Robert Karlsson threatened to break 60, before stumbling late in his lap and accepting an 8-under-par 30-33=63 in the second round of the Porsche European Open, now reduced to 54 holes.
The Swede is T4 on 10-under 132 at Golf Resort Bad Griesbach, seven shots behind the early pacesetter Alex Levy, but on Friday afternoon it had looked as if the veteran would join the sub-60 ranks. He had set a furious pace from the 10th, painting red at 10, 11, 12, 14, 17 and 18, and there was absolutely no let up on the front nine, as he birdied the first, made eagle-3 at the 3rd and another birdie at No. 4. 10-under with 5 holes to play he then tripepd up, missing an 18" putt for par on the 6th and then adding another blue number on his return to the course Saturday morning at the 7th. But the 47-year-old is maintaining his strong German form: he has a top ten rate in the country of 22% and might yet improve on it. He's needed just 54 putts all week and yet is only 3-for-9 in Scrambling (43 putts on GIR).
Sat, Sep 24, 2016 06:19:00 AM