D+D Real Czech Masters R2

Soderberg takes one shot lead into the weekend

Czech Masters 2021 R2
August 19-22
Albatross Golf Resort, Prague, Czech Republic
€1,000,000
Round 1, Round 3, Round 4

Czech Masters 2021 R2 - Soderberg takes one shot lead into the weekend
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Sweden’s Sebastian Soderberg took a one shot lead on Friday after carding a 64 to move to 10-under at the D+D Real Czech Masters.


Czech Masters 2021 R2

“I did play really well. I didn’t really get into trouble, except on 17 and I made a good up-and-down. It was a lot of fairways, a lot of greens, a few nice putts and a very solid day. I went four under in three holes right after the rain delay, so it worked out pretty good for me.

“It’s been a tough year so far, I decided to take a longer break this summer. It’s my first event in five or six weeks. I took a pass earlier with my swing coach, who I’ve been with for 13 years. I started to work with him again this summer and it’s feeling pretty good again.


Czech Masters 2021 R2

“It’s going to be a bit rusty but I’ll try and play one hole at a time. I’m sure there’s going to be some pressure, hopefully it’s not too bad and I can manage it and keep playing well.”

His recent form has been lacking, he missed the last four cuts before taking a break, but his seven birdies, eagle at the par-5 12th and single bogey equalled the course record at Albatross Golf Resort.


Czech Masters 2021 R2

He is followed by Pole Adrian Meronk (67) and American Sean Crocker (69) at 9-under and overnight co-leader and fellow Swede Henrik Stenson (69) at 8-under.

“I think that speaks volumes of my putting, course management and some tidy shots around the greens when I have been missing,” said Stenson. “I definitely give my putting the biggest credit these first two days as to why we’re bogey-free and in a good position. There’s more to ask with the long game, but I still hit fairways and greens, I want a bit more than I have produced these two days, but we’re in good shape and I’ m looking forward to the weekend.

“I was expecting to give it my best. I’ve got four tournaments to build some momentum to be in the hat that Pádraig [Harrington] is going to pick three names out of. Scoring-wise it’s probably better than I was hoping for coming in from three weeks off. I’ve done some practice but haven’t been playing a lot of golf on the course as of late, so it’s nice to be out there and keep the scores going in these first two rounds.”


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Czech Masters 2021 R2

Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
R2
Total
1
Sebastian Soderberg
-10
70
64
134
T2
Sean Crocker
-9
68
67
135
T2
Adrian Meronk
-9
68
67
135
4
Henrik Stenson
-8
67
69
136
T5
Maverick Antcliff
-7
67
70
137
T5
Dean Burmester
-7
68
69
137
T5
Søren Kjeldsen
-7
70
67
137
T5
Jacques Kruyswijk
-7
69
68
137
T5
Tapio Pulkkanen
-7
68
69
137
T5
Johannes Veerman
-7
71
66
137
11
Paul Peterson
-6
68
70
138
T12
Philip Eriksson
-5
70
69
139
T12
Nicolai Højgaard
-5
68
71
139
T12
Tae Hee Lee
-5
70
69
139
T12
Max Schmitt
-5
72
67
139
T12
Marcel Siem
-5
71
68
139
T17
Emilio Cuartero Blanco
-4
72
68
140
T17
Sam Horsfield
-4
68
72
140
T17
Shiv Kapur
-4
70
70
140
T17
Janne Kaske
-4
69
71
140
T17
Joakim Lagergren
-4
70
70
140
T17
Richard Mansell
-4
70
70
140
T17
Ross McGowan
-4
70
70
140
T17
Andrea Pavan
-4
74
66
140
T17
Damien Perrier
-4
72
68
140
T17
Callum Shinkwin
-4
71
69
140
T17
Steven Tiley
-4
70
70
140
T17
Daniel Young (a)
-4
70
70
140
T29
Pep Angles
-3
70
71
141
T29
Aaron Cockerill
-3
69
72
141
T29
Padraig Harrington
-3
70
71
141
T29
JC Ritchie
-3
70
71
141
T29
Brandon Stone
-3
72
69
141
T34
Matthew Baldwin
-2
73
69
142
T34
Nino Bertasio
-2
71
71
142
T34
Oliver Fisher
-2
70
72
142
T34
Ryan Fox
-2
70
72
142
T34
Jazz Janewattananond
-2
71
71
142
T34
Ales Korinek
-2
74
68
142
T34
Niklas Lemke
-2
70
72
142
T34
Zander Lombard
-2
71
71
142
T34
Joost Luiten
-2
71
71
142
T34
Jake McLeod
-2
73
69
142
T34
Renato Paratore
-2
74
68
142
T34
Robin Roussel
-2
71
71
142
T34
Lee Slattery
-2
71
71
142
T34
Nicolai Von Dellingshausen
-2
71
71
142
T34
Lars van Meijel
-2
72
70
142
T34
Daniel van Tonder
-2
69
73
142
T50
Yi Keun Chang
-1
72
71
143
T50
Dave Coupland
-1
74
69
143
T50
Berry Henson
-1
72
71
143
T50
Mathiam Keyser
-1
75
68
143
T50
Sihwan Kim
-1
71
72
143
T50
Deyen Lawson
-1
71
72
143
T50
Ondrej Lieser
-1
68
75
143
T50
Gavin Moynihan
-1
71
72
143
T50
Filip Mruzek
-1
72
71
143
T50
Rory Sabbatini
-1
71
72
143
T50
Marcel Schneider
-1
69
74
143
T50
Gary Stal
-1
70
73
143
T50
Jordan Wrisdale
-1
70
73
143
T63
Adri Arnaus
E
74
70
144
T63
David Dixon
E
75
69
144
T63
Bryce Easton
E
74
70
144
T63
Darren Fichardt
E
73
71
144
T63
Josh Geary
E
73
71
144
T63
Liam Johnston
E
73
71
144
T63
Niall Kearney
E
76
68
144
T63
Benjamin Poke
E
73
71
144
T63
Bernd Ritthammer
E
74
70
144
T63
Clement Sordet
E
72
72
144
T63
Matyas Zapletal
E
72
72
144
T74
SSP Chawrasia
+1
70
75
145
T74
Louis De Jager *
+1
72
73
145
T74
Chase Hanna
+1
74
71
145
T74
Sebastian Heisele
+1
69
76
145
T74
Adrien Pendaries *
+1
71
74
145
T74
Danny Willett
+1
68
77
145
T74
Aron Zemmer
+1
72
73
145
T81
George Coetzee *
+2
77
69
146
T81
Ben Evans
+2
72
74
146
T81
Rikard Karlberg
+2
74
72
146
T81
Hugo León *
+2
72
74
146
T81
Garrick Porteous *
+2
74
72
146
T81
Sami Valimaki *
+2
72
74
146
T87
Gordan Brixi *
+3
75
72
147
T87
Bryden Macpherson
+3
72
75
147
T87
Liam Robinson
+3
76
71
147
T87
Ajeetesh Sandhu
+3
74
73
147
T87
Tadeáš Tetak *
+3
73
74
147
T87
Jiri Zuska (a)
+3
74
73
147
T93
Eduardo De la Riva *
+4
75
73
148
T93
Rhys Enoch *
+4
75
73
148
T93
Julien Guerrier *
+4
74
74
148
T93
Vincent Norrman
+4
71
77
148
T93
Toby Tree
+4
75
73
148
T93
Romain Wattel *
+4
73
75
148
T99
Jan Cafourek
+5
73
76
149
T99
Michael Feuerstein
+5
74
75
149
T99
Tom Gandy
+5
72
77
149
T99
David Howell
+5
72
77
149
T99
Carlos Pigem *
+5
77
72
149
T99
Michal Pospisil (a)
+5
71
78
149
T99
Kristoffer Reitan *
+5
77
72
149
T106
Matej Baca *
+6
74
76
150
T106
Gary King
+6
79
71
150
T106
Stanislav Matus *
+6
76
74
150
T106
Lukas Tintera
+6
75
75
150
T110
Gavin Kyle Green *
+7
74
77
151
T110
Haydn Porteous
+7
72
79
151
T110
Michael Young
+7
76
75
151
T110
Šimon Zach
+7
75
76
151
T114
Sebastian Garcia Rodriguez *
+8
79
73
152
T114
Joshua Grenville-Wood *
+8
76
76
152
T114
Maxmilian Jelinek *
+8
77
75
152
T114
Jesper Sandborg
+8
74
78
152
T118
Krystof Strycek *
+9
80
73
153
T118
Suradit Yongcharoenchai *
+9
76
77
153
T120
Stepan Danek
+11
76
79
155
T120
Tyler Koivisto *
+11
77
78
155
122
Jakub Bares *
+12
74
82
156
123
Pavol Mach (a)
+17
78
83
161
124
Sebastian Vida *
+27
89
82
171
* Player started on the back nine