European Challenge Tour

Euram Bank Open 2018

July 26-29

Golf Club Adamstal, Ramsau, Austria

July 26-29

Golf Club Adamstal, Ramsau, Austria

Round 2

No stalling from Crocker at Adamstal

July 27, 2018

Sean Crocker backed-up his opening round 64 with a five under par 65 on Day Two and leads the Euram Bank Open by one shot at the halfway mark in Austria.

No stalling from Crocker at Adamstal, © Getty Images

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The American began the day as a co-leader along with Czech golfer Filip Mruzek, but the 21 year old quickly moved ahead after converting three birdies on his first six holes and carding a bogey-free front nine 33.

Following pars on the tenth and 11th holes, Crocker missed the green with a gap wedge on the 12th and sensed that an up and down might be crucial for maintaining his momentum.

“It was just a poor shot,” he said. “I short-sided myself, but I made a six-foot par putt and that kind of got me going because I birdied the next three holes.”

Despite a dropped shot at the 16th – one of only two so far this week — the Florida resident was pleased with his start to the tournament.

“I’m hitting good shots, hitting a lot close and making them and making the odd 10 to 15-footer when I need to,” he said. “It was a little more stress-free than yesterday — if that makes sense after shooting a worse score — but it just flowed a little easier.

“I missed a few more greens but I putted a little better and hit some good shots. It was similar to yesterday, it could have been better, it could have been worse.”

Last week, Crocker made the cut at The 147th Open Championship and got as high as tied-sixth during the third round. The experience has left him believing that he has what it takes to succeed at the highest levels.

“Although it was short lived there, because I dropped shots on the next two holes, I learned to just keep on doing what I’m doing.

“I’m hitting the ball well and my heads in a good spot so if I can just keep on doing what I’ve been doing the last two days, I should be alright for the most part.”

Nipping at his heels is the Road To Ras Al Khaimah leader Joachim B. Hansen, who has opened his tournament with a pair of 65s to sit alone in second place, only one shot back.

A victory at the Euram Bank Open would be monumental for both players. A win for Crocker would secure his status on the European Challenge Tour and would put him squarely in the mix for a coveted top-15 spot on the Road To Ras Al Khaimah. Should Hansen – who was already won twice this season – go on to lift the trophy, he would immediately graduate to the European Tour under the three-win rule.

The stakes are high for both players, and the weekend could turn out to be quite the duel between the current front-runners.

“Every single time I saw a leaderboard, JB Hansen was right next to me the whole time,” said Crocker. “The scores are out there to be shot, and it’s not like I ran away from the field today at any point.

“There’s always going to be a few guys who will go low, so it’s just a matter of who’s going lower or who’s making fewer mistakes.”

In with a chance of his own is home-favourite Manuel Trappel. The Austrian opened with rounds of 68-64 to jump 19 spots on the leaderboard and into a share of fourth place on eight under par.

In all, 63 players survived the 36-hole cut and will play the weekend at Golf Club Adamstal when Day Three commences at 7:30 am local time with Hansen and Crocker set to go at 12:40 pm.

Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
R2
Total
1
CROCKER, Sean
-11
64
65
129
2
HANSEN, Joachim B.
-10
65
65
130
3
PASTOR, Marcos
-9
66
65
131
4
HILL, Calum
-8
65
67
132
TRAPPEL, Manuel
-8
68
64
132
6
DOBIAS, Marc
-7
68
65
133
SHARVIN, Cormac
-7
68
65
133
LINARD, Thomas
-7
68
65
133
STEWART, Duncan
-7
67
66
133
10
VAN DRIEL, Darius
-6
70
64
134
MRUZEK, Filip
-6
64
70
134
LAW, David
-6
66
68
134
13
DE SOUSA, Raphaël
-5
67
68
135
VAN DER VAART, Jurrian
-5
67
68
135
LIPPARELLI, Edoardo Raffaele
-5
66
69
135
GALIANO AGUILAR, Mario
-5
68
67
135
EINHAUS, Sean
-5
68
67
135
REITER, Berni
-5
68
67
135
19
SARASTI, Juan
-4
72
64
136
KUNZENBACHER, Julian
-4
68
68
136
CASEY, Harry
-4
69
67
136
LAPORTA, Francesco
-4
65
71
136
VENTURA, Kristoffer
-4
66
70
136
ALLAN, James
-4
68
68
136
DI NITTO, Enrico
-4
67
69
136
MANLEY, Stuart
-4
68
68
136
CARLSSON, Johan
-4
65
71
136
MURRAY, Tom
-4
69
67
136
DAVIDSON, Jack
-4
71
65
136
FIGUEIREDO, Pedro
-4
69
67
136
HENRY, Scott
-4
68
68
136
32
BESSELING, Wil
-3
65
72
137
LANDO CASANOVA, Jérôme
-3
69
68
137
KORINEK, Ales
-3
67
70
137
RITTHAMMER, Bernd
-3
68
69
137
KESKARI, Martin
-3
69
68
137
GASPAR, Miguel
-3
69
68
137
38
BALTL, Timon
-2
72
66
138
VAN MEIJEL, Lars
-2
70
68
138
BRUN, Julien
-2
69
69
138
GRADECKI, Mateusz
-2
70
68
138
KAKKO, Roope
-2
69
69
138
PLANT, Alfie
-2
67
71
138
MCBRIDE, Paul
-2
67
71
138
MCELROY, Dermot
-2
70
68
138
RUTHERFORD, Jamie
-2
69
69
138
JOANNES, Hugues
-2
68
70
138
MATUS, Stanislav
-2
70
68
138
NEMECZ, Lukas
-2
70
68
138
OVESEN, Martin
-2
72
66
138
HUIZING, Daan
-2
72
66
138
ERKENBECK, James
-2
67
71
138
PERRIER, Damien
-2
69
69
138
CRUZ, Tiago
-2
71
67
138
GOYA, Estanislao
-2
70
68
138
56
VIRTO, Borja
-1
71
68
139
EASTON, Bryce
-1
72
67
139
CUARTERO BLANCO, Emilio
-1
67
72
139
MØLLER, Niklas Norgaard
-1
68
71
139
TADINI, Alessandro
-1
69
70
139
MCDONALD, Jack
-1
69
70
139
CHAPMAN, Adam
-1
67
72
139
63
LIESER, Ondrej
Par
69
70
139
64
REGNER (AM), Niklas
Par
67
73
140
BOYD, Gary
Par
72
68
140
ROBERTSHAWE, Samuel*
Par
68
72
140
FINCH, Richard
Par
71
69
140
STARK, Oscar*
Par
72
68
140
HAASTRUP, Mark Flindt*
Par
68
72
140
MACCARIO, Federico*
Par
70
70
140
HABELER, Markus
Par
68
72
140
HURLEY, Gary
Par
71
69
140
MCCLAIN, Wes*
Par
75
65
140
74
MADDY, Paul
1
72
69
141
GIRRBACH, Joel*
1
73
68
141
KOERBLER, Christoph*
1
70
71
141
BONNING, Otto
1
71
70
141
ASTL, Leonhard*
1
72
69
141
ADAMS, James*
1
74
67
141
ZUCCHETTI, Federico*
1
73
68
141
ESPAÑA, Edouard*
1
72
69
141
HODKINSON, Adam
1
72
69
141
BAEK, Peter L*
1
70
71
141
JOHANSSON, Niclas*
1
71
70
141
BOOTE, David*
1
69
72
141
86
FORD, Matt
2
71
71
142
LEON, Hugo
2
69
73
142
ROEBUCK, Will*
2
70
72
142
HOEY, Michael*
2
70
72
142
GOGER, Robin
2
73
69
142
LAMPERT, Moritz
2
72
70
142
NEUMAYER, Bernard
2
69
73
142
BERGAMASCHI, Filippo
2
70
72
142
FORSSTRÖM, Simon*
2
77
65
142
MARIN, Jose I*
2
72
70
142
TINNING, Nicolai
2
69
73
142
CASEY, Brian*
2
73
69
142
SAINZ, Javier*
2
71
71
142
FELDBORG NIELSEN, Christopher*
2
73
69
142
100
BRAEUNIG, Christian
3
74
69
143
FORREST, Grant
3
74
69
143
DOHERTY, Jack*
3
72
71
143
MEYER, Chris*
3
72
71
143
RIU, Victor
3
73
70
143
VAISANEN, Linus*
3
73
70
143
VON DELLINGSHAUSEN, Nicolai
3
72
71
143
RUUSKA, Lauri*
3
69
74
143
DYSON, Simon*
3
76
67
143
YAMAC (AM), Taner*
3
70
73
143
HJELM, Rasmus
3
72
71
143
SHIELDS, Paul
3
71
72
143
112
MACINTYRE, Robert
4
69
75
144
WITTMANN, Sebastian*
4
74
70
144
BROWN, Daniel*
4
71
73
144
LINDBERG, Mikael
4
72
72
144
MAKITALO, Jaakko*
4
75
69
144
CAFOUREK, Jan*
4
76
68
144
O'SULLIVAN, LUKE*
4
69
75
144
VAN WEST, Robbie
4
72
72
144
COCHA, Tommy*
4
72
72
144
PETERSSON, Robin
4
73
71
144
122
KING, Gary
5
72
73
145
BEKKER, Oliver
5
73
72
145
DEDEK, Petr
5
70
75
145
125
VALASEK, Peter*
6
69
77
146
ROZNER, Antoine*
6
72
74
146
CALDWELL, Jonathan*
6
70
76
146
VIBE-HASTRUP, Mads*
6
72
74
146
VECCHI FOSSA, Jacopo
6
72
74
146
Pos.
Player
To Par
Total
1
CROCKER, Sean
-11
129
2
HANSEN, Joachim B.
-10
130
3
PASTOR, Marcos
-9
131
4
HILL, Calum
-8
132
TRAPPEL, Manuel
-8
132
6
DOBIAS, Marc
-7
133
SHARVIN, Cormac
-7
133
LINARD, Thomas
-7
133
STEWART, Duncan
-7
133
10
VAN DRIEL, Darius
-6
134
MRUZEK, Filip
-6
134
LAW, David
-6
134
13
DE SOUSA, Raphaël
-5
135
VAN DER VAART, Jurrian
-5
135
LIPPARELLI, Edoardo Raffaele
-5
135
GALIANO AGUILAR, Mario
-5
135
EINHAUS, Sean
-5
135
REITER, Berni
-5
135
19
SARASTI, Juan
-4
136
KUNZENBACHER, Julian
-4
136
CASEY, Harry
-4
136
LAPORTA, Francesco
-4
136
VENTURA, Kristoffer
-4
136
ALLAN, James
-4
136
DI NITTO, Enrico
-4
136
MANLEY, Stuart
-4
136
CARLSSON, Johan
-4
136
MURRAY, Tom
-4
136
DAVIDSON, Jack
-4
136
FIGUEIREDO, Pedro
-4
136
HENRY, Scott
-4
136
32
BESSELING, Wil
-3
137
LANDO CASANOVA, Jérôme
-3
137
KORINEK, Ales
-3
137
RITTHAMMER, Bernd
-3
137
KESKARI, Martin
-3
137
GASPAR, Miguel
-3
137
38
BALTL, Timon
-2
138
VAN MEIJEL, Lars
-2
138
BRUN, Julien
-2
138
GRADECKI, Mateusz
-2
138
KAKKO, Roope
-2
138
PLANT, Alfie
-2
138
MCBRIDE, Paul
-2
138
MCELROY, Dermot
-2
138
RUTHERFORD, Jamie
-2
138
JOANNES, Hugues
-2
138
MATUS, Stanislav
-2
138
NEMECZ, Lukas
-2
138
OVESEN, Martin
-2
138
HUIZING, Daan
-2
138
ERKENBECK, James
-2
138
PERRIER, Damien
-2
138
CRUZ, Tiago
-2
138
GOYA, Estanislao
-2
138
56
VIRTO, Borja
-1
139
EASTON, Bryce
-1
139
CUARTERO BLANCO, Emilio
-1
139
MØLLER, Niklas Norgaard
-1
139
TADINI, Alessandro
-1
139
MCDONALD, Jack
-1
139
CHAPMAN, Adam
-1
139
63
LIESER, Ondrej
Par
139
64
REGNER (AM), Niklas
Par
140
BOYD, Gary
Par
140
ROBERTSHAWE, Samuel*
Par
140
FINCH, Richard
Par
140
STARK, Oscar*
Par
140
HAASTRUP, Mark Flindt*
Par
140
MACCARIO, Federico*
Par
140
HABELER, Markus
Par
140
HURLEY, Gary
Par
140
MCCLAIN, Wes*
Par
140
74
MADDY, Paul
1
141
GIRRBACH, Joel*
1
141
KOERBLER, Christoph*
1
141
BONNING, Otto
1
141
ASTL, Leonhard*
1
141
ADAMS, James*
1
141
ZUCCHETTI, Federico*
1
141
ESPAÑA, Edouard*
1
141
HODKINSON, Adam
1
141
BAEK, Peter L*
1
141
JOHANSSON, Niclas*
1
141
BOOTE, David*
1
141
86
FORD, Matt
2
142
LEON, Hugo
2
142
ROEBUCK, Will*
2
142
HOEY, Michael*
2
142
GOGER, Robin
2
142
LAMPERT, Moritz
2
142
NEUMAYER, Bernard
2
142
BERGAMASCHI, Filippo
2
142
FORSSTRÖM, Simon*
2
142
MARIN, Jose I*
2
142
TINNING, Nicolai
2
142
CASEY, Brian*
2
142
SAINZ, Javier*
2
142
FELDBORG NIELSEN, Christopher*
2
142
100
BRAEUNIG, Christian
3
143
FORREST, Grant
3
143
DOHERTY, Jack*
3
143
MEYER, Chris*
3
143
RIU, Victor
3
143
VAISANEN, Linus*
3
143
VON DELLINGSHAUSEN, Nicolai
3
143
RUUSKA, Lauri*
3
143
DYSON, Simon*
3
143
YAMAC (AM), Taner*
3
143
HJELM, Rasmus
3
143
SHIELDS, Paul
3
143
112
MACINTYRE, Robert
4
144
WITTMANN, Sebastian*
4
144
BROWN, Daniel*
4
144
LINDBERG, Mikael
4
144
MAKITALO, Jaakko*
4
144
CAFOUREK, Jan*
4
144
O'SULLIVAN, LUKE*
4
144
VAN WEST, Robbie
4
144
COCHA, Tommy*
4
144
PETERSSON, Robin
4
144
122
KING, Gary
5
145
BEKKER, Oliver
5
145
DEDEK, Petr
5
145
125
VALASEK, Peter*
6
146
ROZNER, Antoine*
6
146
CALDWELL, Jonathan*
6
146
VIBE-HASTRUP, Mads*
6
146
VECCHI FOSSA, Jacopo
6
146