Jun 7th, 2021
Antcliff and Southgate share lead in Hamburg
Duo lead by one shot at the Porsche European Open
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Australian Antcliff set the early clubhouse lead at Green Eagle Golf Courses after signing for a four-under-par round of 68, which included three birdies on his last three holes, with Southgate, of England, joining him on five-under-par after a round of 69.
“I haven’t really seen the course that many times, like everyone else I'm just trying to hit fairways and greens. If you get a nice number and a good angle, just try and take advantage of it," said Antcliff.
Southgate felt that the tough course setup played to his strengths.
“There’s a lot of power players out here. When you play with guys who hit it 20-30 yards off-line but can get away from time to time with it it’s quite difficult to compete. When the rough’s up, the bunkers are there and the fairways are narrow it makes it a level playing field and your skill set has to stand up to the test.”
The pair are one stroke ahead of Scottish pair Scott Jamieson and David Law, Edoardo Molinari of Italy and Dutchman Darius van Driel. Molinari carded the lowest round of the tournament thus far, a seven-under-par 65, on the demanding Porsche Nord Course to move into a share of third on four under par.
Mikko Korhonen of Finland fired a five-under-par 67 to join 18-hole leader Thomas Detry in a share of seventh on three under.
Tomorrow marks the final round of the 54-hole tournament and the last opportunity for players to qualify for the U.S. Open as the top ten aggregate Race to Dubai points earners, not otherwise exempt, from the Betfred British Masters hosted by Danny Willett, Made in HimmerLand presented by FREJA and Porsche European Open will earn a place at Torrey Pines.