Thursday, June 23, 2016

Richie Ramsay wins a BMW car for hole in 

one on his way to a 71
Raphaël Jacquelin admitted his return to the top of the leaderboard was overdue after a seven under par 65 gave him the first round lead at the BMW International Open.
The Frenchman carded seven birdies in a flawless round at Golf Club Gut Laerchenhof to lie a stroke clear of England’s Oliver Fisher.

The last of Jacquelin’s four European Tour titles came in 2013, and his eighth-place finish in Sweden earlier this month was his first top-ten for 11 months.

“I'm very pleased of course, as you can imagine,” said Jacquelin. “I played solid pretty much all day long. It was a bit tough at the end but I managed to save some good pars.

“The wind was picking up again, so it was not easy at all. I tried to stay focused on the game and the way I was hitting the ball and did pretty well and very happy for that and leading – it’s been a long time. It's a good feeling.

“It's been a long time, but it's difficult. I'm still practising hard and working hard on the game, and here we go, sometimes it pays.
“I'm just going to try to do the same the rest of the week.”
Earlier Fisher had returned to form in spectacular fashion, having come into the event off the back of 10 missed cuts in 16 starts and without a top-ten finish on The Race to Dubai this season.
The 27 year old hit 17 out of 18 greens in regulation and said: “I’m very delighted. You've got to hit fairways and hit greens and I've done that today and played well. Anytime you go bogey-free for 18 holes is a good round.

“The guys that hit the fairways and tee-to-green around here generally do pretty well. Today that's what I've done well, and a round of 66, I'm very pleased.Chile’s Felipe Aguilar, South African Zander Lombard and Dane Thorbjørn Olesen were tied for third on five under par, with Sweden’s Henrik Stenson part of the group a shot further bacSpain’s Sergio Garcia, who finished fifth at last week’s US Open Championship, signed for a one under par 71, but Masters Tournament champion Danny Willett had two double bogeys in a round of 74. 
An ace by Aberdonian Richie Ramsay (pictured) at the 183-yard 16th won him a car from the tournament sponsors as he finished with a one-under 71.

par 72
69 S Jamieson (T49)
70 C Lee (T26)
71 R Ramsay, A McArthur (T40)
73  P Lawrie (T82)
76 D Drysdale, M Warren, J McLeary (T126)





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