Rasmus Højgaard stormed to a six-shot lead at the halfway stage of the Cazoo Open de France after following up Thursday’s 62 with a stunning 65 on day two.
Having equalled the course record in the first round, Højgaard made more history at Le Golf National on Friday as he reached 15 under par, securing the best 36-hole score to par at this tournament since hole-by-hole data began.
The 21-year-old Dane went into the second round with a two-shot cushion, but picked up three straight birdies at the 15th, 16th and 17th to extend his advantage.
Another birdie followed at the 1st but he gave the shot back on the 5th before notching three birdies in his last four holes to set an extremely testing clubhouse target.
And none of the afternoon starters were able to get close to Højgaard’s total, with Frenchman Paul Barjon his nearest challenger on nine under.
Barjon holed an eagle putt from 61 feet at the par-five 14th as well as making two birdies and one bogey in a second-round 68.
South Africa’s George Coetzee sat alone in third a shot further back after signing for a 66.
– Report from DP World Tour website