Vancsik, Canizares lead Madrid Open

ASSOCIATED PRESS

MADRID, Spain — Alejandro Canizares shot a 6-under 66 Friday to share the lead with Daniel Vancsik (pictured) after two rounds at the Madrid Open.

Canizares, who had one bogey and seven birdies, is tied with Vancsik at 9-under 135, one stroke ahead of Gary Lockerbie (68).

“If I win, I owe the trophy to my father,” said Canizares, whose father played for Europe in four Ryder Cups.

Vancsik (70) recovered from two early bogeys with an eagle at the par-5 10th hole.

Francis Valera (67) and Jean Van de Velde (66) were two strokes behind the leaders.

Van de Velde salvaged par on the fifth hole after a TV crew pointed him in the direction of his wayward drive. The Frenchman later sank a 3-foot putt after sending his second shot out of the thick rough and onto the fringe.

Rory McIlroy, playing alongside Van de Velde, continued to impress in only his third professional start on the European Tour.

The Northern Ireland teenager finished with a 68 to move to 3-under, the same as James Kingston (65), who had the day’s best round.

“I still missed a few chances out there but I’m happy with a 68 and I’m in for the weekend,” McIlroy said. “The greens were definitely not as spiked up this morning as they were yesterday afternoon and it was pretty much perfect conditions.”

McIlroy, who finished third at last week’s Dunhill Championship and is eighth in the Ryder Cup points’ list, opened with two birdies and finished with two more.

Scores with relation to par from the secondround of the Madrid Open, played Oct. 12 at the par-72,7,167-yard Real Sociedad Hípica Española Club de Campo in Madrid, Spain(Note: a-amateur):

  1. Alejandro Canizares 69-66--135

    -9 1. Daniel Vancsik 65-70--135

    -9 3. Gary Lockerbie 68-68--136

    -8 4. Francis Valera 70-67--137

    -7 4. Jean Van de Velde 71-66--137

    -7 6. Emanuele Canonica 68-70--138

    -6 6. Mads Vibe-Hastrup 69-69--138

    -6 8. Manuel Quiros 72-67--139

    -5 9. Gregory Bourdy 71-69--140

    -4 9. Gonzalo Fdez-Castano 71-69--140

    -4 9. Peter Gustafsson 70-70--140

    -4 9. Jean-François Remesy 71-69--140

    -4 13. James Kingston 76-65--141

    -3 13. Rory McIlroy 73-68--141

    -3 15. Benn Barham 71-71--142

    -2 15. Thomas Bjorn 74-68--142

    -2 15. Eirik Tage Johansen 72-70--142

    -2 15. Shiv Kapur 72-70--142

    -2 15. Martin Kaymer 67-75--142

    -2 15. Jose Manuel Lara 72-70--142

    -2 15. Jose-Filipe Lima 66-76--142

    -2 15. Santiago Luna 75-67--142

    -2 23. Joakim Backstrom 73-70--143

    -1 23. John Bickerton 74-69--143

    -1 23. Marcus Fraser 75-68--143

    -1 23. Christopher Hanell 70-73--143

    -1 23. Sam Little 72-71--143

    -1 23. Christian L. Nilsson 73-70--143

    -1 23. Terry Pilkadaris 74-69--143

    -1 23. Sven Struver 69-74--143

    -1 23. Carl Suneson 75-68--143

    -1 23. Sam Walker 71-72--143

    -1 23. Anthony Wall 75-68--143

    -1 34. Rafael Cabrera Bello 72-72--144

    E 34. David Carter 71-73--144

    E 34. Michael Jonzon 74-70--144

    E 34. Andrew Marshall 70-74--144

    E 34. David Park 73-71--144

    E 34. Matthew Richardson 72-72--144

    E 34. Carlos Rodiles 71-73--144

    E 34. Marcel Siem 73-71--144

    E 34. Andrew Tampion 71-73--144

    E 43. Fredrik Andersson Hed 75-70--145
    + 1 43. Ariel Canete 75-70--145
    + 1 43. David Drysdale 72-73--145
    + 1 43. Miguel Angel Martin 77-68--145
    + 1 43. Pablo Martin 74-71--145
    + 1 43. Damien McGrane 71-74--145
    + 1 43. Matthew Millar 72-73--145
    + 1 43. Henrik Nystrom 74-71--145
    + 1 43. Lee Slattery 73-72--145
    + 1 52. Richard Bland 72-74--146
    + 2 52. Rhys Davies 76-70--146
    + 2 52. Peter Lawrie 71-75--146
    + 2 52. Cesar Monasterio 73-73--146
    + 2 52. Steven O'Hara 67-79--146
    + 2 52. Robert Rock 72-74--146
    + 2 52. Matthew Zions 71-75--146
    + 2 59. Steve Alker 72-75--147
    + 3 59. Johan Axgren 75-72--147
    + 3 59. Carlos Balmaseda 79-68--147
    + 3 59. Agustin Domingo 75-72--147
    + 3 59. Martin Erlandsson 73-74--147
    + 3 59. Birgir Hafthorsson 75-72--147
    + 3 59. Pedro Linhart 76-71--147
    + 3 59. Stuart Little 71-76--147
    + 3 59. David Lynn 76-71--147
    + 3 59. Graeme McDowell 74-73--147
    + 3 59. Jarmo Sandelin 74-73--147
    + 3 59. Zane Scotland 74-73--147
    + 3 59. Patrik Sjoland 72-75--147
    + 3 59. Kyron Sullivan 73-74--147
    + 3 • • •



    Missed the cut



    73. Kenneth Ferrie 75-73--148
    + 4 73. David Griffiths 74-74--148
    + 4 73. Steven Jeppesen 73-75--148
    + 4 73. Richard McEvoy 75-73--148
    + 4 73. a-Pedro Oriol 74-74--148
    + 4 73. Steve Webster 71-77--148
    + 4 79. Jesus Maria Arruti 73-76--149
    + 5 79. Sion E. Bebb 76-73--149
    + 5 79. Jose Manuel Carriles 75-74--149
    + 5 79. Andrew Coltart 71-78--149
    + 5 79. Ian Garbutt 75-74--149
    + 5 79. Paul Lawrie 76-73--149
    + 5 79. Mark Pilkington 75-74--149
    + 5 79. Alexandre Rocha 79-70--149
    + 5 79. Alvaro Salto 77-72--149
    + 5 88. Marc Farry 76-74--150
    + 6 88. Richard Finch 75-75--150
    + 6 88. Ricardo Gonzalez 76-74--150
    + 6 88. Charl Schwartzel 77-73--150
    + 6 88. Alessandro Tadini 78-72--150
    + 6 93. Luis Claverie 74-77--151
    + 7 93. Carlos De Corral 78-73--151
    + 7 93. Mattias Eliasson 72-79--151
    + 7 93. James Heath 79-72--151
    + 7 93. Edward Rush 76-75--151
    + 7 98. Oliver Fisher 84-68--152
    + 8 98. Ignacio Garrido 77-75--152
    + 8 98. Jean-Baptiste Gonnet 77-75--152
    + 8 98. Andrew Raitt 74-78--152
    + 8 98. Shaun P. Webster 79-73--152
    + 8 103. Gareth Davies 78-75--153
    + 9 103. Euan Little 76-77--153
    + 9 103. Jean-Francois Lucquin 82-71--153
    + 9 103. Phillip Price 76-77--153
    + 9 107. Alvaro Quiros 76-78--154
    + 10 108. Rafael Echenique 77-78--155
    + 11 108. Marcus Higley 79-76--155
    + 11 108. Wade Ormsby 80-75--155
    + 11 111. Vicente Arpon 78-79--157
    + 13 111. Terry Price 79-78--157
    + 13 113. Adrien Mork 84-74--158
    + 14 114. a-Pedro Figuereido 85-76--161
    + 17
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