England’s Matthew Cort was the leading light at Pravets in Round 2 of the 2015 UniCredit PGA Professional Championship of Europe as a stunning 66 took him to the top of the leaderboard at ten-under par (134).
Beginning on hole 10, Cort got his round off to a fiery start with no less than six birdies in a row. 12 regulation pars followed to conclude his round but there were many positives to be taken from the second 18 of the four-round Championship:
“It was a funny round, I birdied the first six and then parred the last 12,” explained Cort. “I don’t think I’ve ever done that, birdied six in a row, especially when starting out.
“It’s the kind of course that if it’s nice and still like it was today, anybody in the field could shoot five, six or seven-under, so you can’t play for pars because you’re not going to move forward. I just need to continue to hit greens and try to set up some chances.”
Round 1 leader, José Luis Adarraga (PGA of Spain), lies just one shot behind Cort after a three-under 69 helped him to keep up with the pace at nine-under (135).
“I played really very good,” Asarraga said. “I went through the front-nine at three-under with good drives and putts…just perfect. The second nine I played very well, but I had many putts and I finished badly. I will not change anything – I will continue my line [plan].”
Two shots further back from the Spaniard is PGA of Holland Professional and last year’s runner-up, Ralph Miller. A bogey-free 67 positions Miller at seven-under for the tournament and in a good position to make an advance during the second half of the event.
“I’m going to stick to my gameplan – play the same shots,” said Miller. I holed a lot more putts than yesterday – I hit 18 greens in regulation yesterday and hit 17 today as well but I holed a lot more putts. It’s all to play for over the next few days.”
Special mention should also go to Wales’ Adam Constable who carded a hole-in-one at the par-three 12th hole.
Round 3 of the 2015 UniCredit PGA Professional Championship of Europe at Pravets Golf & Spa Resort gets underway at 09:30 (EEST), 16th October. For live scores and updates visit http://eur.pe/2015PGAProChamps.
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