Euram Bank Open R2

Calum on top of the Hill in Austria

July 18-21
GC Adamstal, Ramsau, Austria
€185,000
Round 1, Round 3, Round 4


Calum Hill leads the Euram Bank Open on 11 under par at the halfway stage after posting a bogey-free 64 on day two at Golf Club Adamstal.

Euram Bank Open R2 - Calum on top of the Hill in Austria
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The Scot added a six under par round to his opening five under 65 to overhaul first round leader Marcel Schneider, who heads into the weekend as Hill’s nearest challenger after carding a one under par second round to reach nine under par and sit two shots back.

Hill finished as the low Scot at the Aberdeen Standard Investments Scottish Open, a Rolex Series event, last week and he has continued that form upon his return to the European Challenge Tour.

“I’m happy with how things have panned out over the last couple of days,” he said. “I’ve hit some nice golf shots and holed some putts so I’m in a nice position.


“I hit a lot of really good golf shots. I hit a poor wedge shot on my second hole, the 11th, which ended up in the right bunker but I got that up and down and I wasn’t in too much trouble for the rest of the round.

“I had a couple of close looks, missed a handful but also made a couple so it worked out a nice score in the end.

“I hit a really good drive on the last which was just left of the trees and I had 74 yards to the pin and I put it to four feet before rolling that in, so it was nice to sign off the round with that.”

The Kirkcaldy native played alongside three-time European Tour winner Grégory Havret, who also posted a six under par 64 to head into the weekend in a tie for 12th, and Hill admits it helps to have the momentum of playing with someone who is also scoring freely.

“Every single shot Greg hits is of really high quality,” he said. “It’s always a nice golf shot so you’re never stepping into your one thinking ‘oh gosh!’. You’ve always got a good vibe going into your shots, so it is nice to have that momentum in your group.

“I don’t find playing with Greg that different to playing with anyone else, despite his success. He’s just a really nice guy and very chatty, so it’s really relaxing.”

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Hill and Havret were only bettered on day two by French duo Edouard Dubois, who posted a seven under 63, and Antoine Schwartz, who tied the course record of 62 with Marcel Schneider, whose opening effort on day one saw him join Borja Virto on the honours board after the Spaniard set the record in 2018.

Behind Schneider is Englishman Matt Ford, Switzerland’s Raphael de Sousa, Felipe Aguilar, of Chile, and Finland’s Oliver Lindell, who share third place on eight under par.

Then comes a group of six players on seven under in tied seventh, including Dubois and Schwartz, along with fellow Frenchman Joel Stalter, Jordan Mixed Open Presented by Ayla champion Daan Huzing, Germany’s Nicolai von Dellingshausen and Mikael Salminen, of Finland. In total, 69 players survived the 36-hole cut of one under par and the third round will begin at 7.30 am local time on Saturday.


Pos.
Player
Nat
To Par
R1
R2
Total
1
HILL Calum
SCO
-11
65
64
129
2
SCHNEIDER Marcel
GER
-9
62
69
131
3
AGUILAR Felipe
CHI
-8
65
67
132
3
DE SOUSA Raphaël
SUI
-8
67
65
132
3
FORD Matt
ENG
-8
67
65
132
3
LINDELL Oliver
FIN
-8
66
66
132
7
DUBOIS Edouard
FRA
-7
70
63
133
7
HUIZING Daan
NED
-7
67
66
133
7
SCHWARTZ Antoine
FRA
-7
71
62
133
7
STALTER Joël
FRA
-7
68
65
133
7
VON DELLINGSHAUSEN Nicolai
GER
-7
66
67
133
12
COUSSAUD Ugo
FRA
-6
65
69
134
12
HAVRET Grégory
FRA
-6
70
64
134
12
KIM Minkyu
KOR
-6
67
67
134
12
MERONK Adrian
POL
-6
68
66
134
12
SALMINEN Mikael
FIN
-6
69
65
134
12
SCALISE Lorenzo
ITA
-6
65
69
134
18
ARMITAGE Marcus
ENG
-5
70
65
135
18
FERGUSON Ewen
SCO
-5
68
67
135
18
GAGNE Luis
CRC
-5
71
64
135
18
HOLMES Evan
CAN
-5
69
66
135
18
KARLBERG Rikard
SWE
-5
67
68
135
18
POKE Benjamin
DEN
-5
67
68
135
18
TADINI Alessandro
ITA
-5
69
66
135
18
TILEY Steven
ENG
-5
67
68
135
26
ERKENBECK James
USA
-4
66
70
136
26
FENASSE Mathieu
FRA
-4
69
67
136
26
ITEN Marco
SUI
-4
69
67
136
26
JORDAN Matthew
ENG
-4
68
68
136
26
LIMA José-Filipe
POR
-4
67
69
136
26
WHITNELL Dale
ENG
-4
66
70
136
26
YOUNG Mark
ENG
-4
69
67
136
33
CANTER Laurie
ENG
-3
70
67
137
33
CARLSSON Johan
SWE
-3
68
69
137
33
GARCIA RODRIGUEZ Sebastian
ESP
-3
70
67
137
33
HULDAHL Jeppe Pape
DEN
-3
66
71
137
33
LAPORTA Francesco
ITA
-3
67
70
137
33
LIPOLD (AM) Lukas
AUT
-3
67
70
137
33
MATUS Stanislav
CZE
-3
70
67
137
40
BOURDY Grégory
FRA
-2
68
70
138
40
CLEMENTS Todd
ENG
-2
70
68
138
40
COCKERILL Aaron
CAN
-2
66
72
138
40
COUPLAND Dave
ENG
-2
68
70
138
40
DI NITTO Enrico
ITA
-2
65
73
138
40
GRADECKI Mateusz
POL
-2
68
70
138
40
GREGORY Scott
ENG
-2
68
70
138
40
KING Gary
ENG
-2
70
68
138
40
LAMPERT Moritz
GER
-2
71
67
138
40
MCBRIDE Paul
IRL
-2
70
68
138
40
MCCARTHY Nick
ENG
-2
70
68
138
40
MRUZEK Filip
CZE
-2
69
69
138
40
REGNER (AM) Niklas
AUT
-2
70
68
138
40
RIU Victor
FRA
-2
72
66
138
40
SPOONER Billy
ENG
-2
68
70
138
40
VAN DRIEL Darius
NED
-2
70
68
138
40
VIRTO Borja
ESP
-2
68
70
138
40
WIDEGREN Pontus
SWE
-2
67
71
138
58
BRUN Julien
FRA
-1
69
70
139
58
CIANCHETTI Luca
ITA
-1
74
65
139
58
GASPAR Miguel
POR
-1
69
70
139
58
HANSON Chris
ENG
-1
70
69
139
58
KAKKO Roope
FIN
-1
68
71
139
58
MCDONALD Jack
SCO
-1
68
71
139
58
QUESNE Julien
FRA
-1
68
71
139
58
RUSCH Benjamin
SUI
-1
68
71
139
58
SCHULZ Felix
AUT
-1
68
71
139
58
VALASEK Peter
SVK
-1
72
67
139
58
VECCHI FOSSA Jacopo
ITA
-1
72
67
139
58
WITTMANN Sebastian
AUT
-1
70
69
139
70
ALLAN James
ENG
0
70
70
140
70
BRAEUNIG Christian
GER
0
69
71
140
70
DAYDOU Alexandre
FRA
0
70
70
140
70
FREIBURGHAUS Jeremy
SUI
0
68
72
140
70
FRITSCH Florian
GER
0
71
69
140
70
HESBOIS Kevin
BEL
0
67
73
140
70
LANDO CASANOVA Jérôme
FRA
0
71
69
140
70
MARIN Jose I
ESP
0
70
70
140
70
MICHAEL Anthony
RSA
0
73
67
140
70
ROBB Chris
SCO
0
68
72
140
70
ROSS James
SCO
0
73
67
140
70
STAL Gary
FRA
0
73
67
140
70
TARRIO BEN Santiago
ESP
0
73
67
140
83
HAFTHORSSON Birgir
ISL
1
71
70
141
83
HENRY Scott
SCO
1
67
74
141
83
LASKEY Mark
WAL
1
74
67
141
83
MADDY Paul
ENG
1
72
69
141
83
SCIOT-SIEGRIST Robin
FRA
1
69
72
141
83
TRAPPEL Manuel
AUT
1
70
71
141
89
ENEFER Will
ENG
2
73
69
142
89
EVANS Ryan
ENG
2
72
70
142
89
GIRRBACH Joel
SUI
2
70
72
142
89
HOEY Michael
NIR
2
72
70
142
89
HOWIE Craig
SCO
2
69
73
142
89
KUNZENBACHER Julian
GER
2
71
71
142
89
NEMECZ Lukas
AUT
2
69
73
142
89
SATAMA Henri
FIN
2
74
68
142
97
BOOTE David
WAL
3
73
70
143
97
JOUVEN Richard
FRA
3
75
68
143
97
NEUMAYER Bernard
AUT
3
70
73
143
97
RUTHERFORD Jamie
ENG
3
69
74
143
97
VAN DOREN Yente
BEL
3
75
68
143
97
WRISDALE Jordan
ENG
3
72
71
143
103
AHOKAS Antti
FIN
4
75
69
144
103
ARIZABALETA Alvaro
COL
4
72
72
144
103
BALTL Timon
AUT
4
70
74
144
103
CAFOUREK Jan
CZE
4
74
70
144
103
DAUX Franck
FRA
4
69
75
144
103
DEL MORAL Carlos
ESP
4
75
69
144
103
GLOET Christian
DEN
4
71
73
144
103
HUNT Toby
WAL
4
70
74
144
103
JOHANSSON Niclas
SWE
4
70
74
144
103
SARACINO Andrea
ITA
4
71
73
144
113
BAEK Peter L
DEN
5
70
75
145
113
CRUZ Tiago
POR
5
70
75
145
113
DAWSON Robin
IRL
5
72
73
145
113
HAASTRUP Mark Flindt
DEN
5
71
74
145
113
HELLGREN Björn
SWE
5
73
72
145
113
JOHN Allen
GER
5
68
77
145
113
KRISTJANSSON Gudmundur
ISL
5
68
77
145
113
SHIM Jaewoo
KOR
5
76
69
145
113
STEWART Duncan
SCO
5
69
76
145
113
VAN MEIJEL Lars
NED
5
72
73
145
113
WIEGELE Martin
AUT
5
72
73
145
124
ECHENIQUE Rafa
ARG
6
72
74
146
124
GRENVILLE-WOOD Joshua
ENG
6
72
74
146
126
BESSA Tomás
POR
7
74
73
147
126
BREZOVSKY Michal
SVK
7
72
75
147
126
DEAN Joe
ENG
7
76
71
147
126
FOLK (AM) Gerold
AUT
7
72
75
147
126
GALLIANO Luca
SUI
7
76
71
147
126
JACKLIN Sean
SCO
7
72
75
147
126
MAURER Jürgen
AUT
7
72
75
147
133
BERARDO Clément
FRA
8
68
80
148
133
CHO Rak hyun
KOR
8
73
75
148
133
MIKKOLA Ossi
FIN
8
75
73
148
133
MOHR Marcus
ENG
8
75
73
148
133
O’ROURKE Conor
IRL
8
71
77
148
133
PEACOCK Daniel
NIR
8
77
71
148
139
CASALEGNO Carlo
ITA
9
73
76
149
139
KORINEK Ales
CZE
9
71
78
149
139
MURRAY Tom
ENG
9
76
73
149
139
PERRIER Damien
FRA
9
76
73
149
139
SUCHAN Daniel
CZE
9
76
73
149
144
LEITMANNSTETTER Aaron
GER
11
74
77
151
145
COHEN Perry
SUI
12
74
78
152
145
ESPAÑA Edouard
FRA
12
69
83
152
147
FERNANDEZ Scott
ESP
13
71
82
153
147
GALIANO AGUILAR Mario
ESP
13
79
74
153
149
ALBERTUS Max
NED
16
75
81
156
150
STEAD Brady
CAN
19
84
75
159
151
KEMALOGLU Ediz
TUR
21
80
81
161