KLM Open: Marcus Armitage four shots off leader Jorge Campillo after second round | Golf News
Jorge Campillo leads the KLM Open by two shots on 10-under par, with England’s Marcus Armitage four shots back; watch round three live on Sky Sports from 12.30pm on Saturday
Last Updated: 26/05/23 8:18pm
Spain’s Jorge Campillo saw his lead at the KLM Open trimmed to two strokes after shooting a one-under 71 in the second round.
A day after making 10 birdies in an opening-round 63 to gain a three-shot lead, Campillo was efficient rather than spectacular around Bernardus Golf in picking up strokes on the fourth and 15th holes.
His only bogey of the day was on the fifth after driving into trees and then finding a greenside bunker.
“It wasn’t even close to yesterday’s round but I played solid,” said Campillo, who is seeking his second win of 2023 – after the Kenya Open in March – and the fourth of his career on the DP World Tour.
“After a nine under, it’s hard to play the day after so I was trying to have an under-par round, which I did, so I’m quite happy with it.”
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The 36-year-old is 10 under par overall. His nearest challenger is Renato Paratore, a 455th-ranked Italian, who shot 68.
Daniel Hillier of New Zealand shot 67 and is alone in third, a further stroke behind.
England’s Marcus Armitage is in a four-way tie for fourth on six under after shooting a second-round 70, while compatriots Dan Bradbury, who carded a second-round 67, and Todd Clements are in a nine-way tie for eighth on five under.
Andy Sullivan, who had started the day three shots off the lead, slipped to four under after recording a 74.
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