BMW PGA Championship R2

Kiradech Aphibarnrat takes solo lead at Wentworth

BMW PGA Championship 2021 R2
September 09-12
Wentworth Golf Club, Virginia Water, Surrey, England
$8,000,000
Round 1, Round 3, Round 4

PGA Championship 2021 R2 - Kiradech Aphibarnrat takes solo lead at Wentworth
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Kiradech Aphibarnrat signed for a second round 68 to take the solo lead at the BMW PGA Championship.

The Thai player’s form has been lacking recently, he missed eleven of his last fifteen cuts this year, but he could be on course for a third Rolex Series title this week.


BMW PGA Championship 2021 R2

He leads the tournament by one shot after firing six birdies and two bogeys.

“I’m really proud the way I’m playing the first two rounds. A lot of good stuff in there.


BMW PGA Championship 2021 R2

“Everyone tried to get a low score but this golf course, you can hit a lot of birdies but it can hurt you if you’re out of position. I tried to play for more fairways, more greens. My putter was rolling well this week and I’m really pleased.

“I don’t want to really set a goal, to be honest. I just want to go out there and swing, what I’m doing the first two rounds, do the same thing I’m doing, try to hit fairways, greens. Whatever the result, at the end of the day, I just accept it.”


BMW PGA Championship 2021 R2

England’s Laurie Canter and Italy’s Francesco Laporta share second place one shot behind Aphibarnrat after rounds of 66 and a bogey-free 65 respectively.

Australian Adam Scott had a more uneven second round on Friday, producing six birdies, an eagle and three bogeys for a 69 to take solo fourth place at 10-under , one ahead of England’s Justin Rose (68), Jamie Donaldson of Wales (66) and American Billy Horschel (65).


BMW PGA Championship 2021 R2

BMW PGA Championship 2021 R2

South Africa Christiaan Bezuidenhout, who held a share of the lead overnight with Aphibarnrat, produced two birdies and two bogeys to sign for a 72 and slipped down into a share of eighth place alongside Englishman Marcus Armitage (66), and Irishman Shane Lowry (66).

For the first time in this event the same hole was aced twice in the same round when Denmark’s Joachim B. Hansen and France’s Romain Langasque both shot holes-in-one at the 10th.

BMW PGA Championship 2021 R2

Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
R2
Total
1
Kiradech Aphibarnrat
-12
64
68
132
T2
Laurie Canter
-11
67
66
133
T2
Francesco Laporta
-11
68
65
133
4
Adam Scott
-10
65
69
134
T5
Jamie Donaldson
-9
69
66
135
T5
Billy Horschel
-9
70
65
135
T5
Justin Rose
-9
67
68
135
T8
Marcus Armitage
-8
70
66
136
T8
Christiaan Bezuidenhout
-8
64
72
136
T8
Masahiro Kawamura
-8
67
69
136
T8
Shane Lowry
-8
70
66
136
T8
Thomas Pieters
-8
70
66
136
T8
Fabrizio Zanotti
-8
70
66
136
T14
Joachim B. Hansen
-7
69
68
137
T14
Sam Horsfield
-7
72
65
137
T14
Nicolai Højgaard
-7
70
67
137
T14
Miguel Angel Jiménez
-7
68
69
137
T14
Tapio Pulkkanen
-7
70
67
137
T19
Ross Fisher
-6
71
67
138
T19
Martin Kaymer
-6
70
68
138
T19
Mikko Korhonen
-6
70
68
138
T19
Pablo Larrazabal
-6
68
70
138
T19
Matthias Schwab
-6
69
69
138
T19
Bernd Wiesberger
-6
71
67
138
T25
Alexander Björk
-5
69
70
139
T25
Sean Crocker
-5
71
68
139
T25
Tommy Fleetwood
-5
71
68
139
T25
Daniel Gavins
-5
70
69
139
T25
Viktor Hovland
-5
72
67
139
T25
Andrew Johnston
-5
70
69
139
T25
Ross McGowan
-5
70
69
139
T25
Wade Ormsby
-5
73
66
139
T25
Kalle Samooja
-5
70
69
139
T25
Shubhankar Sharma
-5
70
69
139
T25
Johannes Veerman
-5
73
66
139
T36
Dean Burmester
-4
70
70
140
T36
Rafa Cabrera Bello
-4
71
69
140
T36
David Drysdale
-4
70
70
140
T36
Ignacio Elvira Mijares
-4
70
70
140
T36
Stephen Gallacher
-4
73
67
140
T36
David Horsey
-4
72
68
140
T36
Joakim Lagergren
-4
70
70
140
T36
Joost Luiten
-4
68
72
140
T36
Graeme McDowell
-4
71
69
140
T36
Edoardo Molinari
-4
73
67
140
T36
Alex Noren
-4
70
70
140
T36
Aaron Rai
-4
70
70
140
T36
Henrik Stenson
-4
69
71
140
T36
Justin Walters
-4
70
70
140
T36
Lee Westwood
-4
70
70
140
T51
Lucas Bjerregaard
-3
73
68
141
T51
Matt Fitzpatrick
-3
72
69
141
T51
David Law
-3
72
69
141
T51
Adrian Otaegui
-3
72
69
141
T51
Richie Ramsay
-3
71
70
141
T51
Jack Senior
-3
70
71
141
T51
Joel Stalter
-3
72
69
141
T51
Brandon Stone
-3
72
69
141
T51
Julian Suri
-3
69
72
141
T51
Paul Waring
-3
73
68
141
T51
Danny Willett
-3
70
71
141
T62
Richard Bland
-2
74
68
142
T62
Steven Brown
-2
70
72
142
T62
George Coetzee
-2
73
69
142
T62
Grant Forrest
-2
70
72
142
T62
Ryan Fox
-2
73
69
142
T62
David Howell
-2
71
71
142
T62
Maximilian Kieffer
-2
72
70
142
T62
Alexander Levy
-2
75
67
142
T62
Francesco Molinari
-2
69
73
142
T62
Victor Perez
-2
76
66
142
T62
Robert Rock
-2
72
70
142
T62
Robin Roussel
-2
70
72
142
T62
Antoine Rozner
-2
77
65
142
T62
Jordan Smith
-2
71
71
142
T62
Matthew Southgate
-2
70
72
142
T62
Oliver Wilson
-2
69
73
142
T62
Jeff Winther
-2
69
73
142
T79
Adri Arnaus
-1
71
72
143
T79
Ashley Chesters
-1
75
68
143
T79
Luke Donald
-1
75
68
143
T79
Tyrrell Hatton
-1
74
69
143
T79
Raphael Jacquelin
-1
69
74
143
T79
Jazz Janewattananond
-1
72
71
143
T79
Matthew Jordan
-1
73
70
143
T79
Robert MacIntyre
-1
74
69
143
T79
Haydn Porteous
-1
72
71
143
T79
Ian Poulter
-1
72
71
143
T89
Nino Bertasio
E
73
71
144
T89
Jonathan Caldwell
E
71
73
144
T89
John Catlin
E
72
72
144
T89
Peter Hanson
E
72
72
144
T89
Benjamin Hebert
E
73
71
144
T89
Kurt Kitayama
E
73
71
144
T89
Adrian Meronk
E
72
72
144
T89
Renato Paratore
E
76
68
144
T89
Andy Sullivan
E
74
70
144
T89
Chris Wood
E
75
69
144
T99
Jorge Campillo
+1
71
74
145
T99
Garrick Higgo
+1
72
73
145
T99
Calum Hill
+1
78
67
145
T99
Romain Langasque
+1
73
72
145
T99
Thorbjørn Olesen
+1
70
75
145
T99
Alvaro Quiros
+1
71
74
145
T99
Cormac Sharvin
+1
76
69
145
T99
Callum Shinkwin
+1
75
70
145
T107
Branden Grace
+2
75
71
146
T107
Julien Guerrier
+2
74
72
146
T107
Padraig Harrington
+2
72
74
146
T107
Scott Jamieson
+2
74
72
146
T107
Søren Kjeldsen
+2
74
72
146
T107
James Morrison
+2
77
69
146
T107
Chris Paisley
+2
72
74
146
T107
Matthieu Pavon
+2
73
73
146
T107
Ricardo Santos
+2
77
69
146
T116
Nicolas Colsaerts
+3
72
75
147
T116
Matthew Cort
+3
73
74
147
T116
Lorenzo Gagli
+3
76
71
147
T116
Guido Migliozzi
+3
71
76
147
T116
Wilco Nienaber
+3
73
74
147
T116
Matt Wallace
+3
74
73
147
T122
Gavin Kyle Green
+4
78
70
148
T122
Zander Lombard
+4
75
73
148
T122
Graeme Storm
+4
75
73
148
T122
Sami Valimaki
+4
73
75
148
T122
Marc Warren
+4
70
78
148
T127
Thomas Bjørn
+5
73
76
149
T127
Scott Hend
+5
78
71
149
T127
Min Woo Lee
+5
75
74
149
T127
Richard McEvoy
+5
77
72
149
T127
Sebastian Soderberg
+5
75
74
149
T132
Thomas Aiken
+6
80
70
150
T132
Tom Lewis
+6
76
74
150
T134
Justin Harding
+7
75
76
151
T134
Daniel van Tonder
+7
72
79
151
T136
Oliver Fisher
+8
75
77
152
T136
Rasmus Højgaard
+8
81
71
152
T136
Robert Karlsson
+8
74
78
152
T136
Marcus Kinhult
+8
80
72
152
140
Michael Lorenzo-Vera
+9
79
74
153
141
Andrea Pavan
+18
87
75
162
DISQ
Thomas Detry
-5
69
70
139
W/D
Victor Dubuisson
+5
77
77
W/D
Eddie Pepperell
+6
78
78