Kenya Open: Kalle Samooja and Scott Hend share halfway with three Scots in a chase pack | Golf News

Connor Syme of Scotland and Richie Ramsay inside a view of the halfway road at the Kenya Magical Open; Calum Hill also in the running pack; European Tour Productions unable to re-broadcast world TV feed for third round due to “supply problems”

Last updated: 19/03/21 4:28 p.m.

Connor Syme is a picture where he led half way at the Kenya Magical Open

Scott Hend and Kalle Samooja retain a share of the lead at half-time level in the Kenya Magical Open, with Connor Syme and Richie Ramsay leading a strong Scottish group among the running pack.

Hend equalized for the lowest round of the day with Karen Country Club’s seven under 64s to set the clubhouse target, just for Samooja to move with him on 11 under after bringing in his last hole to post a second round 66.

The Australians went into a 15-footer at the second and followed back birdies from the fourth with the three consecutive birdies around their leg, with Hend holing from seven feet at 14 and 17 to get a short grip on the second. one-on-one direction.

Scott Hend had missed seven of his previous eight cuts on the European Tour

Scott Hend had missed seven of his previous eight cuts on the European Tour

Hendy’s only bogey came when he failed to get up and down to finally save par, allowing Samooja to join him at the top of the board after an eagle followed from off the seventh green. by closing his round with a four-foot birdie at the ninth.

Syme birdied three of his last four holes to close four under-67s and put a shot off the distance by Dean Burmester and Ramsay, who signed for the second round of 65, while Calum Hill going into the weekend within two of the lead after her three-under 68.

Calum Hill runs the maiden European Tour title

Calum Hill runs the maiden European Tour title

Justin Harding, Kurt Kitayama and Raphael Jacquelin finish the quarter on nine under, with England’s Matthew Southgate in the group four behind him and night leader Benjamin Hebert getting another shot from distance after a round- opening 64 followed by 72 more.

Defensive champion Guido Migliozzi made four birdies in a row on his way to six-under-65 to get inside five of the lead, with Alexander Levy and Chris Paisley missing the cut despite making holes -ann-one at the 14th par-three.

European Tour Productions continues to experience “supply problems” in Nairobi and will not be able to offer global live coverage again during the third round. It is hoped that facilities will be available in time for the final to be broadcast on Sunday.