Rolex Trophy R2

NVD the man to catch in Switzerland

August 21-24
Golf Club de Geneve, Geneva, Switzerland
€290,000
Round 1, Round 3, Round 4


Nicolai von Dellingshausen recorded the joint low round of the week at the Rolex Trophy to hold a two-shot lead at the halfway stage at Golf Club de Genève.

Rolex Trophy R2 - NVD the man to catch in Switzerland
Credit: Rolex

The German, who finished tied fifth at the Made in Denmark Challenge presented by FREJA two weeks ago, followed up his opening round of 69 in Geneva with a ten under par round of 62 – his lowest professional round of his career – to top the leaderboard at the end of day two.

Von Dellingshausen began quickly with back-to-back birdies from the first hole before making four consecutive gains from the fifth, reaching the turn in 30 strokes, six under par, to race up the leaderboard.

The assault on the Golf Club de Genève course continued on the back nine, starting with a birdie at the tenth before picking up another at the par four 14th.  

With Calum Hill, Adrian Meronk and Ricardo Santos in the clubhouse at 11 under par, the 26-year-old finished birdie-birdie-par to card a bogey-free round of 62 and take the Rolex Trophy lead at the halfway stage.

“It is the best round of my career,” said von Dellingshausen.


“I’m really happy with the way I played today and the position I’m in for the next two days. But I’m trying not to think about that as there is still a lot of golf to be played, but hopefully I can carry this momentum forward.

“It was one of those days. I had a great Pro-Am team and they were hyped throughout the day and I managed to stay focussed, but they were cheering me on to get a couple more birdies. It was a really good day.

“I started off on the first, driving my tee shot just short of the green with a three wood, pitching it a touch long but I holed the putt for birdie. I was holing a lot of medium distance putts from three to four metres. I was very solid from tee to green and gave myself chances, plus I made a couple of really good putts which found the hole.”

Hill, who has won twice during the 2019 European Challenge Tour season, is going in search of his third win, and with that, immediate promotion to the European Tour. He carded a six under par round of 66 to share second place with Meronk and Santos, who recorded rounds of 67 and 66, respectively.

Cormac Sharvin and Ben Stow are a further shot back at ten under par, with a trio of players sharing seventh place at nine under par, including Bryce Easton, Daan Huizing, and Ugo Coussaud, who also shot a round of 62, ten under par, on day two. The third round gets under way at 07:30am local time with von Dellingshausen teeing off at 9:00am from the tenth tee.  


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19th Hole
By GT Editor
Pos.
Player
Nat
To Par
R1
R2
Total
1
VON DELLINGSHAUSEN Nicolai
GER
-13
69
62
131
2
HILL Calum
SCO
-11
67
66
133
2
MERONK Adrian
POL
-11
66
67
133
2
SANTOS Ricardo
POR
-11
67
66
133
5
SHARVIN Cormac
NIR
-10
68
66
134
5
STOW Ben
ENG
-10
66
68
134
7
COUSSAUD Ugo
FRA
-9
73
62
135
7
EASTON Bryce
RSA
-9
71
64
135
7
HUIZING Daan
NED
-9
69
66
135
10
FARR Oliver
WAL
-8
72
64
136
10
JOHANSEN Eirik Tage
NOR
-8
68
68
136
10
PIGEM Carlos
ESP
-8
67
69
136
10
SENIOR Jack
ENG
-8
68
68
136
14
BLAND Richard
ENG
-7
69
68
137
14
JORDAN Matthew
ENG
-7
69
68
137
14
LIMA José-Filipe
POR
-7
69
68
137
14
ROZNER Antoine
FRA
-7
67
70
137
14
SIMONSEN Martin
DEN
-7
66
71
137
19
HØJGAARD Rasmus
DEN
-6
69
69
138
19
McGOWAN Ross
ENG
-6
70
68
138
19
VAN DRIEL Darius
NED
-6
68
70
138
22
BALDWIN Matthew
ENG
-5
71
68
139
22
FERGUSON Ewen
SCO
-5
70
69
139
22
SCALISE Lorenzo
ITA
-5
70
69
139
22
SCIOT-SIEGRIST Robin
FRA
-5
68
71
139
26
LAPORTA Francesco
ITA
-4
72
68
140
27
GARCIA RODRIGUEZ Sebastian
ESP
-3
71
70
141
27
GEARY Josh
NZL
-3
70
71
141
27
HAASTRUP Mark Flindt
DEN
-3
72
69
141
27
HAVRET Grégory
FRA
-3
70
71
141
27
SCHNEIDER Marcel
GER
-3
72
69
141
27
SJÖHOLM Joel
SWE
-3
74
67
141
27
SYME Connor
SCO
-3
71
70
141
27
TILEY Steven
ENG
-3
71
70
141
35
VAN MEIJEL Lars
NED
-2
68
74
142
36
BESSELING Wil
NED
-1
73
70
143
36
FENASSE Mathieu
FRA
-1
75
68
143
36
ROUSSEL Robin
FRA
-1
70
73
143
39
DE SOUSA Raphaël
SUI
0
73
71
144
40
ENOCH Rhys
WAL
2
76
70
146