Friday, June 01, 2018

Schneider keeps it on the short stuff and increases Swiss lead

Marcel Schneider showed no signs of slowing down on Day Two at the Swiss Challenge as he increased his lead to three shots.
The German, who made nine birdies in the opening round, went bogey-free around Golf Sempachersee and signed for a seven under par 64.
His two-day total of 15-under-par 127 is lowest 36-hole score on the European Challenge Tour in 2018, and stands as the fifth lowest halfway return in Tour history.
The 28 year old has found the short grass on nearly every hole at the scenic Swiss course, and believes his performance has been close to flawless thus far.
“I’m playing really well as you can tell,” said Schneider. “I made just one mistake yesterday on the 18th, but other than that, the rest of the tournament has been without any mistakes, so I’m quite happy with that.”
“I hit it really well off the tee, so I haven’t been in trouble. I think that’s a huge benefit because the rough is quite thick.”
It is a common claim that one of the hardest things to do in golf is to back up a low round with another quality score. After succeeding in that feat, the Bietigheim – Bissingen native believes he is ready for the challenge of the next two days.
“Normally I’m the type of guy who shoots really low and then the next day I struggle to do the same or almost the same, but now I’m really, really happy and confident for the weekend,” he said.
Only three Scots survived the cut - Ross Kellett and Duncan Stewart, both on 138 and T21, and Aberdonian David Law on 139 and T35.

138 Ross Kellett 69 69, Duncan Stewart 70 68 (T21)
139 David Law 71 68 (T35)

MISSED THE CUT (141 and better qualified)
142 Jack Doherty 73 69, Scott Henry 69 73
144 Jack McDonald 72 72
147 Grant Forrest 78 69
151 Chris Doak 76 75
157 Paul Shields 74 83





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