Following his course record on Thursday, Rasmus Hojgaard also posted the best score in the second round on Friday (65, -6) and cemented his position as French Open leader. The Dane is now six strokes ahead of Paul Barjon. Antoine Rozner is back at the foot of the podium and Mathieu Decottignies-Lafon is sixth.
This time Rasmus Hojgaard was not the only one who flew in the Albatross. In the same match as the Dane, Antoine Rozner was carried away by the support of the public, excited to find side by side the leader of the French Open and the best tricolor of the day. The Parisian felt “home alone”. With his card of 66 (-5), the double winner of the European Tour returns to 4th place, tied with Alexander Björk in -7 total.
A convincing start to the week, and yet the French flag flies even higher, to second place for Paul Barjon (-9 overall). “Second after the first two days, it’s a good position. I didn’t hit the ball exactly like yesterday. (Thursday), but I’m doing it with only one bogey, so it’s positive. I hope to hit the ball a little better tomorrow. (Saturday). There is always the possibility that someone overdoes the week, I try to do the best I can and we will see it on Sunday night.reserve Rasmus Hojgaard’s dolphin.
In his course, played in 68, the New Caledonian also offered an incredible eagle in 14. “I told my brother that entering a radius of 1.50m would be quite good because we had to go to the edge of the green, there is the bunker on the left, you don’t have to be very aggressive. And in the end, he came together perfectly. Pass, a 20-meter putt, not necessarily very flat, and it goes in”he explains.
While George Coetzee rounds out the podium (-8 overall), there are three Blues in the top 6 with Mathieu Decottignies-Lafon (-6 overall): “I’m happy with my game. I went through the par on the way without missing a golf shot, I didn’t put, it was quite frustrating. But I stayed calm, I played very good golf and I knew that at some point I was going to turn around And it came back. I finished with four birdies in the last seven holes with some very solid par putts. We’ll have to keep it up this weekend and try to slide a few more putts to put the fanatic ahead.. The locals shined up among fans as Oihan Guillamondeguy, Tom Vaillant, Julien Sale and Martin Couvra all made the cut.
In front, far ahead, Rasmus Hojgaard continued his hellish pace. There is no new record at stake, of course, let’s not be too greedy. Same score as Dale Whitnell at -6 too. But this 65 card is the best of the second round. Above all, with his total of -15, the young Dane signed the French Open record after 36 holes. One more time. The 21-year-old now appears as the great favorite to succeed Nicolas Colsaerts.