European Tour

Havret eyes end to nine-year wait at Trophee Hassan II

2017-04-14 21:56
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Rabat - France's Gregory Havret opened a one-shot lead at the halfway stage of the Trophee Hassan II after posting a second successive 70 on Friday as he targeted a first title in nine years.

The 40-year-old, who won the last of his three European Tour titles in 2008, carded an eagle, four birdies and three bogeys to get to six under par.

It could have been better had he not carded back-to-back bogeys at the 17th and 18th.

"It's always a bit of a shame to finish like this -- bogey, bogey. It's obviously not the best but the rest was pretty good," Havret told www.europeantour.com

"This course is tough so you can't avoid mistakes all day long.

"So far, so good. I'm quite happy with the way it's been. I know more than anybody probably that the road is still long."

Dane Lucas Bjerregaard and South African Trevor Fisher were a stroke back on five under, one clear of Paul Dunne, James Morrison and Gregory Bourdy.

Leading second round scores in the European Tour Trophee Hassan II at Royal Golf Dar Es Salam, Rabat, Morocco on Friday (GBR/IRL unless stated, par 73):

140 - Gregory Havret (FRA) 70 70

141 - Lucas Bjerregaard (DEN) 70 71, Trevor Fisher Jnr (RSA) 71 70

142 - Paul Dunne 73 69, Gregory Bourdy (FRA) 71 71, James Morrison 70 72

143 - Jorge Campillo (ESP) 74 69, Tom Lewis 75 68, Dylan Frittelli (RSA) 71 72, Benjamin Hebert (FRA) 75 68

144 - Ricardo Gouveia (POR) 75 69, Mike Lorenzo-Vera (FRA) 72 72, Lasse Jensen (DEN) 75 69, Daniel Brooks 73 71, Pelle Edberg (SWE) 71 73, Johan Edfors (SWE) 73 71, Victor Dubuisson (FRA) 73 71, Duncan Stewart 72 72, Chris Hanson 74 70

145 - Anton Karlsson (SWE) 72 73, Mikko Ilonen (FIN) 72 73, Sebastian Heisele (GER) 72 73, Paul Waring 74 71, Matthieu Pavon (FRA) 72 73, Gary Stal (FRA) 70 75, Pablo Larrazabal (ESP) 72 73, Ricardo Gonzalez (ARG) 74 71, Jeff Winther (DEN 72 73, Adrian Otaegui (ESP) 73 72, Edoardo Molinari (ITA) 71 74

146 - Marcus Armitage 76 70, Matteo Manassero (ITA) 72 74, Jaco Van Zyl (RSA) 71 75, Lee Slattery 74 72, Adrien Saddier (FRA) 73 73, Alexander Levy (FRA) 71 75, Sebastian Soderberg (SWE) 73 73, Wade Ormsby (AUS) 75 71, Mark Foster 72 74

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