Padraig Harrington, Alexander Knappe and Callum Shinkwin will all head into the weekend at the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open in a share of the lead at nine under.
Here, we take a look at what some of the chasing pack had to say after their second rounds.
Ian Poulter (69, -8)
“I’m pretty pleased. I think I was more balanced in my swing, even though I hit a few loose ones today which I wasn’t very happy about. I putted nicely again which is kind of going in the right direction, always nice to see a few putts going in. So, overall assessment, pretty good. I’d like to just whip to the range in the rain for five minutes to hit five drivers, I was losing that a little right but the rest of the bag felt very good. I felt more balanced in my swing from the changes that I did yesterday, even if it sounds weird to make some changes after shooting five under, but they needed to be done. It would be an even crazier four months if we can pull it off.”
Ian Poulter and Nicolas Colsaerts reflect on their spirtited second rounds at the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open.
Andrew Dodt (69, -8)
“Not quite as clean as yesterday. A little bit scratchy towards the start and middle but finished with two birdies just then which is a nice way to end the day. The Open spot is in the back of your mind so it’s driving me to pick up one of those spots to hopefully be at Birkdale next week. I think I’ve always been a pretty good wind player. I like when the conditions are tough. It makes you get out of your own way and hit the shot that’s required, so that plays into my hands a bit.”
“I made a few birdies early, then slipped back and made a bunch early on the back nine which kept me going, and closed out with another two. So I kept myself together all day. I’m slowly getting a hold of this course, it’s never easy when you change venues and it’s a course you couldn’t really know that much but it’s slowly growing on me. I’m quite happy with the way I played, I’m quite happy with the position I’m in. Now there’s two more rounds to put the foot down.”
Alexander Levy (66, -6)
“A really good day for me, I played some good golf, really pleased today. I made two lip-outs on 16 and 18 for birdie but I’m in a good position for the weekend. The forecast is really windy and really difficult, so we need to be patient. I didn’t play great the first round last week and the cut was four under so I was a little bit too far back to make the cut. This week was a little bit different. I feel more confident and this day will help me for next week for the Open. I was struggling a bit and to shoot six under helped me a lot for the rest of the season.”