COLOGNE, Germany (AP) — Four players share the overnight lead from the second round of the BMW International Open, while U.S. Open winner Martin Kaymer failed to make the 4-under cut on Friday.
Local favorite Kaymer had three straight bogeys and a double bogey in a 1-over 73 that included four birdies. He finished on level par 144 overall.
"(This) was a big step for me to accept that you have golf courses that don't suit your play . so it's OK for me," said Kaymer, who was born in nearby Duesseldorf.
"It is how it is. I did my very best and level par was the best I could do."
Former champion Pablo Larrazabal made nine birdies — including five in a row — for a 9-under 63, matching the best round so far. The Spaniard is on 12 under overall with overnight leaders Danny Willett of England and Rafa Cabrera-Bello of Spain.
"I played great today, I played great yesterday," said Larrazabal, who won the tournament in 2011.
Emiliano Grillo of Argentina later carded his second successive 66 to join the leaders.
Cabrera-Bello double hit for his first missed shot of the week on the par-5 seventh but made five birdies while Willett, the 2012 tournament winner, stayed bogey-free to match his Spanish playing partner's 4-under 68.