Jordan Smith leads Porsche European Open

by   |  VIEW 2987

Jordan Smith leads Porsche European Open

The second round of the Porsche European Open 2022 ended in Hamburg: this is one of the most symbolic tournaments of the DP World Tour, and the English Jordan Smith continues to unfold. For him, a nice recovery in the standings thanks to the -4 of the day that drags him up to -6, a score with which he is the leader and that launches him in search of the encore of 2017.

Jordan Smith, Porsche European Open 2022

Second position at -4 for the French Victor Perez, another serious candidate for the final success, and good at closing at -1 despite a really complex day for him as for all the others.

Another transalpine is third at -3, but Julien Brun is in the company of Dane Niklas Norgaard Nielsen and Swede Joakim Lagergren, the latter up +2 in the second 18 of the tournament. Sixth the other Frenchman Julien Guerrier and the Chinese Haotong Li, yesterday's leader, who are at -2, while the series of round of 16 is very rich at -1: Rasmus Hojgaard, Thorbjorn Olesen and Jeff Winther (Denmark), Richard Mansell, Marcus Armitage (England), Johannes Veerman (USA), Alexander Knappe, Marcel Siem (Germany), Wil Besseling (Holland), Masahiro Kawamura (Japan), Jason Scrivener (Australia), Adrian Otaegui (Spain).

The Italian chapter sees only two pass the cut: Andrea Pavan, who is 26th at +1, yields over 20 places, while Edoardo Molinari is 33rd at +2. It remains just outside Renato Paratore, 74 ° to +5, then there is Francesco Laporta 99 ° to +7.

Guido Migliozzi ends 132nd at +13, while Nino Bertasio doesn't even start, stopped by an injury and therefore forced to retire. In Germany, the second round of the Porsche European Open is not a smile for the Azzurri. In Hamburg, in the DP World Tour tournament, only Andrea Pavan surpasses the cut - who however slips from 4 / a to 26 / a position with a score of 145 (69 76, +1) hits - and Edoardo Molinari, 33 / o with 146 (74 72, +2).

On the Green Eagle Golf Courses (par 72), the new leader is the English Jordan Smith who, with a lap of 68 (-4) out of a total of 138 (70 68, -6) climbs up ten positions and takes the summit. Behind him is the French Victor Perez (fresh from the Dutch Open success in the Netherlands), second with 140 (-4) ahead of his compatriot Julien Brun, the Swedish Joakim Lagergren (in the lead after the opening 18 holes), and the Dane Niklas Norgaard Moller, all thirds with 141 (-3).

Nothing to do for the other Italians. After the disqualification (at the end of the first round and by virtue of a levity committed by his caddy) of Lorenzo Gagli, Nino Bertasio from Brescia was forced to retire due to a hand injury.

The following were eliminated: Renato Paratore, 74 / o with 149 (76 73, +5), Francesco Laporta, 99 / o with 151 (77 74, +7), and Guido Migliozzi, 132 / o with 157 (81 76, +13).