European Tour

D+D REAL Czech Masters 2018

August 23-26

Albatross Golf Resort, Prague, Czech Republic

€1,000,000

August 23-26

Albatross Golf Resort, Prague, Czech Republic

€1,000,000

Round 2

Green lights up Albatross for halfway lead

August 24, 2018

Gavin Green moved into the outright lead at the halfway stage of the D+D Real Czech Masters but he will have to fend off a strong chasing pack, which includes three-time Major Champion Padraig Harrington and Ryder Cup hopeful Thomas Pieters, if he is to claim a maiden European Tour title.

Green lights up Albatross for halfway lead, © Getty Images

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“It was just an up and down day, I had a couple of really good holes, good birdies and made some putts, but I had a couple of bad decisions that led to a double. Then I didn't get up and down for par on 17 and made bogey there but I kept the card pretty clean after that."

“I kept to the same gameplan as yesterday, hitting driver everywhere and being pretty aggressive and I was in the rough a couple of times and the fairway a couple of times. It's nice having wedges into par fours though, makes it a little bit easier and you can control the spin. That gives you a lot better looks at birdie so I controlled it well and did pretty well so I'm happy."

The 24 year old became the first Malaysian to top the Asian Tour Order of Merit last year, earning his European Tour card for the first time in the process, but he belied his inexperience at Albatross Golf Resort as he carded seven birdies in a four under second round 68.

“When I teed off on the first hole, man the wind was hard and the rain was coming down hard and I was wondering when they were going to stop play. I just kept patient and made par and then I heard the siren and came in and rested and chilled out."

“I came back out then and thankfully it didn't rain for the rest of the day. It was a lot harder out there today, the greens were softer and the fairways are softer and it played longer. The wind was a little stronger this morning then we had a bit of rain which made it even softer."

“It's fun to be leader and it's been a while since I've been in this position so I'm going to enjoy it – my dad's on the bag so we're going to have a nice dinner maybe and a good sleep and continue tomorrow.”

That earned him a 12 under total, one shot clear of Jeff Winther of Denmark, who matched Green's second round score thanks to six birdies and two bogeys. Two shots back was a four-strong contingent comprising Harrington, Italy's Andrea Pavan, Finn Tapio Pulkkanen and former champion Pieters – who continues to impress as he eyes a wildcard selection for Thomas Bjørn's European Ryder Cup team.

Eddie Pepperell is the only man in the field capable of potentially breaking into the automatic qualification spots at the conclusion of the penultimate week in the Ryder Cup points race, and he remains in the frame despite falling five shots off the pace following a one under 71.

Matt Wallace, meanwhile, is one of only four multiple winners on the European Tour this year but he would become the only three-time winner of the season if he were to triumph in Prague. The Englishman enters the weekend just three shots back after the round of the day, a seven under par 65.

Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
R2
Total
1
GREEN, Gavin
-12
64
68
132
2
WINTHER, Jeff
-11
65
68
133
3
PAVAN, Andrea
-10
65
69
134
PIETERS, Thomas
-10
64
70
134
HARRINGTON, Padraig
-10
66
68
134
PULKKANEN, Tapio
-10
65
69
134
7
RAI, Aaron
-9
67
68
135
LEE, Soomin
-9
66
69
135
WALLACE, Matt
-9
70
65
135
LEWIS, Tom
-9
69
66
135
HANSON, Peter
-9
66
69
135
JAMIESON, Scott
-9
67
68
135
13
KNAPPE, Alexander
-8
67
69
136
KOEPKA, Chase
-8
67
69
136
SYME, Connor
-8
66
70
136
TARREN, Callum
-8
64
72
136
DONALDSON, Jamie
-8
68
68
136
KHONGWATMAI, Phachara
-8
69
67
136
19
BEZUIDENHOUT, Christiaan
-7
71
66
137
NEIL, Bradley
-7
68
69
137
PEPPERELL, Eddie
-7
66
71
137
BERTASIO, Nino
-7
66
71
137
SLATTERY, Lee
-7
65
72
137
24
SCHWAB, Matthias
-6
69
69
138
GUERRIER, Julien
-6
71
67
138
ELVIRA, Nacho
-6
65
73
138
THOMSON, Jonathan
-6
68
70
138
VINCENT, Scott
-6
67
71
138
WESTWOOD, Lee
-6
66
72
138
WILLETT, Danny
-6
68
70
138
CULLEN, Nick
-6
68
70
138
NIXON, Matthew
-6
68
70
138
LIPSKY, David
-6
69
69
138
KRUYSWIJK, Jacques
-6
70
68
138
BALDWIN, Matthew
-6
70
68
138
36
BLAND, Adam
-5
71
68
139
GALLACHER, Stephen
-5
69
70
139
BHULLAR, Gaganjeet
-5
68
71
139
SMITH, Jordan
-5
70
69
139
HEISELE, Sebastian
-5
72
67
139
KIEFFER, Maximilian
-5
69
70
139
CONNELLY, Austin
-5
69
70
139
STEWART, Hunter
-5
69
70
139
EDFORS, Johan
-5
70
69
139
HANSON, Chris
-5
72
67
139
SCRIVENER, Jason
-5
71
68
139
MORRISON, James
-5
70
69
139
HEBERT, Benjamin
-5
69
70
139
PARATORE, Renato
-5
67
72
139
BOONMA, Danthai
-5
70
69
139
PETERSON, Paul
-5
70
69
139
DALY, John
-5
64
75
139
CHOI, Jinho
-5
69
70
139
54
WIDEGREN, Pontus
-4
71
69
140
WALTERS, Justin
-4
71
69
140
JACQUELIN, Raphaël
-4
71
69
140
BJERREGAARD, Lucas
-4
68
72
140
PORTEOUS, Haydn
-4
71
69
140
ANGLES, Pep
-4
67
73
140
GROS, Sébastien
-4
70
70
140
HERBERT, Lucas
-4
69
71
140
FORD, Charlie
-4
70
70
140
BLAND, Richard
-4
69
71
140
SHINKWIN, Callum
-4
67
73
140
RITCHIE, JC
-4
70
70
140
KARMIS, Peter
-4
69
71
140
CHO, Rak hyun
-4
70
70
140
EVANS, Ryan
-4
67
73
140
CHESTERS, Ashley
-4
68
72
140
HEND, Scott
-4
71
69
140
HOWELL, David
-4
69
71
140
72
PAVON, Matthieu
-3
71
70
141
KJELDSEN, Søren
-3
70
71
141
BURMESTER, Dean
-3
72
69
141
FARR, Oliver
-3
67
74
141
WARING, Paul
-3
66
75
141
KHAN, Simon
-3
69
72
141
GOUVEIA, Ricardo
-3
71
70
141
ORIOL, Pedro
-3
69
72
141
BROWN, Steven
-3
68
73
141
STALTER, Joël
-3
71
70
141
CAÑIZARES, Alejandro
-3
70
71
141
SANDHU, Ajeetesh
-3
71
70
141
KORHONEN, Mikko
-3
70
71
141
WU, Ashun
-3
69
72
141
EVANS, Ben
-3
72
69
141
87
LOVE, Dru
-2
69
73
142
WARREN, Marc
-2
68
74
142
RITTHAMMER, Bernd
-2
71
71
142
HANSEN, Anders
-2
73
69
142
BLOMSTRAND, Christofer
-2
72
70
142
WANG, Jeunghun
-2
72
70
142
DECOTTIGNIES-LAFON, Mathieu
-2
74
68
142
SADDIER, Adrien
-2
71
71
142
TULLO, Mark
-2
72
70
142
GEARY, Josh
-2
71
71
142
FERNANDEZ, Scott
-2
68
74
142
IM, Daniel
-2
69
73
142
CHAWRASIA, S.S.P.
-2
73
69
142
MOYNIHAN, Gavin
-2
70
72
142
101
MUNRO, Jack
-1
72
71
143
BOURDY, Grégory
-1
72
71
143
DODT, Andrew
-1
66
77
143
LEON, Hugo
-1
71
72
143
MRUZEK, Filip
-1
69
74
143
ARMITAGE, Marcus
-1
70
73
143
SORDET, Clément
-1
71
72
143
WEBSTER, Steve
-1
72
71
143
109
FORD, Matt
Par
70
74
144
PORTEOUS, Garrick
Par
72
72
144
STAL, Gary
Par
72
72
144
STUREHED, Henric
Par
70
74
144
DRYSDALE, David
Par
71
73
144
BRAZEL, Sam
Par
74
70
144
GRADECKI, Mateusz
Par
72
72
144
MATUS, Stanislav
Par
72
72
144
HAFTHORSSON, Birgir
Par
70
74
144
LIESER, Ondrej
Par
69
75
144
KORINEK, Ales
Par
71
73
144
SJÖHOLM, Joel
Par
71
73
144
CAFOUREK, Jan
Par
69
75
144
122
SIEM, Marcel
1
73
72
145
AIKEN, Thomas
1
73
72
145
FRITSCH, Florian
1
72
73
145
MERONK, Adrian
1
75
70
145
CANTER, Laurie
1
69
76
145
127
TICHY (AM), Vaclav
2
74
72
146
MANASSERO, Matteo
2
73
73
146
PIGEM, Carlos
2
72
74
146
ZACH (AM), Šimon
2
73
73
146
JANEWATTANANOND, Jazz
2
71
75
146
AGUILAR, Felipe
2
75
71
146
FISHER, Oliver
2
69
77
146
134
GAL, Petr
3
71
76
147
SUCHAN, Daniel
3
72
75
147
TINTERA, Lukas
3
70
77
147
BROOKS, Daniel
3
73
74
147
GRUBER, Rene
3
70
77
147
LEITMANNSTETTER, Aaron
3
74
73
147
PUCHMELTER, Adam
3
75
72
147
141
NORRIS, Jason
4
77
71
148
COLSAERTS, Nicolas
4
72
76
148
143
JOHNSTON, Andrew
5
75
74
149
MILLAR, Matthew
5
75
74
149
ROBINSON, Liam
5
72
77
149
MCBRIDE, Paul
5
72
77
149
147
VALASEK, Peter
6
76
74
150
148
SERNA, Óscar
7
76
75
151
WATTEL, Romain
7
75
76
151
POSPISIL, Michal
7
75
76
151
GONZALEZ, Ricardo
7
73
78
151
152
FRIESZ, Jan
8
76
76
152
153
DOAK, Chris
9
76
77
153
STABEN, Benedict
9
76
77
153
155
DEDEK, Petr
14
79
79
158
RETD
HOWARD, Paul
4
76
-
-
Pos.
Player
To Par
Total
1
GREEN, Gavin
-12
132
2
WINTHER, Jeff
-11
133
3
PAVAN, Andrea
-10
134
PIETERS, Thomas
-10
134
HARRINGTON, Padraig
-10
134
PULKKANEN, Tapio
-10
134
7
RAI, Aaron
-9
135
LEE, Soomin
-9
135
WALLACE, Matt
-9
135
LEWIS, Tom
-9
135
HANSON, Peter
-9
135
JAMIESON, Scott
-9
135
13
KNAPPE, Alexander
-8
136
KOEPKA, Chase
-8
136
SYME, Connor
-8
136
TARREN, Callum
-8
136
DONALDSON, Jamie
-8
136
KHONGWATMAI, Phachara
-8
136
19
BEZUIDENHOUT, Christiaan
-7
137
NEIL, Bradley
-7
137
PEPPERELL, Eddie
-7
137
BERTASIO, Nino
-7
137
SLATTERY, Lee
-7
137
24
SCHWAB, Matthias
-6
138
GUERRIER, Julien
-6
138
ELVIRA, Nacho
-6
138
THOMSON, Jonathan
-6
138
VINCENT, Scott
-6
138
WESTWOOD, Lee
-6
138
WILLETT, Danny
-6
138
CULLEN, Nick
-6
138
NIXON, Matthew
-6
138
LIPSKY, David
-6
138
KRUYSWIJK, Jacques
-6
138
BALDWIN, Matthew
-6
138
36
BLAND, Adam
-5
139
GALLACHER, Stephen
-5
139
BHULLAR, Gaganjeet
-5
139
SMITH, Jordan
-5
139
HEISELE, Sebastian
-5
139
KIEFFER, Maximilian
-5
139
CONNELLY, Austin
-5
139
STEWART, Hunter
-5
139
EDFORS, Johan
-5
139
HANSON, Chris
-5
139
SCRIVENER, Jason
-5
139
MORRISON, James
-5
139
HEBERT, Benjamin
-5
139
PARATORE, Renato
-5
139
BOONMA, Danthai
-5
139
PETERSON, Paul
-5
139
DALY, John
-5
139
CHOI, Jinho
-5
139
54
WIDEGREN, Pontus
-4
140
WALTERS, Justin
-4
140
JACQUELIN, Raphaël
-4
140
BJERREGAARD, Lucas
-4
140
PORTEOUS, Haydn
-4
140
ANGLES, Pep
-4
140
GROS, Sébastien
-4
140
HERBERT, Lucas
-4
140
FORD, Charlie
-4
140
BLAND, Richard
-4
140
SHINKWIN, Callum
-4
140
RITCHIE, JC
-4
140
KARMIS, Peter
-4
140
CHO, Rak hyun
-4
140
EVANS, Ryan
-4
140
CHESTERS, Ashley
-4
140
HEND, Scott
-4
140
HOWELL, David
-4
140
72
PAVON, Matthieu
-3
141
KJELDSEN, Søren
-3
141
BURMESTER, Dean
-3
141
FARR, Oliver
-3
141
WARING, Paul
-3
141
KHAN, Simon
-3
141
GOUVEIA, Ricardo
-3
141
ORIOL, Pedro
-3
141
BROWN, Steven
-3
141
STALTER, Joël
-3
141
CAÑIZARES, Alejandro
-3
141
SANDHU, Ajeetesh
-3
141
KORHONEN, Mikko
-3
141
WU, Ashun
-3
141
EVANS, Ben
-3
141
87
LOVE, Dru
-2
142
WARREN, Marc
-2
142
RITTHAMMER, Bernd
-2
142
HANSEN, Anders
-2
142
BLOMSTRAND, Christofer
-2
142
WANG, Jeunghun
-2
142
DECOTTIGNIES-LAFON, Mathieu
-2
142
SADDIER, Adrien
-2
142
TULLO, Mark
-2
142
GEARY, Josh
-2
142
FERNANDEZ, Scott
-2
142
IM, Daniel
-2
142
CHAWRASIA, S.S.P.
-2
142
MOYNIHAN, Gavin
-2
142
101
MUNRO, Jack
-1
143
BOURDY, Grégory
-1
143
DODT, Andrew
-1
143
LEON, Hugo
-1
143
MRUZEK, Filip
-1
143
ARMITAGE, Marcus
-1
143
SORDET, Clément
-1
143
WEBSTER, Steve
-1
143
109
FORD, Matt
Par
144
PORTEOUS, Garrick
Par
144
STAL, Gary
Par
144
STUREHED, Henric
Par
144
DRYSDALE, David
Par
144
BRAZEL, Sam
Par
144
GRADECKI, Mateusz
Par
144
MATUS, Stanislav
Par
144
HAFTHORSSON, Birgir
Par
144
LIESER, Ondrej
Par
144
KORINEK, Ales
Par
144
SJÖHOLM, Joel
Par
144
CAFOUREK, Jan
Par
144
122
SIEM, Marcel
1
145
AIKEN, Thomas
1
145
FRITSCH, Florian
1
145
MERONK, Adrian
1
145
CANTER, Laurie
1
145
127
TICHY (AM), Vaclav
2
146
MANASSERO, Matteo
2
146
PIGEM, Carlos
2
146
ZACH (AM), Šimon
2
146
JANEWATTANANOND, Jazz
2
146
AGUILAR, Felipe
2
146
FISHER, Oliver
2
146
134
GAL, Petr
3
147
SUCHAN, Daniel
3
147
TINTERA, Lukas
3
147
BROOKS, Daniel
3
147
GRUBER, Rene
3
147
LEITMANNSTETTER, Aaron
3
147
PUCHMELTER, Adam
3
147
141
NORRIS, Jason
4
148
COLSAERTS, Nicolas
4
148
143
JOHNSTON, Andrew
5
149
MILLAR, Matthew
5
149
ROBINSON, Liam
5
149
MCBRIDE, Paul
5
149
147
VALASEK, Peter
6
150
148
SERNA, Óscar
7
151
WATTEL, Romain
7
151
POSPISIL, Michal
7
151
GONZALEZ, Ricardo
7
151
152
FRIESZ, Jan
8
152
153
DOAK, Chris
9
153
STABEN, Benedict
9
153
155
DEDEK, Petr
14
158
RETD
HOWARD, Paul
4
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