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Burmester climbs to the summit in Switzerland

Round Two Report

Dean Burmester holds a one shot lead going into the weekend at the Omega European Masters after adding a bogey free round of 65 to his opening 64.

The two-time European Tour winner got to 11 under par at Golf Club Crans-sur-Sierre, edging ahead of England’s Andy Sullivan and Thomas Detry of Belgium, as he goes in search of his second win of the season following his Tenerife Open triumph.

The South African notched up six victories on the Sunshine Tour before securing his first European Tour trophy at the co-sanctioned Tshwane Open in 2017, and he has more silverware in his sights after recording four top tens this season in addition to his win in the Canary Islands in May.

Italian Renato Paratore is in fourth at nine under par after his round of 66, while English pair Matthew Jordan and Ross McGowan are joined at eight under par by Spain’s Jorge Campillo and Justin Harding of South Africa.

Player Quotes

Dean Burmester: “I’ve played well both days, today I was just solid. Didn’t get off to the best of starts, but holed a nice ten footer on one for par. You need those momentum ones, that just set the tone for the day. Putted beautifully again today. The greens were a little trickier this afternoon, I think it will be more of the same on the weekend. I’m very happy with today.

“I’ve got a great team behind me and everyone helping me out. My trainer gave me a book “The Art of Impossible”, I’ve been listening to the audiobook every day. Started two weeks ago and kept it going, I played nicely last week and the form has continued.

“Everyone goes through those purple patches. I did (in 2015), but I wasn’t necessarily ready to come out here (to the European Tour) and win. The next year I managed to do it, and it took me a few years to get used to and get comfortable out here. I’ve had my ups and downs, a couple of years really stressing about keeping my card. To come back and keep that stress off hopefully I can continue the form.”

Andy Sullivan: “He is doing a great job (caddie Tom Ridley) and I’m doing my best to follow his instructions. It’s just different now how I would see it, in the past I would be a lot more aggressive with more recoveries, but putting it into the right areas has given us a lot of chances. It has been easy pars, which round here is a luxury. It can be a dogfight out there sometimes trying to get it up and down around the greens – it’s really tough. Just being smart and diligent with our start lines and finish lines and it seems to be working.

“It was a lot different today. The wind was up a little bit more, and changing a bit out there. It was pretty difficult to be fair. Coming in we thought we would have a few more chances, but actually where pins were situated it was quite tough. Was quite happy with that.

“I’ll just keep doing what Tom says and try my best to pull it off. It’s been working so far, just need to stick to our game plan and we’ll see where it ends up.”

Thomas Detry: “It feels like I’ve really found my swing again. I’ve been struggling a little bit the last couple have weeks. I have done some work on my short game with my coach and my swing with another coach and it’s really paying off it feels like, especially on a course like this one where iron shots are really important, hitting the targets on the greens, it’s really important that I’ve been able to do that.

“I’m in a really good position on the Race to Dubai, especially after the play-off loss in Scotland. I knew I had plenty of points to be well inside the top 50 in the Race to Dubai – and who knows, there is a Ryder Cup coming up – those last couple of weeks (not playing tournaments) were nicely chilled and relaxed, I rebooted and I’m ready to go.

“The Olympics was fantastic, it was an unbelievable experience. The only sad thing is that I wasn’t really able to prepare the way I wanted to. It was far away, I was playing The Open two weeks before, Scotland three weeks before, all these weeks were pretty tiring. I feel like I didn’t prepare as much as I wanted to, I got there a bit late, with jetlag and time difference, different grass. But, unbelievable experience, and only three weeks to wait until Paris.”

Round Two Scores

129 D BURMESTER (RSA) 64 65,

130 A SULLIVAN (ENG) 64 66, T DETRY (BEL) 65 65,

131 R PARATORE (ITA) 65 66,

132 J CAMPILLO (ESP) 68 64, J HARDING (RSA) 66 66, R MCGOWAN (ENG) 68 64, M JORDAN (ENG) 67 65,

133 J CATLIN (USA) 68 65, S SODERBERG (SWE) 66 67, M LEE (AUS) 66 67, J DONALDSON (WAL) 67 66, R SCIOT-SIEGRIST (FRA) 63 70,

134 A JOHNSTON (ENG) 68 66, J MORRISON (ENG) 60 74, R H?JGAARD (DEN) 68 66, S JAMIESON (SCO) 67 67, B WIESBERGER (AUT) 67 67, M SIEM (GER) 66 68,

135 B HEBERT (FRA) 67 68, H STENSON (SWE) 71 64,

136 M ARMITAGE (ENG) 63 73, F MOLINARI (ITA) 72 64, V PEREZ (FRA) 68 68, S CROCKER (USA) 71 65, A BJ?RK (SWE) 67 69, S SHARMA (IND) 68 68, S KJELDSEN (DEN) 72 64, M JIM?NEZ (ESP) 69 67, D VAN TONDER (RSA) 66 70, D FICHARDT (RSA) 66 70,

137 J SURI (USA) 72 65, M KAYMER (GER) 68 69, W BESSELING (NED) 71 66, A LEVY (FRA) 69 68, L SLATTERY (ENG) 70 67, J GONNET (FRA) 67 70, Y CHANG (KOR) 69 68, B MACPHERSON (AUS) 69 68, M ANTCLIFF (AUS) 69 68, F ZANOTTI (PAR) 68 69, G MIGLIOZZI (ITA) 67 70, J WINTHER (DEN) 70 67, M KORHONEN (FIN) 71 66, A SADDIER (FRA) 68 69,

138 R MCEVOY (ENG) 70 68, W ORMSBY (AUS) 69 69, N ELVIRA (ESP) 69 69, C HILL (SCO) 68 70, J CALDWELL (NIR) 70 68, M KINHULT (SWE) 70 68, M KAWAMURA (JPN) 67 71, R KLEU (AM) (SUI) 68 70, H LEON (CHI) 70 68, N BERTASIO (ITA) 69 69, A CHESTERS (ENG) 67 71, P PETERSON (USA) 65 73, R KARLBERG (SWE) 67 71, R ROUSSEL (FRA) 68 70,

139 R DE SOUSA (SUI) 73 66, A ROZNER (FRA) 69 70, L BJERREGAARD (DEN) 69 70, A PAVAN (ITA) 68 71, G GREEN (MAS) 74 65, P BOVARI (AM) (ITA) 65 74, C PIGEM (ESP) 70 69, N COLSAERTS (BEL) 65 74, R SABBATINI (SVK) 67 72, J JANEWATTANANOND (THA) 68 71, J GUERRIER (FRA) 65 74, O WILSON (ENG) 70 69, K MOON (KOR) 67 72, A MERONK (POL) 70 69,

140 G COETZEE (RSA) 70 70, T PIETERS (BEL) 70 70, R LANGASQUE (FRA) 70 70, A OTAEGUI (ESP) 68 72, A COCKERILL (CAN) 71 69, R SANTOS (POR) 69 71, G STORM (ENG) 72 68, L VAN MEIJEL (NED) 70 70, A CA?IZARES (ESP) 70 70, J HANSEN (DEN) 69 71, J WALTERS (RSA) 69 71, V DUBUISSON (FRA) 68 72, S BROWN (ENG) 72 68,

141 S HEND (AUS) 70 71, R RAMSAY (SCO) 69 72, C SORDET (FRA) 69 72, W NIENABER (RSA) 72 69, D HORSEY (ENG) 68 73, R BLAND (ENG) 69 72, J STALTER (FRA) 71 70, J MCLEOD (AUS) 66 75, C SHARVIN (NIR) 73 68,

142 M LORENZO-VERA (FRA) 70 72, B STONE (RSA) 73 69, G FORREST (SCO) 75 67, N LEMKE (SWE) 71 71, S CHAWRASIA (IND) 71 71, M PAVON (FRA) 70 72, J VEERMAN (USA) 68 74, D HOWELL (ENG) 70 72, D GAVINS (ENG) 69 73, E PEPPERELL (ENG) 71 71, R LESTER (IRL) 68 74, D VAN DRIEL (NED) 67 75, S HEISELE (GER) 69 73,

143 J KRUYSWIJK (RSA) 71 72, T OLESEN (DEN) 71 72, D WILLETT (ENG) 70 73, O FISHER (ENG) 72 71, D PERRIER (FRA) 76 67, D WHITNELL (ENG) 73 70,

144 M WARREN (SCO) 71 73, T TREE (ENG) 78 66, D LAW (SCO) 72 72, T PULKKANEN (FIN) 73 71, M BALDWIN (ENG) 73 71, S V?LIM?KI (FIN) 70 74, R JACQUELIN (FRA) 72 72, J SENIOR (ENG) 74 70,

145 L GAGLI (ITA) 73 72, A ARNAUS (ESP) 73 72, C GUGLER (AM) (SUI) 69 76, J LIMA (POR) 74 71, D DRYSDALE (SCO) 70 75, R FISHER (ENG) 72 73, F LAPORTA (ITA) 72 73,

146 B EASTON (RSA) 73 73, S KIM (USA) 73 73, Z LOMBARD (RSA) 74 72, K SAMOOJA (FIN) 71 75, R ROCK (ENG) 73 73, S GALLACHER (SCO) 72 74, O FARR (WAL) 72 74,
147 M EGGENBERGER (SUI) 74 73, M SOUTHGATE (ENG) 73 74, P FIGUEIREDO (POR) 74 73, C SYME (SCO) 74 73, S YONGCHAROENCHAI (THA) 73 74, G PORTEOUS (ENG) 70 77,

148 J LAGERGREN (SWE) 75 73,

149 E MOLINARI (ITA) 73 76, S GARCIA RODRIGUEZ (ESP) 73 76,

150 H PORTEOUS (RSA) 77 73, T LEE (KOR) 77 73,

151 S HORSFIELD (ENG) 74 77, H ELLIS (ENG) 69 82, G HAVRET (FRA) 71 80, C PAISLEY (ENG) 76 75,

152 M SCHLIESING (AM) (SUI) 74 78, B POKE (DEN) 78 74,

158 M GILARDI (AM) (SUI) 83 75,

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