Aug 28th, 2021
Burmester edges ahead in Switzerland
South African leads Omega European Masters by one
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The two-time European Tour winner got to eleven-under-par at Golf Club Crans-sur-Sierre, edging ahead of England’s Andy Sullivan and Thomas Detry of Belgium, as he goes in search of his second win of the season following his Tenerife Open triumph.
“I've played well both days, today I was just solid. Didn't get off to the best of starts, but holed a nice ten footer on one for par. You need those momentum ones, that just set the tone for the day," said Burmester,
"Putted beautifully again today. The greens were a little trickier this afternoon, I think it will be more of the same on the weekend. I'm very happy with today."
The South African notched up six victories on the Sunshine Tour before securing his first European Tour trophy at the co-sanctioned Tshwane Open in 2017, and he has more silverware in his sights after recording four top tens this season in addition to his win in the Canary Islands in May.
Italian Renato Paratore is in fourth at nine-under-par after his round of 66, while English pair Matthew Jordan and Ross McGowan are joined at eight-under-par by Spain’s Jorge Campillo and Justin Harding of South Africa.