Mutuactivos Open de España R2

Awesome foursome lead the Open de España

October 03-06
Club de Campo Villa de Madrid, Madrid, Spain
€1,500,000
Live leaderboard
Round 1, Round 3, Round 4


Rafa Cabrera Bello and Adri Arnaus lead a Spanish quartet at the top of the leaderboard at the halfway stage of the Open de España, delighting the home crowds at Club de Campo Villa de Madrid.

Open de España R2 - Rafa Cabrera Bello and Adri Arnaus lead a Spanish quartet at the top of the leaderboard, delighting the home crowds
Rafa Cabrera Bello. Credit: Getty Images

“I’m really proud of how I’ve played these first two rounds,” said Arnaus. “I’ve enjoyed it so much with the support of the crowds from home and also playing with Rahm and Rafa, it has been two fantastic days.

“You’re always a little bit nervous but at the end it’s just going out there and playing your best golf and hopefully we can have some good rounds and on Sunday we’ll see how it turns out.”

The pair carded rounds of 65 and 66 respectively, sharing the lead on 11 under par, with Cabrera Bello going bogey free for the second consecutive day. The Canary Islander is hunting his first victory since the 2017 Aberdeen Standard Investments Scottish Open, while Arnaus is hoping to go one better than his three runner-up finishes so far in his rookie European Tour season.


“You don’t get to go bogey free very often, and two days in a row – I’m not sure how many times I’ve done that. I’m very pleased with how I’m playing, I’m feeling confident out there and in control of my game. Lots of good shots and when I get into trouble, I’ve been saving par, it’s great.

“Yesterday was a dream day, and today we had it again, I think we’re minus 31 for the three of us, which is remarkable. We’re feeding off each other and off the crowd. Bouncing off each other, it’s amazing.”

They are one stroke ahead of journeyman Samuel Del Val who, in a bid to earn playing rights around the world, has spent the last four months on the road.

“It was a great round, also yesterday. I felt like I controlled both rounds really well, didn’t make many mistakes, only two bogeys. I had the putter going both days, made a couple of good ones and I’m in a good position going into the weekend.

Open de España R2 - Rafa Cabrera Bello and Adri Arnaus lead a Spanish quartet at the top of the leaderboard, delighting the home crowds
Adri Arnaus. Credit: Getty Images

“This is my 20th week of the last 23. I’ve been away from home for four months. I live in the States in Atlanta. I’ve been playing PGA Tour China, had some invites on the Challenge Tour too. After losing my card on the Web.com Tour last year, I decided to try and have both ways to get back to where I think I should be playing.”

In fourth place is defending champion Jon Rahm, who recovered from a double bogey on the second hole to card a four under par round of 67, sitting two strokes behind Cabrera Bello and Arnaus. He birdied the 18 th in front of thousands who came out in force to see the trio, who were grouped together for the first two rounds. The group are a combined 31 under par heading into the weekend.

“I was lucky to only be two over through two, I saved a heck of a par on that first hole,” said Rahm. “It was a little shaky, but things like that happen. I was battling bad swings two days ago, yesterday was great, today I was trying to find the same feeling but I figured it out after that double bogey. My body is feeling good and I’m hoping to start well tomorrow, give an early scare to these guys and get the lead.

“I keep forgetting (I’m defending champion). I’m so focused on what I have to do, I’m focused on beating Adri and Rafa. One more day tomorrow to get in position. Hopefully I can play a little bit better, get off to a good start and keep it going for 18 holes.”

South African Zander Lombard is fifth on eight under par, one ahead of Mikko Korhonen, Jason Scrivener and Marcel Siem.


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Official World Golf Ranking

Golf Ranking
By GT Editor
Pos.
Player
Nat
To Par
R1
R2
Total
T1
Adria Arnaus
ESP
-11
65
66
131
T1
Rafael Cabrera Bello
ESP
-11
66
65
131
3
Samuel Del Val
ESP
-10
67
65
132
4
Jon Rahm
ESP
-9
66
67
133
5
Zander Lombard
RSA
-8
67
67
134
T6
Marcel Siem
GER
-7
66
69
135
T6
Jason Scrivener
AUS
-7
67
68
135
T6
Mikko Korhonen
FIN
-7
70
65
135
T9
Steven Brown
ENG
-6
68
68
136
T9
Adrian Otaegui
ESP
-6
67
69
136
T9
Nino Bertasio
ITA
-6
69
67
136
T9
Per Laengfors
SWE
-6
68
68
136
T9
Kristian Krogh Johannessen
NOR
-6
63
73
136
T14
Ross Fisher
ENG
-5
69
68
137
T14
Dean Burmester
RSA
-5
66
71
137
T14
Jamie Donaldson
WAL
-5
66
71
137
T14
Jens Dantorp
SWE
-5
67
70
137
T14
Jack Singh-Brar
ENG
-5
68
69
137
T14
Masahiro Kawamura
JPN
-5
70
67
137
T20
Nick Mccarthy
ENG
-4
70
68
138
T20
Jake McLeod
AUS
-4
68
70
138
T20
Sergio Garcia
ESP
-4
69
69
138
T20
Rikard Karlberg
SWE
-4
70
68
138
T20
Joachim B. Hansen
DEN
-4
69
69
138
T20
Edoardo Molinari
ITA
-4
69
69
138
T26
Pedro Figueiredo
POR
-3
71
68
139
T26
Ashun Wu
CHI
-3
68
71
139
T26
Nacho Elvira
ESP
-3
73
66
139
T26
Alfredo Garcia-Heredia
ESP
-3
70
69
139
T26
Borja Virto
ESP
-3
70
69
139
T26
Deyen Lawson
AUS
-3
68
71
139
T26
Jeff Winther
SWE
-3
70
69
139
T26
Pablo Larrazabal
ESP
-3
70
69
139
T26
Alexander Levy
FRA
-3
70
69
139
T26
Bernd Ritthammer
GER
-3
70
69
139
T26
Ben Evans
ENG
-3
71
68
139
T37
Joel Girrbach
SWE
-2
73
67
140
T37
James Morrison
ENG
-2
70
70
140
T37
Ryan Lumsden
SCO
-2
70
70
140
T37
Fabrizio Zanotti
PAR
-2
71
69
140
T37
Thomas Aiken
RSA
-2
72
68
140
T37
Yusaku Miyazato
JPN
-2
70
70
140
T37
Nicolas Colsaerts
BEL
-2
67
73
140
T44
Miguel Angel Jimenez
ESP
-1
68
73
141
T44
Eduardo De La Riva
ESP
-1
68
73
141
T44
David Lipsky
USA
-1
68
73
141
T44
David Horsey
ENG
-1
71
70
141
T44
Justin Walters
RSA
-1
69
72
141
T44
Shiv Chawrasia
IND
-1
70
71
141
T44
Alejandro Canizares
ESP
-1
72
69
141
T44
Dimitrios Papadatos
AUS
-1
70
71
141
T44
Calum Hill
SCO
-1
69
72
141
T44
Andrea Pavan
ITA
-1
66
75
141
T44
David Drysdale
SCO
-1
69
72
141
T44
Justin Harding
RSA
-1
69
72
141
T44
Brett Rumford
AUS
-1
70
71
141
T44
Anton Karlsson
SWE
-1
70
71
141
T44
Sihwan Kim
KOR
-1
67
74
141
T59
Matthew Nixon
ENG
Par
67
75
142
T59
Lee Slattery
ENG
Par
69
73
142
T59
Julian Suri
USA
Par
72
70
142
T59
Grant Forrest
SCO
Par
73
69
142
T59
Johannes Veerman
USA
Par
71
71
142
T59
Andres Romero
ARG
Par
76
66
142
T59
Clement Sordet
FRA
Par
74
68
142
T59
Maximilian Kieffer
GER
Par
72
70
142
T59
John Catlin
USA
Par
71
71
142
T59
Chris Hanson
ENG
Par
68
74
142
CUT
Alvaro Quiros
ESP
1
72
71
143
CUT
Daniel Berna
ESP
1
71
72
143
CUT
Daniel Gavins
ENG
1
71
72
143
CUT
Gregory Bourdy
FRA
1
72
71
143
CUT
Haotong Li
CHN
1
74
69
143
CUT
Ivan Cantero
ESP
1
71
72
143
CUT
Lasse Jensen
DNK
1
71
72
143
CUT
Lorenzo Gagli
ITA
1
72
71
143
CUT
Marcus Fraser
AUS
1
73
70
143
CUT
Matteo Manassero
ITA
1
68
75
143
CUT
Max Orrin
ENG
1
70
73
143
CUT
Raphael Jacquelin
FRA
1
70
73
143
CUT
Scott Fernandez
ESP
1
73
70
143
CUT
Alexander Bjoerk
SWE
2
71
73
144
CUT
Antonio Hortal
ESP
2
71
73
144
CUT
David Cooke
USA
2
70
74
144
CUT
Filippo Bergamaschi
ITA
2
71
73
144
CUT
Javier Colomo
ESP
2
69
75
144
CUT
Jeung-Hun Wang
KOR
2
70
74
144
CUT
Jin-Ho Choi
KOR
2
72
72
144
CUT
Kim Koivu
FIN
2
72
72
144
CUT
Max Schmitt
GER
2
72
72
144
CUT
Nicolai Tinning
DNK
2
72
72
144
CUT
Niklas Lemke
SWE
2
68
76
144
CUT
Sean Crocker
USA
2
76
68
144
CUT
Emilio Cuartero
ESP
3
72
73
145
CUT
Gaganjeet Bhullar
IND
3
67
78
145
CUT
Hugo Leon
CHI
3
72
73
145
CUT
Jacobo Pastor
ESP
3
74
71
145
CUT
Mario Galiano
ESP
3
69
76
145
CUT
Nick Cullen
AUS
3
71
74
145
CUT
Pedro Oriol
ESP
3
70
75
145
CUT
Espen Kofstad
NOR
4
76
70
146
CUT
Gavin Moynihan
IRL
4
74
72
146
CUT
Jose Luis Gomez
ESP
4
70
76
146
CUT
Kristoffer Reitan
NOR
4
74
72
146
CUT
Nicolai Hoejgaard
DEN
4
71
75
146
CUT
Oliver Wilson
ENG
4
74
72
146
CUT
Thongchai Jaidee
THA
4
73
73
146
CUT
Tom Murray
ENG
4
70
76
146
CUT
Adrien Saddier
SCO
5
73
74
147
CUT
Alejandro Del Rey
ESP
5
74
73
147
CUT
Austin Connelly
CAN
5
76
71
147
CUT
David Howell
ENG
5
75
72
147
CUT
Koen Kouwenaar
NED
5
73
74
147
CUT
Ricardo Melo Gouveia
POR
5
70
77
147
CUT
Jorge Campillo
ESP
6
76
72
148
CUT
Liam Johnston
SCO
6
73
75
148
CUT
Michael Hoey
NIR
6
73
75
148
CUT
Paul Dunne
IRL
6
75
73
148
CUT
Renato Paratore
ITA
6
71
77
148
CUT
Ross McGowan
ENG
6
73
75
148
CUT
Wade Ormsby
AUS
6
76
72
148
CUT
Charlie Saxon
USA
7
75
74
149
CUT
David Borda
ESP
7
73
76
149
CUT
Jose Maria Olazabal
ESP
7
73
76
149
CUT
Juan Salama
ESP
7
71
78
149
CUT
Marc Warren
SCO
7
74
75
149
CUT
Stuart Manley
WAL
7
76
73
149
CUT
Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano
ESP
8
76
74
150
CUT
Michael Campbell
NZL
8
79
71
150
CUT
Jacques Kruyswijk
RSA
9
75
76
151
CUT
Romain Wattel
FRA
9
76
75
151
CUT
Carlos Del Moral
ESP
10
77
75
152
CUT
Jamie Abbott
ENG
10
79
73
152
CUT
Victor Pastor
ESP
12
76
78
154
CUT
Alvaro Velasco
ESP
13
78
77
155
DSQ
Nico Geyger
CHI
Par
0
DSQ
Scott Gregory
ENG
Par
71
71
RET
Louis De Jager
RSA
Par
72
72