Golf Today - Over 80000 pages of golf information
Golf News

Volvo China Open 2018

DATES: April 26-29
SITE: Topwin G&CC, Beijing
PRIZE MONEY: CNY20,000,000

Round 4 - Alexander Björk wins maiden title

April 29, 2018

Alexander Björk won his first European Tour title in stunning fashion after carding a seven-under 65 to emerge from a packed China Open field in a dramatic final round Sunday.

"I can't describe the emotions. I'm really, really happy," said the Swede, who entered the day a shot off the pace and was part of a six-way tie for the lead at one point before winning by two strokes at 18-under par.

Embed from Getty Images

"I'm really proud of the way I played today," added the world number 112.

"It's probably one of the best rounds I've ever played, I would say the best round, given the situation. I didn't make pretty much any mistakes today so I'm super happy."

The 27 year-old will now leap into the top 10 in the European Tour Race to Dubai and as high as 72nd in the world on Monday after receiving a bumper cheque for $525,000 at the $3.2 million event co-sanctioned by Asian Tour on his 44th European Tour start.

Jordan Smith earlier signed for a brilliant 64 to set the clubhouse target at 16 under par, but Björk took the lead on his own for the first time with a birdie on 15 after a classy up-and-down from a sand trap.

Spaniard Adrian Otaegui joined him in top spot but another birdie on the 17 left Björk with an nervous clubhouse wait at 18-under par 270.

A three-putt on the 17th from Otaegui left him two behind and when he and fellow overnight leader Matt Wallace both failed to make eagles at the par-five 18th Björk was able to celebrate.

Spain's Otaegui did make a birdie at 18 to take second place on his own at 17-under. Fellow Spaniard Jorge Campillo shared third at 16-under par with the English pair of Smith and Wallace.

The 27-year-old Björk first hit the front with a stunning approach to the opening hole and further birdies on two par-fives, the fourth and eighth, plus another at the 11th left him one behind Smith who stormed to the top of the leaderboard after a flawless round featuring eight birdies.

Otaegui holed a brilliant downhill sweeping 25-foot left-to-righter on the second to get his final-round 67 going.

Wallace was level par for his round after 10 holes as he overcame a double-bogey on the fourth but a tremendous back nine with birdies on the 11th, 12th, 15th and 17th kept his hopes alive.

Denmark's Lucas Bjerregaard also carded a magnificent eight-under 64 to lift himself to sixth pace on his own.

Pos.
Player
Nat
To Par
R1
R2
R3
R4
Total
1
Alexander Björk
SWE
-18
66
72
67
65
270
2
Adrian Otaegui
ESP
-17
68
69
67
67
271
T3
Jordan Smith
ENG
-16
69
69
70
64
272
T3
Jorge Campillo
ESP
-16
69
68
68
67
272
T3
Matt Wallace
ENG
-16
65
70
69
68
272

More scores

Round 3 - Adrian Otaegui & Matt Wallace tied for China Open lead

April 28, 2018

Adrian Otaegui of Spain moved into a share of the third-round lead with England's Matt Wallace after shooting a 5-under 67 Saturday at the China Open.

Embed from Getty Images

Otaegui and Wallace, who led by one stroke after the second round, had three-round totals of 12-under 204 on the Topwin Golf and Country Club course to lead by one stroke going into Sunday's final round.

Wallace had a 69 Saturday.

Sweden's Alexander Björk (67), Julien Guerrier of France (68) and Jorge Campillo of Spain (68) were tied for third in the European Tour event.

Pos.
Nat Player
To Par
R1
R2
R3
Total
T1
ESP Adrian Otaegui
-12
68
69
67
204
T1
ENG Matt Wallace
-12
65
70
69
204
T3
SWE Alexander Bjoerk
-11
66
72
67
205
T3
ESP Jorge Campillo
-11
69
68
68
205
T3
FRA Julien Guerrier
-11
68
69
68
205
T6
ITA Andrea Pavan
-10
68
72
66
206
T6
ESP Nacho Elvira
-10
69
67
70
206
T6
KOR Jeung-Hun Wang
-10
72
66
68
206
T6
KOR Jin-Ho Choi
-10
69
72
65
206
T6
IRL Paul Dunne
-10
71
68
67
206
T6
KOR Sihwan Kim
-10
70
66
70
206

Round 2 - Matt Wallace edges ahead in China

April 27, 2018

Englishman Matt Wallace shot a 2-under-par 70 to take the halfway lead on a windy day at the Volvo China Open. Wallace is looking for his third European Tour title following his win at the Hero Indian Open last month.

Embed from Getty Images

Pos
Player
Nat
To Par
R1
R2
Total
1
Matt Wallace
ENG
-9
65
70
135
T2
Nacho Elvira
ESP
-8
69
67
136
T2
Jason Scrivener
AUS
-8
67
69
136
T2
Sihwan Kim
KOR
-8
70
66
136
T5
Adrian Otaegui
ESP
-7
68
69
137
T5
Jorge Campillo
ESP
-7
69
68
137
T5
Julien Guerrier
FRA
-7
68
69
137
T5
Soo-Min Lee
KOR
-7
68
69
137
T9
Alexander Bjoerk
SWE
-6
66
72
138
T9
Jason Norris
AUS
-6
74
64
138
T9
Jeung-Hun Wang
KOR
-6
72
66
138
T9
Jordan Smith
ENG
-6
69
69
138
T9
Nino Bertasio
ITA
-6
65
73
138
T9
Scott Jamieson
SCO
-6
67
71
138

Round 1 - Wallace & Bertasio chasing leader Jin in China

April 26, 2018

The 2018 Volvo China Open got off to an exciting start as a home hopeful stormed into the first round lead in the shape of Jin Daxing, with Italy’s Nino Bertasio and Englishman Matt Wallace one shot back, while Hideto Tanihara of Japan holed an ace to take home a brand new car.

“I played really well today. I’m really happy with my form and I have to say I would give myself 100 marks for today’s round. My strategy today was just to hit the greens in the regulation and I did that for 17 of the 18 holes, and the one I missed I managed a par, so that was great."

Wallace & Bertasio chasing leader Jin in China, © Getty Images

Jin, a relative unknown who earned entry for this week’s event through the China Golf Association, has not yet made the cut in four attempts at China's national Open."

“On eight I was about ten yards from the pin with my second shot and I saw Scott (Jamieson) make eagle from a similar position so I had confidence that I might chip it in. I read the line from Scott’s shot and holed it."

But the 25 year old - whose first name Daxing translates to English as ‘Big Star’ while his surname Jin translates as ‘Gold’ - turned that form on its head at Topwin Golf and Country Club as he carded a bogey-free eight under 64 to sit atop the leaderboard.

“I’ve been relaxed coming into this week because I don’t have too much expectation but I’ll just keep playing one stroke at a time, one day at a time and see how it goes for me.”

Just behind were Bertasio, who in his third full season on the European Tour is still chasing a maiden title, and Wallace, who has already added a second career title to his cabinet this season at the Hero Indian Open.

“It was quite easy to be honest. I just hit them close all day. I had like four tap-ins for birdie, and chances all day and I made a couple and here I am. It was stress-free golf," said Bertasio.

“I made a couple of bogeys which were from a couple of swing errors but I am swinging it great overall," said Wallace. "I have been trying to shorten my swing for a while and that’s been my main swing thought coming into this week which helped massively.

They both carded 65s to share second place on seven under, while defending champion and winner of last week’s Trophée Hassan II Alexander Levy was five shots back on three under.

“It was good today. I feel really tired this week so I managed myself well and played well, just trying to get the best out of every shot. From my tenth hole to my 14th was tough, I didn’t play well and had two bogeys but I bounced back with two birdies from the last four holes so that’s good for the rest of the week.

“When you play during a week you don’t feel like you need that much energy but after a week like last week, you have to accept that you will be a little tired. I was a bit upset when I lost some energy but I’m in a good place now and I just need to keep myself in good shape now.

“It’s a good opportunity me this week to get back-to-back wins and defend my title but I’m not thinking about that, I’m just trying to keep my best game going. I had my A-game last week so I will try to take that into this week and you never know what can happen.”

Tanihara, meanwhile, had reason to celebrate despite a level par 72 as the 39 year old found the cup with his tee shot on the 16th hole – an eight iron from 197 yards – to earn a Volvo XC90.

Pos.
Player
Nat
Score
R1
1
Daxing Jin
CHN
-8
64
T2
Matt Wallace
ENG
-7
65
T2
Nino Bertasio
ITA
-7
65
T4
Alexander Björk
SWE
-6
66
T4
Scott Vincent
ZIM
-6
66
T6
Jason Scrivener
AUS
-5
67
T6
Scott Jamieson
SCO
-5
67
T8
Adrian Otaegui
ESP
-4
68
T8
Andrea Pavan
ITA
-4
68
T8
David Lipsky
USA
-4
68
T8
Gaganjeet Bhullar
IND
-4
68
T8
Johannes Veerman
USA
-4
68
T8
Julien Guerrier
FRA
-4
68
T8
Marcus Kinhult
SWE
-4
68
T8
Panuphol Pittayarat
THA
-4
68
T8
Soo-Min Lee
KOR
-4
68
T8
Yuxin Lin
CHN
-4
68

Scores

Pos.
Player
Nat
To Par
R1
R2
R3
R4
Total
1
Alexander Björk
SWE
-18
66
72
67
65
270
2
Adrian Otaegui
ESP
-17
68
69
67
67
271
T3
Jordan Smith
ENG
-16
69
69
70
64
272
T3
Jorge Campillo
ESP
-16
69
68
68
67
272
T3
Matt Wallace
ENG
-16
65
70
69
68
272
6
Lucas Bjerregaard
DNK
-15
70
73
66
64
273
T7
Ashun Wu
CHI
-14
70
71
66
67
274
T7
Jeung-Hun Wang
KOR
-14
72
66
68
68
274
T7
Jin-Ho Choi
KOR
-14
69
72
65
68
274
T7
Paul Dunne
IRL
-14
71
68
67
68
274
T11
Andrea Pavan
ITA
-13
68
72
66
69
275
T11
Scott Vincent
ZIM
-13
66
74
68
67
275
T11
Sihwan Kim
KOR
-13
70
66
70
69
275
T14
Alexander Levy
FRA
-12
69
73
65
69
276
T14
Daxing Jin
CHN
-12
64
76
69
67
276
T14
Nacho Elvira
ESP
-12
69
67
70
70
276
T14
Mikko Ilonen
FIN
-12
71
70
67
68
276
T14
Shubhankar Sharma
IND
-12
69
72
68
67
276
T14
Soo-Min Lee
KOR
-12
68
69
70
69
276
T20
Aaron Rai
ENG
-11
73
70
68
66
277
T20
Ashley Chesters
ENG
-11
72
68
68
69
277
T20
Jason Scrivener
AUS
-11
67
69
71
70
277
T20
Julien Guerrier
FRA
-11
68
69
68
72
277
T20
Matteo Manassero
ITA
-11
72
68
67
70
277
T25
Joost Luiten
NED
-10
70
69
70
69
278
T25
Keith Horne
RSA
-10
69
74
68
67
278
T27
Andrew Dodt
AUS
-9
69
72
69
69
279
T27
Chris Hanson
ENG
-9
71
71
67
70
279
T27
Jason Norris
AUS
-9
74
64
70
71
279
T27
Lasse Jensen
DNK
-9
73
68
70
68
279
T27
Pablo Larrazabal
ESP
-9
70
69
71
69
279
T32
Arjun Atwal
IND
-8
69
72
68
71
280
T32
Haotong Li
CHN
-8
70
70
72
68
280
T32
Marcus Fraser
AUS
-8
72
71
68
69
280
T32
Nino Bertasio
ITA
-8
65
73
69
73
280
T32
Sam Horsfield
ENG
-8
69
70
73
68
280
T37
Adilson Da Silva
BRA
-7
70
73
71
67
281
T37
Hongfu Wu
CHN
-7
73
67
69
72
281
T37
Joakim Lagergren
SWE
-7
73
70
68
70
281
T37
Micah Shin
USA
-7
71
71
66
73
281
T37
Miguel Tabuena
PHI
-7
71
72
72
66
281
T37
Richard Lee
CAN
-7
71
68
74
68
281
T37
Ryan Fox
NZL
-7
70
72
68
71
281
T37
Thorbjorn Olesen
DEN
-7
74
67
70
70
281
T45
Alvaro Quiros
ESP
-6
69
71
74
68
282
T45
Clement Sordet
FRA
-6
71
70
66
75
282
T45
David Lipsky
USA
-6
68
75
67
72
282
T45
Edoardo Molinari
ITA
-6
72
71
68
71
282
T45
Kiradech Aphibarnrat
THA
-6
73
70
69
70
282
T45
Masahiro Kawamura
JPN
-6
69
70
73
70
282
T45
Ricardo Melo Gouveia
POR
-6
71
68
71
72
282
T45
Yuta Ikeda
JPN
-6
69
72
68
73
282
T53
Julian Suri
USA
-5
71
69
71
72
283
T53
Prom Meesawat
THA
-5
73
68
71
71
283
T53
Scott Jamieson
SCO
-5
67
71
73
72
283
T56
Gavin Green
MAS
-4
73
67
71
73
284
T56
Jazz Janewattananond
MAS
-4
74
68
71
71
284
T56
Marcel Siem
GER
-4
75
68
69
72
284
T56
Panuphol Pittayarat
THA
-4
68
74
71
71
284
T56
Phachara Khongwatmai
THA
-4
70
72
69
73
284
T56
Romain Wattel
FRA
-4
72
69
76
67
284
T56
Tapio Pulkkanen
FIN
-4
70
71
73
70
284
T63
Gaganjeet Bhullar
IND
-3
68
72
72
73
285
T63
Marcus Kinhult
SWE
-3
68
73
73
71
285
65
James Morrison
ENG
-1
70
70
74
73
287
T66
Shiv Kapur
IND
Par
73
68
76
71
288
T66
William Liu
CHN
Par
70
73
72
73
288
68
Khalin Joshi
IND
6
71
71
73
79
294
69
Xuewen Luo
CHN
8
72
68
76
80
296
CUT
Austin Connelly
CAN
Par
71
73
-
-
144
CUT
Blake Snyder
USA
Par
69
75
-
-
144
CUT
Dean Burmester
RSA
Par
71
73
-
-
144
CUT
Hyun-Woo Ryu
KOR
Par
71
73
-
-
144
CUT
Lee Slattery
ENG
Par
73
71
-
-
144
CUT
Matthieu Pavon
FRA
Par
71
73
-
-
144
CUT
Maximilian Kieffer
GER
Par
71
73
-
-
144
CUT
Oliver Fisher
ENG
Par
71
73
-
-
144
CUT
Seung-Su Han
KOR
Par
74
70
-
-
144
CUT
Shaun Norris
RSA
Par
71
73
-
-
144
CUT
Thomas Detry
BEL
Par
71
73
-
-
144
CUT
Wade Ormsby
AUS
Par
69
75
-
-
144
CUT
Wei-Chih Lu
TPE
Par
71
73
-
-
144
CUT
Xinyang Li
CHN
Par
71
73
-
-
144
CUT
Yuxin Lin
CHN
Par
68
76
-
-
144
CUT
Adam Bland
AUS
1
71
74
-
-
145
CUT
Bowen Xiao
CHN
1
72
73
-
-
145
CUT
Bradley Neil
SCO
1
71
74
-
-
145
CUT
Callum Shinkwin
ENG
1
71
74
-
-
145
CUT
Lianwei Zhang
CHN
1
73
72
-
-
145
CUT
Marc Warren
SCO
1
76
69
-
-
145
CUT
Nicholas Fung
MAL
1
69
76
-
-
145
CUT
Rak Cho
KOR
1
74
71
-
-
145
CUT
Rattanon Wannasrichan
THA
1
72
73
-
-
145
CUT
Richard Bland
ENG
1
73
72
-
-
145
CUT
Wenyi Huang
CHN
1
72
73
-
-
145
CUT
Bernd Wiesberger
AUT
2
72
74
-
-
146
CUT
Brandon Stone
RSA
2
72
74
-
-
146
CUT
Gregory Bourdy
FRA
2
72
74
-
-
146
CUT
Gregory Havret
FRA
2
73
73
-
-
146
CUT
Johannes Veerman
USA
2
68
78
-
-
146
CUT
Nicolas Colsaerts
BEL
2
74
72
-
-
146
CUT
Shih-Chang Chan
TPE
2
75
71
-
-
146
CUT
Weihuang Wu
CHN
2
71
75
-
-
146
CUT
Yi Cao
CHN
2
71
75
-
-
146
CUT
Zihan She
CHN
2
73
73
-
-
146
CUT
Zihao Chen
CHN
2
75
71
-
-
146
CUT
Carlos Pigem
ESP
3
71
76
-
-
147
CUT
Daniel Brooks
ENG
3
72
75
-
-
147
CUT
Erik Van Rooyen
RSA
3
72
75
-
-
147
CUT
Hideto Tanihara
JPN
3
72
75
-
-
147
CUT
Huilin Zhang
CHN
3
74
73
-
-
147
CUT
Jin Zhang
CHN
3
72
75
-
-
147
CUT
Paul Peterson
USA
3
72
75
-
-
147
CUT
Renato Paratore
ITA
3
74
73
-
-
147
CUT
Scott Hend
AUS
3
77
70
-
-
147
CUT
Ajeetesh Sandhu
IND
4
72
76
-
-
148
CUT
Daniel Im
USA
4
76
72
-
-
148
CUT
Sam Brazel
AUS
4
70
78
-
-
148
CUT
Benjamin Hebert
FRA
5
75
74
-
-
149
CUT
Brett Rumford
AUS
5
72
77
-
-
149
CUT
Daisuke Kataoka
JPN
5
70
79
-
-
149
CUT
Dinggen Chen
CHN
5
74
75
-
-
149
CUT
Thongchai Jaidee
THA
5
72
77
-
-
149
CUT
Yinong Yang
CHN
5
77
72
-
-
149
CUT
Changping Chen
CHN
6
76
74
-
-
150
CUT
Poom Saksansin
THA
6
75
75
-
-
150
CUT
Shiv Chawrasia
IND
6
75
75
-
-
150
CUT
Xiaoli Wang
CHN
6
79
71
-
-
150
CUT
Xu Wang
CHN
6
76
74
-
-
150
CUT
David Gleeson
AUS
7
75
76
-
-
151
CUT
Wenchong Liang
CHN
7
75
76
-
-
151
CUT
Xiaozhong Chen
CHN
7
75
76
-
-
151
CUT
Daniel Nisbet
AUS
8
77
75
-
-
152
CUT
Chengyao Ma
CHN
9
77
76
-
-
153
CUT
Dong Su
CHN
9
79
74
-
-
153
CUT
Haimeng Chao
CHN
9
72
81
-
-
153
CUT
Shaocai He
CHN
9
79
74
-
-
153
CUT
Shiyu Fan
CHN
9
78
75
-
-
153
CUT
Tuxuan Wu
CHN
9
76
77
-
-
153
CUT
Zeyu He
CHN
9
76
77
-
-
153
CUT
Jeev Milkha Singh
IND
10
77
77
-
-
154
CUT
Jianfeng Ye
CHN
10
79
75
-
-
154
CUT
John O'Toole
USA
10
72
82
-
-
154
CUT
Lucas Herbert
AUS
10
75
79
-
-
154
CUT
Xuefeng Yao
CHN
11
75
80
-
-
155
CUT
Haydn Porteous
RSA
12
79
77
-
-
156
CUT
Zheng Ouyang
CHN
12
79
77
-
-
156
CUT
Zhangwen Tong
CHN
13
75
82
-
-
157
CUT
Dongyu Wang
CHN
14
79
79
-
-
158
CUT
Guowu Zhou
CHN
14
75
83
-
-
158
CUT
Zehao Liu
CHN
14
76
82
-
-
158
CUT
Peicheng Chen
CHN
15
80
79
-
-
159
CUT
Zeming He
CHN
15
74
85
-
-
159
CUT
Guxin Chen
CHN
17
83
78
-
-
161
RET
Lu Sen Lien
TPE
Par
79
-
-
-
79
RET
Rongjian Tang
CHN
Par
84
-
-
-
84



Rising star McKibbin set for European Tour debut at inaugural Shot Clock Masters

Colin Montgomerie to make Staysure PGA Seniors Championship debut

Golf Son Muntaner leads the way in Europe with revolutionary grass upgrade

Man United Captain Michael Carrick to make BMW PGA Championship debut

Lahinch Golf Club to host 2019 Dubai Duty Free Irish Open

Guy Kinnings to join the European Tour as Deputy CEO & Ryder Cup Director

Pieters boxing clever ahead of Belgian Knockout

Sir Nick Faldo relishing Old course reunion

Rose returns for another shot at Scottish Open title

More news



Otaegui goes the distance in Belgian Knockout

Aaron Wise claims first PGA title at AT&T Byron Nelson

Regions Tradition : Miguel Angel Jiménez wins first senior Major

Latest Official World Golf Ranking

Current European Tour Race to Dubai Standings

Current PGA Tour FedEx Cup Standings



Michele Thomson promoting Ladies Scottish Open

Grant, Matthew, Reid & Schober qualify for US Women's Open

Linn Grant leading US Open qualifier

LPGA & Dow announce team event in Michigan for 2019

Ariya Jutanugarn wins Kingsmill Championship

More news

Rickie Fowler, Puma & Arnie Army to honor Arnold Palmer

Sketchers unveil 2018 GO GOLF collection

© Golftoday.co.uk 1996-2018 - Terms & Conditions - Privacy Policy - About Us - Advertise - Classifieds - Newsletter - Contact Us