Open de France: Rasmus Hojgaard takes management and opens up six-shot lead at Le Golf Nationwide | Golf Information

Hojgaard heads into the weekend on 15 beneath and 6 away from Paul Barjon; Robert MacIntyre in tied-seventh whereas Patrick Reed misses the minimize; watch stay on Saturday from 12.30pm through the crimson button on Sky Sports activities Golf

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Rasmus Hojgaard stays the person to catch on the Cazoo Open de France after increase a six-shot midway lead at Le Golf Nationwide.

The Ryder Cup hopeful adopted his course record-equalling 62 with a formidable second-round 65 on Friday morning, mixing seven birdies with a lone bogey to maneuver to fifteen beneath and pull away from the chasing pack.

Hojgaard’s clubhouse goal was eight pictures higher than any participant in his half of the draw, just for the hole to be closed to 6 when France’s Paul Barjon – who has spent most of his profession on the PGA Tour – posted a three-under 68 to get to 9 beneath.

“The course nonetheless performs difficult, I simply performed excellent once more at this time,” Hojgaard stated. “I hit quite a lot of greens, gave myself quite a lot of possibilities. Stored the bogeys away kind of, so it is good.

Rasmus Hojgaard is chasing a fourth DP World Tour title

Rasmus Hojgaard is chasing a fourth DP World Tour title

“Over the previous few tournaments, I have been making quite a lot of birdies however simply had too many bogeys or worse. I knew there was quite a lot of good things in there, I simply wanted to make it occur over 4 rounds.”

Starting on the again 9, Hojgaard opened with 5 consecutive pars earlier than following three consecutive birdies from the fifteenth by holing from 15 toes to select up a shot on the par-four first.

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Hojgaard carded his solely bogey of the week so far when he missed from 5 toes to save lots of par on the fifth, solely to birdie his subsequent two holes and log out one other spectacular spherical by benefiting from the par-five ninth.

Barjon holed a 60-foot eagle on the par-five 14th to maneuver into solo second forward of George Coetzee, who birdied three of his final 5 holes to put up a five-under 66, whereas Alexander Bjork and Antoine Rozner share fourth spot on seven beneath.

Final week’s DS Cars Italian Open winner Robert MacIntyre carded a one-under 70, shifting him into the group on 5 beneath that additionally consists of compatriot Grant Forrest and Belgium’s Thomas Pieters, whereas residence favorite Victor Perez is an extra shot again after successive 69s.

English trio Alex Fitzpatrick, Jordan Smith and Dale Whitnell are all within the group on 4 beneath, together with Wales’ Jamie Donaldson, whereas Patrick Reed missed the minimize after rounds of 73 and 72.

Watch the Cazoo Open de France all through the weekend stay on Sky Sports activities. Reside protection continues Saturday from 12.30pm through the crimson button on Sky Sports activities Golf.

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