The PGA of Germany’s Jonathan Grogan will look to make it three wins a row when he tees it up in the final round of the 8th BlackSeaRama Vivacom Pro-Am, after a second round 71 (-1) at Thracian Cliffs put him in the driving seat with just 18 holes to play.
With BlackSeaRama victories in 2014 and 2015, Grogan’s confidence levels must be sky high having taken the lead through 36 holes. A second round full of peaks and troughs with six birdies, three bogeys and a double bogey have him at four-under par for the tournament (139).
“It went great today,” said Grogan. “The course was in fantastic condition, the greens are brilliant. I started off with a few little birdies and a double bogey on nine…which shook me up a little bit, but I got back into it and hit some solid shots. I’m having a great week – we travelled here four days earlier and played a bit and everyone loves it.”
One shot behind Grogan is Round 01 Leader, Carlos Rodiles (PGA of Spain) who dropped down a single shot to three-under (140). Having actually got to six-under at Thracian, three back nine bogeys meant he ended with a 73 (+1), but definitely still in the mix for the final round.
In third place is another PGA of Spain Member, Adam Sagar, who mirrored his first round score of 71 only this time he also equalled the low round of the day with Grogan, closing at one-under (142) and again very much still in it.
With only 10 shots separating the top 11 players, the final round at the Gary Player-designed BlackSeaRama Golf & Villas course looks to be an exciting battle for the top spot.
In the Team Pro-Am event, Grogan and his team of amateurs, Michael Gustke, Frank Otten and Hannelore Pricker, advanced one place into the lead following a second round 85 points (-13) for a 172-point total (-28).
Andrea Zanini’s team are just one point behind at -27, and are closely followed by the teams of Adam Sagar (170 points) and Carlos Rodiles (169 points), leaving it wide open for the final round.
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