Commercial Bank Qatar Masters R2

Andy Sullivan shares halfway lead

March 05-08
Education City Golf Club, Doha, Qatar
$1,750,000
Round 1, Round 3, Round 4



Former Ryder Cup player Andy Sullivan credited a renewed sense of focus after claiming a share of the halfway lead in the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters.

Commercial Bank Qatar Masters R2 - Sullivan tied for lead
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Sullivan carded a second consecutive 66 at Education City Golf Club in Doha to reach 10 under par, a feat matched late in the day by Spain’s Jorge Campillo.


England’s Oliver Fisher, who carded the first 59 in European Tour history in 2018, is a shot off the pace alongside France’s Romain Langasque, Holland’s Joost Luiten and the Swedish pair of Alexander Bjork and Marcus Kinhult.

Sullivan, who won three times in 2015 to book a Ryder Cup debut the following year, said: “I’ve got it under lock at the moment. I feel like I am in control of myself, which is the most important thing for me.



“I really felt like I took my time a little bit more on shots and stuff. When I have been doing well before I generally rush the shot, maybe try to hit it a bit quickly, so I have been trying to take my time a little bit more and be a bit more composed over the shot.

“I feel like I have grown up a little bit now on the golf course. I think that having a laugh on the golf course is all well and good and I still enjoy it, but for me I have really had to knuckle down the past two days to keep myself in check because there are times when I find myself wandering.


“It has been difficult, and it is something new for me, trying to keep focused for so long, normally I drift in and out a little bit, but it’s been really good and positive signs as the golf has been really good.”

Sullivan turned professional in 2011 after helping Great Britain and Ireland win the Walker Cup and his Royal Aberdeen partner Jack Senior also finds himself in contention in Doha.


Senior is three shots off the pace following a second round of 66 and is targeting a breakthrough European Tour win nine years after famously beating Justin Thomas and Jordan Spieth on his way to the semi-finals of the US Amateur Championship at Erin Hills.

“Everybody goes back to that moment,” Senior said. “That’s what I’m known for and I obviously I want to be known for doing bigger and better things now and hopefully if I keep moving in the right direction I can do that.”


Pos.
Player
Nat
To Par
R1
R2
Total
T1
Andy Sullivan
ENG
-10
66
66
132
T1
Jorge Campillo
ESP
-10
66
66
132
T3
Alexander Bjoerk
SWE
-9
70
63
133
T3
Joost Luiten
NED
-9
65
68
133
T3
Marcus Kinhult
SWE
-9
68
65
133
T3
Oliver Fisher
ENG
-9
69
64
133
T3
Romain Langasque
FRA
-9
69
64
133
T8
Benjamin Poke
DNK
-7
68
67
135
T8
Darren Fichardt
RSA
-7
67
68
135
T8
Jack Senior
ENG
-7
69
66
135
T8
Jeff Winther
SWE
-7
66
69
135
T8
Nicolai Hoejgaard
DEN
-7
64
71
135
T8
Scott Jamieson
SCO
-7
67
68
135
T14
David Coupland
ENG
-6
68
68
136
T14
David Drysdale
SCO
-6
67
69
136
T14
Dean Burmester
RSA
-6
69
67
136
T14
Lars van Meijel
NED
-6
70
66
136
T14
Lorenzo Gagli
ITA
-6
66
70
136
T14
Shiv Chawrasia
IND
-6
67
69
136
T14
Thomas Pieters
BEL
-6
66
70
136
T21
Benjamin Hebert
FRA
-5
67
70
137
T21
Carlos Pigem
ESP
-5
66
71
137
T21
Fabrizio Zanotti
PAR
-5
69
68
137
T21
Justin Harding
RSA
-5
70
67
137
T21
Kalle Samooja
FIN
-5
70
67
137
T21
Kyong-Jun Moon
CHN
-5
67
70
137
T21
Matthew Jordan
ENG
-5
70
67
137
T21
Niklas Lemke
SWE
-5
68
69
137
T29
Antoine Rozner
FRA
-4
69
69
138
T29
Clement Sordet
FRA
-4
72
66
138
T29
David Horsey
ENG
-4
69
69
138
T29
George Coetzee
RSA
-4
70
68
138
T29
Jordan Smith
ENG
-4
69
69
138
T29
Marcus Armitage
ENG
-4
67
71
138
T29
Oliver Farr
WAL
-4
74
64
138
T29
Thomas Detry
BEL
-4
72
66
138
T29
Wilco Nienaber
RSA
-4
68
70
138
T38
Adrien Saddier
SCO
-3
69
70
139
T38
Brandon Stone
RSA
-3
71
68
139
T38
Chris Paisley
ENG
-3
69
70
139
T38
Gavin Green
MAS
-3
70
69
139
T38
Gregory Havret
FRA
-3
68
71
139
T38
Jeung-Hun Wang
KOR
-3
70
69
139
T38
Matthieu Pavon
FRA
-3
70
69
139
T38
Pablo Larrazabal
ESP
-3
72
67
139
T38
Yassine Touhami
MOR
-3
68
71
139
T38
Zander Lombard
RSA
-3
70
69
139
T48
Alejandro Canizares
ESP
-2
71
69
140
T48
Brandon Robinson-Thompson
ENG
-2
72
68
140
T48
Cormac Sharvin
NIR
-2
71
69
140
T48
Matthias Schwab
AUT
-2
70
70
140
T48
Maximilian Kieffer
GER
-2
69
71
140
T48
Renato Paratore
ITA
-2
69
71
140
T48
Robert MacIntyre
SCO
-2
68
72
140
T48
Sebastian Heisele
GER
-2
68
72
140
T48
Sebastian Soederberg
SWE
-2
74
66
140
T48
Stephen Gallacher
SCO
-2
72
68
140
T48
Taehee Lee
KOR
-2
70
70
140
T48
Toby Tree
ENG
-2
71
69
140
T60
Haydn Porteous
RSA
-1
73
68
141
T60
Hennie Du Plessis
RSA
-1
72
69
141
T60
James Morrison
ENG
-1
73
68
141
T60
Jason Scrivener
AUS
-1
70
71
141
T60
Joakim Lagergren
SWE
-1
70
71
141
T60
Julien Guerrier
FRA
-1
72
69
141
T60
Laurie Canter
ENG
-1
72
69
141
T60
Masahiro Kawamura
JPN
-1
76
65
141
T60
Nino Bertasio
ITA
-1
72
69
141
T60
Pedro Figueiredo
POR
-1
70
71
141
T60
Richie Ramsay
SCO
-1
70
71
141
T60
Robert Rock
ENG
-1
72
69
141
T60
Ross Fisher
ENG
-1
68
73
141
T60
Sami Vaelimaeki
FIN
-1
70
71
141
T60
Sean Crocker
USA
-1
71
70
141
T60
Sihwan Kim
KOR
-1
72
69
141
T60
Soren Kjeldsen
DEN
-1
72
69
141
T60
Steven Brown
ENG
-1
71
70
141
CUT
Aaron Rai
ENG
Par
71
71
142
CUT
Alexander Levy
FRA
Par
70
72
142
CUT
Connor Syme
SCO
Par
72
70
142
CUT
Jake McLeod
AUS
Par
70
72
142
CUT
Johannes Veerman
USA
Par
71
71
142
CUT
Marcel Siem
GER
Par
68
74
142
CUT
Maverick Antcliff
AUS
Par
70
72
142
CUT
Nicolas Colsaerts
BEL
Par
71
71
142
CUT
Peter Hanson
SWE
Par
71
71
142
CUT
Rasmus Hoejgaard
DEN
Par
70
72
142
CUT
Sam Horsfield
ENG
Par
74
68
142
CUT
Victor Dubuisson
FRA
Par
71
71
142
CUT
Adria Arnaus
ESP
1
72
71
143
CUT
Adrian Meronk
POL
1
74
69
143
CUT
David Law
SCO
1
70
73
143
CUT
Nacho Elvira
ESP
1
74
69
143
CUT
Jonathan Caldwell
NIR
1
74
69
143
CUT
Martin Kaymer
GER
1
73
70
143
CUT
Michael Lorenzo-Vera
FRA
1
69
74
143
CUT
Min-Woo Lee
AUS
1
72
71
143
CUT
Oliver Wilson
ENG
1
72
71
143
CUT
Aaron Cockerill
CAN
2
72
72
144
CUT
Bradley Dredge
WAL
2
74
70
144
CUT
Garrick Porteous
ENG
2
73
71
144
CUT
Guido Migliozzi
ITA
2
71
73
144
CUT
Jack Singh-Brar
ENG
2
73
71
144
CUT
Jens Dantorp
SWE
2
72
72
144
CUT
Mikko Korhonen
FIN
2
69
75
144
CUT
Richard McEvoy
ENG
2
72
72
144
CUT
Adrian Otaegui
ESP
3
75
70
145
CUT
Alvaro Quiros
ESP
3
71
74
145
CUT
Andrea Pavan
ITA
3
74
71
145
CUT
Graeme Storm
ENG
3
71
74
145
CUT
Jin-Ho Choi
KOR
3
70
75
145
CUT
Justin Walters
RSA
3
71
74
145
CUT
Matthiam Keyser
RSA
3
73
72
145
CUT
Rikard Karlberg
SWE
3
74
71
145
CUT
Darius van Driel
NED
4
73
73
146
CUT
Jamie Donaldson
WAL
4
73
73
146
CUT
Ricardo Santos
POR
4
73
73
146
CUT
Robin Roussel
FRA
4
75
71
146
CUT
Ashley Chesters
ENG
5
74
73
147
CUT
Ashun Wu
CHI
5
73
74
147
CUT
Joachim B. Hansen
DEN
5
73
74
147
CUT
Paul Lawrie
SCO
5
76
71
147
CUT
Robin Sciot-Siegrist
FRA
5
74
73
147
CUT
Sebastian Garcia
ESP
5
74
73
147
CUT
Shergo Al Kurdi
JOR
5
73
74
147
CUT
Dale Whitnell
ENG
7
75
74
149
CUT
Grant Forrest
SCO
7
73
76
149
CUT
Hugo Leon
CHI
7
73
76
149
CUT
Shubhankar Sharma
IND
7
71
78
149
CUT
Tapio Pulkkanen
FIN
7
71
78
149
CUT
Calum Hill
SCO
8
80
70
150
CUT
Edoardo Molinari
ITA
8
76
74
150
CUT
Matthew Southgate
ENG
8
74
76
150
CUT
Raphael Jacquelin
FRA
8
75
75
150
CUT
Haotong Li
CHN
9
72
79
151
CUT
Jean-Baptiste Gonnet
FRA
10
75
77
152
CUT
Saleh Al Kaabi
QAT
10
79
73
152
CUT
Michael Young
IRL
12
78
76
154
CUT
Ali Al-Shahrani
QAT
24
80
86
166
DSQ
Eddie Pepperell
ENG
Par
71
71
RET
David Howell
ENG
Par
81
81
RET
Kristoffer Broberg
SWE
Par
74
74
RET
Paul Waring
ENG
Par
0
RET
Scott Hend
AUS
Par
73
73