07 Jun 2021 | Professional golf |
Antcliff primed for Hamburg triumph
By European Tour Media
Australian Maverick Antcliff and Englishman Matthew Southgate will both be vying for a maiden European Tour title on Monday after taking a share of the lead after two rounds at the Porsche European Open.
Queenslander Antcliff carded a second-round 68 at Green Eagle Golf Courses and was joined on five under par for the week when England's Southgate completed a 69. The pair sit one shot ahead of Dutchman Darius Van Driel, Italy's Edoardo Molinari and Scottish pair Scott Jamieson and David Law. Antcliff has dropped only one shot in 36 holes and enjoyed a fine finish, birdieing the 16th from eight feet, the 17th after almost holing his tee shot and the last after spinning his pitch back to five feet.
“I'm hitting fairways, greens, if you get a good number or angle take advantage of it,” Antcliff said.
“Keep doing the same. Good golf gets you into good positions, keep doing that, good results happen.”
Antcliff, 28, who hails from Beaudesert outside Brisbane, has previusly won three times in China in 2019 but his best finish in Europe was second at the Canary Islands Championship in May this year.
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