Interrupted by nightfall, the second day of the tournament ended at the start of the second round. With the delay caused by weather conditions on the first day, 51 players were able to start their second round. The provisional leaders are Richard Bland stopped at the 4th hole. He made 3 birdies while his compatriot Ian Poulter, stopped at the 3rd hole, made a birdie. They are now at -8 total.
Spaniard Angel Hidaldo (hole 7) is one shot behind, at -7 in 3rd position ahead of Rory McIlroy, Patrick Reed and Louis De Jager (hole 2) at -6 in 4th position.
In the top 10, we find in 7th position at -5 the Belgian Thomas Pieters as well as the French Julien Brun (hole 7) and Victor Perez. “I was playing well before the start of the week, but it’s never easy because the expectations are maybe a little bit higher, he commented. Maybe I didn’t have as good a preparation as usual because I had things to do at the start of the week that I wasn’t used to, but I’m very happy with this start. »
Further on, Romain Langasque and Julien Guerrier are 22nd at -3. Alexander Levy (hole 4) is in 40th position at -2, Antoine Rozner is 59th at -1 while Victor Dubuisson is 106th at +2 and Matthieu Pavon (hole 7) is 127th at +5.
The tournament is extended until Monday January 30 due to the delay in the first day.