Matti Schmid grabs the British in command



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Matti Schmid grabs the British in command

In Belgium, in Antwerp, with a score of 134 (-8) hits, the British Sam Horsfield (65 69) and Dale Whitnell (65 69) remain in the lead at the Soudal Open in the middle of the race but are hooked to the top by the German Matti Schmid (70 64).

In the DP World Tour tournament, on the course of the Rinkven International Golf Club (par 71), among the Azzurri the best is still Francesco Laporta who slips from 14th to 21st position with a total of 138 (68 70, - 4). The Pugliese precedes in the ranking Edoardo Molinari from Turin, from 26 / o to 29 / o with 139 (69 70, -3).

Guido Migliozzi from Vicenza also lost ground, first 26 / o and now 40 / o with 140 (69 71, -2). While they came out to the cut: the Brescia Nino Bertasio, 98 / o with 145 (73 72, +3), the Florentine Lorenzo Gagli, 105 / o with 146 (75 71, +4) and the Roman Renato Paratore, 149 / o with 152 (75 77, +10).

Three birdies and two bogeys for Laporta, four birdies and one bogey for Edoardo Molinari, four birdies and as many bogeys for Migliozzi. And now the "moving day", before the grand finale. Laporta, 31, from Castellana Grotte (Bari), is four shots from the top with two laps to go.

And the ranking in Belgium is very short. Following the leaders, 4 / i with 135 (-7), are the English Richard Mansell (69 66) and the Portuguese Ricardo Santos (69 66). The prize pool is $ 2,000,000.

Soudal Open, results

DP World Tour golfers continue to give the show by archiving the second round of the Soudal Open ($ 2 million prize pool).

After 36 holes the ranking is still extremely short and sees the trio composed of the German Matti Schmid and the British Sam Horsfield and Dale Whitnell in the lead with the score of -8 (134 strokes). For Shmid 44 positions recovered thanks to the superb -7 of the day.

On the par 71 course of the Rinkven International Golf Club in Antwerp (Belgium) in fourth position with a score of -7 we find the Portuguese Ricardo Santos and the English Richard Mansell who have a length of margin over the group that closes the top ten.

In sixth place at -6 are in fact the South African Oliver Bekker, the English Matthew Jordan, the Australian Ryan Fox, the German Yannik Paul, the Spaniards Nacho Elvira and Jorge Campillo, the Pole Adrian Meronk, the Swede Alexander Bjork, and the Irish Niall Kearney.

As for the Italians, good signals continue to arrive from Francesco Laporta and Edoardo Molinari, who remain in contact with the top areas of the standings. The Apulian climbs to -4 after today's solid -1, the same score in the second round signed by the Turin, which settles at -3.

The two Azzurri occupy the 21st and 29th places respectively, and from tomorrow they will be able to attempt an assault on the positions that matter. 40th place at -2 for Guido Migliozzi, who does not go beyond the daily par but easily overcomes the cut on Friday.

The tournament ends here instead for Nino Bertasio and Renato Paratore, already delayed after the debut round. Some big names from the DP World Tour were also out. Spaniard Rafa Cabrera Bello and Indian Shubhankar Sharma were cut.