Porsche European Open R2

MacIntyre makes his move to hold halfway Hamburg lead

September 05-08
Green Eagle Golf Courses, Hamburg, Germany
€2,000,000
Live leaderboard
Round 1, Round 3, Round 4


Robert MacIntyre stormed into the Porsche European Open lead, firing a flawless seven under par second round of 65 to take a four-stroke advantage into the weekend in Hamburg.

Porsche European Open R2 - MacIntyre makes his move
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“I just stuck to my game plan – it’s probably the best I’ve driven the ball this year. It’s not just going straight, it’s going miles. I don’t know what I’m doing but it’s working, and I’ll try and continue to do it.”

The 23-year-old, who started the day two strokes behind 18-hole leader Paul Casey, carded the low round of the week so far. The Scotsman recorded three birdies on the front nine, which he matched as he came in, capping his round with his seventh gain of the day on the 18th hole.

“I’ve changed quite a few things over the season to improve. Dave, my coach, is on the bag this week, he’s doing a great job off the course when I’m at home and doing the right things. It’s great to see the reward.


“It’s going to be tough, especially when it’s the first time that I’ve got such a lead – whether on the Challenge Tour or here on the European Tour – I’ll have to learn from this experience. I’m doing the right things on the course and the right things off the course, I’m nice and relaxed. Everything at home has been brilliant, so I’m in the right mindset for going out this weekend.”

A runner-up on two occasions in his rookie season – at the Betfred British Masters and Made in Denmark presented by FREJA in back-to-back weeks in May – this is the first time MacIntyre has held an overnight lead on the European Tour.

Leading the chasing park is Germany’s Bernd Ritthammer, who delighted the home crowds with a six under par round of 66 to reach a seven under par total. He is two strokes ahead of the trio of Casey, Guido Migliozzi and Matthias Schwab.

“I’ve had a slow season so far, it’s been tough,” said Ritthammer. “I’ve been working hard and not really getting any results. Friday for me normally has something to do with fighting the cut – I was very pleased with how I played yesterday, only one under, but conditions were pretty brutal in the morning. That was as good as today.

“I got off to a good start and felt like I was flushing the ball, felt like it was going where I wanted to go. The putter really warmed up and I made some incredible par saves and really good birdie putts. I didn’t expect it to be that easy today, I just played really well.”

Bernd Wiesberger and Alexander Björk share sixth place on four under par, while German Dominic Foos is one of six players a stroke further back in eighth.


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Tours
By GT Editor
Pos.
Player
Nat
To Par
Today
R1
R2
Total
1
Robert MacIntyre
SCO
-11
-7
68
65
133
2
Bernd Ritthammer
GER
-7
-6
71
66
137
T3
Paul Casey
ENG
-5
1
66
73
139
T3
Matthias Schwab
AUT
-5
Par
67
72
139
T3
Guido Migliozzi
ITA
-5
-4
71
68
139
T6
Bernd Wiesberger
AUT
-4
-3
71
69
140
T6
Alexander Bjoerk
SWE
-4
-1
69
71
140
T8
Kristian Krogh Johannessen
NOR
-3
-1
70
71
141
T8
Pedro Figueiredo
POR
-3
-1
70
71
141
T8
Louis De Jager
RSA
-3
-3
72
69
141
T8
Dominic Foos
GER
-3
-5
74
67
141
T8
Jeff Winther
SWE
-3
-3
72
69
141
T8
Pablo Larrazabal
ESP
-3
-1
70
71
141
T14
Ricardo Melo Gouveia
POR
-2
-2
72
70
142
T14
Ben Evans
ENG
-2
1
69
73
142
T14
Thomas Pieters
BEL
-2
Par
70
72
142
T14
Xander Schauffele
USA
-2
-3
73
69
142
T14
Ashley Chesters
ENG
-2
-1
71
71
142
T14
Darren Fichardt
RSA
-2
-3
73
69
142
T20
Oliver Fisher
ENG
-1
-2
73
70
143
T20
Sam Horsfield
ENG
-1
-4
75
68
143
T20
Ben Stow
ENG
-1
3
68
75
143
T20
Max Rottluff
GER
-1
3
68
75
143
T20
Harrison Endycott
AUS
-1
-1
72
71
143
T25
Lucas Herbert
AUS
Par
3
69
75
144
T25
Scott Hend
AUS
Par
-1
73
71
144
T25
Niklas Lemke
SWE
Par
1
71
73
144
T25
Richard Sterne
RSA
Par
-3
75
69
144
T25
Andy Sullivan
ENG
Par
-2
74
70
144
T25
Lasse Jensen
DNK
Par
1
71
73
144
T25
Alexander Knappe
GER
Par
-5
77
67
144
T32
Padraig Harrington
IRL
1
2
71
74
145
T32
Rikard Karlberg
SWE
1
-1
74
71
145
T32
Nacho Elvira
ESP
1
2
71
74
145
T32
Scott Gregory
ENG
1
Par
73
72
145
T32
Jacques Kruyswijk
RSA
1
-2
75
70
145
T32
Matthew Southgate
ENG
1
-1
74
71
145
T32
Michael Hoey
NIR
1
-1
74
71
145
T32
Jorge Campillo
ESP
1
-1
74
71
145
T32
Min-Woo Lee
AUS
1
Par
73
72
145
T32
Adrien Saddier
SCO
1
-4
77
68
145
T32
Hugo Leon
CHI
1
Par
73
72
145
T32
Per Laengfors
SWE
1
1
72
73
145
T32
Johannes Veerman
USA
1
-3
76
69
145
T45
Sihwan Kim
KOR
2
2
72
74
146
T45
Dimitrios Papadatos
AUS
2
Par
74
72
146
T45
Patrick Reed
USA
2
Par
74
72
146
T45
Gavin Moynihan
IRL
2
Par
74
72
146
T45
Daniel Gavins
ENG
2
-2
76
70
146
T45
Ivan Cantero
ESP
2
2
72
74
146
T45
Jake McLeod
AUS
2
2
72
74
146
T45
Joakim Lagergren
SWE
2
-3
77
69
146
T45
Hideto Tanihara
JPN
2
Par
74
72
146
T45
Kurt Kitayama
USA
2
Par
74
72
146
T45
Alvaro Quiros
ESP
2
1
73
73
146
T45
Paul Waring
ENG
2
Par
74
72
146
T45
Romain Wattel
FRA
2
2
72
74
146
T58
Ryan Fox
NZL
3
-1
76
71
147
T58
Stuart Manley
WAL
3
3
72
75
147
T58
Zander Lombard
RSA
3
3
72
75
147
T58
Rory Sabbatini
SVK
3
-3
78
69
147
T58
Jack Singh-Brar
ENG
3
1
74
73
147
T58
Marc Hammer
GER
3
3
72
75
147
T58
Troy Merritt
USA
3
-2
77
70
147
T58
Ross Fisher
ENG
3
3
72
75
147
T58
Max Orrin
ENG
3
3
72
75
147
T58
Ashun Wu
CHI
3
-2
77
70
147
T58
Clement Sordet
FRA
3
Par
75
72
147
T58
Adam Bland
AUS
3
4
71
76
147
T58
Jaco Van Zyl
RSA
3
-3
78
69
147
CUT
Alexander Levy
FRA
4
2
74
74
148
CUT
Berry Henson
USA
4
2
74
74
148
CUT
Chris Hanson
ENG
4
2
74
74
148
CUT
Deyen Lawson
AUS
4
3
73
75
148
CUT
Espen Kofstad
NOR
4
2
74
74
148
CUT
Hinrich Arkenau
GER
4
-1
77
71
148
CUT
Jens Dantorp
SWE
4
2
74
74
148
CUT
Jin-Ho Choi
KOR
4
-1
77
71
148
CUT
Joel Girrbach
SWE
4
2
74
74
148
CUT
Jordan Smith
ENG
4
-2
78
70
148
CUT
Matt Kuchar
USA
4
2
74
74
148
CUT
Nicolai Hoejgaard
DEN
4
1
75
73
148
CUT
Pelle Edberg
SWE
4
Par
76
72
148
CUT
Soren Kjeldsen
DEN
4
2
74
74
148
CUT
Thomas Bjorn
DEN
4
-1
77
71
148
CUT
Trevor Immelman
RSA
4
1
75
73
148
CUT
Austin Connelly
CAN
5
Par
77
72
149
CUT
Benedict Staben
GER
5
Par
77
72
149
CUT
Dean Burmester
RSA
5
2
75
74
149
CUT
Grant Forrest
SCO
5
2
75
74
149
CUT
Jeung-Hun Wang
KOR
5
2
75
74
149
CUT
Joachim B. Hansen
DEN
5
-2
79
70
149
CUT
John Catlin
USA
5
-1
78
71
149
CUT
Kalle Samooja
FIN
5
3
74
75
149
CUT
Liam Johnston
SCO
5
3
74
75
149
CUT
Lucas Bjerregaard
DNK
5
3
74
75
149
CUT
Matthew Nixon
ENG
5
-4
81
68
149
CUT
Max Schmitt
GER
5
2
75
74
149
CUT
Maximilian Kieffer
GER
5
2
75
74
149
CUT
Richard McEvoy
ENG
5
Par
77
72
149
CUT
Richie Ramsay
SCO
5
2
75
74
149
CUT
Sean Crocker
USA
5
Par
77
72
149
CUT
Shiv Chawrasia
IND
5
1
76
73
149
CUT
Tapio Pulkkanen
FIN
5
3
74
75
149
CUT
Christofer Blomstrand
SWE
6
-1
79
71
150
CUT
Cormac Sharvin
NIR
6
5
73
77
150
CUT
David Heinzinger
GER
6
3
75
75
150
CUT
Duncan Stewart
SCO
6
2
76
74
150
CUT
Emilio Cuartero
ESP
6
7
71
79
150
CUT
Lorenzo Gagli
ITA
6
3
75
75
150
CUT
Nick Mccarthy
ENG
6
3
75
75
150
CUT
Oliver Wilson
ENG
6
-1
79
71
150
CUT
Renato Paratore
ITA
6
1
77
73
150
CUT
Adrian Otaegui
ESP
7
3
76
75
151
CUT
Alejandro Canizares
ESP
7
3
76
75
151
CUT
David Cooke
USA
7
6
73
78
151
CUT
Georg Schultes
AUT
7
6
73
78
151
CUT
Hurly Long
GER
7
1
78
73
151
CUT
Kristoffer Reitan
NOR
7
-2
81
70
151
CUT
Marc Warren
SCO
7
3
76
75
151
CUT
Marcel Siem
GER
7
-2
81
70
151
CUT
Matthias Schmid
GER
7
2
77
74
151
CUT
Adria Arnaus
ESP
8
1
79
73
152
CUT
Allen John
GER
8
Par
80
72
152
CUT
Brett Rumford
AUS
8
3
77
75
152
CUT
Fabrizio Zanotti
PAR
8
5
75
77
152
CUT
Maarten Lafeber
NED
8
5
75
77
152
CUT
Michael Campbell
NZL
8
2
78
74
152
CUT
Nicolai Tinning
DNK
8
2
78
74
152
CUT
Pedro Oriol
ESP
8
2
78
74
152
CUT
Wilco Nienaber
RSA
8
1
79
73
152
CUT
Anton Karlsson
SWE
9
5
76
77
153
CUT
Fin Fleer
GER
9
7
74
79
153
CUT
Harry Ellis
ENG
9
3
78
75
153
CUT
Julian Suri
USA
9
4
77
76
153
CUT
Sam Brazel
AUS
9
6
75
78
153
CUT
James Morrison
ENG
10
6
76
78
154
CUT
Tom Murray
ENG
10
3
79
75
154
CUT
Yusaku Miyazato
JPN
10
4
78
76
154
CUT
Eduardo De La Riva
ESP
11
7
76
79
155
CUT
Simon Forsstroem
SWE
11
4
79
76
155
CUT
David Drysdale
SCO
12
5
79
77
156
CUT
Matteo Manassero
ITA
13
4
81
76
157
CUT
Maximilian Walz
GER
13
6
79
78
157
CUT
David Borda
ESP
14
7
79
79
158
CUT
Filippo Bergamaschi
ITA
14
9
77
81
158
CUT
Hyo-Won Park
KOR
15
11
76
83
159
RET
Callum Shinkwin
ENG
Par
-5
77
77
RET
Justin Walters
RSA
Par
-7
79
79
RET
Victor Dubuisson
FRA
Par
-10
82
82