Duo climb Ryder table
Medinah hopefuls bank crucial points at Le Golf National
Last Updated: 08/07/12 6:57pm
Francesco Molinari: Banked crucial Ryder Cup points
Francesco Molinari and Justin Rose both boosted their Ryder Cup hopes with fine displays in the French Open.
Molinari came second at Le Golf National after a superb closing 64 while Rose was joint ninth.
That top 10 was enough for Rose to move back ahead of Paul Lawrie in second place on the European Ryder Cup table while Molinari is up into the final automatic qualifying position.
Latest leading positions in the European Ryder Cup table after the French Open (top five on European points list and top five not already qualified on the world points list qualify on August 26. Captain Jose Maria Olazabal then adds two wild cards):
(Capitals indicate players in qualifying positions)
European Points List
1 RORY McILROY 2,620,352, 2 JUSTIN ROSE 2,058,194, 3 PAUL LAWRIE 2,000,934, 4 GRAEME McDOWELL 1,951,181, 5 MARTIN KAYMER 1,785,352, 6 Peter Hanson 1,752,467, 7 Lee Westwood 1,637,290, 8 Francesco Molinari 1,629,746, 9 Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano 1,546,902, 10 Nicolas Colsaerts 1,490,753
World Points List
1 Rory McIlroy 350.59, 2 LUKE DONALD 324.26, 3 LEE WESTWOOD 277.71, 4 Justin Rose 277.11, 5 Graeme McDowell 226.16, 6 Paul Lawrie 173.39, 7 PETER HANSON 168.46, 8 Martin Kaymer 166.93, 9 SERGIO GARCIA 155.58, 10 FRANCESCO MOLINARI 149.49