Graeme storms into share of Malmö lead at half way Rd2

Graeme Storm fired five-under-par 68 to share the lead at halfway through Rd 2; S.S.P Chawrasia scored par 73 to tie at T16 at Nordea Masters.

Graeme Storm

June 2, 2017: Graeme Storm produced a big finish to take a share of the clubhouse lead on day two of the Nordea Masters at Barsebäck Golf and Country Club. India’s S.S.P Chawrasia scored par 73 and tied at T16.

The Englishman only kept his card last season after Patrick Reed failed to play the required number of events but he has grasped his second chance with both hands, winning the BMW SA Open hosted by City of Ekurhuleni and finishing in the top ten at last week’s BMW PGA Championship.

A 68 on Friday moved him to five under alongside Qualifying School graduate Max Orrin – who signed for a 73 – Welshman Jamie Donaldson and Italian Renato Paratore, who were playing their front nine in round two.

Canadian Austin Connelly was then at four under, a shot clear of Richard Green, Tom Lewis, Richard Sterne and Jeunghun Wang, with good crowds gathered in Malmö.

Storm had fired a roller coaster level par 73 on day one with five birdies and a five bogeys and when he turned in 36 after starting on the tenth on Friday, it did not look likely he would get to the leaders.

Back-to-back birdies on the second and third got him within touching distance but he dropped a shot on the next before roaring home with further gains on the sixth, eighth and ninth.

Orrin began his round with nine straight pars but when he put his approach at the first to two feet, he was the first man this week to six under. He gave the shot back at the third and then had to produce an excellent up-and-down on the eighth to stay in the lead after putting his tee-shot against the stands.

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