Siem leads in France Campbell makes cut
BY Bruce Young | European PGA Tour | 2012 Alstom Open de France | Round Two | 07 Jul 2012
Germany’s Marcel Siem leads the Alstom Open de France into the third round, consecutive rounds of 68 giving him a one shot advantage over Sweden’s Alexander Noren with Anders Hansen and George Coetzee one shot further back.
31 year old Siem, whose one and only European Tour victory came at the Dunhill Links Championship in 2004, is in the middle of a very good season on the European Tour, already with four top tens to his name and only one missed cut in 13 starts.
80 minutes of play was lost during day two when the threat of lightning caused play to be halted and Siem was caught up in it recording a double bogey at his 8th hole just before play was called and then returning in perhaps a less agitated state to finish off with four birdies to eventually take the lead.
Pre tournament favourite Lee Westwood is in 30th postion at 1 over and seven shots from the lead. Westwood suffered three penalty drops over his closing seven holes.
Martin Kaymer, the second highest ranked player in the field, just made the cut on the number.
The only Australasian to make the cut was Michael Campbell who again showed some encouraging signs to make just his third cut in his last 21 starts.
Marcus Fraser, Brett Rumford, Robert Allenby, Mathew Zions and Richard Green all missed the cut, Green withdrawing halfway through his second round when struggling.
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