May 29th, 2021
Austrians lead the way in Himmerland
Wiesberger leads by two from Schwab at Made in Himmerland
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The 35-year-old, winner of the 2019 contest, followed an opening-round 66 with seven birdies on day two in Denmark to sign for 65 at the Himmerland Golf & Spa Resort and move to eleven-under, two ahead of fellow countryman Matthias Schwab.
"I didn’t start great. I had a little tricky putt on the first to save par and then everything kind of went my way. I holed a longer one on 11 and then chipped in on 13, which was my fourth hole and that really got things going," said Wiesberger
"I had a couple of tap-ins on the following holes but there were chances everywhere. I scrambled well on 18 to keep bogey off the card. I felt decent. Bit disappointed with the finish today, felt like I could have gone a few deeper actually but my game was good and I’m happy with round two today."
Schwab, who produced a stunning par save on the last after driving into trees down the left and having to play out onto the wrong fairway signed for a 66, and is looking forward to partnering his compatriot in the final group on moving day.
"I had the rights going with my driver on the back nine and I guess I just tried to overcorrect it with that tee shot and it went way left. I was blocked pretty much any direction except for the one going on the second hole, I didn’t even see the option, my caddie kind of discovered it and he paced off how far I could go. Hit a wedge up there and then 85 metres he paced it off again. He did some great work on this hole and it was nice to sink that putt," said Schwab about his final hole escapades.
Sweden’s Alexander Björk is third on eight under after a 63 which included the third hole-in-one of the week on the famous 16th hole dubbed Himmerland Hill.