Cazaubon three clear in Austria

9/11/2013 6:47:17 PM
Rodolfo Cazaubon   (EuropeanTour)
Rodolfo Cazaubon (EuropeanTour)
A brilliant second round of seven under par 65 saw Mexico’s Rodolfo Cazaubon race into a three stroke lead at the halfway point of The European Tour’s Qualifying School First Stage.

Six birdies, and eagle and just a single dropped shot over the Golfclub Schloss Ebreichsdorf in Austria saw the Mexican move to 12 under at the and three strokes clear of Russia’s Andrey Pavlov and the Italian Aron Zemmer, whose respective second rounds of 68 and 68 helped them tie for second spot nine under.

Former Challenge Tour winner Anders Schmidt Hansen is a stroke further back on eight under.

The top 22 players (and ties) at the conclusion of the fourth round on Friday at the Golfclub Schloss Ebreichsdorf will progress to Stage Two. 

For many players at both venues, Thursday’s third round will represent their last chance to stay at the Qualifying School, with those players finishing the round more than seven strokes behind the leader being eliminated from the competition that carries the ultimate prize of a place on The 2014 Race to Dubai.