Commercial Bank Qatar Masters R2

Ice-cool Winther breezes into Qatar lead

Qatar Masters 2021 R2

March 11-14
Education City Golf Club, Education City, Doha, Qatar
US$1,500,000
Round 1, Round 3, Round 4


Commercial Bank Qatar Masters 2021 R2 - Ice-cool Winther breezes into Qatar lead
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Jeff Winther is targeting a maiden European Tour win after carding a second consecutive round of 67 to reach eight under par at the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters.


The Dane, who finished third at Education City Golf Club last season, made four birdies on the back nine to move two strokes clear of a group of five players on six under par, before play was suspended due to darkness on Friday evening.

“I love coming back here. I have good memories from last year even though two guys knocked me out. I really like this course – it’s great to play and the conditions are fantastic. I haven’t played for three weeks, but coming out here is fantastic.




“The greens are very nice. I don’t want to jinx myself but I think they are easy to putt on. They are very true. The condition is the same as last year, it’s beautiful.”

Jamie Donaldson, who represented Europe at The 2014 Ryder Cup, made the most of the benign conditions in the morning as he carded a three under par round of 68 to take a share of second place, while the afternoon starters battled gusts of up to 40 kilometres an hour.




Joining the Welshman on six under par are former Qatar Masters champion Darren Fichardt of South Africa, American Kurt Kitayama, Kalle Samooja of Finland and England’s Jack Senior.

“This morning we had to come back and play one hole, there was a small breeze. We sat in the clubhouse and waited for our 8:15 tee time. Midway through our front nine it started blowing a bit, then on the back nine it was blowing properly – it was tricky.


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“I was quite embarrassed on 17 when I de-greened it,” said Fichardt. “That’s a good indication of how tricky it is. It’s tough to get the pace right because the wind is gusting. You’ll set your putt off on a good line or a good pace and the wind can carry it or stop it. I had two three-whacks on the back nine. I walked off and said to my wife it wasn’t like I was trying to do that. The wind just gusts and it’s difficult to judge the wind.”

Seven competitors share seventh place on five under par, including 2016 Ryder Cup player Thomas Pieters and Rolex Series winner Brandon Stone, with four groups to complete their second round from 7.30am on Saturday. 




The European Tour has withdrawn Englishman Matthew Jordan from the 2021 Commercial Bank Qatar Masters after he tested positive for Covid-19.

His positive PCR result was identified as part of the on-site screening process on Thursday, and he was subsequently withdrawn from the tournament prior to the second round on Friday morning.

In accordance with Qatari Ministry of Public Health guidelines, Matthew is now in self-isolation and will be supported by the Ministry of Public Health and the European Tour throughout that period. Meanwhile, Spain’s Adri Arnaus retired after eight holes of his second round reporting symptoms consistent with Covid-19. He has taken a PCR test and will also remain in self-isolation awaiting his result.



Pos.
Player
To Par
Thru
Today
R1
R2
Total
1
Jeff Winther
-8
F
-4
67
67
134
T2
Jamie Donaldson *
-6
F
-3
68
68
136
T2
Darren Fichardt
-6
F
-3
68
68
136
T2
Kurt Kitayama
-6
F
-2
67
69
136
T2
Kalle Samooja *
-6
F
E
65
71
136
T2
Jack Senior *
-6
F
-3
68
68
136
T7
Nino Bertasio
-5
F
1
65
72
137
T7
Joachim B. Hansen *
-5
F
E
66
71
137
T7
Garrick Higgo
-5
F
E
66
71
137
T7
Chris Paisley
-5
F
-1
67
70
137
T7
Matthieu Pavon *
-5
F
-2
68
69
137
T7
Thomas Pieters
-5
F
-2
68
69
137
T7
Brandon Stone *
-5
F
-3
69
68
137
T7
Fabrizio Zanotti *
-5
F
-1
67
70
137
T15
Thomas Detry
-4
F
1
66
72
138
T15
Lorenzo Gagli *
-4
F
-1
68
70
138
T15
Scott Jamieson
-4
F
E
67
71
138
T15
Richard McEvoy
-4
F
2
65
73
138
T15
Guido Migliozzi *
-4
F
-4
71
67
138
T15
Callum Shinkwin *
-4
F
-3
70
68
138
T15
Julian Suri *
-4
F
-3
70
68
138
T15
Joakim Lagergren *
-4
15
1
66
66
T23
Gonzalo Fernandez-Castaño
-3
F
-1
69
70
139
T23
Grant Forrest *
-3
F
-3
71
68
139
T23
Raphael Jacquelin
-3
F
-2
70
69
139
T23
Jazz Janewattananond *
-3
F
-1
69
70
139
T23
David Law *
-3
F
4
64
75
139
T23
Shaun Norris *
-3
F
-1
69
70
139
T23
Shubhankar Sharma
-3
F
-3
71
68
139
T23
Hennie du Plessis
-3
F
3
65
74
139
T23
Louis De Jager *
-3
16
E
68
68
T23
Johannes Veerman *
-3
16
-3
71
71
T33
Gaganjeet Bhullar
-2
F
2
67
73
140
T33
John Catlin *
-2
F
-1
70
70
140
T33
Romain Langasque *
-2
F
-1
70
70
140
T33
Wilco Nienaber
-2
F
E
69
71
140
T33
Eddie Pepperell *
-2
F
E
69
71
140
T33
Dale Whitnell
-2
F
1
68
72
140
T39
Maverick Antcliff *
-1
F
1
69
72
141
T39
Marcus Armitage
-1
F
1
69
72
141
T39
Wil Besseling
-1
F
-2
72
69
141
T39
Alexander Björk
-1
F
2
68
73
141
T39
Jorge Campillo *
-1
F
3
67
74
141
T39
Yi Keun Chang *
-1
F
E
70
71
141
T39
Sean Crocker *
-1
F
2
68
73
141
T39
Pedro Figueiredo *
-1
F
3
67
74
141
T39
Francesco Laporta *
-1
F
2
68
73
141
T39
Antoine Rozner
-1
F
1
69
72
141
T39
Chris Wood *
-1
F
-3
73
68
141
T39
Lars van Meijel *
-1
F
1
69
72
141
T51
Alejandro Cañizares
E
F
-2
73
69
142
T51
Ashley Chesters
E
F
-1
72
70
142
T51
David Drysdale
E
F
1
70
72
142
T51
Ignacio Elvira Mijares *
E
F
2
69
73
142
T51
Maximilian Kieffer
E
F
4
67
75
142
T51
Niklas Lemke
E
F
1
70
72
142
T51
Ricardo Santos *
E
F
E
71
71
142
T51
Matthias Schwab *
E
F
E
71
71
142
T51
Toby Tree *
E
F
4
67
75
142
T51
Robert Rock
E
16
-1
72
72
T51
Connor Syme
E
16
2
69
69
T62
Steven Brown *
1
F
3
69
74
143
T62
Dave Coupland *
1
F
3
69
74
143
T62
Rhys Enoch *
1
F
3
69
74
143
T62
Benjamin Hebert *
1
F
1
71
72
143
T62
Marcus Kinhult
1
F
2
70
73
143
T62
Alexander Levy
1
F
1
71
72
143
T62
Richie Ramsay
1
F
3
69
74
143
T62
Jordan Smith
1
F
3
69
74
143
T62
Andy Sullivan
1
F
3
69
74
143
T62
Justin Walters
1
F
-1
73
70
143
T62
Cormac Sharvin
1
16
2
70
70
T62
Matthew Southgate *
1
15
-1
73
73
T74
Shergo Al Kurdi (a)
2
F
5
68
76
144
T74
Joost Luiten
2
F
4
69
75
144
T74
Adrian Meronk *
2
F
1
72
72
144
T74
Edoardo Molinari *
2
F
4
69
75
144
T74
Darius van Driel *
2
F
3
70
74
144
T74
SSP Chawrasia *
2
17
3
70
70
T74
Benjamin Poke *
2
17
2
71
71
T74
Clement Sordet *
2
16
2
71
71
T82
Jonathan Caldwell *
3
F
-1
75
70
145
T82
Laurie Canter
3
F
3
71
74
145
T82
George Coetzee
3
F
7
67
78
145
T82
Stephen Gallacher *
3
F
4
70
75
145
T82
Gregory Havret *
3
F
4
70
75
145
T82
Søren Kjeldsen
3
F
2
72
73
145
T82
Pablo Larrazabal *
3
F
2
72
73
145
T82
Zander Lombard
3
F
1
73
72
145
T82
Kyong-Jun Moon *
3
F
4
70
75
145
T82
James Morrison
3
F
-1
75
70
145
T82
Wade Ormsby
3
F
5
69
76
145
T82
Adrian Otaegui
3
F
5
69
76
145
T82
Aaron Rai
3
F
1
73
72
145
T82
Sebastian Soderberg
3
F
1
73
72
145
T96
Lucas Bjerregaard
4
F
-2
77
69
146
T96
Richard Bland
4
F
5
70
76
146
T96
Sebastian Garcia Rodriguez
4
F
6
69
77
146
T96
Sebastian Heisele
4
F
5
70
76
146
T96
Scott Hend
4
F
1
74
72
146
T96
Rasmus Højgaard *
4
F
1
74
72
146
T96
Masahiro Kawamura
4
F
3
72
74
146
T96
Ayoub Lguirati (a) *
4
F
E
75
71
146
T96
Haotong Li *
4
F
4
71
75
146
T96
Haydn Porteous
4
F
1
74
72
146
T96
Garrick Porteous
4
F
6
69
77
146
T96
Oliver Wilson *
4
F
4
71
75
146
T108
Aaron Cockerill *
5
F
3
73
74
147
T108
Justin Harding
5
F
6
70
77
147
T108
Calum Hill *
5
F
4
72
75
147
T108
David Howell *
5
F
3
73
74
147
T108
Sihwan Kim
5
F
E
76
71
147
T108
Tae Hee Lee *
5
F
1
75
72
147
T108
Robin Roussel
5
F
3
73
74
147
T108
Ewen Ferguson *
5
15
2
74
74
T116
Saleh Al Kaabi (a)
6
F
4
73
75
148
T116
Nicolas Colsaerts *
6
F
6
71
77
148
T116
Ross McGowan *
6
F
7
70
78
148
T116
Tapio Pulkkanen
6
F
2
75
73
148
T116
Joel Stalter *
6
F
4
73
75
148
T116
Bernd Ritthammer
6
17
6
71
71
T122
Daan Huizing
7
F
1
77
72
149
T122
Kristoffer Reitan
7
F
4
74
75
149
T124
Ross Fisher
8
F
3
76
74
150
T124
Rikard Karlberg *
8
F
9
70
80
150
T124
Alvaro Quiros
8
F
3
76
74
150
T124
Lee Slattery *
8
F
4
75
75
150
T124
Dean Burmester
8
17
5
74
74
T129
Oliver Farr *
9
F
7
73
78
151
T129
Gavin Kyle Green
9
F
8
72
79
151
T131
Paul Dunne *
10
F
7
74
78
152
T131
Jean Baptiste Gonnet *
10
F
6
75
77
152
T133
Ruan Jordaan *
11
F
6
76
77
153
T133
Carlos Pigem
11
F
4
78
75
153
T133
Adrien Saddier *
11
F
7
75
78
153
T133
Robin Sciot-Siegrist
11
F
7
75
78
153
137
Oliver Fisher
12
F
5
78
76
154
138
Renato Paratore *
14
F
7
78
78
156
139
Jaham Al Kuwari (a)
21
17
13
79
79
140
Ali Al Shahrani (a) *
23
17
12
82
82
WD
Matthew Jordan
2
73
73
WD
Marc Warren
6
77
77
WD
Adri Arnaus
4
70
70
* Player started on the back nine