Bekker hangs in on Challenge Tour in Czech Republic

On a day when the scoring was very low at the top of the leaderboard in the second round of the Challenge Tour’s D+D REAL Czech Challenge at Golf & Spa Kunětická Hora in Dříteč in the Czech Republic, Oliver Bekker held things together with a two-under-par 70 on Friday.

He moved to seven-under for the tournament, a long way off the pace set by Sweden’s Christofer Blomstrand who posted a 10-under 62 to move to 12-under in the lead at the halfway mark.

Bekker made four birdies and two bogeys to remain very much in contention after he led the first round with his five-under 67. Just five shots back, he knows that a solid third round will line him up for what every pro golfer knows: Being in touch in the back nine in Sunday is all that’s needed to be able to engineer a victory.

Jacques Blaauw replicated his first round of two-under 70 in the second round, and, at four-under for the tournament, was also not completely out of it. He has shown the ability to go really low when things start running his way.

Mathiam Keyser was on three-under after the second round, while JC Ritchie and Jayden Schaper missed the cut.

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