Jamie Donaldson’s Ryder Cup pick is still on track as he still leads at the Czech Open in Prague.
Jamie shot a second round -3 under par 69 to post a 36 hole total of -9 under par and hang on to the top spot on the Czech Open leaderboard at the Albatross Golf Resort. Jamie could seal a Ryder Cup debut next month with a top-seven finish here in Prague.
Stephen Gallacher was his playing partner today, and he is also battling for a Ryder Cup Place, but the rivalry between them is good-hearted;
“We had good fun out there, good chat all the way around. We both played well, he got on a good run as well as me so it was good fun out there, plenty of banter.”
“I played nicely again and made a lot of birdies out there today, but a few bogeys so if I can go out there tomorrow and play as well as I’ve played over the last couple of days I’ll be in a strong position going into the final round.”
“Overall it was a solid day but like I said it could have been very good out there. I won’t dwell on the poor shots; I played two pitches at seven and eight and misjudged them both so one’s come out hot and one’s come out dead. That slowed the run down, up until that point I was really motoring.”
“It’s a great golf course, it’s generous off the tee and you’re setting yourself up for birdies on a regular basis so it’s more of the same and go and attack at the weekend.”
“I’m playing good stuff, today it was a really low one early doors and then the wind picked up a little but it was there for the taking so we’ll see how it pans out weather-wise and try and take the opportunities when they come.”
Gregory Bourdy is in second place, he carded a -5 under par round to post a half-way total of -8 under par, and he said he is in a confident frame of mind;
“I’m very happy to be in this position, it was a great round today, really solid. I really enjoy this course and enjoy this place so that’s why I’m feeling confident here.”
Stephen Gallacher, Tommy Fleetwood, Garrick Porteous, Lee Slattery, and John Hahn are all tied in third position at -7 under par for the tournament.
Another player in the field who has desires of making Paul McGinley’s European Ryder Cup side and play at Gleneagles is Joost Luiten, he has safely made the cut with his -3 under par total, the cut being made at even par.