Golf - Els retains lead at Munich Open

Ernie Els maintained his one-shot advantage at the Munich Open in Germany courtesy of a birdie on the 18th.

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Ernie Els of South Africa tees off (Reuters)

His 69 on Friday combined with the opening 63 he carded leaves the 43-year-old South African on 12-under-par for the tournament.

A double bogey at the seventh cancelled out his birdies at the sixth and ninth to leave him level for the day after the front nine but he holed four birdies on his back nine to leave him one stroke ahead of Frenchman Alexander Levy and England's Matthew Baldwin.

Levy made seven birdies with three bogeys in his 68; while Baldwin went around the back nine in 32 for a 69.

Colin Montgomerie, however, failed to make the cut after successive 71s left him on two under – one outside the cut.

A 65 saw defending champion Danny Willett move up the leaderboard into a share of fourth place.

Leaderboard

132

Ernie Els (South Africa) 63 69

133

Alexander Levy (France) 65 68

Matthew Baldwin (Britain) 64 69

134

Danny Willett (Britain) 69 65

Bernd Wiesberger (Austria) 66 68

135

Martin Kaymer (Germany) 64 71

Tommy Fleetwood (Britain) 66 69

Miguel Angel Jimenez (Spain) 68 67

Marcel Siem (Germany) 67 68

Alexander Noren (Sweden) 64 71

136

Gary Stal (France) 68 68

Darren Fichardt (South Africa) 70 66

Robert-Jan Derksen (Netherlands) 64 72

Jorge Campillo (Spain) 66 70

Peter Uihlein (U.S.) 70 66

Matthew Nixon (Britain) 65 71

Peter Lawrie (Ireland) 67 69

137

Shiv Kapur (India) 69 68

Joost Luiten (Netherlands) 69 68

Dustin Johnson (U.S.) 66 71

Henrik Stenson (Sweden) 68 69

Rafael Cabrera-Bello (Spain) 67 70

Victor Dubuisson (France) 68 69

Callum Macaulay (Britain) 69 68

Ross Fisher (Britain) 68 69

Thomas Bjorn (Denmark) 68 69

Matteo Manassero (Italy) 68 69

Brandon Stone (South Africa) 66 71

Mark Tullo (Chile) 68 69

138

David Higgins (Ireland) 67 71

Tjaart Van der Walt (South Africa) 70 68

Oliver Fisher (Britain) 69 69

Shane Lowry (Ireland) 69 69

Brett Rumford (Australia) 70 68

Seve Benson (Britain) 71 67

Martin Wiegele (Austria) 69 69

Peter Fowler (Australia) 67 71

James Morrison (Britain) 68 70

Bernd Ritthammer (Germany) 68 70

Scott Jamieson (Britain) 68 70

Oscar Floren (Sweden) 68 70

139

Felipe Aguilar (Chile) 70 69

Romain Wattel (France) 67 72

Morten Madsen (Denmark) 74 65

John Parry (Britain) 67 72

Joakim Lagergren (Sweden) 66 73

Paul Waring (Britain) 66 73

140

Marc Warren (Britain) 72 68

Sergio Garcia (Spain) 71 69

Magnus Carlsson (Sweden) 69 71

Raphael Jacquelin (France) 73 67

Lorenzo Gagli (Italy) 69 71

David Drysdale (Britain) 68 72

Jaco Van Zyl (South Africa) 75 65

Estanislao Goya (Argentina) 66 74

Thongchai Jaidee (Thailand) 66 74

Mikko Korhonen (Finland) 71 69

Huang Wenyi (China) 71 69

Justin Walters (South Africa) 67 73

Alexandre Kaleka (France) 72 68

Richard McEvoy (Britain) 68 72

141

Soren Kjeldsen (Denmark) 69 72

Robert Rock (Britain) 73 68

Chris Paisley (Britain) 69 72

Chris Doak (Britain) 72 69

Maarten Lafeber (Netherlands) 70 71

Marco Crespi (Italy) 69 72

Kristoffer Broberg (Sweden) 70 71

David Horsey (Britain) 68 73

Ricardo Gonzalez (Argentina) 72 69

Gregory Bourdy (France) 68 73

Pontus Widegren (Sweden) 71 70

Anthony Snobeck (France) 70 71

Maximilian Kieffer (Germany) 68 73

Paul Casey (Britain) 71 70

Dawie Van der Walt (South Africa) 70 71

Gary Orr (Britain) 73 68

Andreas Harto (Denmark) 68 73

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