D+D REAL Slovakia Challenge R2

Darius van Driel maintains control in Slovakia

July 04-07
Penati Golf Resort, Senica, Slovakia
€200,000
Round 1, Round 3, Round 4

Darius van Driel finished his second round at the D+D REAL Slovakia Challenge in the same way it began- at the top of the leaderboard.

Slovakia Challenge R2 - Darius van Driel maintains control in Slovakia
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The Dutchman, who opened with six consecutive birdies on day one, again started hot, carding an eagle and two birdies in his first six holes at Penati Golf Resort en route to a three under par round of 69.

The 2018 Euram Bank Open champion will start the weekend with a two-shot advantage over a trio of players—Spaniards Ivan Cantero Gutierrez and Scott Fernandez, as well as Germany’s Nicolai von Dellingshausen, who sit on nine under par.

‘’Today was only a three under par compared to my 64 yesterday, but overall I’m pretty happy,’’ van Driel said. ‘’Afternoon rounds on soft greens are always a little bit harder and the pins were tucked a little bit away and close to the plateaus, so the scoring was definitely harder out there today than it was on day one.’’


Von Dellingshausen, who recorded a top-two finish in only his third start on the European Challenge Tour at the 2017 Bridgestone Challenge, is still looking for his first win on the circuit but moved a step closer to doing just that with a five under par second round of 67.

The chasing trio sits one shot ahead of a group of five players on eight under par, which includes England’s Jack Senior, who flew to Slovakia the day after qualifying for The Open Championship.

Chase Koepka, the younger brother of three-time Major Champion and Challenge Tour graduate Brooks, is also on eight under par as he bids to win his first Challenge Tour title.

Garrick Porteous, another one of the nine Challenge Tour players to qualify for The Open Championship on Tuesday, made the move of the day, firing a seven under par round of 65 to jump 82 spots into a share of 22nd place.

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The cut fell at two under, with 64 players making it through to the weekend.

Van Driel will tee up his third round at 12:30 pm local time, alongside Cantero Gutierrez, with the opening group of Jan Cafourek and Roope Kakko getting the third round underway at 7:36 am.


Pos.
Player
Nat
To Par
R1
R2
Total
1
VAN DRIEL Darius
NED
-11
64
69
133
2
CANTERO GUTIERREZ Ivan
ESP
-9
67
68
135
2
FERNANDEZ Scott
ESP
-9
67
68
135
2
VON DELLINGSHAUSEN Nicolai
GER
-9
68
67
135
5
CARLSSON Johan
SWE
-8
71
65
136
5
GARCIA RODRIGUEZ Sebastian
ESP
-8
69
67
136
5
GEARY Josh
NZL
-8
68
68
136
5
KOEPKA Chase
USA
-8
69
67
136
5
SENIOR Jack
ENG
-8
66
70
136
10
BOOTE David
WAL
-7
68
69
137
10
CARLSSON Magnus A
SWE
-7
68
69
137
10
EASTON Bryce
RSA
-7
68
69
137
10
ELLIS Harry
ENG
-7
69
68
137
10
ENOCH Rhys
WAL
-7
68
69
137
10
HØJGAARD Nicolai
DEN
-7
70
67
137
10
LAPORTA Francesco
ITA
-7
67
70
137
10
VAN MEIJEL Lars
NED
-7
68
69
137
18
HØJGAARD Rasmus
DEN
-6
70
68
138
18
KIM Minkyu
KOR
-6
69
69
138
18
PIGEM Carlos
ESP
-6
70
68
138
18
ROUSSEL Robin
FRA
-6
67
71
138
22
HUIZING Daan
NED
-5
68
71
139
22
MATUS Stanislav
CZE
-5
69
70
139
22
NEIL Bradley
SCO
-5
67
72
139
22
PORTEOUS Garrick
ENG
-5
74
65
139
22
RITTHAMMER Bernd
GER
-5
70
69
139
22
SANTOS Ricardo
POR
-5
70
69
139
22
STARK Oscar
SWE
-5
69
70
139
29
BALDWIN Matthew
ENG
-4
70
70
140
29
BRUN Julien
FRA
-4
70
70
140
29
DAYDOU Alexandre
FRA
-4
69
71
140
29
DEL VAL Samuel
ESP
-4
66
74
140
29
MERONK Adrian
POL
-4
72
68
140
29
MICHAEL Anthony
RSA
-4
67
73
140
29
NEMECZ Lukas
AUT
-4
68
72
140
29
PERRIER Damien
FRA
-4
67
73
140
29
SCALISE Lorenzo
ITA
-4
72
68
140
29
VIRTO Borja
ESP
-4
69
71
140
29
WHITNELL Dale
ENG
-4
71
69
140
29
WIEGELE Martin
AUT
-4
69
71
140
41
BESSELING Wil
NED
-3
70
71
141
41
BLAND Richard
ENG
-3
70
71
141
41
COCKERILL Aaron
CAN
-3
70
71
141
41
FARR Oliver
WAL
-3
68
73
141
41
GAVINS Daniel
ENG
-3
70
71
141
41
HAVRET Grégory
FRA
-3
72
69
141
41
KRISTJANSSON Gudmundur
ISL
-3
74
67
141
41
MCCARTHY Nick
ENG
-3
71
70
141
41
PIAGET Sandro
MON
-3
69
72
141
41
SJÖHOLM Joel
SWE
-3
68
73
141
41
STUREHED Henric
SWE
-3
70
71
141
41
TARRIO BEN Santiago
ESP
-3
73
68
141
41
THOMSON Jonathan
ENG
-3
69
72
141
41
TREE Toby
ENG
-3
71
70
141
55
CAFOUREK Jan
CZE
-2
72
70
142
55
CANTER Laurie
ENG
-2
71
71
142
55
FRITSCH Florian
GER
-2
72
70
142
55
HOWIE Craig
SCO
-2
68
74
142
55
KAKKO Roope
FIN
-2
69
73
142
55
KUNZENBACHER Julian
GER
-2
71
71
142
55
LIMA José-Filipe
POR
-2
74
68
142
55
QUESNE Julien
FRA
-2
68
74
142
55
RIU Victor
FRA
-2
67
75
142
55
TINNING Nicolai
DEN
-2
72
70
142
65
ANGLES Pep
ESP
-1
74
69
143
65
BRAEUNIG Christian
GER
-1
70
73
143
65
CARON Rowin
NED
-1
71
72
143
65
CASALEGNO Carlo
ITA
-1
75
68
143
65
CUARTERO BLANCO Emilio
ESP
-1
71
72
143
65
DE SOUSA Raphaël
SUI
-1
69
74
143
65
DEL MORAL Carlos
ESP
-1
69
74
143
65
DUBOIS Edouard
FRA
-1
73
70
143
65
ERIKSSON Martin
SWE
-1
70
73
143
65
GLENNEMO Jacob
SWE
-1
73
70
143
65
GLOET Christian
DEN
-1
71
72
143
65
GRADECKI Mateusz
POL
-1
71
72
143
65
GRENVILLE-WOOD Joshua
ENG
-1
69
74
143
65
HOLMES Evan
CAN
-1
72
71
143
65
IM Daniel
USA
-1
69
74
143
65
JOHANSSON Niclas
SWE
-1
74
69
143
65
LINDELL Oliver
FIN
-1
75
68
143
65
MACH (AM) Pavol
SVK
-1
70
73
143
65
MRUZEK Filip
CZE
-1
71
72
143
65
ROZNER Antoine
FRA
-1
70
73
143
65
SPOONER Billy
ENG
-1
74
69
143
65
STOW Ben
ENG
-1
73
70
143
65
WIDEGREN Pontus
SWE
-1
69
74
143
88
GIRRBACH Joel
SUI
0
70
74
144
88
LAMPERT Moritz
GER
0
72
72
144
88
MIVIS Christopher
BEL
0
74
70
144
88
MURRAY Tom
ENG
0
74
70
144
88
WRISDALE Jordan
ENG
0
69
75
144
93
GANE Chris
ENG
1
74
71
145
93
HELLIGKILDE Marcus
DEN
1
70
75
145
93
JOANNES Hugues
BEL
1
72
73
145
93
SIMONSEN Martin
DEN
1
71
74
145
93
TILEY Steven
ENG
1
74
71
145
98
AGUILAR Felipe
CHI
2
70
76
146
98
CHO Rak hyun
KOR
2
71
75
146
98
COHEN-BOYER Louis
FRA
2
76
70
146
98
KÖLBING Jonas
GER
2
71
75
146
102
ALBERTUS Max
NED
3
75
72
147
102
GROS Sébastien
FRA
3
75
72
147
102
KEYSER Mathiam
RSA
3
75
72
147
102
OLSEN Aksel
NOR
3
75
72
147
102
PUCHMELTER Adam
SVK
3
74
73
147
102
ROSS Craig
SCO
3
72
75
147
102
SARACINO Andrea
ITA
3
72
75
147
102
SIEM Marcel
GER
3
72
75
147
110
BREZOVSKY Michal
SVK
4
75
73
148
110
DOHERTY Jack
SCO
4
71
77
148
110
GALIANO AGUILAR Mario
ESP
4
73
75
148
110
MADDY Paul
ENG
4
73
75
148
110
VECCHI FOSSA Jacopo
ITA
4
71
77
148
110
YOUNG Mark
ENG
4
75
73
148
116
CARLOTA Joao
POR
5
72
77
149
116
CEA Michele
ITA
5
74
75
149
116
COUPLAND Dave
ENG
5
73
76
149
116
PAPADATOS Dimitrios
AUS
5
72
77
149
120
LEITMANNSTETTER Aaron
GER
6
76
74
150
120
ROBB Chris
SCO
6
72
78
150
122
ECCLES Ben
AUS
7
74
77
151
122
GALLIANO Luca
SUI
7
79
72
151
122
MUNRO Jack
AUS
7
79
72
151
125
AHOKAS Antti
FIN
8
71
81
152
125
BECK Tomas
CZE
8
79
73
152
125
BERNA MANZANARES Daniel
ESP
8
74
78
152
125
BRIXI (AM) Gordan
CZE
8
74
78
152
125
KORINEK Ales
CZE
8
78
74
152
125
RENOLDS Lindsay
CAN
8
79
73
152
125
VALASEK Peter
SVK
8
75
77
152
125
WITTMANN Sebastian
AUT
8
76
76
152
125
ZUNIC Jordan
AUS
8
76
76
152
134
CLEMENTS Todd
ENG
9
77
76
153
134
SUCHAN Daniel
CZE
9
77
76
153
136
HULDAHL Jeppe Pape
DEN
10
80
74
154
136
YAMAC (AM) Taner
TUR
10
80
74
154
138
ACIKALIN (AM) Leon
TUR
12
77
79
156
138
MOHR Marcus
ENG
12
75
81
156
138
MURRAY Michael
USA
12
80
76
156
138
ROBINSON Liam
ENG
12
76
80
156
138
ZACH (AM) Šimon
CZE
12
80
76
156
143
DANEK Stepan
CZE
15
76
83
159
143
DECOTTIGNIES-LAFON Mathieu
FRA
15
80
79
159
145
MRUZEK Peter
CZE
16
78
82
160
145
SIWY (AM) David
CZE
16
82
78
160
147
ZUSTAK (AM) Lukas
SVK
18
73
89
162
148
LUCANSKY (AM) Branislav
SVK
19
83
80
163
149
VIDA (AM) Sebastian
SVK
29
90
83
173