Just look at the scores of the day to understand the extreme difficulty of the second lap at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship 2022. In fact, in Scotland, in addition to the fields which are not easy by their nature, the weather is also included: rain, wind and who more has more put.
If yesterday the average was 69.63 shots, today it was 76.69, a huge difference: in practice, 1109 shots more.
Alfred Dunhill Links Championship, results
Of the 167 golfers competing, only nine managed to go below par, including one on the Old Course in St.
Andrews, two in Carnoustie and six in Kingsbarns. That one is the leader Richard Mansell: the Englishman manages, indeed, to lap in -4 in the temple of golf. Five birdies and a bogey for him, in a ranking that is totally changed compared to the previous day, and not just for his -10 total.
In second place, almost as a revived, Swedish Alex Noren, who makes a leap of 23 positions with his -3 in Kingsbarns and -8 total. The Danish Niklas Norgaard Moller and the French Antoine Rozner remain third with today's +2 and -7 total, one in St.
Andrews, the other in Carnoustie. Fifth, and still in great shape, Scotland's Robert MacIntyre (-2 in the day at Kingsbarns, -6 overall), with 35 places recovered, together with Englishman Daniel Gavins (Carnoustie). In the sixth group, another group of ascents, to a greater or lesser extent: the English Callum Shinkwin (Carnoustie), the Finnish Tapio Pulkkanen (Kingsbarns) and the French Julien Brun (Old Course), all at -5.
A large group of tenths at -4, of which only Irishman Padraig Harrington at Kingsbarns is under par (-1) today. With him the South African Oliver Bekker, the New Zealander Ryan Fox, the English Matthew Southgate, the Germans Marcel Siem and Maximilian Kieffer, the Spaniard Nacho Elvira and the French Frederic Lacroix (who was second yesterday).
Of these, the first five filmed in Carnoustie and the other three in St. Andrews. Big drop of the other transalpine Romain Langasque, who with his +8 goes from leader to 18 ° to -3. And 18th is also Francesco Molinari, who at Kingsbarns manages to stay on +1 by leaping 21 places up.
28th place for Guido Migliozzi, after today's +2 (total -4) in Carnoustie, while St. Andrews instead exalts Andrea Pavan, who climbs 37 positions in his +1 and is 41st with the same -1 as Rory McIlroy. 103 ° to +4 Francesco Laporta (Carnoustie, +8 today), 152 ° Renato Paratore (+10 total and +12 today, St.
Andrews), 161 ° Filippo Celli (+9 during the day and +13 overall, St. Andrews ). The nine under par: in St. Andrews Richard Mansell (-4), in Carnoustie Adrian Meronk and Callum Shinkwin (-2 and -1), in Kingsbarns Alex Noren, Alex Fitzpatrick (-3), Robert MacIntyre ( -2), Padraig Harrington, Matt Fitzpatrick, Billy Horschel (-1).