Swedish outsider Kristoffer Broberg has defied his lowly world ranking of No.772 to win a narrow lead at the halfway stage of the Dutch Birth, after an supreme 2nd round of 64 at Bernardus Golf Path.
Broberg recorded nine birdies and a solitary bogey to keep a brand novel direction file along with his eight-beneath-par round on Friday, which provides him a one-shot lead over Denmark’s Marcus Helligkilde and Belgium’s Thomas Detry.
Broberg’s easiest favor on the European Tour came six years in the past at the BMW Masters in China.
Ireland’s Niall Kearney, who held the in a single day lead following a gap 65, added a 2nd round of 69 to lie two shots off the lumber on 10 beneath, alongside Germany’s Maximilian Kieffer.
Basically the most appealing Australian in the self-discipline to present the lower used to be Queenslander Maverick Antcliff, whose 2nd round 67 keep him at four beneath, eight off the lead and manner down in joint 38th location.
“I played truly neatly this day,” Broberg stated. “I began off with three straight birdies after which I hit a proper shot on 13, that intriguing par three there, nonetheless I left out a immediate one after which birdied 14.
“I hit some immoral shots and some truly proper shots nonetheless my putter is smoking scorching, so I’m taking half in some decent golf.
“I’m taking it one shot at a time. I truly had been struggling all one year with accidents, so it is nice to be taking half in proper all another time.
“I was home for a month so noticed an optician for my accurate plan and so they noticed something, so I truly have a contact lens on that plan so now I’m in a position to search the putts on the line. I’m rolling it ultimate proper so chuffed with it.”
Scotland’s David Drysdale fired 5 birdies and an eagle to mask the entrance nine in exactly 29 shots on his manner to a 65 which left him on seven beneath alongside Ryder Cup vice-captain Graeme McDowell.