster, Wade Ormsby, Thomas Pieters and Matt Wallace.

Pos.
Player
Nat
To Par
R1
R2
Total
1
Scott Hend
AUS
-6
71
67
138
T2
Henric Sturehed
SWE
-5
69
70
139
T2
Nico Geyger
CHI
-5
70
69
139
T4
Aaron Rai
ENG
-4
69
71
140
T4
Martin Kaymer
GER
-4
72
68
140
T4
Maximilian Kieffer
GER
-4
71
69
140
T4
Nick Cullen
AUS
-4
72
68
140
T4
Sebastien Gros
FRA
-4
68
72
140
T9
Soren Kjeldsen
DEN
-3
72
69
141
T9
Thorbjorn Olesen
DEN
-3
73
68
141
T11
Christofer Blomstrand
SWE
-2
70
72
142
T11
Mark Foster
ENG
-2
72
70
142
T11
Matt Wallace
ENG
-2
73
69
142
T11
Thomas Pieters
BEL
-2
73
69
142
T11
Wade Ormsby
AUS
-2
71
71
142
T16
Andy Sullivan
ENG
-1
71
72
143
T16
Chris Paisley
ENG
-1
72
71
143
T16
Connor Syme
SCO
-1
74
69
143
T16
Edoardo Molinari
ITA
-1
74
69
143
T16
Justin Walters
RSA
-1
76
67
143
T16
Mikko Korhonen
FIN
-1
71
72
143
T16
Scott Jamieson
SCO
-1
69
74
143
T16
Thomas Detry
BEL
-1
71
72
143
T24
Christiaan Bezuidenhout
RSA
Par
73
71
144
T24
David Horsey
ENG
Par
72
72
144
T24
Nacho Elvira
ESP
Par
71
73
144
T24
Jorge Campillo
ESP
Par
69
75
144
T24
Jose-Filipe Lima
POR
Par
73
71
144
T24
Lucas Bjerregaard
DNK
Par
72
72
144
T24
Sam Horsfield
ENG
Par
73
71
144
T24
Sergio Garcia
ESP
Par
73
71
144
T32
Adrian Otaegui
ESP
1
71
74
145
T32
David Howell
ENG
1
70
75
145
T32
David Lipsky
USA
1
74
71
145
T32
Gregory Bourdy
FRA
1
73
72
145
T32
Joel Stalter
FRA
1
74
71
145
T32
Julien Quesne
FRA
1
71
74
145
T32
Nicolai von Dellingshausen
GER
1
70
75
145
T32
Richard McEvoy
ENG
1
77
68
145
T40
Alexander Bjoerk
SWE
2
76
70
146
T40
Andres Romero
ARG
2
71
75
146
T40
Bradley Dredge
WAL
2
73
73
146
T40
Gavin Green
MAS
2
75
71
146
T40
Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano
ESP
2
73
73
146
T40
Haydn Porteous
RSA
2
73
73
146
T40
Jonas Koelbing
GER
2
74
72
146
T40
Marcus Kinhult
SWE
2
76
70
146
T40
Mark Tullo
CHL
2
70
76
146
T40
Richard Sterne
RSA
2
72
74
146
T40
Tom Lewis
ENG
2
76
70
146
T40
Victor Perez
FRA
2
70
76
146
T52
Andrea Pavan
ITA
3
75
72
147
T52
Ashley Chesters
ENG
3
73
74
147
T52
Austin Connelly
CAN
3
73
74
147
T52
Birgir Hafthorsson
ISL
3
74
73
147
T52
Chase Koepka
USA
3
75
72
147
T52
Chris Wood
ENG
3
72
75
147
T52
Christopher Mivis
BEL
3
72
75
147
T52
Eirik Tage Johansen
NOR
3
72
75
147
T52
Lasse Jensen
DNK
3
74
73
147
T52
Matthias Schwab
AUT
3
72
75
147
T52
Raphael Jacquelin
FRA
3
74
73
147
T63
Adrien Saddier
SCO
4
77
71
148
T63
Bradley Neil
SCO
4
75
73
148
T63
Charlie Ford
ENG
4
74
74
148
T63
David Drysdale
SCO
4
75
73
148
T63
Felipe Aguilar
CHI
4
75
73
148
T63
James Heath
ENG
4
73
75
148
T63
Julian Suri
USA
4
75
73
148
T63
Lee Slattery
ENG
4
79
69
148
T63
Lorenzo Gagli
ITA
4
74
74
148
T63
Matthew Nixon
ENG
4
76
72
148
T63
Peter Hanson
SWE
4
74
74
148
T63
Rafa Echenique
ARG
4
74
74
148
T63
Tommy Fleetwood
ENG
4
74
74
148
CUT
Adam Bland
AUS
5
74
75
149
CUT
Anders Hansen
DEN
5
76
73
149
CUT
Jens Dantorp
SWE
5
74
75
149
CUT
Jin-Ho Choi
KOR
5
78
71
149
CUT
Marcel Schneider
GER
5
75
74
149
CUT
Michael Lorenzo-Vera
FRA
5
78
71
149
CUT
Oliver Fisher
ENG
5
75
74
149
CUT
Phachara Khongwatmai
THA
5
74
75
149
CUT
Richard Bland
ENG
5
77
72
149
CUT
Stephen Gallacher
SCO
5
77
72
149
CUT
Thongchai Jaidee
THA
5
74
75
149
CUT
Alejandro Canizares
ESP
6
79
71
150
CUT
Carlos Pigem
ESP
6
75
75
150
CUT
Jeff Winther
SWE
6
77
73
150
CUT
Jeung-Hun Wang
KOR
6
74
76
150
CUT
Laurie Canter
ENG
6
73
77
150
CUT
Marcus Fraser
AUS
6
77
73
150
CUT
Matthew Baldwin
ENG
6
75
75
150
CUT
Max Schmitt
GER
6
76
74
150
CUT
Pontus Widegren
SWE
6
75
75
150
CUT
Stephan Jaeger
GER
6
73
77
150
CUT
Steven Brown
ENG
6
78
72
150
CUT
Thomas Aiken
RSA
6
76
74
150
CUT
Zander Lombard
RSA
6
77
73
150
CUT
Ernie Els
RSA
7
71
80
151
CUT
Florian Fritsch
GER
7
75
76
151
CUT
Gregory Havret
FRA
7
76
75
151
CUT
Hinrich Arkenau
GER
7
76
75
151
CUT
Joel Sjoeholm
SWE
7
74
77
151
CUT
Lucas Herbert
AUS
7
73
78
151
CUT
Paul McBride
IRL
7
76
75
151
CUT
Pedro Oriol
ESP
7
78
73
151
CUT
Pep Angles
ESP
7
75
76
151
CUT
Scott Fernandez
ESP
7
75
76
151
CUT
Sebastian Heisele
GER
7
75
76
151
CUT
Seung-Su Han
KOR
7
75
76
151
CUT
Shiv Chawrasia
IND
7
80
71
151
CUT
William Liu
CHN
7
74
77
151
CUT
Alvaro Quiros
ESP
8
76
76
152
CUT
Christian Braeunig
GER
8
77
75
152
CUT
Jason Norris
AUS
8
76
76
152
CUT
Jonathan Thomson
ENG
8
77
75
152
CUT
Josh Geary
NZL
8
77
75
152
CUT
Julien Guerrier
FRA
8
76
76
152
CUT
Marc Warren
SCO
8
74
78
152
CUT
Nino Bertasio
ITA
8
78
74
152
CUT
Oscar Serna
MEX
8
79
73
152
CUT
Hurly Long
GER
9
79
74
153
CUT
Matteo Manassero
ITA
9
78
75
153
CUT
Oliver Farr
WAL
9
81
72
153
CUT
Paul Peterson
USA
9
75
78
153
CUT
Ricardo Melo Gouveia
POR
9
76
77
153
CUT
Robert Karlsson
SWE
9
78
75
153
CUT
Ross McGowan
ENG
9
77
76
153
CUT
Soo-Min Lee
KOR
9
77
76
153
CUT
Yusaku Miyazato
JPN
9
81
72
153
CUT
Alexander Knappe
GER
10
76
78
154
CUT
Callum Shinkwin
ENG
10
75
79
154
CUT
Marcel Siem
GER
10
76
78
154
CUT
Renato Paratore
ITA
10
82
72
154
CUT
Chris Hanson
ENG
11
73
82
155
CUT
Daniel Im
USA
11
73
82
155
CUT
Johan Edfors
SWE
11
79
76
155
CUT
Louis De Jager
RSA
11
73
82
155
CUT
Brandon Stone
RSA
13
79
78
157
CUT
Jacques Kruyswijk
RSA
13
81
76
157
CUT
Bernd Ritthammer
GER
14
78
80
158
CUT
Julian Kunzenbacher
GER
14
76
82
158
CUT
Rak Cho
KOR
14
82
76
158
CUT
Sam Brazel
AUS
14
85
73
158
CUT
Clement Sordet
FRA
15
83
76
159
CUT
Sean Einhaus
GER
15
80
79
159
CUT
Jordan Zunic
AUS
16
82
78
160
CUT
Max Kramer
GER
16
78
82
160
CUT
Fin Fleer
GER
17
83
78
161
CUT
Jose Maria Olazabal
ESP
17
82
79
161
CUT
Michael Hirmer
GER
17
81
80
161
DSQ
Eddie Pepperell
ENG
Par
78
71
149
RET
Daniel Brooks
ENG
Par
79
-
79
RET
Jamie Donaldson
WAL
Par
81
-
81
RET
Simon Khan
ENG
Par
-
-
0
Pos.
Player
Nat
To Par
Total
1
Scott Hend
AUS
-6
138
T2
Henric Sturehed
SWE
-5
139
T2
Nico Geyger
CHI
-5
139
T4
Aaron Rai
ENG
-4
140
T4
Martin Kaymer
GER
-4
140
T4
Maximilian Kieffer
GER
-4
140
T4
Nick Cullen
AUS
-4
140
T4
Sebastien Gros
FRA
-4
140
T9
Soren Kjeldsen
DEN
-3
141
T9
Thorbjorn Olesen
DEN
-3
141
T11
Christofer Blomstrand
SWE
-2
142
T11
Mark Foster
ENG
-2
142
T11
Matt Wallace
ENG
-2
142
T11
Thomas Pieters
BEL
-2
142
T11
Wade Ormsby
AUS
-2
142
T16
Andy Sullivan
ENG
-1
143
T16
Chris Paisley
ENG
-1
143
T16
Connor Syme
SCO
-1
143
T16
Edoardo Molinari
ITA
-1
143
T16
Justin Walters
RSA
-1
143
T16
Mikko Korhonen
FIN
-1
143
T16
Scott Jamieson
SCO
-1
143
T16
Thomas Detry
BEL
-1
143
T24
Christiaan Bezuidenhout
RSA
Par
144
T24
David Horsey
ENG
Par
144
T24
Nacho Elvira
ESP
Par
144
T24
Jorge Campillo
ESP
Par
144
T24
Jose-Filipe Lima
POR
Par
144
T24
Lucas Bjerregaard
DNK
Par
144
T24
Sam Horsfield
ENG
Par
144
T24
Sergio Garcia
ESP
Par
144
T32
Adrian Otaegui
ESP
1
145
T32
David Howell
ENG
1
145
T32
David Lipsky
USA
1
145
T32
Gregory Bourdy
FRA
1
145
T32
Joel Stalter
FRA
1
145
T32
Julien Quesne
FRA
1
145
T32
Nicolai von Dellingshausen
GER
1
145
T32
Richard McEvoy
ENG
1
145
T40
Alexander Bjoerk
SWE
2
146
T40
Andres Romero
ARG
2
146
T40
Bradley Dredge
WAL
2
146
T40
Gavin Green
MAS
2
146
T40
Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano
ESP
2
146
T40
Haydn Porteous
RSA
2
146
T40
Jonas Koelbing
GER
2
146
T40
Marcus Kinhult
SWE
2
146
T40
Mark Tullo
CHL
2
146
T40
Richard Sterne
RSA
2
146
T40
Tom Lewis
ENG
2
146
T40
Victor Perez
FRA
2
146
T52
Andrea Pavan
ITA
3
147
T52
Ashley Chesters
ENG
3
147
T52
Austin Connelly
CAN
3
147
T52
Birgir Hafthorsson
ISL
3
147
T52
Chase Koepka
USA
3
147
T52
Chris Wood
ENG
3
147
T52
Christopher Mivis
BEL
3
147
T52
Eirik Tage Johansen
NOR
3
147
T52
Lasse Jensen
DNK
3
147
T52
Matthias Schwab
AUT
3
147
T52
Raphael Jacquelin
FRA
3
147
T63
Adrien Saddier
SCO
4
148
T63
Bradley Neil
SCO
4
148
T63
Charlie Ford
ENG
4
148
T63
David Drysdale
SCO
4
148
T63
Felipe Aguilar
CHI
4
148
T63
James Heath
ENG
4
148
T63
Julian Suri
USA
4
148
T63
Lee Slattery
ENG
4
148
T63
Lorenzo Gagli
ITA
4
148
T63
Matthew Nixon
ENG
4
148
T63
Peter Hanson
SWE
4
148
T63
Rafa Echenique
ARG
4
148
T63
Tommy Fleetwood
ENG
4
148
CUT
Adam Bland
AUS
5
149
CUT
Anders Hansen
DEN
5
149
CUT
Jens Dantorp
SWE
5
149
CUT
Jin-Ho Choi
KOR
5
149
CUT
Marcel Schneider
GER
5
149
CUT
Michael Lorenzo-Vera
FRA
5
149
CUT
Oliver Fisher
ENG
5
149
CUT
Phachara Khongwatmai
THA
5
149
CUT
Richard Bland
ENG
5
149
CUT
Stephen Gallacher
SCO
5
149
CUT
Thongchai Jaidee
THA
5
149
CUT
Alejandro Canizares
ESP
6
150
CUT
Carlos Pigem
ESP
6
150
CUT
Jeff Winther
SWE
6
150
CUT
Jeung-Hun Wang
KOR
6
150
CUT
Laurie Canter
ENG
6
150
CUT
Marcus Fraser
AUS
6
150
CUT
Matthew Baldwin
ENG
6
150
CUT
Max Schmitt
GER
6
150
CUT
Pontus Widegren
SWE
6
150
CUT
Stephan Jaeger
GER
6
150
CUT
Steven Brown
ENG
6
150
CUT
Thomas Aiken
RSA
6
150
CUT
Zander Lombard
RSA
6
150
CUT
Ernie Els
RSA
7
151
CUT
Florian Fritsch
GER
7
151
CUT
Gregory Havret
FRA
7
151
CUT
Hinrich Arkenau
GER
7
151
CUT
Joel Sjoeholm
SWE
7
151
CUT
Lucas Herbert
AUS
7
151
CUT
Paul McBride
IRL
7
151
CUT
Pedro Oriol
ESP
7
151
CUT
Pep Angles
ESP
7
151
CUT
Scott Fernandez
ESP
7
151
CUT
Sebastian Heisele
GER
7
151
CUT
Seung-Su Han
KOR
7
151
CUT
Shiv Chawrasia
IND
7
151
CUT
William Liu
CHN
7
151
CUT
Alvaro Quiros
ESP
8
152
CUT
Christian Braeunig
GER
8
152
CUT
Jason Norris
AUS
8
152
CUT
Jonathan Thomson
ENG
8
152
CUT
Josh Geary
NZL
8
152
CUT
Julien Guerrier
FRA
8
152
CUT
Marc Warren
SCO
8
152
CUT
Nino Bertasio
ITA
8
152
CUT
Oscar Serna
MEX
8
152
CUT
Hurly Long
GER
9
153
CUT
Matteo Manassero
ITA
9
153
CUT
Oliver Farr
WAL
9
153
CUT
Paul Peterson
USA
9
153
CUT
Ricardo Melo Gouveia
POR
9
153
CUT
Robert Karlsson
SWE
9
153
CUT
Ross McGowan
ENG
9
153
CUT
Soo-Min Lee
KOR
9
153
CUT
Yusaku Miyazato
JPN
9
153
CUT
Alexander Knappe
GER
10
154
CUT
Callum Shinkwin
ENG
10
154
CUT
Marcel Siem
GER
10
154
CUT
Renato Paratore
ITA
10
154
CUT
Chris Hanson
ENG
11
155
CUT
Daniel Im
USA
11
155
CUT
Johan Edfors
SWE
11
155
CUT
Louis De Jager
RSA
11
155
CUT
Brandon Stone
RSA
13
157
CUT
Jacques Kruyswijk
RSA
13
157
CUT
Bernd Ritthammer
GER
14
158
CUT
Julian Kunzenbacher
GER
14
158
CUT
Rak Cho
KOR
14
158
CUT
Sam Brazel
AUS
14
158
CUT
Clement Sordet
FRA
15
159
CUT
Sean Einhaus
GER
15
159
CUT
Jordan Zunic
AUS
16
160
CUT
Max Kramer
GER
16
160
CUT
Fin Fleer
GER
17
161
CUT
Jose Maria Olazabal
ESP
17
161
CUT
Michael Hirmer
GER
17
161
DSQ
Eddie Pepperell
ENG
Par
149
RET
Daniel Brooks
ENG
Par
79
RET
Jamie Donaldson
WAL
Par
81
RET
Simon Khan
ENG
Par
0