Muder kaymer with tough start in koln – siem better

Muder kaymer with tough start in koln - siem better

Germany’s golf star from mettmann struggled in his home match, especially with his concentration on putts, which missed a few times. With 71 strokes, the 2008 winner of the BMW international open at GC gut larchenhof finished in a share of 66th place on thursday. Place. The australian marcus fraser and fabrizio zanotti from paraguay took the lead with rounds of 64 at eight strokes under par.

Four days after the 15. 27-year-old kaymer made a depleted impression at the US open. Ratingen’s marcel siem (68) did better in the same flight, but missed a better score on the last holes and goes into the second round from 16th place – as does alex cejka from munich.

"I just lacked a bit of energy," said kaymer, who woke up as early as two o’clock and couldn’t get back to sleep: "i went jogging. At this time of day you can’t think of much else you could do." All in all he only managed two birdies with one bogey in gay weather. "I had hoped for more, of course."

The 13th-ranked player in the world was also annoyed. From the click of the cameras on his tee shots. "Martin got stomped three or four times by the spectators, I felt sorry for him," said colleague siem, who is friends with kaymer. "I have a lot of respect for martin, he works hard and will be back", he said. Hundreds of fans joined the rhinelanders on the course as early as eight o’clock in the morning.

The ratinger, who missed out on qualifying for the US open and was therefore able to do practice laps on the long course near koln, fared better. An eagle on the twelfth hole with only three strokes at par five gave him a boost. "I could have played six or seven under par, but in the end maybe i wanted too much," said the 31-year-old, who even managed three chip-ins.

Five birdies were on the scorecard at the end, three bogeys prevented a better placing. In the afternoon, first kaymer and then siem practiced on the driving range with their joint coach gunter kessler. On friday they start at 13.10 o’clock again together with defending champion pablo larrazabal (spain/69 strokes).

U.S. Star john daly also played a 68 in the european tour’s two-million-euro event and said: "it could have gone worse."The extroverted golfer dressed all in orange managed a bogey-free round with four birdies.

US open starter cejka, like siem, played four strokes under par. "The gruns were very soft and worn out in the afternoon. It’s a good thing I can get out on the course early tomorrow," said the munich native. Old master bernhard langer, who was accompanied for the first time by his 19-year-old daughter christina as caddie, started with a 72 exactly par. "If i had done as good a job as my daughter today, i’d be four under," said langer, who as 90. The cut is in jeopardy.

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