European Tour 2021 - Austrian Open - Diamond Country Club - Round Two
Canizares "even colder"; keeps the lead
Alejandro Canizares overcame a slow start to card a 2-under 70 on Friday and keep his one-stroke lead after the second round of the Austrian Open.
The Spaniard is 7 under overall, while former top-ranked Martin Kaymer (70) and John Catlin (70) share second place.
Both Canizares and Kaymer are after their first win in seven years. Kaymer won the U.S. Open in 2014, his second major triumph.
Catlin won twice on the European Tour last year.
Hampered by cold conditions, Canizares dropped three shots in his opening two holes when he bogeyed the par-four 10th and had a double on the 11th.
Three straight birdies from the 14th helped him to recover, and Canizares had four more birdies in the front nine to maintain his slim lead. Read more here
Australian Austin Bautista finished with 67, second lowest of the day, and is T9. Maverick Antcliff and Deyen Lawson also both made the halfway cut.