German golfer Max Kieffer has emerged as the leader after the second round of the Porsche European Open in Hamburg, holding a one-shot advantage.
Meanwhile, David Law of Scotland delivered a remarkable second round, leaving him just one stroke behind the halfway leader.
Law's performance on the formidable 7,455-yard course, known as the Green Monster, was described as "pretty unbelievable." He achieved an impressive seven-under-par 66, a noteworthy improvement of nine shots compared to his opening round of 75.
This exceptional display featured an eagle and eight birdies, earning him praise from Kieffer, who said, "First of all, seven under is pretty unbelievable. That's a crazy round of golf."
Kieffer, who added a 71 to his opening 69, now stands at six under par, leading the pack. He is closely pursued by Law, as well as Jordan Smith of England and Tom McKibbin of Northern Ireland, all trailing by a single stroke.
When asked about the challenging course, Kieffer explained, "It's playing quite long, even though it's a bit shorter this year than the last few years. There's lots of water, and the greens are quite undulated. If you hit a loose shot here and there, usually on every hole there's a bit of trouble. It's a very tough course."
Law's exceptional performance could have been even better, as he started on the back nine with six birdies in his first eight holes, followed by an eagle on the par-five 18th, totaling an impressive 30 for the outward nine. Despite a setback with a bogey on the second hole, Law managed to birdie the fourth and seventh. However, he closed the day with bogeys on his final two holes.
Reflecting on his round, Law said, "I went out there just trying to play golf and make birdies and score as low as I can. The brakes came on a bit on the back nine, but it's a difficult course, it's tough. The goal is to keep doing what we were doing."
Ewen Ferguson, another Scottish golfer, produced a remarkable shot of the day when he putted out of a bunker on the 14th hole and holed it from 25 feet for a birdie. Describing the shot, Ferguson stated, "The sand is very firm and compact. I thought I'd putt it and it rolled nicely, didn't it? You just have to go for it and see what happens. Just smash it out and get lucky."
As the Porsche European Open enters its next rounds, the competition intensifies, promising an exciting finish to determine the ultimate victor.
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