European Tour

Porsche European Open 2018

July 26-29

Green Eagle Golf Courses, Winsen, Germany

€2,000,000

July 26-29

Green Eagle Golf Courses, Winsen, Germany

€2,000,000

Round 2

Brilliant Bryson stays on top in Germany

July 27, 2018

American Bryson DeChambeau retained his lead at the Porsche European Open but will have a host of star names breathing down his neck at the weekend with green jacket holder Patrick Reed and fellow former Masters winner Charl Schwartzel, as well European Ryder Cup hopefuls Alexander Levy and Paul Casey, all in contention.

Brilliant Bryson stays on top in Germany, © Getty Images

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The World Number 23 from California holds a one-stroke advantage for the second day running but could have moved two shots clear only for a missed eagle putt at the last, settling for a sixth birdie of the day, a four under 68 and a ten under total.

“I'm absolutely satisfied. The wind made playing pretty tough out there and I was fortunate enough to hit it in the right spots, miss it in the right spots, get a couple of lucky breaks and take advantage of them when I needed to."

“I also made some mistakes out there too but hopefully we can clean those up tomorrow and shoot a good one as well. If I can strike the ball just a little bit better here and there then I'll play a little bit better and be really deep under par."

“I think the main thing I've got to focus on is executing the right shots and making good decisions with the wind."

Englishman Richard McEvoy, who won wire-to-wire on the Challenge Tour just last week at the Le Vaudreuil Golf Challenge, carded the joint lowest round of the week – a seven under 65 – to move into a share of second place with Austrian prospect Matthias Schwab.

“It was great to finish with an eagle," said McEvoy. "I'm flying on a bit of a cloud at the moment after winning on the Challenge Tour last week and it's been a great first few days here so I'm very pleased."

“I've heard that having the best score of the day, I get the chance to drive a Porsche 911 GTS for tonight and tomorrow morning which is nice."

“My all-round game was just good, same as last week really. I'm driving the ball very well, my iron play is getting better and better and I'm rolling the balls well on the greens, even though we didn't get the best of the greens this afternoon. Even though we didn't get the best of the greens in the afternoons I still putted beautifully."

Reed signed for a six under 66 to move into the mix at Green Eagle Golf Courses, while Levy – playing alongside European Ryder Cup Captain Thomas Bjørn – was a shot further back on eight under after a 68.

“It was a lot better compared to yesterday. I hit half the greens yesterday and today I only missed three greens, and when you do that and you feel like you're hitting the ball a lot better, you're able to attack more," said Reed. "That was the big key today. I felt like I could go into attack mode and attack some flags and my putter's working. When my putter gets going I'm able to make birdies."

“I just went back last night and talked to my coach on the phone and he said, don't overthink it, just get some rest. I've been in a pretty good pattern with the swing and he said go get some rest, get to the golf course and get your normal drills going and I felt like I did that.”

Casey, another hopeful for Le Golf National in September, is four shots off the pace heading into the weekend after a second round 69, while 2011 Masters Champion Schwartzel carded the same score for a five under total.

Pos.
Player
Nat
To Par
R1
R2
Total
1
Bryson DeChambeau
USA
-10
66
68
134
T2
Matthias Schwab
AUT
-9
68
67
135
T2
Richard McEvoy
ENG
-9
70
65
135
T4
David Drysdale
SCO
-8
69
67
136
T4
Patrick Reed
USA
-8
70
66
136
T4
Romain Wattel
FRA
-8
67
69
136
T7
Alexander Levy
FRA
-7
69
68
137
T7
Bradley Dredge
WAL
-7
68
69
137
T9
Jeung-Hun Wang
KOR
-6
73
65
138
T9
Paul Casey
ENG
-6
69
69
138
T9
Philipp Mejow
GER
-6
69
69
138
T9
Renato Paratore
ITA
-6
72
66
138
T13
Charl Schwartzel
RSA
-5
70
69
139
T13
Christofer Blomstrand
SWE
-5
72
67
139
T13
Hideto Tanihara
JPN
-5
69
70
139
T13
Oliver Fisher
ENG
-5
68
71
139
T13
Scott Hend
AUS
-5
68
71
139
T18
Christopher Mivis
BEL
-4
71
69
140
T18
Connor Syme
SCO
-4
68
72
140
T18
Felipe Aguilar
CHI
-4
72
68
140
T18
James Morrison
ENG
-4
70
70
140
T18
Lasse Jensen
DNK
-4
68
72
140
T18
Maximilian Kieffer
GER
-4
69
71
140
T18
Scott Fernandez
ESP
-4
72
68
140
T18
Sebastian Heisele
GER
-4
71
69
140
T26
Allen John
GER
-3
68
73
141
T26
Callum Shinkwin
ENG
-3
71
70
141
T26
Henric Sturehed
SWE
-3
70
71
141
T26
Jose-Filipe Lima
POR
-3
70
71
141
T26
Marcel Siem
GER
-3
71
70
141
T26
Mikael Lundberg
SWE
-3
71
70
141
T26
Nico Geyger
CHI
-3
72
69
141
T26
Peter Hanson
SWE
-3
70
71
141
T26
Sam Horsfield
ENG
-3
70
71
141
T26
Scott Jamieson
SCO
-3
70
71
141
T26
Soren Kjeldsen
DEN
-3
69
72
141
T26
Steven Brown
ENG
-3
68
73
141
T38
Andrew Dodt
AUS
-2
68
74
142
T38
Birgir Hafthorsson
ISL
-2
72
70
142
T38
Daisuke Kataoka
JPN
-2
71
71
142
T38
David Horsey
ENG
-2
69
73
142
T38
Jeff Winther
SWE
-2
70
72
142
T38
Kim Koivu
FIN
-2
72
70
142
T38
Liam Johnston
SCO
-2
72
70
142
T38
Lucas Herbert
AUS
-2
75
67
142
T38
Matthieu Pavon
FRA
-2
72
70
142
T38
Michael Lorenzo-Vera
FRA
-2
67
75
142
T38
Oscar Serna
MEX
-2
73
69
142
T38
Sebastien Gros
FRA
-2
72
70
142
T50
Adrien Saddier
SCO
-1
72
71
143
T50
Clement Sordet
FRA
-1
71
72
143
T50
Joel Stalter
FRA
-1
67
76
143
T50
Jonas Koelbing
GER
-1
73
70
143
T50
Jonathan Thomson
ENG
-1
78
65
143
T50
Jordan Smith
ENG
-1
71
72
143
T50
Kristian Krogh Johannessen
NOR
-1
71
72
143
T50
Lucas Bjerregaard
DNK
-1
75
68
143
T50
Matias Calderon
CHI
-1
71
72
143
T50
Richard Sterne
RSA
-1
72
71
143
T50
Tapio Pulkkanen
FIN
-1
71
72
143
T61
Adrian Otaegui
ESP
Par
70
74
144
T61
Benedict Staben
GER
Par
67
77
144
T61
David Lipsky
USA
Par
69
75
144
T61
Nacho Elvira
ESP
Par
72
72
144
T61
Jbe Kruger
RSA
Par
73
71
144
T61
Jin-Ho Choi
KOR
Par
69
75
144
T61
Julien Guerrier
FRA
Par
72
72
144
T61
Justin Walters
RSA
Par
72
72
144
T61
Luca Cianchetti
ITA
Par
72
72
144
T61
Marc Warren
SCO
Par
73
71
144
T61
Matthew Nixon
ENG
Par
73
71
144
T61
Nick Cullen
AUS
Par
73
71
144
T61
Nicolai Hoejgaard
DEN
Par
69
75
144
T61
Oliver Farr
WAL
Par
70
74
144
T61
Oliver Wilson
ENG
Par
73
71
144
T61
Rak Cho
KOR
Par
72
72
144
T61
Richie Ramsay
SCO
Par
75
69
144
T61
Thomas Aiken
RSA
Par
73
71
144
T61
Thomas Detry
BEL
Par
72
72
144
CUT
Alejandro Canizares
ESP
1
72
73
145
CUT
Daniel Brooks
ENG
1
72
73
145
CUT
Hinrich Arkenau
GER
1
70
75
145
CUT
Laurie Canter
ENG
1
70
75
145
CUT
Matthew Baldwin
ENG
1
71
74
145
CUT
Min-Kyu Kim
KOR
1
74
71
145
CUT
Raphael Jacquelin
FRA
1
72
73
145
CUT
Ricardo Melo Gouveia
POR
1
73
72
145
CUT
Ross McGowan
ENG
1
71
74
145
CUT
Ryan Evans
ENG
1
71
74
145
CUT
Steve Webster
ENG
1
70
75
145
CUT
Thomas Bjorn
DEN
1
73
72
145
CUT
Alexander Knappe
GER
2
73
73
146
CUT
Ashton Turner
ENG
2
74
72
146
CUT
Dennis Meyerrose
GER
2
74
72
146
CUT
Eirik Tage Johansen
NOR
2
77
69
146
CUT
Florian Fritsch
GER
2
71
75
146
CUT
Luca Galliano
SUI
2
75
71
146
CUT
Nicolas Colsaerts
BEL
2
72
74
146
CUT
Nino Bertasio
ITA
2
74
72
146
CUT
Tom Lewis
ENG
2
73
73
146
CUT
Ashley Chesters
ENG
3
73
74
147
CUT
Ben Evans
ENG
3
75
72
147
CUT
Carlos Pigem
ESP
3
72
75
147
CUT
Chris Hanson
ENG
3
72
75
147
CUT
Christiaan Bezuidenhout
RSA
3
71
76
147
CUT
Edoardo Molinari
ITA
3
73
74
147
CUT
Garrick Porteous
ENG
3
71
76
147
CUT
Gavin Moynihan
IRL
3
77
70
147
CUT
Gregory Havret
FRA
3
73
74
147
CUT
Matteo Manassero
ITA
3
74
73
147
CUT
Paul Peterson
USA
3
75
72
147
CUT
Pep Angles
ESP
3
73
74
147
CUT
Richard Bland
ENG
3
73
74
147
CUT
Stephen Gallacher
SCO
3
70
77
147
CUT
Zander Lombard
RSA
3
71
76
147
CUT
Ajeetesh Sandhu
IND
4
74
74
148
CUT
Harrison Endycott
AUS
4
71
77
148
CUT
Haydn Porteous
RSA
4
74
74
148
CUT
Jack Munro
AUS
4
72
76
148
CUT
Max Schmitt
GER
4
71
77
148
CUT
Victor Perez
FRA
4
74
74
148
CUT
Viktor Hovland
NOR
4
68
80
148
CUT
Brad Fritsch
CAN
5
75
74
149
CUT
Jamie Donaldson
WAL
5
76
73
149
CUT
Lorenzo Gagli
ITA
5
75
74
149
CUT
Max Kramer
GER
5
74
75
149
CUT
Pat Perez
USA
5
74
75
149
CUT
Pedro Oriol
ESP
5
76
73
149
CUT
Pontus Widegren
SWE
5
72
77
149
CUT
Rasmus Hoejgaard
DEN
5
76
73
149
CUT
Andreas Halvorsen
NOR
6
73
77
150
CUT
Chase Koepka
USA
6
74
76
150
CUT
Gavin Hall
USA
6
74
76
150
CUT
Gregory Bourdy
FRA
6
74
76
150
CUT
Hurly Long
GER
6
78
72
150
CUT
Mark Tullo
CHL
6
72
78
150
CUT
Simon Khan
ENG
6
74
76
150
CUT
Trevor Fisher Jnr
RSA
6
74
76
150
CUT
Yusaku Miyazato
JPN
6
75
75
150
CUT
Eun-Shin Park
KOR
7
73
78
151
CUT
Fabian Becker
GER
7
76
75
151
CUT
Georg Schultes
AUT
7
72
79
151
CUT
Jazz Janewattananond
MAS
7
74
77
151
CUT
Maarten Lafeber
NED
7
73
78
151
CUT
Mikko Ilonen
FIN
7
80
71
151
CUT
Niklas Adank
GER
7
77
74
151
CUT
Kyle McClatchie
RSA
9
79
74
153
CUT
Harry Ellis
ENG
10
74
80
154
CUT
Matthew Perry
AUS
10
72
82
154
CUT
Ruaidhri McGee
IRL
10
79
75
154
CUT
Aaron Rai
ENG
11
80
75
155
CUT
Paul Howard
ENG
11
74
81
155
CUT
Alex Fitzpatrick
ENG
13
78
79
157
CUT
Mathias Groenberg
SWE
17
82
79
161
RET
Chris Lloyd
ENG
Par
81
-
81
RET
Marcel Schneider
GER
Par
80
-
80
Pos.
Player
To Par
Total
1
Bryson DeChambeau
-10
134
T2
Matthias Schwab
-9
135
T2
Richard McEvoy
-9
135
T4
David Drysdale
-8
136
T4
Patrick Reed
-8
136
T4
Romain Wattel
-8
136
T7
Alexander Levy
-7
137
T7
Bradley Dredge
-7
137
T9
Jeung-Hun Wang
-6
138
T9
Paul Casey
-6
138
T9
Philipp Mejow
-6
138
T9
Renato Paratore
-6
138
T13
Charl Schwartzel
-5
139
T13
Christofer Blomstrand
-5
139
T13
Hideto Tanihara
-5
139
T13
Oliver Fisher
-5
139
T13
Scott Hend
-5
139
T18
Christopher Mivis
-4
140
T18
Connor Syme
-4
140
T18
Felipe Aguilar
-4
140
T18
James Morrison
-4
140
T18
Lasse Jensen
-4
140
T18
Maximilian Kieffer
-4
140
T18
Scott Fernandez
-4
140
T18
Sebastian Heisele
-4
140
T26
Allen John
-3
141
T26
Callum Shinkwin
-3
141
T26
Henric Sturehed
-3
141
T26
Jose-Filipe Lima
-3
141
T26
Marcel Siem
-3
141
T26
Mikael Lundberg
-3
141
T26
Nico Geyger
-3
141
T26
Peter Hanson
-3
141
T26
Sam Horsfield
-3
141
T26
Scott Jamieson
-3
141
T26
Soren Kjeldsen
-3
141
T26
Steven Brown
-3
141
T38
Andrew Dodt
-2
142
T38
Birgir Hafthorsson
-2
142
T38
Daisuke Kataoka
-2
142
T38
David Horsey
-2
142
T38
Jeff Winther
-2
142
T38
Kim Koivu
-2
142
T38
Liam Johnston
-2
142
T38
Lucas Herbert
-2
142
T38
Matthieu Pavon
-2
142
T38
Michael Lorenzo-Vera
-2
142
T38
Oscar Serna
-2
142
T38
Sebastien Gros
-2
142
T50
Adrien Saddier
-1
143
T50
Clement Sordet
-1
143
T50
Joel Stalter
-1
143
T50
Jonas Koelbing
-1
143
T50
Jonathan Thomson
-1
143
T50
Jordan Smith
-1
143
T50
Kristian Krogh Johannessen
-1
143
T50
Lucas Bjerregaard
-1
143
T50
Matias Calderon
-1
143
T50
Richard Sterne
-1
143
T50
Tapio Pulkkanen
-1
143
T61
Adrian Otaegui
Par
144
T61
Benedict Staben
Par
144
T61
David Lipsky
Par
144
T61
Nacho Elvira
Par
144
T61
Jbe Kruger
Par
144
T61
Jin-Ho Choi
Par
144
T61
Julien Guerrier
Par
144
T61
Justin Walters
Par
144
T61
Luca Cianchetti
Par
144
T61
Marc Warren
Par
144
T61
Matthew Nixon
Par
144
T61
Nick Cullen
Par
144
T61
Nicolai Hoejgaard
Par
144
T61
Oliver Farr
Par
144
T61
Oliver Wilson
Par
144
T61
Rak Cho
Par
144
T61
Richie Ramsay
Par
144
T61
Thomas Aiken
Par
144
T61
Thomas Detry
Par
144
CUT
Alejandro Canizares
1
145
CUT
Daniel Brooks
1
145
CUT
Hinrich Arkenau
1
145
CUT
Laurie Canter
1
145
CUT
Matthew Baldwin
1
145
CUT
Min-Kyu Kim
1
145
CUT
Raphael Jacquelin
1
145
CUT
Ricardo Melo Gouveia
1
145
CUT
Ross McGowan
1
145
CUT
Ryan Evans
1
145
CUT
Steve Webster
1
145
CUT
Thomas Bjorn
1
145
CUT
Alexander Knappe
2
146
CUT
Ashton Turner
2
146
CUT
Dennis Meyerrose
2
146
CUT
Eirik Tage Johansen
2
146
CUT
Florian Fritsch
2
146
CUT
Luca Galliano
2
146
CUT
Nicolas Colsaerts
2
146
CUT
Nino Bertasio
2
146
CUT
Tom Lewis
2
146
CUT
Ashley Chesters
3
147
CUT
Ben Evans
3
147
CUT
Carlos Pigem
3
147
CUT
Chris Hanson
3
147
CUT
Christiaan Bezuidenhout
3
147
CUT
Edoardo Molinari
3
147
CUT
Garrick Porteous
3
147
CUT
Gavin Moynihan
3
147
CUT
Gregory Havret
3
147
CUT
Matteo Manassero
3
147
CUT
Paul Peterson
3
147
CUT
Pep Angles
3
147
CUT
Richard Bland
3
147
CUT
Stephen Gallacher
3
147
CUT
Zander Lombard
3
147
CUT
Ajeetesh Sandhu
4
148
CUT
Harrison Endycott
4
148
CUT
Haydn Porteous
4
148
CUT
Jack Munro
4
148
CUT
Max Schmitt
4
148
CUT
Victor Perez
4
148
CUT
Viktor Hovland
4
148
CUT
Brad Fritsch
5
149
CUT
Jamie Donaldson
5
149
CUT
Lorenzo Gagli
5
149
CUT
Max Kramer
5
149
CUT
Pat Perez
5
149
CUT
Pedro Oriol
5
149
CUT
Pontus Widegren
5
149
CUT
Rasmus Hoejgaard
5
149
CUT
Andreas Halvorsen
6
150
CUT
Chase Koepka
6
150
CUT
Gavin Hall
6
150
CUT
Gregory Bourdy
6
150
CUT
Hurly Long
6
150
CUT
Mark Tullo
6
150
CUT
Simon Khan
6
150
CUT
Trevor Fisher Jnr
6
150
CUT
Yusaku Miyazato
6
150
CUT
Eun-Shin Park
7
151
CUT
Fabian Becker
7
151
CUT
Georg Schultes
7
151
CUT
Jazz Janewattananond
7
151
CUT
Maarten Lafeber
7
151
CUT
Mikko Ilonen
7
151
CUT
Niklas Adank
7
151
CUT
Kyle McClatchie
9
153
CUT
Harry Ellis
10
154
CUT
Matthew Perry
10
154
CUT
Ruaidhri McGee
10
154
CUT
Aaron Rai
11
155
CUT
Paul Howard
11
155
CUT
Alex Fitzpatrick
13
157
CUT
Mathias Groenberg
17
161
RET
Chris Lloyd
Par
81
RET
Marcel Schneider
Par
80