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Aug 8th, 2020

Sullivan shines at English Championship

Englishman leads by one at Hanbury Manor

Andy Sullivan took a one shot lead after round two of the English Championship, firing a nine-under par round of 62 as the sun shone on Hanbury Manor Marriott Hotel and Country Club.

The Englishman is seeking his fourth European Tour win – and his first since the 2015 Portugal Masters – and he recorded the lowest round of the week to get to fourteen under par and lead a strong home presence at the third event of the UK Swing.
South African Dean Burmester matched Sullivan’s back nine 28 in a round of 63 that left him a shot off the lead alongside another Englishman in Laurie Canter, who recorded a 65.

“It was very satisfying. I’m really happy with my day’s work. Yesterday and today were both slow on the front nine and didn’t get into my flow with the swing and wasn’t moving it the way I wanted to. Then on the back nine I freed up a little bit and got the putter going. I holed a lot of nice putts out there. I got a little bit of luck here and there as well, which when you shoot a low round it tends to go that way." said Sullivan after his round. 
Three further home favourites in Richard Bland, Steven Brown and Andrew Johnston are among a group of nine players two shots further back on 11 under par.
Sullivan is currently tenth in the UK Swing Order of Merit after the first two events, with the top ten after the sixth and final tournament sharing an an additional £250,000 to donate to the charity of their choice. The top ten not otherwise exempt after the fifth event will also gain spots in the U.S Open at Winged Foot next month.
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TAGS: European Tour, Andy Sullivan, Hanbury Manor, English Championship, 2020