Prague Golf Challenge - R2

Fenasse takes halfway lead in Prague

May 09-12
Prague City Golf, Prague, Czech Republic
€200,000
Round 1, Round 3, Round 4

Mathieu Fenasse posted a six under par 66 on Day Two of the Prague Golf Challenge and will take a one-stroke lead into the weekend after reaching 11 under par at the halfway stage.

Fenasse takes halfway lead in Prague, © RELMOST/Ota Mrákota
© RELMOST/Ota Mrákota

The Frenchman carded seven birdies and a single blemish to seize control at Prague City Golf after overhauling clubhouse leader Jonas Kölbing who earlier set the target at ten under par following a three under 69 on Day Two.

Five players shared the first round lead in the Czech capital but scoring proved to be difficult early on the second day with sporadic rain and high winds limiting the field’s capacity to make gains, in contrast to the first day.

However, after last week’s Challenge de España winner Antoine Rozner shot up the leaderboard with a seven under par 65 to reach nine under, Fenasse followed in his countryman’s footsteps by becoming the man to catch.

“I’m very happy about my first two days,” Fenasse said. “I played very solid in my first two rounds and I’m very happy to have the lead for now, but we’ll see what happens in the next two days.

“I was rooming with Antoine last week so I that gave me a bit of extra motivation this week. I know Antoine, his mentality is good on the course and I think my mentality is good on the course too. I’ve just got to play my game and I feel I can do it too.”


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“I’ve been playing well in the last couple of weeks,” he said. “The first two tournaments didn’t really show where I think my game is.

“This week, everything is good. I’m driving well, I’m hitting my irons pretty good, I’m putting well, chipping well and if you play well, you make birdies and that’s what I’ve been doing in the last two days.

“I think your irons need to be pretty sharp around here. You have to hit it close to the pin because the greens are very undulating. You have to make the nine to 15-footers to make some birdies and that’s what I’ve been doing pretty well in the first two rounds.”

Joint first round leader Wil Besseling currently sits in tied third alongside Rozner after following his opening 65 with a second round 70, while another Frenchman, Robin Roussel, and English trio David Bland, Laurie Canter and Billy Spooner sit in tied fifth on seven under par.

Benjamin Poke, Cormac Sharvin and Darius van Driel complete the top ten on six under par after 36 holes.

The third round will begin at 8.00am local time on Saturday May 11, with 64 players surviving the cut of level par or better.


Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
R2
Total
1
FENASSE, Mathieu
-11
67
66
133
2
KÖLBING, Jonas
-10
65
69
134
3
BESSELING, Wil
-9
65
70
135
ROZNER, Antoine
-9
70
65
135
5
ROUSSEL, Robin
-7
68
69
137
SPOONER, Billy
-7
65
72
137
BLAND, Richard
-7
65
72
137
CANTER, Laurie
-7
67
70
137
9
VAN DRIEL, Darius
-6
68
70
138
POKE, Benjamin
-6
66
72
138
SHARVIN, Cormac
-6
69
69
138
12
ENOCH, Rhys
-5
70
69
139
13
SIMONSEN, Martin
-4
68
72
140
HAASTRUP, Mark Flindt
-4
68
72
140
SANTOS, Ricardo
-4
68
72
140
ERKENBECK, James
-4
71
69
140
NILEHN, Fredrik
-4
69
71
140
LLOYD, Chris
-4
69
71
140
GROS, Sébastien
-4
71
69
140
TREE, Toby
-4
68
72
140
HAVRET, Grégory
-4
69
71
140
22
HØJGAARD, Rasmus
-3
69
72
141
VIRTO, Borja
-3
70
71
141
SCHNEIDER, Marcel
-3
73
68
141
LANDO CASANOVA, Jérôme
-3
68
73
141
PIGEM, Carlos
-3
68
73
141
WRISDALE, Jordan
-3
73
68
141
JOHANSSON, Niclas
-3
70
71
141
NEIL, Bradley
-3
73
68
141
30
BOOTE, David
-2
69
73
142
FERGUSON, Ewen
-2
65
77
142
DAWSON, Robin
-2
69
73
142
TINNING, Nicolai
-2
71
71
142
GARCIA-HEREDIA, Alfredo
-2
73
69
142
MCGEE, Ruaidhri
-2
70
72
142
AGUILAR, Felipe
-2
71
71
142
EVANS, Ryan
-2
69
73
142
COCKERILL, Aaron
-2
74
68
142
HUIZING, Daan
-2
72
70
142
GLENNEMO, Jacob
-2
71
71
142
41
OLSEN, Aksel
-1
71
72
143
ROBB, Chris
-1
70
73
143
KEYSER, Matthiam
-1
73
70
143
CARLSSON, Magnus A
-1
72
71
143
ORIOL, Pedro
-1
72
71
143
MCCARTHY, Nick
-1
71
72
143
ARMITAGE, Marcus
-1
73
70
143
HEATH, James
-1
73
70
143
ROBINSON, Liam
-1
74
69
143
CHO, Rak hyun
-1
69
74
143
51
COUPLAND, Dave
Par
70
74
144
HULDAHL, Jeppe Pape
Par
72
72
144
STOW, Ben
Par
69
75
144
FRITSCH, Florian
Par
69
75
144
TILEY, Steven
Par
71
73
144
EASTON, Bryce
Par
73
71
144
ERIKSSON, Martin
Par
67
77
144
SAXTON, Reinier
Par
74
70
144
LAPORTA, Francesco
Par
69
75
144
MATUS, Stanislav
Par
70
74
144
LENGDEN, Oscar
Par
72
72
144
HELLIGKILDE, Marcus
Par
72
72
144
ANGLES, Pep
Par
71
73
144
MADDY, Paul
Par
71
73
144
65
SCIOT-SIEGRIST, Robin
1
72
73
145
DE LA RIVA, Eduardo
1
73
72
145
MIVIS, Christopher
1
71
74
145
OVESEN, Martin
1
72
73
145
McGOWAN, Ross
1
73
72
145
HANSON, Chris
1
70
75
145
SJÖHOLM, Joel
1
74
71
145
STEWART, Duncan
1
73
72
145
DAYDOU, Alexandre
1
70
75
145
VECCHI FOSSA, Jacopo
1
71
74
145
75
MOHR, Marcus
2
73
73
146
PAUL, Yannik
2
71
75
146
DE SOUSA, Raphaël
2
70
76
146
ITEN, Marco
2
70
76
146
ARIZABALETA, Alvaro
2
73
73
146
FORSSTRÖM, Simon
2
70
76
146
FERNANDEZ, Scott
2
75
71
146
FRIESZ, Jan
2
77
69
146
STAL, Gary
2
72
74
146
RIU, Victor
2
73
73
146
HØJGAARD, Nicolai
2
71
75
146
COUSSAUD, Ugo
2
72
74
146
MERONK, Adrian
2
74
72
146
PERRIER, Damien
2
71
75
146
ABBOTT, Jamie
2
71
75
146
90
ELLIS, Harry
3
72
75
147
KIM, Minkyu
3
74
73
147
FOOS, Dominic
3
71
76
147
MAURER, Jürgen
3
74
73
147
GLOET, Christian
3
76
71
147
BRAEUNIG, Christian
3
71
76
147
LOCKE, Sam
3
74
73
147
HOWIE, Craig
3
75
72
147
98
JOANNES, Hugues
4
72
76
148
MRUZEK, Filip
4
70
78
148
LINARD, Thomas
4
75
73
148
FORD, Matt
4
76
72
148
SUCHAN, Daniel
4
72
76
148
DEAN, Joseph
4
72
76
148
DECOTTIGNIES-LAFON, Mathieu
4
71
77
148
HENRY, Scott
4
72
76
148
SARACINO, Andrea
4
71
77
148
CARLSSON, Johan
4
73
75
148
BERARDO, Clément
4
77
71
148
VON DELLINGSHAUSEN, Nicolai
4
72
76
148
110
VELASCO, Alvaro
5
75
74
149
QUIROS, Manuel
5
76
73
149
BRIXI (AM), Gordan
5
76
73
149
GALLIANO, Luca
5
74
75
149
KOEPKA, Chase
5
77
72
149
KNAPPE, Alexander
5
73
76
149
AHOKAS, Antti
5
72
77
149
VALASEK, Peter
5
72
77
149
CUARTERO BLANCO, Emilio
5
74
75
149
SANTOS SILVA, Tomas
5
72
77
149
STALTER, Joël
5
73
76
149
WIEGELE, Martin
5
73
76
149
122
TARRIO BEN, Santiago
6
74
76
150
WEJSHAG, Anton
6
70
80
150
WAITE, Mitch
6
74
76
150
DOAK, Chris
6
72
78
150
LIMA, José-Filipe
6
77
73
150
REYNOLDS, Lindsay
6
75
75
150
GRADECKI, Mateusz
6
76
74
150
LEITMANNSTETTER, Aaron
6
73
77
150
130
KORINEK, Ales
7
77
74
151
HILL, Calum
7
75
76
151
132
FOO, Gregory
8
75
77
152
MEJOW, Philipp
8
79
73
152
CAFOUREK, Jan
8
75
77
152
CEA, Michele
8
76
76
152
HEISELE, Sebastian
8
78
74
152
YOUNG, Mark
8
73
79
152
138
ONG, Marc
9
78
75
153
PIAGET, Sandro
9
77
76
153
WIDEGREN, Pontus
9
76
77
153
141
STARK, Oscar
10
78
76
154
ROSS, Craig
10
77
77
154
GAL, Petr
10
76
78
154
PORTEOUS, Garrick
10
78
76
154
145
RAZA (AM), Filip
11
81
74
155
IM, Daniel
11
80
75
155
DI NITTO, Enrico
11
73
82
155
148
COHEN-BOYER, Louis
12
78
78
156
149
SHEPHERD, Jake
13
83
74
157
150
JANIK (AM), Petr
16
79
81
160
ZAPLETAL (AM), Matyas
16
78
82
160
152
MURRAY, Michael
17
83
78
161
153
FOUBIK JNR (AM), Pavel
21
83
82
165
RETD
LAFEBER, Maarten
6
74
RETD
STUREHED, Henric
3
75
W/D
COOKE, David
3
75