FILE PHOTO: Golfing – Eu Excursion – Alfred Dunhill Hyperlinks Championship – St Andrews, Britain – October 6, 2017 Belgium’s Nicolas Colsaerts all through the second one spherical Motion Photographs by means of Reuters/Craig Brough
PARIS (Reuters) – Belgian Nicolas Colsaerts fired a five-under-par 66 to sign up for George Coetzee on most sensible of the French Open leaderboard after the second one spherical on Friday, a yr after Le Golfing Nationwide hosted the Ryder Cup.
In spite of dangerous climate stipulations, Colsaerts controlled seven birdies as his swing and striking made the variation, the Belgian being now nine-under-par, degree with in a single day chief Coetzee of South Africa within the Eu Excursion match.
The 2012 Ryder Cup winner, who has since fallen all the way down to 424th on the planet scores, discovered the water on his closing hollow however it was once total an ideal day for Colsaerts.
“It was once virtually brutal. The primary 9 holes had been arduous to take care of on account of the wind,” mentioned Colsaerts.
“Now the entirety depends on the stipulations, at the course of the wind. It’s now not the type of direction the place you’ll be competitive with out pondering.”
Colsaerts and Coetzee lead American Kurt Kitayama via one shot on the midway mark of the match.
Coetzee fired a three-under-par 68 following a double-bogey at the 16th hollow.
House favorite Benjamin Hebert lies tied for 6th, 5 beneath total.
Reporting via Julien Pretot, enhancing via Pritha Sarkar