European Challenge Tour

Swedish Challenge 2018

August 02-05

Katrineholms Golfklubb, Katrineholm

€200,000

August 02-05

Katrineholms Golfklubb, Katrineholm

€200,000

Round 2

Max rises again to snatch halfway lead

August 03, 2018

England’s Max Orrin will take a three-shot lead into the weekend at the Swedish Challenge hosted by Robert Karlsson after posting a five under par 67 for a ten under total on Day Two at Katrineholms Golfklubb.

Max rises again to snatch halfway lead, © Göran Söderqvist

- Göran Söderqvist

Orrin, who also signed for a five under 67 on Thursday, has a three-shot cushion from Oliver Bekker, Eirik Tage Johansen, Jack McDonald and Liam Robinson, who all share second place on seven under par.

The Englishman was playing in the penultimate group of the day in sunny Katrineholm and despite carding two bogeys, Orrin overcame a three-shot overnight deficit courtesy of an eagle and five birdies.

The 2013 Walker Cup player was overjoyed with his second successive 67 in what he describes as ‘tricky’ conditions with the wind swirling through the trees in the Swedish countryside.

“It’s been tricky this afternoon," he said. "There’s a lot of wind about and shots that are difficult around the turn. The wind swirls a lot in the trees and makes a lot of the shots tricky so I’m very happy.

“I’ve been very steady. I found something on the range on Wednesday, just a little trigger that’s made it better for me to get through the ball.

“I’ve had some weeks where I’ve tried to steer it too much and been a bit protective but when you’re swinging free and getting through the shots, it’s a lot easier.

“I’ve holed my fair share of putts, a lot of putts, so that’s probably the most pleasing bit, the putting.”

The 24 year old’s opening two rounds are even more impressive considering he was forced to abandon his practice round on Tuesday due to a health scare which resulted in the two-time European Challenge Tour winner spending several hours in hospital.

“I had some lunch on Tuesday and played four or five holes, felt fine, and then on the sixth tee, I just felt a pain go down my neck and into my chest," he said.

“It was a bit worrying so I said to the boys that I was going to get it checked out and I ended up in hospital for a few hours.

“Luckily, it wasn’t anything serious and everything was all clear but for a few hours, it was pretty horrible.

“I think it made me relax a little bit more by thinking there are more important things than golf shots and missing putts. I was quite pleased to just be playing and enjoying it.”

He’s enjoyed previous success in Scandinavia, winning the 2015 Made in Denmark Challenge, and although he’s been out of the winners’ circle for three years he believes his game is trending in the right direction.

“If I go out and make birdies then it’s difficult for the chasing pack," he said. "I think you just have to stay aggressive and stick to what you’re doing out there.

“It’s been a while since I’ve been in the lead but I feel like I’ve been playing well and trending the right way up the leaderboards.

“I’ve not been getting that much out of weeks but any experience is good experience and hopefully I can just go out, try and make some birdies and pull away from the pack again.”

Bekker and Robinson were two of only three players to post blemish-free rounds on Day Two and the duo, along with Johansen and McDonald in second place, are followed by a group of 12 players on six under in tied sixth, with 11 a shot further back on five under.

France's Jérôme Lando-Casanova carded the first hole-in-one of the week at the par three seventh, using a four iron to find the hole from 201 yards as the sun began to set in Sweden.

The third round will begin at 7.29am on Saturday August 4, with Lukas Nemecz and Alex Knappe first off.

Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
R2
Total
1
ORRIN, Max
-10
67
67
134
2
MCDONALD, Jack
-7
68
69
137
BEKKER, Oliver
-7
70
67
137
JOHANSEN, Eirik Tage
-7
67
70
137
ROBINSON, Liam
-7
70
67
137
6
FORSSTRÖM, Simon
-6
66
72
138
LEWIS, Tom
-6
67
71
138
MURRAY, Tom
-6
70
68
138
WILSON, Oliver
-6
68
70
138
ROUSSEL, Robin
-6
67
71
138
JOANNES, Hugues
-6
67
71
138
COUSSAUD, Ugo
-6
66
72
138
BESSELING, Wil
-6
68
70
138
HANSEN, Joachim B.
-6
69
69
138
JOHANNESSEN, Kristian Krogh
-6
68
70
138
KARLSSON, Anton
-6
70
68
138
FORD, Matt
-6
69
69
138
18
ARNAUS, Adri
-5
64
75
139
TADINI, Alessandro
-5
69
70
139
PEREZ, Victor
-5
68
71
139
STALTER, Joël
-5
69
70
139
LIMA, José-Filipe
-5
70
69
139
VIRTO, Borja
-5
68
71
139
OVESEN, Martin
-5
69
70
139
LINDBERG, Mikael
-5
70
69
139
SAMOOJA, Kalle
-5
71
68
139
HELLGREN, Björn
-5
70
69
139
LINARD, Thomas
-5
69
70
139
29
SINGH BRAR, Jack
-4
70
70
140
LAW, David
-4
69
71
140
LOCKE, Sam
-4
72
68
140
CROCKER, Sean
-4
72
68
140
FIGUEIREDO, Pedro
-4
68
72
140
FELDBORG NIELSEN, Christopher
-4
71
69
140
GOYA, Estanislao
-4
70
70
140
HENRY, Scott
-4
71
69
140
PERRIER, Damien
-4
67
73
140
38
ELLIS, Harry
-3
72
69
141
ENOCH, Rhys
-3
68
73
141
ARNOY, Jarand Ekeland
-3
69
72
141
MERONK, Adrian
-3
69
72
141
LUNDBERG, Mikael
-3
66
75
141
ITEN, Marco
-3
69
72
141
LANGASQUE, Romain
-3
71
70
141
FERGUSON, Ewen
-3
69
72
141
BERGAMASCHI, Filippo
-3
70
71
141
MACINTYRE, Robert
-3
72
69
141
TILEY, Steven
-3
73
68
141
MANLEY, Stuart
-3
71
70
141
KOIVU, Kim
-3
71
70
141
SALMINEN, Mikael
-3
70
71
141
LAMPERT, Moritz
-3
73
68
141
GALIANO AGUILAR, Mario
-3
71
70
141
54
NEMECZ, Lukas
-2
68
74
142
KNAPPE, Alexander
-2
72
70
142
ARMITAGE, Marcus
-2
75
67
142
AHOKAS, Antti
-2
71
71
142
SODERBERG, Sebastian
-2
73
69
142
THOMSON, Jonathan
-2
75
67
142
GIRRBACH, Joel
-2
71
71
142
MOORE, Bradley
-2
71
71
142
HANSSON, Jakob
-2
72
70
142
63
LAPORTA, Francesco*
-1
74
69
143
SCHNEIDER, Marcel
-1
69
74
143
CARLSSON, Johan*
-1
73
70
143
HAFTHORSSON, Birgir
-1
74
69
143
SAXTON, Reinier
-1
73
70
143
LINDELL, Oliver*
-1
72
71
143
HILL, Calum
-1
71
72
143
KIMSEY, Nathan*
-1
68
75
143
MIGLIOZZI, Guido*
-1
70
73
143
MIVIS, Christopher
-1
71
72
143
MOYNIHAN, Gavin
-1
70
73
143
FRITSCH, Florian
-1
68
75
143
RIU, Victor
-1
73
70
143
NILSSON, Åke*
-1
70
73
143
VON DELLINGSHAUSEN, Nicolai*
-1
71
72
143
LEMKE, Niklas*
-1
70
73
143
SARASTI, Juan*
-1
69
74
143
FENASSE, Mathieu
-1
72
71
143
81
VENTURA, Kristoffer
Par
72
72
144
HANSSON, Sebastian
Par
72
72
144
JOHNSTON, Liam
Par
68
76
144
PLANT, Alfie
Par
71
73
144
CUARTERO BLANCO, Emilio
Par
69
75
144
GILLBERG (AM), Oliver*
Par
72
72
144
HAASTRUP, Mark Flindt*
Par
72
72
144
CRUZ, Tiago
Par
70
74
144
KIM, Minkyu
Par
69
75
144
EVANS, Ben*
Par
71
73
144
LANDO CASANOVA, Jérôme*
Par
75
69
144
VAN MEIJEL, Lars*
Par
70
74
144
CHAPMAN, Adam
Par
70
74
144
94
WENNSTAM, Alexander
1
70
75
145
BLOMME (AM), Adam*
1
76
69
145
BOASSON, Axel*
1
73
72
145
TRAPPEL, Manuel*
1
73
72
145
DAVIES, Rhys*
1
76
69
145
THEANDERSSON, Victor
1
73
72
145
RITTHAMMER, Bernd*
1
71
74
145
MADDY, Paul*
1
69
76
145
SAINZ, Javier
1
75
70
145
O'BRIAIN, Neil
1
73
72
145
KESKARI, Martin
1
74
71
145
BERNADET, Adrien*
1
71
74
145
ZUCCHETTI, Federico*
1
73
72
145
107
STUREHED, Henric*
2
73
73
146
KARLSSON, Robert*
2
75
71
146
CARLSSON, Magnus A*
2
71
75
146
PETERSSON, Robin
2
74
72
146
ROZNER, Antoine*
2
68
78
146
PARKER, Ben*
2
73
73
146
113
MRUZEK, Filip
3
71
76
147
GRANSTAD, Martin
3
72
75
147
SCHMITT, Max*
3
73
74
147
STARK, Oscar
3
79
68
147
SVENSSON (AM), Marcus*
3
76
71
147
GUSTAVSSON, Fredrik*
3
72
75
147
JOHANSSON, Niclas
3
73
74
147
VAN WEST, Robbie*
3
74
73
147
SHARVIN, Cormac*
3
73
74
147
122
SENIOR, Jack*
4
73
75
148
VAN DRIEL, Darius*
4
73
75
148
GONZALEZ, Ricardo*
4
72
76
148
VECCHI FOSSA, Jacopo
4
77
71
148
GAL, Petr
4
70
78
148
PORTEOUS, Garrick
4
74
74
148
WIDING (AM), Tim*
4
76
72
148
FLOREN, Oscar
4
76
72
148
HULDAHL, Jeppe Pape
4
73
75
148
ADAMS, James*
4
73
75
148
STEWART, Duncan
4
72
76
148
DOAK, Chris
4
72
76
148
134
NYFJÄLL (AM), David
5
73
76
149
SANTOS, Ricardo
5
70
79
149
STOW, Ben*
5
74
75
149
137
SVENSSON (AM), Jesper*
6
73
77
150
LENGDEN, Oscar
6
75
75
150
ØSTERBY, Victor Gebhard
6
76
74
150
MADSEN, Morten Ørum
6
72
78
150
KOERBLER, Christoph*
6
76
74
150
142
RÖNNEBLAD, Hannes*
7
73
78
151
SERNA, Óscar*
7
74
77
151
144
STJARNFELDT, Pontus
8
74
78
152
HJELM, Rasmus*
8
75
77
152
VAN DER VAART, Jurrian
8
74
78
152
WIEGELE, Martin
8
76
76
152
148
ALTUNTAS, Ali*
9
77
76
153
RASK, Jocke*
9
77
76
153
150
SJÖHOLM, Joel
10
76
78
154
FELDER, Zeno
10
77
77
154
152
TOWNDROW, Sean*
11
81
74
155
AMEIL-PLANCHIN, Arthur*
11
76
79
155
154
SENAY, Deha
14
77
81
158
MARSH, Nick
14
83
75
158
W/D
GORNIK, Tim
20
92
-
-
Pos.
Player
To Par
Total
1
ORRIN, Max
-10
134
2
MCDONALD, Jack
-7
137
BEKKER, Oliver
-7
137
JOHANSEN, Eirik Tage
-7
137
ROBINSON, Liam
-7
137
6
FORSSTRÖM, Simon
-6
138
LEWIS, Tom
-6
138
MURRAY, Tom
-6
138
WILSON, Oliver
-6
138
ROUSSEL, Robin
-6
138
JOANNES, Hugues
-6
138
COUSSAUD, Ugo
-6
138
BESSELING, Wil
-6
138
HANSEN, Joachim B.
-6
138
JOHANNESSEN, Kristian Krogh
-6
138
KARLSSON, Anton
-6
138
FORD, Matt
-6
138
18
ARNAUS, Adri
-5
139
TADINI, Alessandro
-5
139
PEREZ, Victor
-5
139
STALTER, Joël
-5
139
LIMA, José-Filipe
-5
139
VIRTO, Borja
-5
139
OVESEN, Martin
-5
139
LINDBERG, Mikael
-5
139
SAMOOJA, Kalle
-5
139
HELLGREN, Björn
-5
139
LINARD, Thomas
-5
139
29
SINGH BRAR, Jack
-4
140
LAW, David
-4
140
LOCKE, Sam
-4
140
CROCKER, Sean
-4
140
FIGUEIREDO, Pedro
-4
140
FELDBORG NIELSEN, Christopher
-4
140
GOYA, Estanislao
-4
140
HENRY, Scott
-4
140
PERRIER, Damien
-4
140
38
ELLIS, Harry
-3
141
ENOCH, Rhys
-3
141
ARNOY, Jarand Ekeland
-3
141
MERONK, Adrian
-3
141
LUNDBERG, Mikael
-3
141
ITEN, Marco
-3
141
LANGASQUE, Romain
-3
141
FERGUSON, Ewen
-3
141
BERGAMASCHI, Filippo
-3
141
MACINTYRE, Robert
-3
141
TILEY, Steven
-3
141
MANLEY, Stuart
-3
141
KOIVU, Kim
-3
141
SALMINEN, Mikael
-3
141
LAMPERT, Moritz
-3
141
GALIANO AGUILAR, Mario
-3
141
54
NEMECZ, Lukas
-2
142
KNAPPE, Alexander
-2
142
ARMITAGE, Marcus
-2
142
AHOKAS, Antti
-2
142
SODERBERG, Sebastian
-2
142
THOMSON, Jonathan
-2
142
GIRRBACH, Joel
-2
142
MOORE, Bradley
-2
142
HANSSON, Jakob
-2
142
63
LAPORTA, Francesco*
-1
143
SCHNEIDER, Marcel
-1
143
CARLSSON, Johan*
-1
143
HAFTHORSSON, Birgir
-1
143
SAXTON, Reinier
-1
143
LINDELL, Oliver*
-1
143
HILL, Calum
-1
143
KIMSEY, Nathan*
-1
143
MIGLIOZZI, Guido*
-1
143
MIVIS, Christopher
-1
143
MOYNIHAN, Gavin
-1
143
FRITSCH, Florian
-1
143
RIU, Victor
-1
143
NILSSON, Åke*
-1
143
VON DELLINGSHAUSEN, Nicolai*
-1
143
LEMKE, Niklas*
-1
143
SARASTI, Juan*
-1
143
FENASSE, Mathieu
-1
143
81
VENTURA, Kristoffer
Par
144
HANSSON, Sebastian
Par
144
JOHNSTON, Liam
Par
144
PLANT, Alfie
Par
144
CUARTERO BLANCO, Emilio
Par
144
GILLBERG (AM), Oliver*
Par
144
HAASTRUP, Mark Flindt*
Par
144
CRUZ, Tiago
Par
144
KIM, Minkyu
Par
144
EVANS, Ben*
Par
144
LANDO CASANOVA, Jérôme*
Par
144
VAN MEIJEL, Lars*
Par
144
CHAPMAN, Adam
Par
144
94
WENNSTAM, Alexander
1
145
BLOMME (AM), Adam*
1
145
BOASSON, Axel*
1
145
TRAPPEL, Manuel*
1
145
DAVIES, Rhys*
1
145
THEANDERSSON, Victor
1
145
RITTHAMMER, Bernd*
1
145
MADDY, Paul*
1
145
SAINZ, Javier
1
145
O'BRIAIN, Neil
1
145
KESKARI, Martin
1
145
BERNADET, Adrien*
1
145
ZUCCHETTI, Federico*
1
145
107
STUREHED, Henric*
2
146
KARLSSON, Robert*
2
146
CARLSSON, Magnus A*
2
146
PETERSSON, Robin
2
146
ROZNER, Antoine*
2
146
PARKER, Ben*
2
146
113
MRUZEK, Filip
3
147
GRANSTAD, Martin
3
147
SCHMITT, Max*
3
147
STARK, Oscar
3
147
SVENSSON (AM), Marcus*
3
147
GUSTAVSSON, Fredrik*
3
147
JOHANSSON, Niclas
3
147
VAN WEST, Robbie*
3
147
SHARVIN, Cormac*
3
147
122
SENIOR, Jack*
4
148
VAN DRIEL, Darius*
4
148
GONZALEZ, Ricardo*
4
148
VECCHI FOSSA, Jacopo
4
148
GAL, Petr
4
148
PORTEOUS, Garrick
4
148
WIDING (AM), Tim*
4
148
FLOREN, Oscar
4
148
HULDAHL, Jeppe Pape
4
148
ADAMS, James*
4
148
STEWART, Duncan
4
148
DOAK, Chris
4
148
134
NYFJÄLL (AM), David
5
149
SANTOS, Ricardo
5
149
STOW, Ben*
5
149
137
SVENSSON (AM), Jesper*
6
150
LENGDEN, Oscar
6
150
ØSTERBY, Victor Gebhard
6
150
MADSEN, Morten Ørum
6
150
KOERBLER, Christoph*
6
150
142
RÖNNEBLAD, Hannes*
7
151
SERNA, Óscar*
7
151
144
STJARNFELDT, Pontus
8
152
HJELM, Rasmus*
8
152
VAN DER VAART, Jurrian
8
152
WIEGELE, Martin
8
152
148
ALTUNTAS, Ali*
9
153
RASK, Jocke*
9
153
150
SJÖHOLM, Joel
10
154
FELDER, Zeno
10
154
152
TOWNDROW, Sean*
11
155
AMEIL-PLANCHIN, Arthur*
11
155
154
SENAY, Deha
14
158
MARSH, Nick
14
158
W/D
GORNIK, Tim
20
-