Ferguson and Smith at the top of BMW Open

DP World Tour golfers continue to battle it out in the BMW International Open ($2.5 million prize pool).

by Andrea Gussoni
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Ferguson and Smith at the top of BMW Open
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DP World Tour golfers continue to battle it out in the BMW International Open ($2.5 million prize pool). The event born in 1989 and organized by the European circuit has reached the penultimate act with a couple in command of the leaderboard and a lot of uncertainty with 18 holes to go.

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In fact, at the top we find the tandem composed of the Scot Ewen Ferguson and the Englishman Jordan Smith with -14 (202 shots). The latter is among the best on Saturday in Germany thanks to a -6 round in which he scored 5 birdies, an eagle and a bogey.

For the pacesetters, a one-shot margin over the Frenchman Romain Langasque and the Swede Jens Dantorp. Those who are in fifth place with a score of -12, namely the Englishman Matthew Southgate, the American Patrick Reed and the Australian David Micheluzzi, will also be able to have great chances of victory.

On the par 72 course of the Munchen Eichenned Golfclub in Munich (Germany) in eighth position with a score of -10 we find the Japanese Rikuya Hoshino, followed by a length by the Belgian Matthis Besard, the South African Thomas Aiken, the Dane Thomas Bjorn, the Scottish Connor Syme and Englishmen Joe Dean, Ross Fisher and James Morrison.

Filippo Celli comes back brilliantly, thanks to -5 on the day, recovering 32 positions, climbing up to 16th place with a score of -8. The Italian golfer is in the company of the Englishman Tom Levis, the Frenchman Julien Guerrier, the Austrian Berndt Wiesberger and the Danish Jeff Winther.

As for the other Italians, 44th position with -1 for Matteo Manassero and 57th place with +1 for Renato Paratore. Tomorrow there will be room for the last and decisive round which will decide Thriston Lawrence's successor in the roll of honour.

Founded in 1989, it was held near BMW's home city of Munich every year until 2012. From 1989 to 1993 and from 1997 to 2011 it was played at the Golfclub München Eichenried while from 1994 to 1996 it was held at St. Eurach Land-und-Golfclub.

In 2012, 2014, 2016 and 2018, the event was played at Golf Club Gut Lärchenhof near Cologne, alternating with Golfclub München Eichenried, which hosted the event in 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017 and 2019. The event was for a time the only European Tour event played in Germany, until the Porsche European Open moved to Germany in 2015.

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