Residence favourite Bernd Ritthammer dug deep to keep his name but united robert MacIntyre.
The Scot took a 65 on Friday to begin the next round with a four-shot advantage at 11 under par, but he found that lead disappear in the turn while enjoying spouse Ritthammer wrapped in 2 birdies, since he carded just two bogeys.
The Nuremberg native and MacIntyre bogeyed the 10th to drop under before Ritthammer showed nerves of steel birdie the 11th and 12th to surge and to bounce .
Ritthammer let Ryder Cup star Paul Casey and MacIntyre back in at eight below following successive bogeys.
However, the group regathered their own composure move 1 shot ahead of world and to birdie the last No 17 Casey in Green Eagle Golf Courses.
“Things didn’t go my way today,” MacIntyre said. “I fought until the finish. Where I’m on top, bottom or the leaderboard, it doesn’t matter, every point counts.
“Today I only showed my fight and also to birdie the past was enormous to get a tie for the purpose.
“It is practically the belief. I will go out there on Sunday and play my very best golf.
“If it’s enough, it is enough. If it is not, it’s not. We’re going to learn and today proved to be a massive learning experience.”
Whereas Austria’s Matthias Schwab and also Spaniard Pablo Larrazabal are just one farther back on seven under par, casey, who led after the first round in Hamburg, rolled in five birdies but blotted his card to sit in solo third.
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