Garcia, Stenson in Hunt at BMW International Open

European Tour megastars Segio Garcia and Henrik Stenson are in the hunt at the BMW International Open through two rounds.

Stenson’s fellow Swede Joakim Lagergren and France’s Joel Stalter lead the tournament at 9-under, with Garcia, Stenson, and four others tied for third at 8-under.

It’s Garcia’s first European Tour event since winning The Masters in April. Stenson is the defending champion here.

“I’m not on top of my game by any means but I think it was a good kind of professional fighting display,” Stenson told the European Tour’s official website.

“We kept it pretty tidy, anyway, and made a couple of birdies when we had the chances and didn’t drop too many. You don’t have to be ashamed of three under I guess around here.”

Lagergren jumped into first by shooting a Day 2 66 on Friday, finishing his day with three straight birdies.  After shooting a 67 on Thursday, Stalter struggled with two bogeys in his first five holes before turning it around and shooting a 68.

Garcia fired a bogey-free round on Thursday to finish with a 6-under 66. He looked primed to take the lead Friday, hitting three straight birdies between holes 6 and 8, but gave two strokes back with bogeys on the back nine.

Stenson has made just one bogey in each of the first two rounds to go 67-69.

 

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