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Gradecki und Hirmer share the lead

Red Sea Egyptian Classic 2018

36 holes of the Red Sea Egyptian Classic have been played and the there’s a change on top of the leaderboard. Mateusz Gradecki from Poland and German amateur Michael Hirmer captured the lead during round two and now share the first rank with seven strokes under par.


by Christian Langer

Ain Sokhna/Egypt – Ten birdies and three bogeys, -7: Very solid game so far by Polish professional Mateusz Gradecki. The magnificent golf course of the Sokhna Golf Club close to the Red Sea demands a lot of skills and precise shots, but Gradecki  handles it very well. After finishing third at the Wroclaw Open 2017 the 23-year-old is aiming his first win on the Pro Golf Tour. After he was ranked second at the end of round 1, Gradecki reached the top of the leaderboard with a 70 and a total score of seven under par.

The man from Poland will start from the pole position tomorrow together with German Michael Hirmer: The amateur, who held the shared seventh rank yesterday, already scored two eagles during the event in Egypt. In round 2 he finished hole 11, a 293 meter par 4, with his second shot, and reached the clubhouse with a 67 on his scorecard. Only fellow-countryman Fabian Becker managed to shoot as low as Hirmer.

Yesterdays leader, Frenchman Clement Batut, played one over on day 2 and fell back to the fourth rank, which he shares with Austrian Matthias Eggenberger and Q-School winner Liam Johnston from Scotland (each-5). Dominic Pietzsch holds place 3 with 6 under par.

The final round of the Red Sea