Thursday, February 16, 2017

Rumford,  Foster set pace with 66s

in World Super 6 Perth

Brett Rumford got off to a flying start at the ISPS HANDA World Super 6 Perth as the home town favourite carded a six-under-par opening 66 at Lake Karrinyup Country Club, Western Australia to share the lead alongside Englishman Mark Foster.
The five-time European Tour winner’s local knowledge came into good use on day one, but he and joint leader Foster are unlikely to be getting too carried away with their position atop the leaderboard.
The brand new format this week means that the first three rounds of stroke play are effectively a qualifier for an exciting final day six-hole shoot-out, with the top 24 after day three making the second cut.
Rumford and Foster did, however, move into a strong position for a berth in the top eight of those 24 qualifiers - who receive a bye into the second round of the match-play finale.
Among the ten players in a share of third place on five under are Japan’s Hideto Tanihara – 58th in the Official World Golf Ranking and this week chasing the requisite ranking points to make a further push for a spot in the Masters Tournament – as well as another Perth native in Jason Scrivener.
Player Quotes:
Brett Rumford
“It was really nice, it was just a solid 33 front nine and a nice 33 back nine for a 66 - that's pretty much how the round unfolded. There were no stretches of brilliance, just a consistent round of golf, I controlled the ball pretty much how I wanted to most of the day and I think the golf course is set up that way as well. 
“It's relatively generous off the tee when the wind's not blowing as strong as what it was this morning, but the greens are a bit more receptive as well, with fairly large generous greens, and they're actually rolling very well.  So it’s the best course to be at today.
“It's kind of irrelevant being in the lead, it's all about the top 24, and top eight is a priority. It's a different game and I think just getting your foot in the door is that number one priority this week regardless of how you score.”
Mark Foster
“I’m pleasantly surprised, you come all this way and you don't know what to expect and obviously as the round went on it got better, so I was really pleased.
“I actually chatted to Brett's caddie before I went out - he's a good friend of mine – and told him that was an amazing round and I never thought I’d end up tying him.
“To be honest, it's a brand new event for everyone so it’s a break in the mentality for every single player. I'll just have the same mentality tomorrow, and that is obviously to try and get in that 24, which is an obvious statement as everybody here is doing the same.
“But if you're not at your best and you travel this far, sometimes you're just quiet if you make the cut, but that's not good here.  So I think that's maybe why you'll see better scoring, because everybody has got to aim for that highest spot and the higher people aim, results tend to get better.”
Hideto Tanihari
“It was windy in the afternoon and judging the winds you had to be very precise, but I did that well and rolled it well on the greens I'm really happy and satisfied with a five under first round score. 
“There are a couple of places in Japan on the west side, where there are a lot of ups and downs which are really close to this, and I have won tournaments there so I'm comfortable playing here. 
“My first goal is to just get to Sunday. Playing in a match where there's only six holes will be different and I’m really looking forward to hopefully playing that day. 
“The goal now is to get to the top 50 in the world, which gets me into the Masters and I’m 58th in the world right now. I’ll try to get as many tournaments as I can, play well, get points, and just do my best.”
Jason Scrivener
“I wasn't quite expecting to shoot five under the way I started today, but I finished nicely and kept the mistakes off the card so it was good.
“The course is playing very different. Usually you play a lot more defensive hitting into the greens and you have to be really cautious of missing in the wrong spots and stuff, but it was perfect out there this morning, the greens are soft and you can be a lot more aggressive.
“I'm trying to be forget about the format to be honest, I’m just trying to treat it like a three‑round event and whatever happens on Sunday, happens.”
par 72
66 M Foster (Eng) , B Rumford (Aus) 
67 C O'Toole (USA) , S Dartnall (Aus) , H Tanihara (Jpn) , A Blyth (Aus) , R Dinwiddie (Eng) , S Heisele (Ger) , J Veerman (USA) , D Fox (Aus) , J Scrivener (Aus) , L Herbert (Aus) 
68 J Smith (Eng) , P Tangkamolprasert (Tha) , D Papadatos (Aus) , T Chuayprakong (Tha) , P Angles (Spn) , M Korhonen (Fin) , J Younger (Aus) , P Khongwatmai (Tha) , C Pigem (Esp) , T Macdonald (Aus) , S Jeffress (Aus) 
69 R Allenby (Aus) , L Oosthuizen (SAf) , A Connelly (Can) , J Heath (Eng) , M Long (NZ) , J McLeod (Aus) , J Wilson (Aus) , J Geary (NZ) , R Evans (Eng) , B Campbell (NZ) , D Bransdon (Aus) , N Cullen (Aus) , M Kawamura (Jpn) , A Wilkin (Aus) , A Chesters (Eng) , S Soderberg (Swe) , R Fox (NZ) , N Srithong (Tha) , J Higginbottom (Aus) 
70 B Watt (Aus) , C Kumar (India) , W Ormsby (Aus) , T Hart (Aus) , P Meesawat (Tha) , T Olesen (Den) , J Nitties (Aus) , R Haller (Aus) , C Wood (Aus) , G Porteous (Eng) , P Swangarunporn (Tha) , S Kapur (India) , J Singh (India) 
71 R McCarthy (Aus) , G Bourdy (Fra) , R Johnson (Swe) , T Detry (Bel) , E Molinari (Ita) , J Parry (Eng) , R McEvoy (Eng) , S Chawrasia (India) , D Lawson (Aus) , M Millar (Aus) , M Jager (Aus) , J Cabban (Aus) , S Leaney (Aus) , C S (India) , J Randhawa (India) , N Holman (Aus) , M Hendry (NZ , T Lewis (Eng) , B Eccles (Aus) , A Price (Aus) , P Uihlein (USA) , M Ford (Eng) , S Brazel (Aus) , A Bland (Aus)  
72 D Perrier (Fra) , L Wei-Chih (Tpe) , L Jensen (Den) , M Nixon (Eng) , G Bhullar (India) , A Rai (Eng) , A Evans (Aus) , J Guerrier (Fra) , W Ashun (Chn) , L Weber (Fra) , R Green (Aus) , N Fung (Mas) , D Stewart (Sco) , B Evans (Eng) , J Edfors (Swe) , P Pittayarat (Tha) , M Sim (Aus) , C Luck  (Aus) (am)
73 P Maddy (Eng) , S Khan (Eng) , B Rankin (Aus) , B Virto (Sp) , C Shih-Chang (Tpe) , M Brown (NZ) , P Widegren (Swe) , H Chien-Yao (Tpe) , C Ford (Eng) , B Coletta (Aus) , S Vincent (Zim) , D Klein (Ger) , M Griffin (Aus) , J Zunic (Aus) , N Basic (Aus) , M McCardle (Aus) ,
74 J Felton (Aus) , A Dodt (Aus) , J Allan (Eng) , R Echenique (Arg) , A Houston (Aus) , C Parry (Aus) , J Norris (Aus) , B Kennedy (Aus) , S Chien (USA) , N Kimsey (Eng) , J Stalter (Fra) , T Pilkadaris (Aus) , R Bourke (Aus) , A Noren (Swe) ,
75 R Gangjee (Ind) , Z Lombard (RSA) , A Martin (Aus) , D Jordan (Aus) , O Wilson (Eng) , A Saddier (Fra) , N Green (Aus) , M Fraser (Aus) , S Rahman (Ban) 
76 J Rutherford (Eng) , T Sinnott (Aus) , D Horsey (Eng) , S Webster (Eng) , J Fahrbring (Swe) , S Manley (Wal) , M Wright (Aus) , L Wenchong (Chn) 
77 A Townsend (Aus) , M Giles (Aus) , N Johansson (Swe) , B Moules (Aus) , P O'Malley (Aus) , A Hall (Aus) , D Popovic (Aus) , D Chia (Mas) 
78 M Jonzon (Swe) , B Shilton (Nzl) , S Henry (Sco) 
79 D Boonma (Tha)



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