European Tour

Made in Denmark 2018

August 30 - September 02

Silkeborg Ry Golf Club, Silkeborg, Denmark

€1,500,000

August 30 - September 02

Silkeborg Ry Golf Club, Silkeborg, Denmark

€1,500,000

Round 2

Classy Christiaan claims lead in Denmark

August 31, 2018

Christiaan Bezuidenhout carded a second-round 65 to surge into a two-shot lead over Lee Westwood and Jonathan Thomson on day two of the Made in Denmark.

Classy Christiaan claims lead in Denmark, © Getty Images

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The South African followed up his opening 66 at Silkeborg Ry Golf Club with a seven under par effort to equal Bradley Dredge's tournament record of 13 under after 36 holes.

“The course is playing quite soft so you can attack the flags and be very aggressive. I have played aggressive the last two days and was driving the ball brilliantly and the putter was working well which is a good combination. I made a driver change last week as I was struggling with the driver and that has been all the difference."

“It's been great to feel some confidence coming back into my game and hopefully I can keep going from here because I have some work to do to keep my European Tour card. If I keep playing the way I have been for the last few days then I am hopeful that I can get the results."

“I have actually been playing well but either just missing cuts or not making good progress at the weekend to kick on and get better results but hopefully this good play will continue from here.”

Ryder Cup Vice-Captain Westwood matched Bezuidenhout's 65 to march ominously into contention, with Thomson adding a 68 to his opening 64 to join Westwood in a tie for second – one clear of Sam Horsfield and two ahead of Thomas Detry and Matt Baldwin.

“It was good today," said Westwood. "It's a golf course that I really like. It's not a case of [pulling driver on every hole. Well you can if you want to but you need to be patient and strategic out there and I have done that well for the first two days and played really well. Just the one bogey and 12 birdies so I am delighted."

“I think it'll take more than that for me to get a pick! Our team is strong with so many good you players that they don't need me."

In the race to take the final automatic spot in the Ryder Cup Team, Eddie Pepperell and Matthew Fitzpatrick were facing an uphill battle to claim the victory they needed to potentially overhaul local hero Thorbjørn Olesen.

The biggest 36-hole deficit made up by a winner this season is nine shots by Alex Noren at the HNA Open de France, and Fitzpatrick will at least have to match that after a second-round 68 moved him to four under.

“I definitely left a few out there," said Fitzpatrick. "I played well today but this feels like the whole season has been. Getting the three / four under and then just not pushing on. The putts seem to have dried up a little but hopefully it can finally turn around over the weekend."

“Obviously I need a very low scoring weekend to win but that is not impossible. It will take a silly low weekend though. I think if I could shoot a couple of 64s then I would have a chance.”

Pepperell was one shot better off after a 69, with Olesen recovering from his disappointing opening day 73 with a second round 68 to make the cut.

If Fitzpatrick were to win, a tie for seventh with one other or better would see Olesen keep the final place, while a top 12 from the Dane would keep a victorious Pepperell at bay.

Pos.
Player
Nat
Score
R1
R2
Total
1
Christiaan Bezuidenhout
RSA
-7
66
65
131
T2
Jonathan Thomson
ENG
-3
64
69
133
T2
Lee Westwood
ENG
-7
68
65
133
4
Sam Horsfield
ENG
-5
67
67
134
T5
Matthew Baldwin
ENG
-3
66
69
135
T5
Thomas Detry
BEL
-4
67
68
135
T7
Hunter Stewart
USA
-2
66
70
136
T7
Matt Wallace
ENG
-4
68
68
136
T9
Adrian Otaegui
ESP
-5
70
67
137
T9
Brett Rumford
AUS
-1
66
71
137
T9
Callum Shinkwin
ENG
-6
71
66
137
T9
Chris Hanson
ENG
-5
70
67
137
T9
Erik Van Rooyen
RSA
-2
67
70
137
T9
Fabrizio Zanotti
PAR
-4
69
68
137
T9
Lucas Bjerregaard
DNK
-1
66
71
137
T9
Nicolai Tinning
DNK
-4
69
68
137
T9
Phachara Khongwatmai
THA
-3
68
69
137
T9
Richard Sterne
RSA
-6
71
66
137
T9
Robert Rock
ENG
-2
67
70
137
T9
Thomas Pieters
BEL
-4
69
68
137
T21
Ashun Wu
CHI
-4
70
68
138
T21
David Drysdale
SCO
-2
68
70
138
T21
Jazz Janewattananond
MAS
-1
67
71
138
T21
Matthew Southgate
ENG
-2
68
70
138
T21
Paul Peterson
USA
-5
71
67
138
T21
Pep Angles
ESP
-6
72
66
138
T21
Richard McEvoy
ENG
-1
67
71
138
T21
Ryan Evans
ENG
-1
67
71
138
T21
Steven Brown
ENG
-4
70
68
138
T21
Tom Lewis
ENG
-4
70
68
138
T31
Ashley Chesters
ENG
-2
69
70
139
T31
Bradley Dredge
WAL
-4
71
68
139
T31
Eddie Pepperell
ENG
-3
70
69
139
T31
Josh Geary
NZL
1
66
73
139
T31
Soren Kjeldsen
DEN
-6
73
66
139
T31
Thomas Bjorn
DEN
-3
70
69
139
T37
Aksel Olsen
NOR
-4
72
68
140
T37
Jason Scrivener
AUS
-3
71
69
140
T37
Joakim Lagergren
SWE
Par
68
72
140
T37
Jordan Smith
ENG
-2
70
70
140
T37
Justin Walters
RSA
-2
70
70
140
T37
Matthew Fitzpatrick
ENG
-4
72
68
140
T37
Nicolas Colsaerts
BEL
Par
68
72
140
T37
Pedro Oriol
ESP
Par
68
72
140
T37
Richard Bland
ENG
-4
72
68
140
T37
Richie Ramsay
SCO
-1
69
71
140
T37
Scott Fernandez
ESP
1
67
73
140
T48
David Horsey
ENG
-4
73
68
141
T48
Frederik Dreier
DEN
-3
72
69
141
T48
Gary Stal
FRA
-5
74
67
141
T48
Jamie Donaldson
WAL
2
67
74
141
T48
Matthew Millar
AUS
-3
72
69
141
T48
Nick Cullen
AUS
-1
70
71
141
T48
Stephen Gallacher
SCO
-3
72
69
141
T55
Adrien Saddier
SCO
-1
71
71
142
T55
Charlie Ford
ENG
-2
72
70
142
T55
Haydn Porteous
RSA
Par
70
72
142
T55
Hideto Tanihara
JPN
-1
71
71
142
T55
James Morrison
ENG
1
69
73
142
T55
Jin-Ho Choi
KOR
-3
73
69
142
T55
Joachim B. Hansen
DEN
-2
72
70
142
T55
Marcus Fraser
AUS
-4
74
68
142
T55
Marcus Kinhult
SWE
2
68
74
142
T55
Matthew Nixon
ENG
-3
73
69
142
T55
Niklas Noergaard Moeller
DEN
1
69
73
142
T55
Oliver Farr
WAL
-5
75
67
142
T55
Oliver Fisher
ENG
-1
71
71
142
T55
Pontus Widegren
SWE
1
69
73
142
T55
Ricardo Melo Gouveia
POR
-1
71
71
142
T55
Romain Wattel
FRA
-3
73
69
142
T55
Scott Vincent
ZIM
1
69
73
142
T55
Thomas Aiken
RSA
-2
72
70
142
T55
Thorbjorn Olesen
DEN
-3
73
69
142
CUT
Adam Bland
AUS
Par
71
72
143
CUT
Chase Koepka
USA
1
70
73
143
CUT
Christofer Blomstrand
SWE
-1
72
71
143
CUT
Daniel Brooks
ENG
-1
72
71
143
CUT
Edoardo Molinari
ITA
Par
71
72
143
CUT
Gregory Bourdy
FRA
Par
71
72
143
CUT
Jeff Winther
SWE
-2
73
70
143
CUT
Lasse Jensen
DNK
Par
71
72
143
CUT
Laurie Canter
ENG
Par
71
72
143
CUT
Marc Warren
SCO
1
70
73
143
CUT
Mark Tullo
CHL
-1
72
71
143
CUT
Matias Calderon
CHI
Par
71
72
143
CUT
Nicolai Hoejgaard
DEN
2
69
74
143
CUT
Sebastian Heisele
GER
-3
74
69
143
CUT
Tapio Pulkkanen
FIN
-1
72
71
143
CUT
Yusaku Miyazato
JPN
-1
72
71
143
CUT
Ajeetesh Sandhu
IND
-3
75
69
144
CUT
Danny Willett
ENG
3
69
75
144
CUT
Danthai Boonma
THA
-3
75
69
144
CUT
Dean Burmester
RSA
-3
75
69
144
CUT
Doug Ghim
USA
-1
73
71
144
CUT
Felipe Aguilar
CHI
Par
72
72
144
CUT
Gaganjeet Bhullar
IND
-1
73
71
144
CUT
Gregory Havret
FRA
3
69
75
144
CUT
Jacques Kruyswijk
RSA
-1
73
71
144
CUT
Jason Norris
AUS
4
68
76
144
CUT
Marcel Siem
GER
-2
74
70
144
CUT
Marcus Armitage
ENG
-1
73
71
144
CUT
Matthias Schwab
AUT
1
71
73
144
CUT
Sebastien Gros
FRA
-2
74
70
144
CUT
Simon Khan
ENG
-1
73
71
144
CUT
Austin Connelly
CAN
1
72
73
145
CUT
Clement Sordet
FRA
-1
74
71
145
CUT
David Howell
ENG
-3
76
69
145
CUT
David Lipsky
USA
1
72
73
145
CUT
Henric Sturehed
SWE
3
70
75
145
CUT
Mikael Lundberg
SWE
-3
76
69
145
CUT
Peter Hanson
SWE
1
72
73
145
CUT
Steve Webster
ENG
1
72
73
145
CUT
Alejandro Canizares
ESP
-1
75
71
146
CUT
Anders Hansen
DEN
1
73
73
146
CUT
Jeung-Hun Wang
KOR
3
71
75
146
CUT
Julien Guerrier
FRA
1
73
73
146
CUT
Rasmus Hoejgaard
DEN
-1
75
71
146
CUT
Shiv Chawrasia
IND
Par
74
72
146
CUT
Soo-Min Lee
KOR
-2
76
70
146
CUT
Daniel Im
USA
Par
75
72
147
CUT
Jens Dantorp
SWE
2
73
74
147
CUT
John Daly
USA
-1
76
71
147
CUT
Jonas Blixt
SWE
Par
75
72
147
CUT
Lucas Herbert
AUS
1
74
73
147
CUT
Michael Jonzon
SWE
1
74
73
147
CUT
Morten Orum Madsen
DEN
-1
76
71
147
CUT
Zander Lombard
RSA
-1
76
71
147
CUT
Gavin Green
MAS
2
74
74
148
CUT
Jack Munro
AUS
-3
79
69
148
CUT
Lee Slattery
ENG
Par
76
72
148
CUT
Robert Karlsson
SWE
4
72
76
148
CUT
Sam Brazel
AUS
4
72
76
148
CUT
Thomas Noerret
DEN
3
73
75
148
CUT
Andrew Dodt
AUS
-2
79
70
149
CUT
Florian Fritsch
GER
Par
77
72
149
CUT
Martin Kaymer
GER
4
73
76
149
CUT
Richard Green
AUS
3
74
75
149
CUT
Mark Foster
ENG
2
76
74
150
CUT
Connor Syme
SCO
2
77
74
151
CUT
Jaco Van Zyl
RSA
1
78
73
151
CUT
Rak Cho
KOR
5
74
77
151
CUT
Jacob Glennemo
SWE
6
76
78
154
CUT
Scott Hend
AUS
3
79
75
154
RET
Bradley Neil
SCO
1
71
-
71
RET
Oscar Serna
MEX
-2
74
-
74
RET
Birgir Hafthorsson
ISL
-6
78
-
78
RET
Petr Gal Jr.
CZE
-12
84
-
84
Pos.
Player
Nat
Score
Total
1
Christiaan Bezuidenhout
RSA
-7
131
T2
Jonathan Thomson
ENG
-3
133
T2
Lee Westwood
ENG
-7
133
4
Sam Horsfield
ENG
-5
134
T5
Matthew Baldwin
ENG
-3
135
T5
Thomas Detry
BEL
-4
135
T7
Hunter Stewart
USA
-2
136
T7
Matt Wallace
ENG
-4
136
T9
Adrian Otaegui
ESP
-5
137
T9
Brett Rumford
AUS
-1
137
T9
Callum Shinkwin
ENG
-6
137
T9
Chris Hanson
ENG
-5
137
T9
Erik Van Rooyen
RSA
-2
137
T9
Fabrizio Zanotti
PAR
-4
137
T9
Lucas Bjerregaard
DNK
-1
137
T9
Nicolai Tinning
DNK
-4
137
T9
Phachara Khongwatmai
THA
-3
137
T9
Richard Sterne
RSA
-6
137
T9
Robert Rock
ENG
-2
137
T9
Thomas Pieters
BEL
-4
137
T21
Ashun Wu
CHI
-4
138
T21
David Drysdale
SCO
-2
138
T21
Jazz Janewattananond
MAS
-1
138
T21
Matthew Southgate
ENG
-2
138
T21
Paul Peterson
USA
-5
138
T21
Pep Angles
ESP
-6
138
T21
Richard McEvoy
ENG
-1
138
T21
Ryan Evans
ENG
-1
138
T21
Steven Brown
ENG
-4
138
T21
Tom Lewis
ENG
-4
138
T31
Ashley Chesters
ENG
-2
139
T31
Bradley Dredge
WAL
-4
139
T31
Eddie Pepperell
ENG
-3
139
T31
Josh Geary
NZL
1
139
T31
Soren Kjeldsen
DEN
-6
139
T31
Thomas Bjorn
DEN
-3
139
T37
Aksel Olsen
NOR
-4
140
T37
Jason Scrivener
AUS
-3
140
T37
Joakim Lagergren
SWE
Par
140
T37
Jordan Smith
ENG
-2
140
T37
Justin Walters
RSA
-2
140
T37
Matthew Fitzpatrick
ENG
-4
140
T37
Nicolas Colsaerts
BEL
Par
140
T37
Pedro Oriol
ESP
Par
140
T37
Richard Bland
ENG
-4
140
T37
Richie Ramsay
SCO
-1
140
T37
Scott Fernandez
ESP
1
140
T48
David Horsey
ENG
-4
141
T48
Frederik Dreier
DEN
-3
141
T48
Gary Stal
FRA
-5
141
T48
Jamie Donaldson
WAL
2
141
T48
Matthew Millar
AUS
-3
141
T48
Nick Cullen
AUS
-1
141
T48
Stephen Gallacher
SCO
-3
141
T55
Adrien Saddier
SCO
-1
142
T55
Charlie Ford
ENG
-2
142
T55
Haydn Porteous
RSA
Par
142
T55
Hideto Tanihara
JPN
-1
142
T55
James Morrison
ENG
1
142
T55
Jin-Ho Choi
KOR
-3
142
T55
Joachim B. Hansen
DEN
-2
142
T55
Marcus Fraser
AUS
-4
142
T55
Marcus Kinhult
SWE
2
142
T55
Matthew Nixon
ENG
-3
142
T55
Niklas Noergaard Moeller
DEN
1
142
T55
Oliver Farr
WAL
-5
142
T55
Oliver Fisher
ENG
-1
142
T55
Pontus Widegren
SWE
1
142
T55
Ricardo Melo Gouveia
POR
-1
142
T55
Romain Wattel
FRA
-3
142
T55
Scott Vincent
ZIM
1
142
T55
Thomas Aiken
RSA
-2
142
T55
Thorbjorn Olesen
DEN
-3
142
CUT
Adam Bland
AUS
Par
143
CUT
Chase Koepka
USA
1
143
CUT
Christofer Blomstrand
SWE
-1
143
CUT
Daniel Brooks
ENG
-1
143
CUT
Edoardo Molinari
ITA
Par
143
CUT
Gregory Bourdy
FRA
Par
143
CUT
Jeff Winther
SWE
-2
143
CUT
Lasse Jensen
DNK
Par
143
CUT
Laurie Canter
ENG
Par
143
CUT
Marc Warren
SCO
1
143
CUT
Mark Tullo
CHL
-1
143
CUT
Matias Calderon
CHI
Par
143
CUT
Nicolai Hoejgaard
DEN
2
143
CUT
Sebastian Heisele
GER
-3
143
CUT
Tapio Pulkkanen
FIN
-1
143
CUT
Yusaku Miyazato
JPN
-1
143
CUT
Ajeetesh Sandhu
IND
-3
144
CUT
Danny Willett
ENG
3
144
CUT
Danthai Boonma
THA
-3
144
CUT
Dean Burmester
RSA
-3
144
CUT
Doug Ghim
USA
-1
144
CUT
Felipe Aguilar
CHI
Par
144
CUT
Gaganjeet Bhullar
IND
-1
144
CUT
Gregory Havret
FRA
3
144
CUT
Jacques Kruyswijk
RSA
-1
144
CUT
Jason Norris
AUS
4
144
CUT
Marcel Siem
GER
-2
144
CUT
Marcus Armitage
ENG
-1
144
CUT
Matthias Schwab
AUT
1
144
CUT
Sebastien Gros
FRA
-2
144
CUT
Simon Khan
ENG
-1
144
CUT
Austin Connelly
CAN
1
145
CUT
Clement Sordet
FRA
-1
145
CUT
David Howell
ENG
-3
145
CUT
David Lipsky
USA
1
145
CUT
Henric Sturehed
SWE
3
145
CUT
Mikael Lundberg
SWE
-3
145
CUT
Peter Hanson
SWE
1
145
CUT
Steve Webster
ENG
1
145
CUT
Alejandro Canizares
ESP
-1
146
CUT
Anders Hansen
DEN
1
146
CUT
Jeung-Hun Wang
KOR
3
146
CUT
Julien Guerrier
FRA
1
146
CUT
Rasmus Hoejgaard
DEN
-1
146
CUT
Shiv Chawrasia
IND
Par
146
CUT
Soo-Min Lee
KOR
-2
146
CUT
Daniel Im
USA
Par
147
CUT
Jens Dantorp
SWE
2
147
CUT
John Daly
USA
-1
147
CUT
Jonas Blixt
SWE
Par
147
CUT
Lucas Herbert
AUS
1
147
CUT
Michael Jonzon
SWE
1
147
CUT
Morten Orum Madsen
DEN
-1
147
CUT
Zander Lombard
RSA
-1
147
CUT
Gavin Green
MAS
2
148
CUT
Jack Munro
AUS
-3
148
CUT
Lee Slattery
ENG
Par
148
CUT
Robert Karlsson
SWE
4
148
CUT
Sam Brazel
AUS
4
148
CUT
Thomas Noerret
DEN
3
148
CUT
Andrew Dodt
AUS
-2
149
CUT
Florian Fritsch
GER
Par
149
CUT
Martin Kaymer
GER
4
149
CUT
Richard Green
AUS
3
149
CUT
Mark Foster
ENG
2
150
CUT
Connor Syme
SCO
2
151
CUT
Jaco Van Zyl
RSA
1
151
CUT
Rak Cho
KOR
5
151
CUT
Jacob Glennemo
SWE
6
154
CUT
Scott Hend
AUS
3
154
RET
Bradley Neil
SCO
1
71
RET
Oscar Serna
MEX
-2
74
RET
Birgir Hafthorsson
ISL
-6
78
RET
Petr Gal Jr.
CZE
-12
84