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Rahm rises to the top at the Renaissance Club

The World Number One, who won his maiden Major Championship three weeks ago at the U.S. Open, made the turn in just 29 strokes with six birdies on his front nine and recovered from dropped shots on the second and fourth holes with two further gains as he signed for an 11 under par total at the Renaissance Club.

Rahm shares the 36-hole lead with Belgian Thomas Detry, who has four runner-up finishes on the European Tour, including the Porsche European Open last month, and Jack Senior, also chasing a maiden victory.

Reigning Race to Dubai Number One Lee Westwood shares fourth with compatriot, and two-time Rolex Series winner, Matt Fitzpatrick and South African George Coetzee on ten under par.

Two strokes further back in a share of eighth place are former World Number One Justin Thomas, 12-time European Tour winner Ian Poulter, Spaniard Alvaro Quiros – who is seeking an eighth European Tour win – and the leading Scotsman, David Law.

Player Quotes

Jon Rahm: I think we were fortunate the first seven, eight holes, really no wind at all. So when you play a links golf course with no wind, you can make some birdies.

I was enjoying some really good iron play, hitting it close, and as hard as it is to believe, 7-under through ten, I could have made a couple more putts because they were not long. When the wind picked up, and playing 2 through 4 or 2 through 5, the starting line changed, so I feel like it was a little bit of adjustment in that sense.

But you’re always going to struggle through a couple holes and I tried to minimise as much as possible. I would say through the whole tournament yesterday and today, maybe short game needs to be a little bit better, when I miss a green, give myself better chances for par – hopefully clean up a couple of mistakes.

Thomas Detry

I really love the golf course. I’ve got great vibes coming into this week. I think I shot the lowest round last time, in October last year, joint lowest-round with Aaron Rai who obviously won.

Many good vibes out here. Got off to a great start this morning, same yesterday, as well. It’s all very nice and hopefully I can keep it going.

I’ve been driving the ball great. Really that’s the key out here because it’s not too penal around the greens but if you start driving it in the bunkers and in the rough, it can be tricky and I’ve managed to keep it on the fairway and quite far up there as well, so that was really key to make plenty of pars and no bogeys.

Jack Senior

It’s just great to be back playing well. Great to be back holing some putts, and it’s great to be back near the top of the leaderboard.

Drove the ball fantastically well. Holed the clutch par putts that I needed to hole coming down the stretch and managed to make a couple birdies coming in as well which is always nice.

You can only control what you do, I can just go through my routines, commit to lines on the putts and hopefully they fall in, and you never know where you’ll be at the weekend if that happens.

Round Two Scores

131 J RAHM (ESP) 66 65, T DETRY (BEL) 66 65, J SENIOR (ENG) 64 67,
132 G COETZEE (RSA) 66 66, L WESTWOOD (ENG) 65 67, M FITZPATRICK (ENG) 66 66,
134 J THOMAS (USA) 65 69, I POULTER (ENG) 66 68, D LAW (SCO) 67 67, A QUIROS (ESP) 66 68,
135 O FARR (WAL) 67 68, M KINHULT (SWE) 67 68, S SCHEFFLER (USA) 72 63, P HARRINGTON (IRL) 67 68, R BLAND (ENG) 69 66,
136 R PALMER (USA) 66 70, C SHARVIN (NIR) 70 66, T HATTON (ENG) 69 67, T FLEETWOOD (ENG) 66 70, W ORMSBY (AUS) 67 69, A LEVY (FRA) 70 66, J WALTERS (RSA) 69 67,
137 M SOUTHGATE (ENG) 69 68, M ARMITAGE (ENG) 68 69, V PEREZ (FRA) 69 68, L HERBERT (AUS) 69 68, K APHIBARNRAT (THA) 67 70, J VEERMAN (USA) 70 67, G FORREST (SCO) 67 70, A ARNAUS (ESP) 68 69, M LEE (AUS) 68 69, X SCHAUFFELE (USA) 67 70, R MACINTYRE (SCO) 68 69, C MORIKAWA (USA) 70 67, S KJELDSEN (DEN) 68 69, C WOOD (ENG) 68 69, S HEND (AUS) 67 70, G MIGLIOZZI (ITA) 71 66,
138 J DONALDSON (WAL) 68 70, F ZANOTTI (PAR) 71 67, R FISHER (ENG) 70 68, R LANGASQUE (FRA) 68 70, N BERTASIO (ITA) 70 68, R RAMSAY (SCO) 67 71, M LORENZO-VERA (FRA) 70 68, M PAVON (FRA) 69 69, O FISHER (ENG) 69 69, R PARATORE (ITA) 69 69, C SYME (SCO) 67 71, A OTAEGUI (ESP) 68 70, G STORM (ENG) 68 70, J GUERRIER (FRA) 68 70,
139 J LAGERGREN (SWE) 68 71, J WINTHER (DEN) 67 72, D VAN DRIEL (NED) 70 69, W ZALATORIS (USA) 69 70, A RAI (ENG) 71 68, B WIESBERGER (AUT) 71 68, E MOLINARI (ITA) 71 68, M JORDAN (ENG) 68 71, J SCRIVENER (AUS) 68 71,
140 S HEISELE (GER) 69 71, B STONE (RSA) 69 71, D BURMESTER (RSA) 73 67, A MERONK (POL) 75 65, S BURNS (USA) 72 68, C HILL (SCO) 70 70, M WALLACE (ENG) 70 70, S BROWN (ENG) 70 70, R FOX (NZL) 70 70, F MOLINARI (ITA) 73 67, C BEZUIDENHOUT (RSA) 71 69, T OLESEN (DEN) 74 66, T PULKKANEN (FIN) 69 71, L CANTER (ENG) 72 68, S V?LIM?KI (FIN) 70 70, J LUITEN (NED) 69 71, K KITAYAMA (USA) 71 69, R ROCK (ENG) 69 71, F LAPORTA (ITA) 67 73, M KAWAMURA (JPN) 70 70, A BJ?RK (SWE) 72 68, B HORSCHEL (USA) 70 70, A ROZNER (FRA) 69 71, B GRACE (RSA) 69 71, T PIETERS (BEL) 68 72, J STALTER (FRA) 69 71,
141 G HIGGO (RSA) 68 73, R MCILROY (NIR) 70 71, J SMITH (ENG) 71 70, M KORHONEN (FIN) 69 72, D FICHARDT (RSA) 71 70, A SULLIVAN (ENG) 71 70, C CONNERS (CAN) 76 65, L GAGLI (ITA) 72 69, N COLSAERTS (BEL) 69 72, S SODERBERG (SWE) 67 74, E PEPPERELL (ENG) 70 71, B HEBERT (FRA) 68 73, R H?JGAARD (DEN) 68 73, D HORSEY (ENG) 66 75,
142 J MORRISON (ENG) 69 73, M KAYMER (GER) 73 69, C SHINKWIN (ENG) 69 73, S JAMIESON (SCO) 70 72, O WILSON (ENG) 69 73, J CATLIN (USA) 70 72, R SANTOS (POR) 69 73, A JOHNSTON (ENG) 69 73, A CHESTERS (ENG) 71 71, N ELVIRA (ESP) 71 71, H LI (CHN) 70 72, R KARLBERG (SWE) 71 71, J SURI (USA) 71 71,
143 Z LOMBARD (RSA) 69 74, S GALLACHER (SCO) 70 73, D VAN TONDER (RSA) 71 72, M WARREN (SCO) 72 71, H STENSON (SWE) 72 71, D WHITNELL (ENG) 72 71,
144 R JACQUELIN (FRA) 69 75, J WALKER (USA) 71 73, R ROUSSEL (FRA) 72 72, S HORSFIELD (ENG) 73 71, K SAMOOJA (FIN) 74 70, S CROCKER (USA) 72 72, J HANSEN (DEN) 72 72, J JANEWATTANANOND (THA) 75 69,
145 S GARCIA RODRIGUEZ (ESP) 71 74, R MCEVOY (ENG) 69 76, R MCGOWAN (ENG) 74 71, T AIKEN (RSA) 72 73, S SHARMA (IND) 70 75, G MCDOWELL (NIR) 73 72, M SCHWAB (AUT) 72 73, H PORTEOUS (RSA) 74 71, D HOWELL (ENG) 75 70, P O’HARA (SCO) 76 69,
146 M KIEFFER (GER) 73 73, W NIENABER (RSA) 77 69,
147 J HARDING (RSA) 72 75, G GREEN (MAS) 72 75, D WILLETT (ENG) 72 75,
148 T BJ?RN (DEN) 70 78, L BJERREGAARD (DEN) 77 71, J CAMPILLO (ESP) 76 72,
149 P WARING (ENG) 75 74,
150 G BHULLAR (IND) 74 76, P LARRAZ?BAL (ESP) 77 73, D DRYSDALE (SCO) 72 78, J CALDWELL (NIR) 74 76,
151 M ANTCLIFF (AUS) 76 75,
152 P HANSON (SWE) 73 79, C PAISLEY (ENG) 77 75,
153 A PAVAN (ITA) 77 76,
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OUT V DUBUISSON (FRA) 72 RT

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