Colsaerts forced to withdraw
Nicolas Colsaerts' return to action after a four-week break lasted just 18 holes as the Ryder Cup star withdrew from the KLM Open on Friday.
Colsaerts recovered from three dropped shots in the first seven holes of his opening round at Kennemer Golf Club to get back to level par, but ran up a triple-bogey seven on the ninth, his final hole, to card a 73.
The 30-year-old Belgian had been hoping to kickstart his bid for a second Ryder Cup appearance in one of his favourite events, but withdrew before his second round with the flu.
Former US Open champion Michael Campbell, who had matched Colsaerst's opening 73, had also withdrawn with tonsillitis but veteran Spaniard Miguel Angel Jimenez was still going well at the top of the leaderboard.
Jimenez, already the oldest winner in European Tour history, held a one-shot lead overnight after an opening 64 and edged further ahead after starting from the 10th and covering the back nine in 33 with eight pars and one birdie.
At seven under he led by two from Scotland's Gary Orr, Australia's Robert Allenby, England's Oliver Fisher and French duo Anthony Snobeck and Julien Quesne, with Snobeck making the biggest move of the day so far with birdies at the third, seventh and eighth.