MUNICH (dpa) – Maximilian Kieffer, a professional golfer in Düsseldorf, remains in good shape and finishes sixth at the weekend at the BMW International Open in Munich. The 31-year-old played a powerful 66-stroke on the 72nd course at Eichenried Golf Course on Friday and five strokes behind China’s Li Haotong (129 strokes), who remains in the lead.
Kieffer had already sparkled at first with an albatross (2 shots over 5 feet). In the second round, which had to be interrupted in the meantime due to a thunderstorm, Rheinlander scored an eagle and five birds while missing only one hit.
Nikolai von Dillingshausen and Martin Kaymer slipped on the second day of the DP World Championship, which is worth 2 million euros. Von Dillingshausen played the 73rd and with a stroke of 137 he shared the 16th place with Olympian Hurley Long. Former world number one Kaymer completed an even run and slipped to 26th place, which he shares with compatriots Marcel Siem, Yannick Paul and Timo Fahlenkamp (all 138).
Two-time Grand Prix winner Kaymer, who won Munich in 2008, was fined £100,000 by the DP World Tour on Friday for his participation in the inaugural London Championship of the controversial Saudi-funded LIV Golf Invitational Series (around €116.220). In addition, the World Tour players who competed in the Centurion Club for three tournaments in July were suspended. “Money is one thing, but I just like to play golf,” Kaymer said on Sky TV.
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