Date: September 08, 2012
Author: Omnisport

Storm extends lead in KLM Open

Graeme Storm carded a bogey-free round for the second day in succession to open up a three-stroke lead at the KLM Open. Coming off a stunning round of 63 on the opening day at Hilversum, the Englishman continued his good form on Friday, shooting a four-under-par 66 to finish the day three strokes ahead of second-placed trio Gonzalo Fdez-Castano, Peter Hanson and Scotland&aposs Scott Jamieson. The 34-year-old had four birdies in his round to keep his card blemish-free yet again. The day&aposs big mover was Jamieson, with the 28-year-old shooting an impressive six-under-par 64, which included an eagle on the 12th, to move up 19 places on the leaderboard. Hanson also eagled the 12th on his way to a 66 for the second day running, with Spain&aposs Fdez-Castano recording three birdies on the front nine alone as he shot a five-under 65. Fellow Spaniard Pablo Larrazabal is a further shot back and tied for fifth with India&aposs Shiv Kapur. Five players are tied for seventh with Nicolas Colsaerts, Simon Thornton, Raphael Jacquelin, Bradley Dredge and Danny Willett all finishing five-under. After finishing the first day in a share of second, Martin Kaymer finds himself in a nine-way tie for 12th after the German shot a disappointing one-over par 71 to head into the second half of the weekend on four-under. Marcus Fraser is the best of the Australians on three-under in equal 21st position while compatriots Richard Green (two-under) and Brett Rumford (even) are further back.