Catalunya Championship leader Laurie Canter: "I love this golf course"

Laurie Canter is in a strong position heading into moving day at the Catalunya Championship on the DP World Tour.

Catalunya Championship leader Laurie Canter: "I love this golf course"
Catalunya Championship leader Laurie Canter: "I love this golf course"

England's Laurie Canter carded a second round of 5-under 67 at the Catalunya Championship. 

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Canter is right into contention heading into the weekend searching for his maiden win on the DP World Tour.

Before its rebranding, Canter had a few close calls and has been unfortunate not to join the winner’s circle but the 32-year-old says he is feeling "right at home" heading into moving day .

Canter finished one stroke clear of James Morrison while South Africa’s Oliver Bekker is also in the top five.

Kiwi Ryan Fox, Adrien Saddier, Daniel Gavins, Ivan Cantero Gutierrez and Ricardo Gouveia are also grouped at 5-under par trailing Canter by two strokes.

Canter was a frequent visitor to Q School throughout his career and in fact graduated from this golf course in 2015 and 2016. He is also familiar with Catalunya's Infinitum Course.

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He told the DP World Tour: "I feel like I've spent half my life in this part of Spain, between here and Lumine (Infinitum). 

"I think I've been to Q School six or seven times.

"I know it well, know a few of the local restaurants, I guess that counts - you feel comfortable.

"I love this golf course, I love the facilities and everything about it. It's genuinely a bit of a privilege to play it. I think it's a really special place."

One highlight of Canter's round was a hole-out from the rough for eagle on the par-four sixth to go with four birdies and a single dropped shot.

"I was in between clubs," he said. "Ended up going with a slightly shorter one, just hoped it jumped out of the rough. 

"It came out well and, to be honest, it looked like it might be a bit long but one bounce, two bounce and it disappeared. Obviously delighted for that to go in for eagle, pretty unexpected. 

"It's such a long week but to play well and compete you need things to go your way and that was definitely a great break. Hopefully I will have good memories of playing that hole over the weekend."

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