Three players are tied at the top of the BMW International Open leaderboard in Germany. Henrik Stenson from Sweden, Raphaël Jacquelin, France and Kiradech Aphibarnrat who hails from Thailand.
England have left the European Union, but the BMW International Open tournament carries on, with Henrik, Raphaël and Kiradech all sharing top spot on the leaderboard at the half-way stage with -11 under par totals.
Henrik carded a bogey free -7 under par 65, to join Raphaël who was -4 under 68 today, and Kiradech hauled himself into contention with the days low round, -8 under par 64.
Henrik has regained his game face;
“I came here to really try to put myself in contention and so far, so good; I’ve done that.”
“There’s been a few tournaments in this late spring, early summer, where I feel like maybe I’ve been showing up feeling like I’m working on my game and not been 100 per cent there to compete.”
“Now we don’t have too many tournaments before the Open Championship, the PGA and the Olympics.”
“It’s time to put that tournament focus back on and then go out and do a good job.”
“I’ve done that for two days and I’m going to try to push myself to do it another two.”
Raphaël was happy to put in another solid round of golf;
“It’s always good to shoot a solid round after a good 65.”
“That gave me some confidence for the weekend and put me right up there.”
“I’m very happy about my ball striking and my short game. That was solid again all day long.”
“I’m just going to focus and stay focused on what I’m doing at the moment on my swing and my short game.”
“The rest, I’ll try my best to shoot low again, and we’ll see at the end of the weekend.”
Kiradech was glad his putter had started to work;
“This card is about the first shot.”
“You put yourself in the fairways, you have opportunities to make a lot of birdies, and my putter was working better than yesterday.”
“Striking the ball great at the flag, every single ball. It was a fantastic round.”
“I haven’t played good golf the last few months.”
“After I hit many good shots on the front nine, I got my confidence back and I believed in myself that I’m one of the top players.”
Thorbjørn Olesen is in fourth place at -10 under par, he shot -5 under 67 in the second round.