Porsche European Open R2

Jordan Smith leading after high-scoring round

European Open 2022 R2

June 02-05
Green Eagle Golf Courses, Hamburg, Germany
Round 1, Round 3, Round 4

Estimated reading time: 6 minutes

Englishman Jordan Smith, the 2017 champion, emerged from a high scoring day in Hamburg with a two-shot lead in the Porsche European Open.

He recovered from an early bogey at the par-4 4th to close with a 68 and heads into the weekend at 6-under.

European Open 2022 R2

European Open 2022 R2

“I have really good memories of most of the holes around here,” he said. “Winning back then, even though it was five years ago, I still remember a lot of it.

“I’m looking forward to continuing the good stuff and seeing how the weekend goes.”

“I scrambled unbelievably well. On the back nine I was getting up and down on most of the holes and took the chances when I had them. I’m really happy with how things have gone.”

European Open 2022 R2

Frenchman Victor Perez, who won last week’s Dutch Open, carded a 71 to take solo second place at 4-under.

“I’m just trying to ride it as much as possible,” said Perez. “I think we try to use those moments as players, when things go your way you hit shots and it feels easy, you try not to play quickly, which is not a bad thing for me, and you just get on with it.

“There’s a lot of golf left. It’s a long weekend, I think it’s supposed to be the same weather, nice and not very windy. I expect the Tour to set the course as difficult as they can to control the score.

“I’m very pleased again. I thought the course played very difficult. The pins were harder than yesterday, there was less wind but sometimes it’s still just as difficult.”

European Open 2022 R2

Fellow Frenchman Julien Brun (72) lies in third place at 3-under alongside Dane Niklas Nørgaard Møller (67) and Swede Joakim Lagergren who co-led after the first round but slipped down the leaderboard after carding a 74.

Haotong Li, who shared the overnight lead, scored a 75 and shares sixth place with Frenchman Julien Guerrier (73).

European Open 2022 R2

Read next

DP World Tour Rankings

Golf Ranking
By GT Editor
Pos.PlayerTo ParR1R2
1SMITH, Jordan-67068
2PEREZ, Victor-46971
3MØLLER, Niklas Nørgaard-37467
LAGERGREN, Joakim-36774
BRUN, Julien-36972
6GUERRIER, Julien-26973
LI, Haotong-26775
8MANSELL, Richard-17271
SIEM, Marcel-17172
HØJGAARD, Rasmus-17271
BESSELING, Wil-16875
KNAPPE, Alexander-17370
KAWAMURA, Masahiro-17469
SCRIVENER, Jason-17073
OTAEGUI, Adrian-17271
VEERMAN, Johannes-17271
ARMITAGE, Marcus-17073
OLESEN, Thorbjørn-17271
WINTHER, Jeff-17568
20STERNE, RichardPar7074
HUIZING, DaanPar6975
CATLIN, JohnPar7173
SAMOOJA, KallePar7272
STONE, BrandonPar7668
WU, AshunPar7470
26PAUL, Yannik+17471
ARNAUS, Adri+16976
QUIROS, Alvaro+17372
PAVAN, Andrea+16976
WALTERS, Justin+17075
SOUTHGATE, Matthew+17372
SCHMID, Matti+17075
33SCHOTT, Freddy+27076
NEMECZ, Lukas+27373
TARRIO, Santiago+27472
FISHER, Ross+27472
LORENZO-VERA, Mike+27571
GARCIA-HEREDIA, Alfredo+27373
JAMIESON, Scott+27076
KOFSTAD, Espen+27571
SCHNEIDER, Marcel+27373
APHIBARNRAT, Kiradech+27274
MOLINARI, Edoardo+27472
SENIOR, Jack+27769
46LEON, Hugo+37473
BROBERG, Kristoffer+37176
COCKERILL, Aaron+37077
STENSON, Henrik+37770
SINGH BRAR, Jack+37473
FICHARDT, Darren+37473
KENNEGARD, Jesper+37671
FARR, Oliver+37473
ROZNER, Antoine+37473
FLEETWOOD, Tommy+37572
CROCKER, Sean+37770
DETRY, Thomas+37275
58SJÖHOLM, Joel+47375
PIGEM, Carlos+47276
ANGLES, Pep+47474
LANGASQUE, Romain+47573
LOMBARD, Zander+47771
GOUVEIA, Ricardo+47573
SANTOS, Ricardo+47672
DONALDSON, Jamie+47276
LONG, Hurly+47771
KORHONEN, Mikko+47177
LAWRENCE, Thriston+47870
SYME, Connor+47573
NIENABER, Wilco+47474
PAVON, Matthieu+47573
WALLACE, Matt+47474
BJÖRK, Alexander+47573
74LACROIX, Frederic+57376
HANSEN, Joachim B.+57277
DE BRUYN, Jannik+57178
PARATORE, Renato+57673
VAN TONDER, Daniel+57574
BROWN, Steven+57673
MERONK, Adrian+58069
SULLIVAN, Andy+57475
ELVIRA, Nacho+57574
VAN DRIEL, Darius+57277
WHITNELL, Dale+57673
MCEVOY, Richard+57772
WILSON, Oliver+57772
COUPLAND, Dave+57277
LIESER, Ondrej+57376
PORTEOUS, Garrick+57079
90ANTCLIFF, Maverick+67377
KEARNEY, Niall+67872
CHESTERS, Ashley+67872
ROUSSEL, Robin+67674
HEBERT, Benjamin+66981
KJELDSEN, Søren+67674
WARING, Paul+67377
POKE, Benjamin+67773
LEMKE, Niklas+67872
99LARRAZÁBAL, Pablo+77972
PEPPERELL, Eddie+77180
WILSON, Andrew+77774
GONNET, Jean-Baptiste+77378
STABEN, Benedict+77972
LAPORTA, Francesco+77774
RITTHAMMER, Bernd+77774
106MACINTYRE, Robert+87478
HORSEY, David+87379
LAW, David+87676
HEISELE, Sebastian+87478
GUMBERG, Jordan+87676
PAISLEY, Chris+87577
ROTTLUFF, Max+87577
113HAVRET, Grégory+97974
BACHEM, Nick+98073
SCHMITT, Max+97875
HANNA, Chase+98073
MURRAY, Zach+97380
119HOWIE, Craig+107678
ZHANG, Huilin+107777
SURI, Julian+108371
STALTER, Joël+107579
TREE, Toby+107876
BJERREGAARD, Lucas+107876
125CAMPILLO, Jorge+117679
ALBERS, Anton (AM)+118075
JORDAN, Matthew+117976
KIEFFER, Maximilian+118174
129KARLBERG, Rikard+127581
HOWELL, David+128175
SHARVIN, Cormac+127878
132MIGLIOZZI, Guido+138176
SHARMA, Shubhankar+137582
JACQUELIN, Raphaël+137582
SCHUTZ, Yannick+137879
PORTEOUS, Haydn+137780
137GALLACHER, Stephen+158079
McGOWAN, Ross+158277
139CALDWELL, Jonathan+168080
HANSON, Peter+167882
KATICH, Philipp (AM)+167981
142WARREN, Marc+198380
143STORM, Graeme+218085