Dutch Open R2

Kristoffer Broberg fires best round in years to take lead

Dutch Open 2021 R2
September 16-19
Bernardus Golf, Cromvoirt, Netherlands
€1,000,000
Round 1, Round 3, Round 4

Dutch Open 2021 R2 - Kristoffer Broberg fires best round in years
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Sweden’s Kristoffer Broberg fired his lowest European Tour round in nearly six years to take a one shot lead into the weekend at the Dutch Open.

He played nine birdies and made a single bogey at the par-4 16th for a 64 to move to 12-under.


Dutch Open 2021 R2

“I played really well today. I started off with three straight birdies and then I hit a good shot on 13, that tough par three there, but I missed a short one then birdied 14. It was ups and downs out there, I hit some bad shots and some really good shots but my putter is smoking hot, so I am playing some decent golf.

“I like to shape the ball both ways and I like to putt around these greens, it’s a lot of feels and breaks, but I am hitting the ball really close so that has been key. Right now it is shootable when you hit into the green, it isn’t that firm, but when you hit into the wind it is pretty soft so you can attack the pins but I don’t know if the wind is going to pick up and dry the greens out, so we will see over the weekend.”


Dutch Open 2021 R2

Broberg won three events in the span of four weeks on the 2012 European Challenge Tour and won the BMW Masters on the European Tour in 2015.

He lost his card in 2017, regained it at the Qualifying School but suffered hip and knee injuries that prevented him from playing more than eleven events in the next three years.


Dutch Open 2021 R2

So far this year he missed six of his first eight cuts but has managed to make four of his last five.

“I am taking it one shot at a time. I have been struggling all year with injuries, so it is nice to be playing good again. It’s just golf, so taking it one shot at a time.

“I was home for a month so saw an optician for my right eye and they saw something, so I have a contact lens on that eye so now I can see the putts on the line. I am rolling it pretty good so happy with it.”

Denmark’s Marcus Helligkilde, playing in his second European Tour event, shares second place with Belgium’s Thomas Detry after both shot 66s.

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“It was good,” said Helligkilde. “I like this course a lot because if you can hit it far from the tee you can carry some bunkers 270 metres out, so I have been fortunate to do that, so it has been nice

“We had no wind for the first seven holes, absolutely nothing, so it was really easy out there in the morning.

“I do as I always do. I just try and have fun, stay in the process and do what I can control. I know I am going to be nervous because I am always nervous, but I am just going to have fun and enjoy the game of golf.”

Overnight leader Niall Kearney of Ireland shot a 69 to slip back into a tie for fourth place at 10-under alongside Germany’s Maximilian Kieffer who shot a bogey-free 68.

Dutch Open 2021 R2

Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
R2
Total
1
Kristoffer Broberg
-12
68
64
132
T2
Thomas Detry
-11
67
66
133
T2
Marcus Helligkilde
-11
67
66
133
T4
Niall Kearney
-10
65
69
134
T4
Maximilian Kieffer
-10
66
68
134
T6
Alejandro Cañizares
-9
68
67
135
T6
Ondrej Lieser
-9
68
67
135
T6
Richard Mansell
-9
71
64
135
T9
Justin Harding
-8
68
68
136
T9
Shubhankar Sharma
-8
70
66
136
T9
Martin Simonsen
-8
66
70
136
T12
David Drysdale
-7
72
65
137
T12
Sven Maurits
-7
68
69
137
T12
Graeme McDowell
-7
71
66
137
T12
Matthias Schmid
-7
68
69
137
T12
Marcel Siem
-7
68
69
137
T12
Johannes Veerman
-7
70
67
137
T18
Aaron Cockerill
-6
67
71
138
T18
Julien Guerrier
-6
71
67
138
T18
David Horsey
-6
68
70
138
T18
Sam Horsfield
-6
67
71
138
T18
Romain Langasque
-6
69
69
138
T18
Benjamin Poke
-6
72
66
138
T18
Adrien Saddier
-6
70
68
138
T18
Ajeetesh Sandhu
-6
69
69
138
T18
Ricardo Santos
-6
67
71
138
T18
Ben Stow
-6
71
67
138
T18
Chris Wood
-6
69
69
138
T18
Darius van Driel
-6
72
66
138
T30
Philip Bootsma (a)
-5
69
70
139
T30
Louis De Jager
-5
69
70
139
T30
Jean Baptiste Gonnet
-5
69
70
139
T30
Joachim B. Hansen
-5
71
68
139
T30
Peter Hanson
-5
70
69
139
T30
Berry Henson
-5
69
70
139
T30
Daan Huizing
-5
71
68
139
T30
Jazz Janewattananond
-5
71
68
139
T30
Euan Walker (a)
-5
67
72
139
T39
Maverick Antcliff
-4
73
67
140
T39
Rowin Caron
-4
71
69
140
T39
Rhys Enoch
-4
67
73
140
T39
Ryan Fox
-4
72
68
140
T39
Branden Grace
-4
72
68
140
T39
Wilco Nienaber
-4
68
72
140
T39
Thomas Pieters
-4
69
71
140
T39
Robin Roussel
-4
70
70
140
T39
Rory Sabbatini
-4
70
70
140
T39
Jack Senior
-4
73
67
140
T39
Santiago Tarrio
-4
67
73
140
T39
Mike Toorop
-4
70
70
140
T39
Jordan Wrisdale
-4
70
70
140
T52
Steven Brown
-3
70
71
141
T52
George Coetzee
-3
69
72
141
T52
Emilio Cuartero Blanco
-3
73
68
141
T52
Ben Evans
-3
67
74
141
T52
Ricardo Gouveia
-3
70
71
141
T52
Anton Karlsson
-3
69
72
141
T52
David Law
-3
72
69
141
T52
Robin Sciot-Siegrist
-3
72
69
141
T52
Clement Sordet
-3
70
71
141
T52
Brandon Stone
-3
68
73
141
T52
James Sugrue (a)
-3
74
67
141
T52
Nicolai Von Dellingshausen
-3
70
71
141
T52
Lars van Meijel
-3
73
68
141
T52
Nordin van Tilburg (a)
-3
71
70
141
T66
SSP Chawrasia
-2
75
67
142
T66
Bryce Easton
-2
75
67
142
T66
Jens Fahrbring
-2
70
72
142
T66
Oliver Farr
-2
71
71
142
T66
Angus Flanagan
-2
71
71
142
T66
Matt Ford
-2
70
72
142
T66
Chase Hanna
-2
70
72
142
T66
Rikard Karlberg
-2
72
70
142
T66
Koen Kouwenaar
-2
73
69
142
T66
Max Schmitt
-2
69
73
142
T66
Cormac Sharvin
-2
73
69
142
T66
Lee Slattery
-2
71
71
142
T78
Matthew Baldwin
-1
74
69
143
T78
Dean Burmester
-1
69
74
143
T78
Ashley Chesters
-1
73
70
143
T78
Dave Coupland
-1
72
71
143
T78
Oliver Fisher
-1
73
70
143
T78
Jacques Kruyswijk
-1
71
72
143
T78
Freddy Schott
-1
70
73
143
T78
Joel Sjoholm
-1
72
71
143
T78
Suradit Yongcharoenchai
-1
72
71
143
T78
Daniel van Tonder
-1
73
70
143
T88
Pedro Figueiredo
E
73
71
144
T88
Craig Howie
E
72
72
144
T88
Andrew Johnston
E
70
74
144
T88
Joost Luiten
E
72
72
144
T88
Jake McLeod
E
70
74
144
T88
Renato Paratore
E
72
72
144
T88
Paul Peterson
E
68
76
144
T88
Daniel Young (a)
E
71
73
144
T96
Josh Geary
+1
71
74
145
T96
Alexander Knappe
+1
71
74
145
T96
Joakim Lagergren
+1
73
72
145
T96
Zander Lombard
+1
74
71
145
T96
Robin Petersson (a)
+1
77
68
145
T96
Garrick Porteous
+1
72
73
145
T96
Toby Tree
+1
72
73
145
T103
Lucas Bjerregaard
+2
73
73
146
T103
Jorge Campillo
+2
76
70
146
T103
Niklas Lemke
+2
73
73
146
T103
Gavin Moynihan
+2
72
74
146
T103
Elvis Smylie
+2
77
69
146
T103
Gary Stal
+2
70
76
146
T109
Dario Antonisse
+3
72
75
147
T109
Alfredo Garcia-Heredia
+3
72
75
147
T109
Janne Kaske
+3
75
72
147
T109
Stan Kraai (a)
+3
76
71
147
T113
Wouter De Vries
+4
76
72
148
T113
Paul Dunne
+4
76
72
148
T113
Philip Eriksson
+4
76
72
148
T113
Gonzalo Fernandez-Castaño
+4
78
70
148
T113
Sebastian Garcia Rodriguez
+4
73
75
148
T113
Raphael Jacquelin
+4
76
72
148
T113
Deyen Lawson
+4
74
74
148
T113
Damien Perrier
+4
75
73
148
T113
Davey Porsius
+4
74
74
148
T113
Kristoffer Reitan
+4
73
75
148
T113
Steven Tiley
+4
70
78
148
T124
Pep Angles
+5
75
74
149
T124
Wil Besseling
+5
74
75
149
T124
Ralph Miller
+5
72
77
149
T124
Haydn Porteous
+5
79
70
149
T128
Max Albertus (a)
+6
77
73
150
T128
Eduardo De la Riva
+6
75
75
150
T128
Romain Wattel
+6
74
76
150
T128
Lars van Der Vight
+6
76
74
150
T132
Tom Gandy
+7
74
77
151
T132
Tyler Koivisto
+7
75
76
151
T132
Carlos Pigem
+7
75
76
151
T132
Jesper Sandborg
+7
75
76
151
T136
Lorenzo Gagli
+10
73
81
154
T136
Liam Johnston
+10
78
76
154
T136
Aron Zemmer
+10
77
77
154
T139
Gavin Kyle Green
+11
85
70
155
T139
Kiet van Der Weele
+11
78
77
155
141
Felix van Dijk
+12
76
80
156
142
Maarten Lafeber
+13
75
82
157
143
Lars Keunen (a)
+14
79
79
158
RETD
Joel Stalter
+3
71
71