ISPS HANDA UK Championship R2

Justin Walters holds on to lead

August 27-30
The Belfry, Sutton Coldfield, England
€1,000,000
Round 1, Round 3, Round 4

ISPS HANDA UK Championship R2 - Justin Walters holds on to lead
Justin Walters (Mike Egerton/PA Wire)


South Africa’s Justin Walters started his second round with a three shot lead after a brilliant 64 on Thursday. He held on to his lead in spite of further heavy rain and a lengthy delay at the Belfry, making an impressive par save on his last hole to get to nine under.


“It’s quite special, today a year ago I lost my dad and I’ve just got quite a sombre, relaxed approach at the moment,” he said. “Whatever comes my way, comes my way.

“When something good happens, smile and enjoy it. That’s got me through some tough moments already this week in terms of the situations I’ve found myself in. I plan to continue that on the weekend.


“A few months ago I wasn’t sure if we would even get any tournaments to play in, and now I have the lead going in to the weekend in a tournament at an iconic golf course. I don’t think you can ask for more than that.”

Frenchman Benjamin Hebert came closest to challenging him after a 69, one clear of England’s Paul Waring who fired a 67.




Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
R2
Total
1
Justin Walters
-9
64
71
135
2
Benjamin Hebert
-8
67
69
136
3
Paul Waring
-7
70
67
137
T4
Marcus Armitage
-6
70
68
138
T4
Ryan Fox
-6
71
67
138
T4
Matthew Jordan
-6
69
69
138
T4
Bernd Wiesberger
-6
67
71
138
T8
Craig Howie
-5
68
67
135
T8
Julian Suri
-5
68
71
139
T8
Scott Vincent
-5
67
72
139
T11
Richard Bland
-4
70
70
140
T11
Dean Burmester
-4
70
70
140
T11
Bryce Easton
-4
72
68
140
T11
Calum Hill
-4
68
72
140
T11
Martin Kaymer
-4
68
72
140
T16
Thomas Bjørn
-3
72
69
141
T16
Aaron Cockerill
-3
72
69
141
T16
Ross Fisher
-3
68
73
141
T16
Tom Gandy
-3
73
68
141
T16
Garrick Higgo
-3
70
71
141
T16
Wilco Nienaber
-3
69
72
141
T16
Graeme Storm
-3
72
69
141
T16
Lee Westwood
-3
70
71
141
T24
Jorge Campillo
-2
69
73
142
T24
Joachim B. Hansen
-2
71
71
142
T24
Rasmus Højgaard
-2
73
69
142
T24
Marcus Kinhult
-2
68
74
142
T24
Ross McGowan
-2
74
68
142
T24
Jake McLeod
-2
71
71
142
T24
Wade Ormsby
-2
68
74
142
T24
Andy Sullivan
-2
70
72
142
T24
Marc Warren
-2
69
73
142
T24
Jeff Winther
-2
69
73
142
T24
Min Woo Lee
-2
71
71
142
T24
Darius van Driel
-2
72
70
142
T36
Rhys Enoch
-1
68
75
143
T36
Ben Evans
-1
71
72
143
T36
David Horsey
-1
71
72
143
T36
Thorbjørn Olesen
-1
70
73
143
T36
Aaron Rai
-1
71
72
143
T36
Matthias Schwab
-1
71
72
143
T36
Joel Sjoholm
-1
67
76
143
T36
Matt Wallace
-1
70
73
143
T44
Laurie Canter
E
71
73
144
T44
John Catlin
E
72
72
144
T44
Nicolas Colsaerts
E
75
69
144
T44
Dave Coupland
E
73
71
144
T44
David Dixon
E
68
76
144
T44
Zander Lombard
E
75
69
144
T44
Matthieu Pavon
E
72
72
144
T44
Eddie Pepperell
E
74
70
144
T44
Damien Perrier
E
73
71
144
T44
Martin Simonsen
E
74
70
144
T54
Wil Besseling
1
73
68
141
T54
Lucas Bjerregaard
1
73
72
145
T54
Jonathan Caldwell
1
71
74
145
T54
Stephen Gallacher
1
69
76
145
T54
Raphael Jacquelin
1
74
71
145
T54
Liam Johnston
1
72
73
145
T54
Masahiro Kawamura
1
70
75
145
T54
Søren Kjeldsen
1
70
75
145
T54
Haotong Li
1
74
71
145
T54
James Morrison
1
75
70
145
T54
Richie Ramsay
1
75
70
145
T54
Jack Senior
1
70
75
145
T54
Lee Slattery
1
70
75
145
T54
Steven Tiley
1
74
71
145
T68
Matthew Baldwin
2
72
74
146
T68
Alejandro Cañizares
2
74
72
146
T68
Ewen Ferguson
2
74
72
146
T68
Sebastian Garcia Rodriguez
2
74
72
146
T68
Gregory Havret
2
72
74
146
T68
David Howell
2
70
76
146
T68
Joakim Lagergren
2
75
71
146
T68
Chris Paisley
2
75
71
146
T68
Victor Perez
2
75
71
146
T68
JC Ritchie
2
71
75
146
T68
Antoine Rozner
2
74
72
146
T68
Marcel Siem
2
75
71
146
T68
Dale Whitnell
2
76
70
146
T81
Philip Eriksson
3
72
75
147
T81
Gavin Kyle Green
3
69
78
147
T81
Daan Huizing
3
73
74
147
T81
Romain Langasque
3
73
74
147
T81
Haydn Porteous
3
73
74
147
T81
Kalle Samooja
3
74
73
147
T81
Jordan Smith
3
72
75
147
T81
Romain Wattel
3
75
72
147
T81
Danny Willett
3
72
75
147
T90
Maverick Antcliff
4
78
70
148
T90
Steven Brown
4
75
73
148
T90
Ashley Chesters
4
74
74
148
T90
Louis De Jager
4
72
76
148
T90
Oliver Farr
4
74
74
148
T90
Jbe Kruger
4
76
72
148
T90
Jacques Kruyswijk
4
76
72
148
T90
Oscar Lengden
4
71
77
148
T90
Edoardo Molinari
4
76
72
148
T90
Robert Rock
4
75
73
148
T90
Ben Stow
4
73
75
148
T90
Jordan Wrisdale
4
76
72
148
T90
Daniel Young (a)
4
70
78
148
T103
Julien Guerrier
5
75
74
149
T103
Sihwan Kim
5
74
75
149
T103
Pablo Larrazabal
5
73
76
149
T103
Zach Murray
5
71
78
149
T103
Benjamin Poke
5
72
77
149
T103
Garrick Porteous
5
74
75
149
T103
Tapio Pulkkanen
5
75
74
149
T103
Adrien Saddier
5
72
77
149
T103
Matthew Southgate
5
73
76
149
T112
Curtis Knipes (a)
6
74
76
150
T112
Shubhankar Sharma
6
72
78
150
T112
Callum Shinkwin
6
76
74
150
T115
Paul Dunne
7
74
77
151
T115
Marcel Schneider
7
76
75
151
T117
Mathieu Fenasse (a)
8
76
76
152
T117
Daniel Gavins
8
76
76
152
T117
Alexander Levy
8
79
73
152
T117
Toby Tree
8
75
77
152
T121
Nicolai Højgaard
9
78
75
153
T121
Hurly Long (a)
9
77
76
153
T121
Richard McEvoy
9
80
73
153
T124
Gareth Davies
10
73
81
154
T124
David Law
10
73
81
154
126
Max Schmitt
11
75
80
155
127
Janne Kaske
13
78
79
157
T128
Scott Hend
15
75
84
159
T128
Lorenzo Scalise
15
80
79
159
130
Brendan Lawlor
22
84
82
166
WD
Oliver Fisher
6
78
78