Thursday, June 22, 2017

Ormsby wades in with opening 64 in Munich


Wade Ormsby, pictured above, moved into the first-round lead at the BMW International Ope,n courtesy of an impressive eight-under-par 64, as Sergio Garcia, Henrik Stenson and Tommy Fleetwood also posted strong opening rounds in Munich.
Australian Ormsby carded his best round in almost two years as he got off to a strong start to reach the turn in six under. Two more birdies on the way home, including one at the ninth – his last – edged the Aussie one stroke clear of Belgium’s Thomas Detry.
The 24 year old Belgian holed out with his second shot at the par four 13th for an eagle en route to a seven under 65, leaving him one clear of an experienced collection of seasoned winners.
Masters Champion Garcia, Thorbjørn Olesen and Joost Luiten - who all signed for six under 66s - have 22 European Tour titles between them, while Open Champion Henrik Stenson and Tommy Fleetwood are among the 12 players a shot further back on five under.
Player Quotes
Wade Ormsby
“I kept on hitting it where I wanted to and I holed some putts. I had a pretty hot putter early on and that got me going and I kept on hitting it down the barrel. So to hang in there and finish it off, it was nice.
“This place has always dished out pretty low scores, so every time you come here, you know it and you’ve got to get on with it. I said at the start of the week to my caddie, Richard, ‘I think two-under nines for the whole week is going to be my goal', because I've always struggled around here going low enough.
“I had to reassess after about five or six holes because it going well. It's just nice to start the tournament well and get off to the right foot. I’ve been working pretty hard on the golf swing.
“The air is really good here at the moment, the ball is going a long way. So I'll just keep pressing and keep trying to do what I'm doing and keep moving forward I guess.”
Thomas Detry
“I’m feeling great. I missed the last two cuts, didn't play last week and I got some good rest. But I got off to a bogey start today, then made two birdies right after that and I just got it going.
“I was playing some very good golf, hitting a lot of fairways and a lot of greens and making a few putts. I holed out from 85 yards away, something like that. I holed out with my 60-degree wedge. That was quite nice.
“I had an all around good game. As I said, I felt comfortable in the weeks before and there was nothing to worry about. I kept hitting a lot of fairways, making a few putts and then you get some momentum and you just build it up until you get to seven under.
“It’s a good course, pretty flat but a very good course. You have some good tee shots out there, you have to hit a lot of fairways and the greens are fantastic.”
Sergio Garcia
“I felt pretty good. Obviously I’m trying to recover from jet-lag last week. I had a little bit of a tweak in my back which I got last Friday and I’m still dealing with it a little bit.
“But the good thing is it doesn't bother me when I play, a little bit when I walk. But I felt like I hit a lot of good shots. I didn't put myself under a whole lot of stress, and you know, I’m very happy with the six-under.
“They are tricky. A lot of putts look like they are going to break and they don't from inside eight or nine feet, and sometimes it's not easy to commit to your lines. You definitely need to hit the ball as close as possible to give yourself an easier chance of making some of the putts on these greens.
“There are still three more to go, so we're going to keep playing hard and hopefully we'll have some more like this and we'll be up there on Sunday.”
Joost Luiten
“I made some nice putts coming down the stretch on my back nine and I hit the ball pretty good. I didn't get into trouble too much, but the key was good putting.
“I struggled a little bit with the long game which normally is one of the strong parts of my game. But I've been struggling a little bit with that and then you get into trouble off the tee and these courses are very hard.
“It's good to see that I'm hitting the ball a little bit better, creating a lot of chances, and if the putter works, you can make a lot of birdies here.
“You want to be there on Sunday trying to win tournaments, and if you finish between seventh and 30th, it's a good week, but it's not what you hope for.
“You have to stay patient and you have to work on the right things and hopefully then the form will be a little bit better. We're just talking like half a shot per round, and that's the difference between 15th place or a top five. You’ve just got to stay patient.”
Thorbjørn Olesen
“I'm very pleased. It's funny, I didn't feel that great on range when I warmed up today. I was just struggling a little bit to strike the ball.
“But as soon as I stepped on the first tee, I felt very relaxed, and then I just hit a good drive and that gave me a bit of confidence and I just played well from there.
“It was nice to see that. Sometimes you hit it great on the range then you get on the course and you hit a couple of loose shots and you lose a bit of confidence. Today was just the other way around, which was a really nice experience.
“It was just all around. I hit a lot of fairways, a lot of greens. I think I missed a couple of greens only, which was nice. But no, just kept it in play. Like I said, I was very relaxed and enjoyed it out there, and that was definitely the key.”

Henrik Stenson
“I'm pretty pleased both with the score and with the way I played. I thought I played fairly solid. I hit a lot of good shots and hit most of the fairways, most of the greens. I kept it pretty tidy and stress free most of the round. I managed to sneak a couple of putts in, as well.
“I'm just going to try and carry on tomorrw. If I can play the way I did today for the next three days, I hope I can be there or thereabouts on Sunday.
“It's a long way before the back nine on Sunday, so you've just got to keep on making birdies and keep it in play. If I can keep on doing more of the same, I hope I can get into the position we want to be.”
Tommy Fleetwood
“I played well all day. It's easy on a golf course where you know the scoring is going to be pretty low. When you know there are chances out there, it's easy - but when it doesn't quite happen or you don't quite make the birdies, it's easy to lose patience or try and force it a little bit, and can you can't do that. As long as you hit it well, the birdies should come.
“After nine, where I had a good chance, I made birdies on 10, 11 and 12, and a couple more on 17 and 18 - they just came in bundles for me there. Five under is a great start.”
par 72
64 W Ormsby (Australia) 
65 T Detry (Bel)
66 J Luiten (Ned) , T Olesen (Den) , S Garcia (Spn)
67 H Stenson (Swe) , D Im (USA) , K Aphibarnrat (Thai) , R Bland (Eng) , J Morrison (Eng) , J Ahlers (SAf) , J Stalter (Fra) , T Fleetwood (Eng) , A Romero (Arg) , S Kapur (India) , M Southgate (Eng) , R Karlberg (Swe)
68 N Fasth (Swe) , B Virto (Spn B Rumford (Aus) , H Otto (SAf) , F Zanotti (Par) , T Jaidee (Thai , R Fox (Nzl) , M Orrin (Eng) , A Quiros (Spn)
69 Foster (Eng) , R Green (Australia), P Hanson (Swe) , A Knappe (Ger) , S Henry (Sco) , F Aguilar (Chile) , R Cabrera Bello (Spn) , N Von Dellingshausen (Ger) , J Lagergren (Swe) , J Winther (Den) , P Widegren (Swe) , R McEvoy (Eng) , J Rutherford (Eng) , T Fisher jun (SAf) , J Dantorp (Swe) , M Manassero (Ita) , G Coetzee (SAf) , F Fritsch (Ger) , P Maddy (Eng) , S Crocker (am) (USA) 
70 A Sullivan (Eng) , D Stewart (Sco) , B Wiesberger (Austria) , M Kramer (Ger) , J Smith (Eng) , J Donaldson (Wal) , M Korhonen (Fin) , A Otaegui (Spn) , S Heisele (Ger) , R Paratore (Ita) , J Van Zyl (SAf) , G Havret (Fra) , L Bjerregaard (Den) , S Manley (Wal) , S Gallacher (Sco) , N Bertasio (Ita) , D Brooks (Eng) , E De La Riva (Esp) , S Webster (Eng)
71 A Chesters (Eng) , T Lewis (Eng) , S Jamieson (Sco) , A Björk (Swe) , N Colsaerts (Bel) , D Lipsky (USA) , E Els (SAf) , P Larrazábal (Spn) , D Horsey (Eng) , G Storm (Eng) , C Hanson (Eng) , R Langasque (Fra) , G King (Eng) , A Wall (Eng) , J Scrivener (Australia) , R Sterne (SAf) 
72 R Finch (Eng) , M Nixon (Eng) , P Peterson (USA) , M Kaymer (Ger) , S Soderberg (Swe) , J Carlsson (Swe) , L Slattery (Eng) , O Fisher (Eng) , E Molinari (Ita) , D Burmester (SAf) , R Karlsson (Swe) , K Broberg (Swe) , V Dubuisson (Fra) , J Fahrbring (Swe) , R Gouveia (Por) , C Shinkwin (Eng) , D Drysdale (Sco) , E Pepperell (Eng) , B Stone (RSA) , M Kieffer (Ger) , D Frittelli (SAf) , J Kolbing (Ger) , N Elvira (Spn) , C Paisley (Eng) , S Lee (SKor) , S Tiley (Eng) , S Khan (Eng) , J Heath (Eng)
73 H Porteous (SAf) , J Kruger (SAf) , L Canter (Eng) , B Hebert (Fra) , M Lorenzo-Vera (Fra) , S Walker (Eng) , R Wattel (Fra) , M Rottluff (Ger) , J Parry (Eng) , S Brazel (Aus) , B Ritthammer (Ger) , N Johansson (Swe) , P Lawrie (Sco) , R Dinwiddie (Eng) , T Rosenmüller (am) (Ger)
74 N Kimsey (Eng) , B Evans (Eng) , J Campillo (Spn) , Z Lombard (SAf) , M Warren (Sco) , A Cañizares (Spn) , S Dyson (Eng) , T Bjørn (Den) , M Ilonen (Fin) , P Tangkamolprasert (Thai) , M Schmitt (am) (Ger) 
75 D Fichardt (SAf) , R Jacquelin (Fra) , D Perrier (Fra) , J Lima (Port) , A Karlsson (Swe) , M Pavon (Fra) , J Quesne (Fra) , J Walters (SAf), J Olazábal (Spn), D Howell (Eng) , W Ashun (China) 
76 M Fraser (Australia) , R Echenique (Arg) , S Chan (Taipei) , J Singh (India) , M Siem (Ger)
77 L Jensen (Den) 
78 M Armitage (Eng) , H Arkenau (Ger)
79 R Gonzalez (Arg)
80 P Angles (Spn)



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