Matthieu Pavon still leader at Spanish Open

The Frenchman remains in front with a score of -11, playing the second 18 holes in 68 shots, the result of four birdies and a bogey, but above all a particularly positive second half of the round

by Andrea Gussoni
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Matthieu Pavon still leader at Spanish Open
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Matthieu Pavon's leadership is confirmed after the second round of the Spanish Open. The Frenchman remains in front with a score of -11, playing the second 18 holes in 68 shots, the result of four birdies and a bogey, but above all a particularly positive second half of the round.

The thirty-year-old from Toulouse is still chasing his first victory on the DP World Tour.

Matthieu Pavon, results

In second place the Dutch Wil Besseling and the Indian Shubhankar Sharma, one stroke away from the leader.

The first of the Spaniards was fourth, but not the most expected (since Jon Rahm is in the group at -3 in 45th place). It is, in fact, Alfredo Garcia-Heredia, at -9 together with the transalpine Mike Lorenzo-Vera. English Nathan Kimsey is sixth at -8.

The group of sevenths is extremely large, among which Edoardo Molinari stands out, with a good rise. Together with him, at -7 there are the French Antoine Rozner, Romain Langasque and Julien Guerrier, the English Eddie Pepperell and John Parry, the Paraguayan Fabrizio Zanotti, the Spanish Alejandro del Rey, the German Marcel Siem, the Scottish Grant Forrest and the Danish Martin Simonsen.

The other representative of Italy, Guido Migliozzi, is also easily inside the cut zone, with 24th place at -5 which puts him in a good position to try to confirm the overall positive trend that he is experiencing in the last few weeks.

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