Commercial Bank Qatar Master - R2

Trio tied at the top in Qatar

March 07-10
Doha Golf Club, Doha, Qatar
$1,750,000

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South Africans George Coetzee and Justin Harding and France’s Mike Lorenzo-Vera share the halfway lead at the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters as they each fired four under par rounds of 68 at Doha Golf Club.

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The trio started their days one shot behind overnight leaders Adri Arnaus and Justin Walters, but took advantage of calmer conditions in Qatar after high winds on Thursday.

Lorenzo-Vera, out in the first group this morning, birdied the tenth hole, his first, and then made another gain before the turn. A bogey on the first hole was followed by two birdies on the third and fourth holes, before he recorded his fifth birdie of the day on the eighth hole to set the target of eight under par.

“It was different to yesterday. I had a lack of energy in the middle of the round and dropped two shots – a three putt from eight metres for eagle, and a really bad hole number one with a three wood nowhere off the tee and an even worse layup. I was really happy with how I handled it and came into the round after that.

“It was nice at the beginning. We were downwind on ten, so had a short second shot into the green and the greens were really good. Very grainy, but still very fair. It was just a bit harder in the middle of the round because it was a really early wake up. I lost a bit of focus, but that was the difference compared to yesterday.”

Harding, who finished third on the Asian Tour Order of Merit in 2018, made the turn level par but then carded three consecutive birdies from the tenth to 12th holes and rolled in his fifth birdie of the day on the 17th hole to reach eight under. His compatriot Coetzee rounded out the top three after his bogey free effort in the afternoon.

“I’m very happy,” said Harding. ” It was a tough day, starting out. It was tricky with the wind but it laid down a little bit towards the back. I had some good shots, could have made a couple more putts here and there. I was happy to put myself in position come the weekend.”

“It was a strange day,” said Coetzee. “I thought we’d be in for a long day on the front nine with the wind. It was really pleasant coming in playing the golf course, I think the scores show that too.

“I was quite happy to go bogey free, I don’t think I’ve done that for a while. I said to my caddie at the end it was nice to go bogey free and he said ‘that’s why you’re putting for par on the last hole, because you’re thinking about it’. I’m hoping to play a bit more like this tomorrow and my score should be good enough.”

Arnaus, Masahiro Kawamura, Oliver Wilson and Erik van Rooyen share fourth place on seven under par. Eight golfers share eighth place one stroke further back, including Australia’s Deyen Lawson, who made his second hole-in-one of the season on the par three 17th hole – his first of the year came at the Alfred Dunhill Championship in December, also with an eight iron.


Pos. Player
Nat
R1
R2
Total
T1 Michael Lorenzo-Vera
FRA
68
68
136
T1 Justin Harding
RSA
68
68
136
T1 George Coetzee
RSA
68
68
136
T4 Oliver Wilson
ENG
69
68
137
T4 Erik Van Rooyen
RSA
69
68
137
T4 Adria Arnaus
ESP
67
70
137
T4 Masahiro Kawamura
JPN
69
68
137
T8 Nicolas Colsaerts
BEL
68
70
138
T8 Thomas Detry
BEL
70
68
138
T8 Jacques Kruyswijk
RSA
71
67
138
T8 Richie Ramsay
SCO
68
70
138
T8 Anton Karlsson
SWE
72
66
138
T8 Deyen Lawson
AUS
70
68
138
T8 Kristoffer Broberg
SWE
71
67
138
T8 Nacho Elvira
ESP
71
67
138
T16 Paul Waring
ENG
69
70
139
T16 Bradley Dredge
WAL
68
71
139
T16 Nick Cullen
AUS
69
70
139
T16 Alejandro Canizares
ESP
71
68
139
T16 Jordan Smith
ENG
71
68
139
T16 Kurt Kitayama
USA
69
70
139
T22 Oliver Fisher
ENG
73
67
140
T22 Thomas Aiken
RSA
71
69
140
T22 Darren Fichardt
RSA
76
64
140
T22 Jens Dantorp
SWE
72
68
140
T22 Sebastian Soederberg
SWE
72
68
140
T22 Justin Walters
RSA
67
73
140
T22 Fabrizio Zanotti
PAR
72
68
140
T22 Yusaku Miyazato
JPN
69
71
140
T22 Maximilian Kieffer
GER
69
71
140
T22 Ashley Chesters
ENG
70
70
140
T22 Gaganjeet Bhullar
IND
69
71
140
T22 Hugo Leon
CHI
68
72
140
T22 Gavin Green
MAS
71
69
140
T22 Jeff Winther
SWE
70
70
140
T36 Matthias Schwab
AUT
72
69
141
T36 Grant Forrest
SCO
69
72
141
T36 Min-Woo Lee
AUS
75
66
141
T36 Jorge Campillo
ESP
72
69
141
T36 Andy Sullivan
ENG
70
71
141
T36 Jin-Ho Choi
KOR
72
69
141
T36 Adrien Saddier
SCO
72
69
141
T36 Louis De Jager
RSA
74
67
141
T36 Tom Murray
ENG
73
68
141
T36 Kalle Samooja
FIN
71
70
141
T36 Robert MacIntyre
SCO
69
72
141
T36 Thongchai Jaidee
THA
71
70
141
T36 Robert Rock
ENG
72
69
141
T49 Mikko Korhonen
FIN
72
70
142
T49 Matthew Southgate
ENG
72
70
142
T49 Robert Karlsson
SWE
69
73
142
T49 Filippo Bergamaschi
ITA
74
68
142
T49 Lucas Herbert
AUS
69
73
142
T49 Jake McLeod
AUS
72
70
142
T49 Stuart Manley
WAL
69
73
142
T49 Niclas Johansson
SWE
70
72
142
T49 Scott Jamieson
SCO
73
69
142
T49 David Horsey
ENG
71
71
142
T59 Pedro Figueiredo
POR
73
70
143
T59 Tapio Pulkkanen
FIN
72
71
143
T59 Bernd Wiesberger
AUT
72
71
143
T59 Brandon Stone
RSA
71
72
143
T59 Alexander Bjoerk
SWE
73
70
143
T59 Pablo Larrazabal
ESP
74
69
143
T59 Chris Paisley
ENG
74
69
143
T59 Adrian Otaegui
ESP
71
72
143
T59 Christiaan Bezuidenhout
RSA
72
71
143
T59 Ross Fisher
ENG
69
74
143
T59 Lee Slattery
ENG
69
74
143
T59 Liam Johnston
SCO
72
71
143
T59 Thomas Bjorn
DEN
72
71
143
T59 Wilco Nienaber
RSA
75
68
143
T59 Kim Koivu
FIN
73
70
143
CUT Adrian Meronk
POL
72
72
144
CUT Ashun Wu
CHI
77
67
144
CUT Ben Evans
ENG
70
74
144
CUT Charlie Saxon
USA
73
71
144
CUT David Lipsky
USA
72
72
144
CUT Edoardo Molinari
ITA
69
75
144
CUT Gavin Moynihan
IRL
71
73
144
CUT Ivan Cantero
ESP
69
75
144
CUT Jack Singh-Brar
ENG
73
71
144
CUT Joakim Lagergren
SWE
74
70
144
CUT Marc Warren
SCO
72
72
144
CUT Marcus Kinhult
SWE
72
72
144
CUT Shiv Chawrasia
IND
73
71
144
CUT Thomas Pieters
BEL
70
74
144
CUT Clement Sordet
FRA
72
73
145
CUT David Howell
ENG
72
73
145
CUT Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano
ESP
73
72
145
CUT Hideto Tanihara
JPN
71
74
145
CUT Joachim B. Hansen
DEN
73
72
145
CUT Lorenzo Gagli
ITA
73
72
145
CUT Mitch Waite
ENG
74
71
145
CUT Niklas Lemke
SWE
75
70
145
CUT Per Laengfors
SWE
74
71
145
CUT Peter Hanson
SWE
76
69
145
CUT Raphael Jacquelin
FRA
72
73
145
CUT Ricardo Melo Gouveia
POR
71
74
145
CUT Scott Fernandez
ESP
69
76
145
CUT Alvaro Quiros
ESP
76
70
146
CUT Andrea Pavan
ITA
76
70
146
CUT Haydn Porteous
RSA
73
73
146
CUT Max Schmitt
GER
73
73
146
CUT Richard McEvoy
ENG
75
71
146
CUT Romain Langasque
FRA
77
69
146
CUT Soren Kjeldsen
DEN
70
76
146
CUT Steven Brown
ENG
73
73
146
CUT Victor Perez
FRA
78
68
146
CUT Daniel Gavins
ENG
72
75
147
CUT Sam Brazel
AUS
72
75
147
CUT Scott Gregory
ENG
72
75
147
CUT Sean Crocker
USA
75
72
147
CUT Aaron Rai
ENG
74
74
148
CUT Jaco Van Zyl
RSA
73
75
148
CUT Romain Wattel
FRA
74
74
148
CUT Sam Locke
SCO
74
74
148
CUT Zander Lombard
RSA
72
76
148
CUT Benjamin Hebert
FRA
74
75
149
CUT David Borda
ESP
77
72
149
CUT Dean Burmester
RSA
75
74
149
CUT Jeung-Hun Wang
KOR
76
73
149
CUT Kristoffer Reitan
NOR
76
73
149
CUT Scott Hend
AUS
76
73
149
CUT Tom Lewis
ENG
77
72
149
CUT Bernd Ritthammer
GER
73
77
150
CUT Hyo-Won Park
KOR
73
77
150
CUT Kristian Krogh Johannessen
NOR
76
74
150
CUT Stephen Gallacher
SCO
76
74
150
CUT Chris Wood
ENG
75
76
151
CUT Espen Kofstad
NOR
77
74
151
CUT Nino Bertasio
ITA
76
75
151
CUT David Law
SCO
73
79
152
CUT Faycal Serghini
MOR
79
73
152
CUT Mike Toorop
NED
80
72
152
CUT Paul Lawrie
SCO
80
72
152
CUT Renato Paratore
ITA
79
73
152
CUT Guido Migliozzi
ITA
78
75
153
CUT Saleh Al Kaabi
QAT
78
75
153
CUT Mikkel Mathiesen
DEN
81
75
156
CUT Matthieu Pavon
FRA
82
76
158
CUT Jaham Alkuwari
QAT
86
78
164
RET David Drysdale
SCO
72
72
RET Victor Dubuisson
FRA
73
73