Swiss Challenge R2

Blomstrand blossoms on Day Two in Switzerland

June 06-09
Golf Sempach, Lucerne, Switzerland
€185,000
Round 1, Round 3, Round 4

Christofer Blomstrand continued his love affair with the Swiss Challenge Presented by Swiss Golf by adding a seven under par 64 to his opening 66 to seize control at the halfway stage at Golf Sempachersee.

Blomstrand blossoms on Day Two in Switzerland
© Emanuel Stotzer

The Swede leads by three on 12 under par after carding the low round of Day Two, with Aaron Cockerill, Lars van Meijel and Ricardo Santos sharing second place on nine under par.

Blomstrand finished tied fourth at last year’s Swiss Challenge and although he is unable to put his finger on why he has enjoyed success in the Swiss mountains, he admits being a good ball striker on the tight fairways helps his cause.

“You have to strike the ball well here,” he said. “It’s quite tight so if you’re not hitting good shots, then it’s going to be really tough. That’s the key here.


“I played really well actually. I also played well yesterday, and I’ve played pretty good for quite a long time now.”

Starting on the ninth tee, Blomstrand made the turn at five under and immediately added to his tally at the first and second, picking up birdies at each stop.

The 27-year-old suffered setbacks at the fourth and fifth with bogeys at each hole meaning he dropped back into the pack, before a superb eagle at the seventh saw him regain his advantage and open a healthy cushion between himself and those attempting to keep pace.

“I’ve been hitting some really good shots but it’s starting to feel much better now, so I’m happy,” he said.

“I haven’t been holing many putts but now I’m starting to feel way better on the greens.

“I played well all day but then I used one wrong club and followed it with one bad mistake. I was quite close to holing a wedge on the sixth and then I hit a two iron to eight feet for eagle, so that was a really nice way to finish the day.”

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Portugal’s Santos continued his good form with a bogey-free 68 to sit alongside Cockerill and van Meijel in tied second, with the latter signing for a six under par 65.

Julien Quesne, who alongside Blomstrand carded the low round of the day with a seven under 64, Germany’s Moritz Lampert and England’s Richard Bland share fifth place on eight under par.

One shot further back on seven under par is Prague Golf Challenge runner-up Mathieu Fenasse, Finland’s Oliver Lindell and Scottish duo Calum Hill and Duncan Stewart.

In total, 66 players survived the 36-hole cut and the third round will begin at 7.42am local time on Saturday June 8. The final group of Santos and Blomstrand will tee off at 12.45pm local time.


Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
R2
Total
1
BLOMSTRAND, Christofer
-12
66
64
130
2
COCKERILL, Aaron
-9
66
67
133
VAN MEIJEL, Lars
-9
68
65
133
SANTOS, Ricardo
-9
65
68
133
5
BLAND, Richard
-8
69
65
134
LAMPERT, Moritz
-8
66
68
134
QUESNE, Julien
-8
70
64
134
8
STEWART, Duncan
-7
66
69
135
LINDELL, Oliver
-7
66
69
135
FENASSE, Mathieu
-7
67
68
135
HILL, Calum
-7
69
66
135
12
BESSELING, Wil
-6
67
69
136
STOW, Ben
-6
68
68
136
14
BOURDY, Grégory
-5
68
69
137
COUPLAND, Dave
-5
66
71
137
KIM, Minkyu
-5
63
74
137
SUCHAN, Daniel
-5
63
74
137
EVANS, Ryan
-5
70
67
137
GREGORY, Scott
-5
70
67
137
SYME, Connor
-5
67
70
137
21
SCHNEIDER, Marcel
-4
68
70
138
ZUNIC, Jordan
-4
65
73
138
AGUILAR, Felipe
-4
67
71
138
CUARTERO BLANCO, Emilio
-4
68
70
138
HEISELE, Sebastian
-4
69
69
138
NILEHN, Fredrik
-4
67
71
138
CANTER, Laurie
-4
72
66
138
ITEN, Marco
-4
65
73
138
BALDWIN, Matthew
-4
68
70
138
GARCIA RODRIGUEZ, Sebastian
-4
69
69
138
31
VECCHI FOSSA, Jacopo
-3
67
72
139
ARIZABALETA, Alvaro
-3
67
72
139
JORDAN, Matthew
-3
69
70
139
SCIOT-SIEGRIST, Robin
-3
67
72
139
COUSSAUD, Ugo
-3
71
68
139
BRAEUNIG, Christian
-3
68
71
139
DEL VAL, Samuel
-3
71
68
139
ROZNER, Antoine
-3
67
72
139
FARR, Oliver
-3
71
68
139
RUSCH, Benjamin
-3
68
71
139
FERGUSON, Ewen
-3
72
67
139
42
DI NITTO, Enrico
-2
70
70
140
SENIOR, Jack
-2
70
70
140
KELLY, Sean
-2
70
70
140
SHARVIN, Cormac
-2
71
69
140
EGGENBERGER, Mathias
-2
70
70
140
TINNING, Nicolai
-2
72
68
140
NEIL, Bradley
-2
73
67
140
POKE, Benjamin
-2
75
65
140
50
TILEY, Steven
-1
67
74
141
CLEMENTS, Todd
-1
71
70
141
FORD, Matt
-1
67
74
141
HULDAHL, Jeppe Pape
-1
71
70
141
ANGLES, Pep
-1
72
69
141
HUIZING, Daan
-1
69
72
141
PERRIER, Damien
-1
68
73
141
HØJGAARD, Rasmus
-1
67
74
141
LINARD, Thomas
-1
67
74
141
PIGEM, Carlos
-1
72
69
141
BOOTE, David
-1
70
71
141
DAYDOU, Alexandre
-1
73
68
141
KEYSER, Mathiam
-1
70
71
141
STARK, Oscar
-1
71
70
141
VON DELLINGSHAUSEN, Nicolai
-1
70
71
141
MAZZOLI (AM), Stefano
-1
74
67
141
GARCIA-HEREDIA, Alfredo
-1
72
69
141
67
ECCLES, Ben
Par
69
73
142
ORRIN, Max
Par
69
73
142
KOEPKA, Chase
Par
69
73
142
LOPES, Vitor
Par
71
71
142
DAWSON, Robin
Par
72
70
142
ERIKSSON, Martin
Par
72
70
142
PORTEOUS, Garrick
Par
72
70
142
ROUSSEL, Robin
Par
69
73
142
HAASTRUP, Mark Flindt
Par
67
75
142
CEA, Michele
Par
75
67
142
77
MICHAEL, Anthony
1
73
70
143
CARLOTA, Joao
1
75
68
143
HIDALGO, Angel
1
72
71
143
KNAPPE, Alexander
1
68
75
143
RIU, Victor
1
69
74
143
HØJGAARD, Nicolai
1
69
74
143
BERARDO, Clément
1
68
75
143
84
LAFEBER, Maarten
2
72
72
144
MCGEE, Ruaidhri
2
74
70
144
MCCARTHY, Nick
2
70
74
144
YOUNG, Mark
2
73
71
144
GERHARDSEN (AM), Nicola
2
74
70
144
DEAN, Joe
2
69
75
144
EASTON, Bryce
2
69
75
144
MADDY, Paul
2
70
74
144
SIMONSEN, Martin
2
72
72
144
GIRRBACH, Joel
2
71
73
144
KÖLBING, Jonas
2
70
74
144
GREHAN, Stuart
2
71
73
144
RUUSKA, Lauri
2
69
75
144
97
ETTLIN (AM), Loic
3
77
68
145
FERNANDEZ, Scott
3
75
70
145
WRISDALE, Jordan
3
73
72
145
GRANT, Stephen
3
77
68
145
GALLIANO, Luca
3
72
73
145
SAXTON, Reinier
3
76
69
145
JENSEN, Lasse
3
71
74
145
LANDO CASANOVA, Jérôme
3
69
76
145
HOWIE, Craig
3
71
74
145
106
TRAPPEL, Manuel
4
74
72
146
SPOONER, Billy
4
78
68
146
IM, Daniel
4
78
68
146
HANSON, Chris
4
76
70
146
COHEN, Perry
4
75
71
146
WIEGELE, Martin
4
72
74
146
DE SOUSA, Raphaël
4
67
79
146
FOOS, Dominic
4
71
75
146
MIVIS, Christopher
4
70
76
146
SARACINO, Andrea
4
73
73
146
116
ELVIRA, Manuel
5
72
75
147
WIDEGREN, Pontus
5
75
72
147
GRADECKI, Mateusz
5
71
76
147
PFEIFFER, Yann
5
69
78
147
WEPPERNIG, Philippe
5
71
76
147
GLOET, Christian
5
70
77
147
GUGLER (AM), Cédric
5
72
75
147
123
NOSEDA (AM), Alessandro
6
72
76
148
DECOTTIGNIES-LAFON, Mathieu
6
75
73
148
FREIBURGHAUS, Jeremy
6
73
75
148
FORD, Charlie
6
75
73
148
MOHR, Marcus
6
74
74
148
JOANNES, Hugues
6
77
71
148
DE LA RIVA, Eduardo
6
74
74
148
HELLIGKILDE, Marcus
6
73
75
148
131
COHEN-BOYER, Louis
7
72
77
149
MERONK, Adrian
7
72
77
149
GEYGER, Nico
7
73
76
149
OVESEN, Martin
7
74
75
149
PEACOCK, Daniel
7
72
77
149
136
LANGFORS, Per
8
78
72
150
STALTER, Joël
8
78
72
150
OLSEN, Aksel
8
75
75
150
139
TARRIO BEN, Santiago
9
74
77
151
SVANBERG, Fredrik
9
76
75
151
DOBIAS, Marc
9
73
78
151
VAN DRIEL, Darius
9
77
74
151
143
EL HALI, Karim
10
72
80
152
144
LENGDEN, Oscar
11
74
79
153
145
LEITMANNSTETTER, Aaron
12
78
76
154
STAL, Gary
12
74
80
154
147
MEJOW, Philipp
13
72
83
155
148
BURNIER, Jean-Luc
14
73
83
156
CALDERON, Matias
14
76
80
156
VIRTO, Borja
14
76
80
156
151
SHIM, Jaewoo
15
75
82
157
WITTMANN, Sebastian
15
83
74
157
153
ROCHDI, Soufiane
20
81
81
162
154
NEUMAYER, Bernard
21
82
81
163
155
FRANCIONI, Roberto
24
85
81
166
156
MURRAY, Michael
34
83
93
176