Campbell Draws On Past Cologne Success
Bernie McGuire, Cologne, Germany
Friday, June 22nd, 2012
Michael Campbell drew on past success in the German city of Cologne to end a run of four missed cuts on the 2012 European Tour.
Campbell carded a second round four under par 68 to move into a share of 13th place at six under par and just five strokes from the lead on day two of the BMW International Open.
Sweden's Joel Sjoholm chipped in twice for eagle in a score of 66 to lead the Euro 2m event by two strokes on 11-under par.
Campbell is no stranger to success on the Jack Nicklaus Gut Larcenhof course having captured the 2000 German Masters that had been reduced to 54 holes due to poor weather.
It was Campbell's first success on European soil in a European Tour event.
"Any time you come back to a golf course where you won is special and this week is no exception." said Campbell.
"The course is playing a lot different to when we played the German Masters as that was later in the year.
"But I have played well the first two days and not feelign all that drained after contesting the U.S. Open last week."
Campbell's effort also is only the second time in 11 events on the European Tour this year he will play all four rounds of a tournament