Drysdale Ignites ‘Hot Start’ Day Two At Scottish Links-Like Dutch Open Host Venue

Scotland’s David Drysdale ignited a ‘hot start’ in warming to the Scottish links-like host course to be just one off the course record on day two of the 102nd Dutch Open at Bernardus.

Drysdale was soaring with an eagle and six birdies in a sizzling seven-under par 65 and just five adrift of Sweden’s Kris Broberg who snatched nine birdies in and course course record of an eight-under 64 to lead by a shot on 12-under par.

Belgium’s Thomas Detry and Dane Marcus Helligkilde, and with a pair of 66s, share second place at 11-under par.

David ‘Double D’ Drysdale gets hot in posting a second round 65 at the 102nd Dutch Open

Drysdale, 46, is making 18th Dutch Open appearance since 2002 having missed just one year in 2017 and with his 65, and in 52 rounds, just one more than a best Dutch scoring delight of 64 eight years ago at Kennemer.

He said: “I enjoy the golf course as it’s got a Scottish links feel about it and it was designed by Kyle Phillips, who designed Kingsbarns Links.

“The course here in Holland even has the same grass on the greens as Kingsbarns Links so I am feeling quite at home”.

This week’s host Bernardus course

The Eyemouth golfer capped his outward half of 29 sandwiching a 101-yard, chip-in eagle at the par-5 seventh hole between four birdies from the second to sixth holes and a birdie at eight.

He said: “I just got off to a hot start in today’s round.

“Overall, it was a great day’s golf and I would have easily taken that at the start of my round but then it could have been better.  Golf is like that as we’re never fully happy”.

Fellow Scots Euan Walker (67 & 72) and David Law (72 & 69) are also through to the weekend.


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