Friday, August 03, 2018

Jack McDonald sharing second place, Sam Locke makes cut

 

                               This image of Max Orrin is displayed by courtesy of Göran Söderqvist
Orrin leads Swedish Challenge by three strokes

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.
Orrin, who also signed for a five under 67 on Thursday, has a
three-shot cushion from Oliver Bekker, Eirik Tage Johansen,
Scot 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.

Stonehaven's Sam Locke, who plays out of the Paul Lawrie Golf Centre, made the cut on his debut as a

professional, shooting 72-68 for 140, the same 36-hole

tally as David Law and Scott Henry.

Players with two-round totals of 142 and better qualified for

the weekend action
Scores after Round Two:
par 144 (2x72)
134 M Orrin (Eng) 67 67,
137 J McDonald (Sco) 68 69, O Bekker (SAf) 70 67, L Robinson (Eng) 70 67, E Johansen (Norway) 67 70
138 R Roussel (Fra) 67 71, O Wilson (Eng) 68 70, K Johannessen (Norway) 68 70, T Murray (Eng) 70 68, M Ford (Eng) 69 69, J Hansen (Denmark) 69 69, H Joannes (Belgium) 67 71, W Besseling (Netherlands) 68 70, U Coussaud (Fra) 66 72, T Lewis (Eng) 67 71, A Karlsson (Swe) 70 68, S Forsström (Swe) 66 72
139 J Stalter (Fra) 69 70, A Tadini (Ita) 69 70, A Arnaus (Spn) 64 75, J Lima (Portugal) 70 69, T Linard (Fra) 69 70, M Lindberg (Swe) 70 69, B Virto (Spn) 68 71, M Ovesen (Denmark) 69 70, K Samooja (Finland) 71 68, V Perez (Fra) 68 71, B Hellgren (Swe) 70 69 
140 S Locke (Sco) 72 68, S Crocker (USA) 72 68, D Law (Sco) 69 71, D Perrier (Fra) 67 73, P Figueiredo (Portugal) 68 72, S Henry (Sco) 71 69, C Feldborg Nielsen (Swe) 71 69, J Singh Brar (Eng) 70 70, E Goya (Argentina) 70 70,
141 M Iten (Switz) 69 72, M Galiano Aguilar (Spn) 71 70, S Tiley (Eng) 73 68, S Manley (Wales) 71 70, F Bergamaschi (Ita) 70 71, J Arnoy (Norway) 69 72, A Meronk (Poland) 69 72, M Salminen (Finland) 70 71, H Ellis (Eng) 72 69, E Ferguson (Sco) 69 72, R Enoch (Wales) 68 73, R Langasque (Fra) 71 70, M Lundberg (Swe) 66 75, M Lampert (Ger) 73 68, R MacIntyre (Sco) 72 69, K Koivu (Finland) 71 70
142 J Hansson (Swe) 72 70, A Ahokas (Finland) 71 71, B Moore (Eng) 71 71, J Girrbach (Switz) 71 71, M Armitage (Eng) 75 67, A Knappe (Ger) 72 70, S Soderberg (Swe) 73 69, L Nemecz (Austria) 68 74, J Thomson (Eng) 75 67


MISSED THE CUT

 143 B Hafthorsson (Iceland) 74 69, F Laporta (Ita) 74 69, M Schneider (Ger) 69 74, N Lemke (Swe) 70 73, F Fritsch (Ger) 68 75, M Fenasse (Fra) 72 71, V Riu (Fra) 73 70, G Moynihan (Ire) 70 73, Å Nilsson (Swe) 70 73, N Kimsey (Eng) 68 75, C Mivis (Belgium) 71 72, J Sarasti (Spn) 69 74, J Carlsson (Swe) 73 70, N Von Dellingshausen (Ger) 71 72, R Saxton (Netherlands) 73 70, G Migliozzi (Ita) 70 73, C Hill (Sco) 71 72, O Lindell (Finland) 72 71 
144 S Hansson (Swe) 72 72, M Haastrup (Denmark) 72 72, B Evans (Eng) 71 73, J Lando Casanova (Fra) 75 69, L Van Meijel (Netherlands) 70 74, L Johnston (Sco) 68 76, T Cruz (Portugal) 70 74, A Plant (Eng) 71 73, M Kim (SKor) 69 75, A Chapman (Eng) 70 74, K Ventura (Norway) 72 72, E Cuartero Blanco (Spn) 69 75, O Gillberg (Swe) (am) 72 72,
145 B Ritthammer (Ger) 71 74, F Zucchetti (Ita) 73 72, P Maddy (Eng) 69 76, R Davies (Wales) 76 69, A Bernadet (Fra) 71 74, N O'Briain (Ire) 73 72, A Boasson (Iceland) 73 72, V Theandersson (Swe) 73 72, M Keskari (Ger) 74 71, A Wennstam (Swe) 70 75, J Sainz (Spn) 75 70, M Trappel (Austria) 73 72, A Blomme (am) (am) 76 69 
146 R Petersson (Swe) 74 72, B Parker (Eng) 73 73, R Karlsson (Swe) 75 71, H Sturehed (Swe) 73 73, M Carlsson (Swe) 71 75, A Rozner (Fra) 68 78
147 O Stark (Swe) 79 68, F Gustavsson (Swe) 72 75, R Van West (Netherlands) 74 73, M Schmitt (Ger) 73 74, C Sharvin (NIre) 73 74, M Granstad (Swe) 72 75, F Mruzek (Czech) 71 76, N Johansson (Swe) 73 74, M Svensson (Swe) (am) 76 71,
148 D Van Driel (Netherlands) 73 75, J Senior (Eng) 73 75, J Vecchi Fossa (Ita) 77 71, P Gal (Czech) 70 78, O Floren (Swe) 76 72, G Porteous (Eng) 74 74, J Huldahl (Denmark) 73 75, R Gonzalez (Arg)entina 72 76, J Adams (Eng) 73 75, D Stewart (Sco) 72 76, C Doak (Sco) 72 76, T Widing (Swe) (am) 76 72
149 B Stow (Eng) 74 75, R Santos (Por) 70 79, D Nyfjäll (am) (Swe) 73 76,
150 O Lengden (Swe) 75 75, C Koerbler (Austria) 76 74, V Østerby (Denmark) 76 74, M Madsen (Denmark) 72 78, J Svensson  (Swe) (am) 73 77
151 Ó Serna (Mexico) 74 77, H Rönneblad (Swe) 73 78
152 R Hjelm (Denmark) 75 77, P Stjarnfeldt (Swe) 74 78, J Van Der Vaart (Netherlands) 74 78, M Wiegele (Austria) 76 76,
153 J Rask (Swe) 77 76, A Altuntas (Turkey) 77 76 
154 Z Felder (Switz) 77 77, J Sjöholm (Swe) 76 78
155 S Towndrow (Eng) 81 74, A Ameil-Planchin (Switz) 76 79
158 N Marsh (Eng) 83 75, D Senay (Turkey) 77 81 
** T Gornik (Slo) 92 withdrew
                                                      

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