European Challenge Tour

Cordon Golf Open 2018

August 30 - September 02

Golf Blue Green de Pléneuf Val André, Pléneuf, France

€230,000

August 30 - September 02

Golf Blue Green de Pléneuf Val André, Pléneuf, France

€230,000

Round 2

Arnaus and Evans share the lead in France

August 31, 2018

Adri Arnaus of Spain and England’s Ben Evans sit on eight under par and will each take a share of the 36-hole lead into the weekend at the Cordon Golf Open.

Arnaus and Evans share the lead in France, © golfsupport.nl

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On a wild Day Two that saw six different players lead or co-lead at some point throughout the round, both Arnaus and Evans steadily pieced together quality scores around the 6, 420-yard Golf Blue Green de Pléneuf Val André.

A red-hot back-nine, complete with five birdies and no bogeys catapulted Arnaus up the leaderboard — initially into second place behind then leader, and fellow countryman, Daniel Berna Manazares.

When Berna Manazares double-bogeyed his final hole, Arnaus enjoyed a brief stint alone at the top, but was promptly joined by Evans who birdied the 18th for his second-consecutive 66 and a share of the lead.

Despite being the shortest course European Challenge Tour players will face all season, after the round, both players spoke of how difficult the setup was.

“It’s really tricky, honestly,” said Arnaus. “I feel like it’s a fair course, but you have to be on top of your game in every aspect and that’s what makes it great. You can not be lacking in any part of your game, you’ve got to be complete, which is why it’s so hard too.”

“You’ve got to get it in play off the tee,” Evans added. “The fairways are starting to run more, and you feel like you can go low, but you can lose a ball really quickly out here.”

The Englishman knows a thing or two about playing the Pléneuf, France course. In 2014, he finished in a tie for fourth place at this same event and in his first trip back since, the 31 year old has implemented the same strategic approach.

“There are a lot of tee shots, where, because it’s running people are going to hit two-irons,” he said. “But if you actually take a driver, it leaves you a much simpler shot in to the greens, which is what I’ve done a little bit.”

The leading duo will be hotly pursued by a trio of players — Jonathan Caldwell, Stuart Manley and Berna Manazares — who sit only one stroke behind.

Manley, who won in France earlier this year at the Hauts de France Golf Open, has been a mainstay at the top of Challenge Tour leaderboards all season, and the Road to Ras Al Khaimah Number Five could be poised to pick up his second trophy on French soil if he continues with his current form.

“My game feels in a good spot at the moment,” he said. “My putters hot — my putter has been hot all year to be honest. I’m enjoying my golf, and I think that’s key, I’ve been in contention a lot and I’m just really enjoying it.”

In all, 65 players survived the cut of one over par and will advance to the weekend. Low-Frenchman honours are currently shared by Damien Perrier and Jérôme Lando Casanova, who sit three shots back of the leaders in tenth place on five under par.

Day Three of the Cordon Golf Open will begin tomorrow at 8:00 am local time, with co-leaders Arnaus and Evans set to go at 1:06 pm.

Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
R2
Total
1
EVANS, Ben
-8
66
66
132
ARNAUS, Adri
-8
68
64
132
3
BERNA MANZANARES, Daniel
-7
67
66
133
MANLEY, Stuart
-7
66
67
133
CALDWELL, Jonathan
-7
68
65
133
6
SINGH BRAR, Jack
-6
69
65
134
LAW, David
-6
66
68
134
OVESEN, Martin
-6
68
66
134
HJELM, Rasmus
-6
67
67
134
10
PERRIER, Damien
-5
67
68
135
MCDONALD, Jack
-5
67
68
135
ABBOTT, Jamie
-5
64
71
135
STARK, Oscar
-5
67
68
135
LANDO CASANOVA, Jérôme
-5
69
66
135
15
RUTHERFORD, Jamie
-4
68
68
136
STALTER, Joël
-4
70
66
136
LAPORTA, Francesco
-4
66
70
136
CASEY, Harry
-4
68
68
136
CUARTERO BLANCO, Emilio
-4
70
66
136
VIRTO, Borja
-4
66
70
136
TILEY, Steven
-4
69
67
136
LANGASQUE, Romain
-4
68
68
136
MOYNIHAN, Gavin
-4
70
66
136
MCELROY, Dermot
-4
64
72
136
25
HOEY, Michael
-3
67
70
137
JOHANSEN, Eirik Tage
-3
68
69
137
FIGUEIREDO, Pedro
-3
70
67
137
LIMA, José-Filipe
-3
62
75
137
KARLSSON, Anton
-3
68
69
137
EASTON, Bryce
-3
66
71
137
LEON, Hugo
-3
68
69
137
LOUGHREY, Josh
-3
69
68
137
LINARD, Thomas
-3
68
69
137
GEYGER, Nico
-3
67
70
137
TADINI, Alessandro
-3
64
73
137
SJÖHOLM, Joel
-3
73
64
137
37
SARASTI, Juan
-2
68
70
138
BERGAMASCHI, Filippo
-2
68
70
138
JOHANSSON, Niclas
-2
70
68
138
40
HENRY, Scott
-1
75
64
139
McGOWAN, Ross
-1
65
74
139
ENOCH, Rhys
-1
66
73
139
FINCH, Richard
-1
73
66
139
EINHAUS, Sean
-1
66
73
139
DUBOIS, Edouard
-1
72
67
139
HILL, Calum
-1
70
69
139
VAN DRIEL, Darius
-1
65
74
139
KELLETT, Ross
-1
68
71
139
49
BEKKER, Oliver
Par
72
68
140
CIANCHETTI, Luca
Par
70
70
140
ECCLES, Ben
Par
72
68
140
FENASSE, Mathieu
Par
70
70
140
RUSSO, Charles-Edouard
Par
68
72
140
PEREZ, Victor
Par
70
70
140
DEL MORAL, Carlos
Par
69
71
140
LEMKE, Niklas
Par
71
69
140
DE LA RIVA, Eduardo
Par
68
72
140
58
SEGUROLA, Jose Pablo
1
68
73
141
VON DELLINGSHAUSEN, Nicolai
1
70
71
141
JOANNES, Hugues
1
68
73
141
ROZNER, Antoine
1
70
71
141
VAN WEST, Robbie
1
74
67
141
SHARVIN, Cormac
1
70
71
141
CARLSSON, Johan
1
73
68
141
SAMOOJA, Kalle
1
67
74
141
66
MCGEE, Ruaidhri
2
72
70
142
TRAPPEL, Manuel
2
73
69
142
WIEGELE, Martin
2
69
73
142
ORRIN, Max
2
73
69
142
WIDEMANN, Alexandre
2
68
74
142
MADDY, Paul
2
71
71
142
MOORE, Bradley
2
72
70
142
MACCARIO, Federico
2
73
69
142
HULDAHL, Jeppe Pape
2
74
68
142
FORD, Matt
2
71
71
142
SCIOT-SIEGRIST, Robin
2
70
72
142
HUIZING, Daan
2
70
72
142
BENSON, Seve
2
71
71
142
PARKER, Ben
2
72
70
142
BOYD, Gary
2
76
66
142
TACHER, Nicolas
2
72
70
142
82
WHITE, Joshua
3
73
70
143
PORTEOUS, Garrick
3
70
73
143
DOHERTY, Jack
3
70
73
143
LOCKE, Sam
3
69
74
143
FELDBORG NIELSEN, Christopher
3
69
74
143
ROUSSEL, Robin
3
71
72
143
AMEIL-PLANCHIN, Arthur
3
71
72
143
KIM, Minkyu
3
72
71
143
KNAPPE, Alexander
3
69
74
143
NILSSON, Åke
3
74
69
143
92
PANSART, Mathis
4
72
72
144
NEMECZ, Lukas
4
71
73
144
RIU, Victor
4
71
73
144
GRANT, Stephen
4
76
68
144
COUSSAUD, Ugo
4
74
70
144
MRUZEK, Filip
4
74
70
144
MURRAY, Tom
4
71
73
144
HAASTRUP, Mark Flindt
4
70
74
144
VECCHI FOSSA, Jacopo
4
71
73
144
KUNZENBACHER, Julian
4
72
72
144
TREE, Toby
4
71
73
144
ØSTERBY, Victor Gebhard
4
71
73
144
104
MCBRIDE, Paul
5
74
71
145
VELASCO, Alvaro
5
74
71
145
HESBOIS, Kevin
5
71
74
145
DI NITTO, Enrico
5
75
70
145
108
LINDELL, Oliver
6
72
74
146
O'BRIAIN, Neil
6
75
71
146
CHAPMAN, Adam
6
76
70
146
TISSERAND (AM), Hubert
6
72
74
146
MERONK, Adrian
6
73
73
146
HELLGREN, Björn
6
66
80
146
NAVEAU (AM), Gabriel
6
72
74
146
FORREST, Grant
6
70
76
146
116
STEWART, Duncan
7
76
71
147
BRUN, Julien
7
72
75
147
SCHMITT, Max
7
75
72
147
BRAEUNIG, Christian
7
74
73
147
TARVER-JONES, Peter
7
76
71
147
121
BOASSON, Axel
8
72
76
148
ROSAYE, Amaury
8
80
68
148
CAPON, Louis
8
74
74
148
MARGOLIS (AM), Paul
8
75
73
148
GRESSIER, Julien
8
74
74
148
MARGUERY, Raphael
8
76
72
148
ADARRAGA GOMEZ, Jose Luis
8
75
73
148
128
JOHANNESSEN, Kristian Krogh
9
70
79
149
ARNOY, Jarand Ekeland
9
71
78
149
ESPAÑA, Edouard
9
75
74
149
MORY (AM), Felix
9
75
74
149
WITTMANN, Sebastian
9
71
78
149
MATUS, Stanislav
9
74
75
149
134
BERARDO, Clément
10
74
76
150
COUPADE, Jules
10
77
73
150
HUTSBY, Sam
10
78
72
150
DAVIES, Rhys
10
75
75
150
VAN MEIJEL, Lars
10
77
73
150
SAINZ, Javier
10
75
75
150
140
DOAK, Chris
11
74
77
151
ELLIS, Harry
11
77
74
151
142
MARSH, Nick
13
76
77
153
143
WENNSTAM, Alexander
16
76
80
156
144
BEAUVY (AM), Paul
17
77
80
157
COMBER, Thomas
17
73
84
157
146
PEYRICHOU, Nicolas
18
83
75
158
HEBERT, Charles
18
84
74
158
148
ATTARD, Florian
20
79
81
160
149
CATHERINE, Edgar
21
85
76
161
150
COURTACHON, Baptiste
24
81
83
164
151
LE BEAUDOUR (AM), Stanislas
27
84
83
167
RETD
DYSON, Simon
8
75
-
-
RETD
BERNADET, Adrien
15
77
-
-
W/D
CHAPELLAN, Baptiste
9
79
-
-
RETD
FRIESZ, Jan
13
13
-
-
RETD
ADAMS, James
8
78
-
-
Pos.
Player
To Par
Total
1
EVANS, Ben
-8
132
ARNAUS, Adri
-8
132
3
BERNA MANZANARES, Daniel
-7
133
MANLEY, Stuart
-7
133
CALDWELL, Jonathan
-7
133
6
SINGH BRAR, Jack
-6
134
LAW, David
-6
134
OVESEN, Martin
-6
134
HJELM, Rasmus
-6
134
10
PERRIER, Damien
-5
135
MCDONALD, Jack
-5
135
ABBOTT, Jamie
-5
135
STARK, Oscar
-5
135
LANDO CASANOVA, Jérôme
-5
135
15
RUTHERFORD, Jamie
-4
136
STALTER, Joël
-4
136
LAPORTA, Francesco
-4
136
CASEY, Harry
-4
136
CUARTERO BLANCO, Emilio
-4
136
VIRTO, Borja
-4
136
TILEY, Steven
-4
136
LANGASQUE, Romain
-4
136
MOYNIHAN, Gavin
-4
136
MCELROY, Dermot
-4
136
25
HOEY, Michael
-3
137
JOHANSEN, Eirik Tage
-3
137
FIGUEIREDO, Pedro
-3
137
LIMA, José-Filipe
-3
137
KARLSSON, Anton
-3
137
EASTON, Bryce
-3
137
LEON, Hugo
-3
137
LOUGHREY, Josh
-3
137
LINARD, Thomas
-3
137
GEYGER, Nico
-3
137
TADINI, Alessandro
-3
137
SJÖHOLM, Joel
-3
137
37
SARASTI, Juan
-2
138
BERGAMASCHI, Filippo
-2
138
JOHANSSON, Niclas
-2
138
40
HENRY, Scott
-1
139
McGOWAN, Ross
-1
139
ENOCH, Rhys
-1
139
FINCH, Richard
-1
139
EINHAUS, Sean
-1
139
DUBOIS, Edouard
-1
139
HILL, Calum
-1
139
VAN DRIEL, Darius
-1
139
KELLETT, Ross
-1
139
49
BEKKER, Oliver
Par
140
CIANCHETTI, Luca
Par
140
ECCLES, Ben
Par
140
FENASSE, Mathieu
Par
140
RUSSO, Charles-Edouard
Par
140
PEREZ, Victor
Par
140
DEL MORAL, Carlos
Par
140
LEMKE, Niklas
Par
140
DE LA RIVA, Eduardo
Par
140
58
SEGUROLA, Jose Pablo
1
141
VON DELLINGSHAUSEN, Nicolai
1
141
JOANNES, Hugues
1
141
ROZNER, Antoine
1
141
VAN WEST, Robbie
1
141
SHARVIN, Cormac
1
141
CARLSSON, Johan
1
141
SAMOOJA, Kalle
1
141
66
MCGEE, Ruaidhri
2
142
TRAPPEL, Manuel
2
142
WIEGELE, Martin
2
142
ORRIN, Max
2
142
WIDEMANN, Alexandre
2
142
MADDY, Paul
2
142
MOORE, Bradley
2
142
MACCARIO, Federico
2
142
HULDAHL, Jeppe Pape
2
142
FORD, Matt
2
142
SCIOT-SIEGRIST, Robin
2
142
HUIZING, Daan
2
142
BENSON, Seve
2
142
PARKER, Ben
2
142
BOYD, Gary
2
142
TACHER, Nicolas
2
142
82
WHITE, Joshua
3
143
PORTEOUS, Garrick
3
143
DOHERTY, Jack
3
143
LOCKE, Sam
3
143
FELDBORG NIELSEN, Christopher
3
143
ROUSSEL, Robin
3
143
AMEIL-PLANCHIN, Arthur
3
143
KIM, Minkyu
3
143
KNAPPE, Alexander
3
143
NILSSON, Åke
3
143
92
PANSART, Mathis
4
144
NEMECZ, Lukas
4
144
RIU, Victor
4
144
GRANT, Stephen
4
144
COUSSAUD, Ugo
4
144
MRUZEK, Filip
4
144
MURRAY, Tom
4
144
HAASTRUP, Mark Flindt
4
144
VECCHI FOSSA, Jacopo
4
144
KUNZENBACHER, Julian
4
144
TREE, Toby
4
144
ØSTERBY, Victor Gebhard
4
144
104
MCBRIDE, Paul
5
145
VELASCO, Alvaro
5
145
HESBOIS, Kevin
5
145
DI NITTO, Enrico
5
145
108
LINDELL, Oliver
6
146
O'BRIAIN, Neil
6
146
CHAPMAN, Adam
6
146
TISSERAND (AM), Hubert
6
146
MERONK, Adrian
6
146
HELLGREN, Björn
6
146
NAVEAU (AM), Gabriel
6
146
FORREST, Grant
6
146
116
STEWART, Duncan
7
147
BRUN, Julien
7
147
SCHMITT, Max
7
147
BRAEUNIG, Christian
7
147
TARVER-JONES, Peter
7
147
121
BOASSON, Axel
8
148
ROSAYE, Amaury
8
148
CAPON, Louis
8
148
MARGOLIS (AM), Paul
8
148
GRESSIER, Julien
8
148
MARGUERY, Raphael
8
148
ADARRAGA GOMEZ, Jose Luis
8
148
128
JOHANNESSEN, Kristian Krogh
9
149
ARNOY, Jarand Ekeland
9
149
ESPAÑA, Edouard
9
149
MORY (AM), Felix
9
149
WITTMANN, Sebastian
9
149
MATUS, Stanislav
9
149
134
BERARDO, Clément
10
150
COUPADE, Jules
10
150
HUTSBY, Sam
10
150
DAVIES, Rhys
10
150
VAN MEIJEL, Lars
10
150
SAINZ, Javier
10
150
140
DOAK, Chris
11
151
ELLIS, Harry
11
151
142
MARSH, Nick
13
153
143
WENNSTAM, Alexander
16
156
144
BEAUVY (AM), Paul
17
157
COMBER, Thomas
17
157
146
PEYRICHOU, Nicolas
18
158
HEBERT, Charles
18
158
148
ATTARD, Florian
20
160
149
CATHERINE, Edgar
21
161
150
COURTACHON, Baptiste
24
164
151
LE BEAUDOUR (AM), Stanislas
27
167
RETD
DYSON, Simon
8
-
RETD
BERNADET, Adrien
15
-
W/D
CHAPELLAN, Baptiste
9
-
RETD
FRIESZ, Jan
13
-
RETD
ADAMS, James
8
-