English Championship R2

Superb 62 earns Andy Sullivan one-shot lead

August 06-09
Hanbury Manor, Ware, Hertfordshire, England
€1,000,000
Round 1, Round 3, Round 4


English Championship 2020 R2 - Superb 62 earns Andy Sullivan one-shot lead
Andy Sullivan at Hanbury Manor (Adam Davy/PA Wire)


Andy Sullivan carded a blistering 28 on the back nine to sit at the top of a leaderboard filled with home favourites after day two of the English Championship.


The 2016 Ryder Cup player turned in 34 but then made seven birdies on his way home to sign for a 62 and a 14 under total, one shot clear of countryman Laurie Canter and South Africa’s Dean Burmester.

England’s Richard Bland, Steven Brown and Andrew Johnston were then alongside Welshman Jamie Donaldson in a large group of players at 11 under.



Sullivan sandwiched five birdies in a row from the 12th with gains on the 10th and 18th on his back nine, and more form like that could have big ramifications for his season.

The top 10 players on the European Tour’s mini Order of Merit after the first five events of the UK Swing will seal a place in the US Open, with Sullivan having finished fourth at the British Masters two weeks ago.


Good finishes this week and over the double-header at Celtic Manor to come could well secure Sullivan a place at Winged Foot, but the 33-year-old admits he is unsure if he would take up his place in the field in September.

“I’m not quite sure of my decision on that yet,” he told europeantour.com. “I will see how I feel. I’m just happy to be back playing golf in the UK and on the European Tour at the moment. So we will just take it step by step.”





On his 62, he added: “It was very satisfying. I’m really happy with my day’s work.

“Yesterday and today were both slow on the front nine and I didn’t get into my flow with the swing and wasn’t moving it the way I wanted to. Then on the back nine I freed up a little bit and got the putter going. I holed a lot of nice putts out there.”

Burmester also came home in 28 as he finished his round of 63 with eight consecutive threes, while playing partner Canter signed for a 65.


Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
R2
Total
1
Andy Sullivan
-14
66
62
128
T2
Dean Burmester
-13
66
63
129
T2
Laurie Canter
-13
64
65
129
T4
Richard Bland
-11
65
66
131
T4
Steven Brown
-11
66
65
131
T4
Nicolas Colsaerts
-11
65
66
131
T4
Jamie Donaldson
-11
67
64
131
T4
Andrew Johnston
-11
66
65
131
T4
Oscar Lengden
-11
65
66
131
T4
Adrian Otaegui
-11
65
66
131
T4
Brandon Stone
-11
65
66
131
T4
Min Woo Lee
-11
64
67
131
T13
Justin Harding
-10
67
65
132
T13
Rasmus Højgaard
-10
65
67
132
T13
Sihwan Kim
-10
67
65
132
T16
Alejandro Cañizares
-9
69
64
133
T16
Wilco Nienaber
-9
68
65
133
T16
Chris Paisley
-9
68
65
133
T16
Jason Scrivener
-9
64
69
133
T16
Cormac Sharvin
-9
63
70
133
T16
Martin Simonsen
-9
65
68
133
T16
Jordan Smith
-9
68
65
133
T23
Dave Coupland
-8
69
65
134
T23
Ryan Fox
-8
67
67
134
T23
Miguel Angel Jiménez
-8
66
68
134
T23
Richie Ramsay
-8
66
68
134
T23
Bernd Ritthammer
-8
69
65
134
T23
Connor Syme
-8
65
69
134
T23
Toby Tree
-8
67
67
134
T23
Scott Vincent
-8
64
70
134
T31
Aaron Cockerill
-7
67
68
135
T31
Louis De Jager
-7
69
66
135
T31
David Drysdale
-7
65
70
135
T31
Bryce Easton
-7
66
69
135
T31
Oliver Fisher
-7
67
68
135
T31
Joachim B. Hansen
-7
69
66
135
T31
David Howell
-7
64
71
135
T31
Nicolai Højgaard
-7
67
68
135
T31
Romain Langasque
-7
65
70
135
T31
Adrian Meronk
-7
66
69
135
T31
Callum Shinkwin
-7
68
67
135
T31
Lee Westwood
-7
66
69
135
T43
Sean Crocker
-6
69
67
136
T43
Thomas Detry
-6
64
72
136
T43
Rhys Enoch
-6
66
70
136
T43
Pablo Larrazabal
-6
69
67
136
T43
David Law
-6
68
68
136
T43
Richard McEvoy
-6
70
66
136
T43
Thorbjørn Olesen
-6
66
70
136
T43
Renato Paratore
-6
69
67
136
T43
Andrea Pavan
-6
68
68
136
T43
Robin Roussel
-6
67
69
136
T43
Antoine Rozner
-6
67
69
136
T43
Ricardo Santos
-6
68
68
136
T43
Lee Slattery
-6
69
67
136
T43
Matthew Southgate
-6
67
69
136
T43
Johannes Veerman
-6
67
69
136
T43
Marc Warren
-6
68
68
136
T43
Romain Wattel
-6
65
71
136
T60
Marcus Armitage
-5
68
69
137
T60
Wil Besseling
-5
70
67
137
T60
Emilio Cuartero Blanco
-5
71
66
137
T60
Ewen Ferguson
-5
67
70
137
T60
Lorenzo Gagli
-5
68
69
137
T60
Julien Guerrier
-5
70
67
137
T60
Scott Hend
-5
71
66
137
T60
Scott Jamieson
-5
74
63
137
T60
Tapio Pulkkanen
-5
70
67
137
T60
Aaron Rai
-5
68
69
137
T60
Kalle Samooja
-5
67
70
137
T60
Marcel Schneider
-5
67
70
137
T60
Jack Senior
-5
65
72
137
T60
Ben Stow
-5
70
67
137
T74
Maverick Antcliff
-4
66
72
138
T74
Ashley Chesters
-4
68
70
138
T74
Ignacio Elvira Mijares
-4
68
70
138
T74
Oliver Farr
-4
72
66
138
T74
Gavin Kyle Green
-4
69
69
138
T74
David Horsey
-4
68
70
138
T74
Matthew Jordan
-4
67
71
138
T74
Niklas Lemke
-4
66
72
138
T74
Ross McGowan
-4
69
69
138
T74
Guido Migliozzi
-4
69
69
138
T74
Carlos Pigem
-4
69
69
138
T74
Alvaro Quiros
-4
72
66
138
T74
Max Schmitt
-4
66
72
138
T74
Jack Singh Brar
-4
68
70
138
T74
Justin Walters
-4
70
68
138
T89
Eduardo De la Riva
-3
68
71
139
T89
Ben Evans
-3
67
72
139
T89
Liam Johnston
-3
69
70
139
T89
Rikard Karlberg
-3
69
70
139
T89
Maximilian Kieffer
-3
70
69
139
T89
Søren Kjeldsen
-3
69
70
139
T89
Francesco Laporta
-3
69
70
139
T89
Jake McLeod
-3
69
70
139
T89
Matthieu Pavon
-3
71
68
139
T89
Garrick Porteous
-3
71
68
139
T89
Joël Stalter
-3
70
69
139
T89
Lars van Meijel
-3
69
70
139
T101
Gonzalo Fernandez-Castaño
-2
70
70
140
T101
Tom Gandy
-2
70
70
140
T101
Jacques Kruyswijk
-2
72
68
140
T101
James Morrison
-2
70
70
140
T101
Oliver Wilson
-2
71
69
140
T106
Matthew Baldwin
-1
68
73
141
T106
Ross Fisher
-1
71
70
141
T106
Daan Huizing
-1
69
72
141
T106
Adrien Saddier
-1
68
73
141
T106
Shubhankar Sharma
-1
71
70
141
T106
Dale Whitnell
-1
71
70
141
T112
Jonathan Caldwell
E
72
70
142
T112
Paul Dunne
E
70
72
142
T112
Benjamin Poke
E
69
73
142
T112
Kristoffer Reitan
E
70
72
142
T112
Graeme Storm
E
71
71
142
T117
Thomas Bjørn
1
70
73
143
T117
Michael Campbell
1
70
73
143
T117
Damien Perrier
1
69
74
143
T117
Joel Sjoholm
1
72
71
143
T117
Julian Suri
1
68
75
143
T117
Daniel Young (a)
1
70
73
143
T123
Masahiro Kawamura
2
72
72
144
T123
JC Ritchie
2
74
70
144
T123
Steven Tiley
2
73
71
144
T126
Pedro Figueiredo
4
75
71
146
T126
Sam Horsfield
4
73
73
146
T126
Zander Lombard
4
73
73
146
T129
Sebastian Garcia Rodriguez
5
73
74
147
T129
Haydn Porteous
5
73
74
147
131
Nicolai Von Dellingshausen
10
77
75
152
132
James Ruebotham
13
80
75
155