Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Bradley Neil in the mix with a 69

Four players share the lead after the first round of the NBO 

Golf Classic Grand Final after an action-packed opening day 

at Al Mouj Golf.

Blairgowrie's Bradley Neil is just outside the top 10 

with a three-under-par 69

Australia’s Nick Cullen, Sweden’s Oscar Lengden, 

Argentina’s Estanislao Goya and Poland’s Adrian Meronk all signed for five under par rounds of 67 to put themselves firmly in contention for a place in the top 15 on the Road to Oman – who will earn European Tour cards at the end of the week.

Meronk, who narrowly missed out on a maiden European 

Challenge Tour title at last week’s Ras Al Khaimah 2017 Golf 

Challenge after losing in a play-off to Jens Dantorp, has now 

gone 36 holes without a bogey after a blemish-free score 


Lengden and Goya, who arrived in Muscat in 20th and 

23rd in the Rankings respectively, have both won on the Challenge Tour this year and will be looking to pick up more silverware this week.

Cullen started the day in 33rd place in the Rankings and, as 

things stand, would claim the 15th and final card on 


Also impressing in Muscat was Aaron Rai, who 

continued where he left off on his return to Challenge Tour action by carding an opening 68 to sit one back after 18 holes.

The Englishman secured European Tour graduation with 

three early-season wins on the Road to Oman, and during 

his first Challenge Tour round since July he bagged five 

birdies and a bogey to reach four under par.

The 22 year old has gone on to flourish on the European 

Tour since graduating from Challenge Tour ranks, recording 

two top-ten finishes in Denmark and Valderramma in the 

2017 Race to Dubai.

Scores after Round One
par 72
67 E Goya (Arg) , A Meronk (Poland) , N Cullen (Australia) , O Lengden (Swe) 
68 T Linard (Fra) , A Rai (Eng) , O Farr (Wales) , J Heath (Eng) , M Kinhult (Swe) , C Sordet (Fra)  
69 O Lindell (Fin) , S Fernandez (Spn) , B Neil (Sco) , R Evans (Eng) , P Oriol (Spn) 
70 A Saddier (Fra) , L Gagli (Ita) , E Van Rooyen (SAf) , T Murray (Eng) , D Huizing (Netherlands) , M Tullo (Chile) , G Forrest (Sco) , C Mivis (Bel) , G Moynihan (Ire) , J Dantorp (Swe) , S Heisele (Ger) 
71 T Pulkkanen (Finland) , M Schwab (Austria) , R McEvoy (Eng) , J Guerrier (Fra) , N Von Dellingshausen (Ger) , G Porteous (Eng) , J Arnoy (Norway)  
72 J Sjöholm (Swe) , R Sciot-Siegrist (Fra)  
73 C Ford (Eng) 
75 C Koepka (USA) , J Girrbach (Switz) , S Brown (Eng) , 
76 B Hafthorsson (Iceland) , M Madsen (Denmark) , M Lundberg (Swe) 
77 P Howard (Eng) , V Perez (Fra) 
79 M Ford (Eng) 




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