Alfred Dunhill Championship R1

Adrian Meronk and Robin Roussell tied for lead in South Africa

November 26-29
Leopard Creek CC, Malelane, South Africa
€1,500,000
Round 2, Round 3, Round 4




Adrian Meronk fired a 7-under 65 to join Robin Roussel in the lead of the Alfred Dunhill Championship becoming the first Polish player to lead a European Tour event at the end of a round.


“I played really solid today,” said Meronk. “I actually had chances to go even lower but I’m very happy with how I played today.

“I made some good decisions with my caddie and I’m very pleased.”



Meronk produced two eagles, four birdies and only one bogey at Leopard Creek Country Club while Roussel made five back-to-back birdies at the start of his back nine to post his lowest European Tour round.

Roussel was grateful to his caddie, local Army Nathi Mdluli, for helping him with his birdie run.


“I had a bunch of good birdies and good putts especially. I’m lucky to have Army on the bag, who is a local so he gets to read the greens pretty well.

“And he helped a lot. I had quality putts on the tenth, 11th, 12th, 13th and 14th. I think without him I wouldn’t have been able to put all these in.

“But yeah, good drives, good iron shots and good putts so I’m quite happy.”



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Scott Jamieson carded four birdies in his last five holes to sign for a 66, one shot behind the leaders. Richard Bland lies a further shot back after a fantastic front nine that included six birdies, marred slightly by two bogeys on the back nine.

“I’m delighted,” said Jamieson. “It was pretty tough out there this afternoon. We had some gusting winds and firm conditions.

“So a strong finish for a 66 is perfect as far as I’m concerned.”




Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
T1
Adrian Meronk
-7
65
T1
Robin Roussel
-7
65
3
Scott Jamieson
-6
66
4
Richard Bland
-5
67
T5
Gavin Kyle Green
-4
68
T5
Sebastian Garcia Rodriguez
-4
68
T5
Ockie Strydom
-4
68
T8
Marcel Siem
-3
69
T8
Daniel van Tonder
-3
69
T8
Jayden Trey Schaper
-3
69
T8
Joost Luiten
-3
69
T8
Matthew Jordan
-3
69
T8
Masahiro Kawamura
-3
69
T8
Jbe Kruger
-3
69
T8
Benjamin Follett-Smith
-3
69
T8
James Hart du Preez
-3
69
T8
David Horsey
-3
69
T8
Steven Brown
-3
69
T8
Jacques Blaauw
-3
69
T8
Christiaan Basson
-3
69
T8
Christiaan Bezuidenhout
-3
69
T8
Oliver Wilson
-3
69
T8
Chris Wood
-3
69
T24
Dale Whitnell
-2
70
T24
Adri Arnaus
-2
70
T24
Ruan Conradie
-2
70
T24
Sean Crocker
-2
70
T24
Daniel Greene
-2
70
T24
Joachim B. Hansen
-2
70
T24
Ignacio Elvira Mijares
-2
70
T24
Oliver Farr
-2
70
T24
Alexander Levy
-2
70
T24
Matthias Schwab
-2
70
T24
Jaco Van zyl
-2
70
T35
Johannes Veerman
-1
71
T35
Richard Sterne
-1
71
T35
Brandon Stone
-1
71
T35
Julian Suri
-1
71
T35
Jacques Kruyswijk
-1
71
T35
James Kingston
-1
71
T35
Richard McEvoy
-1
71
T35
Wilco Nienaber
-1
71
T35
Eddie Pepperell
-1
71
T35
Garrick Porteous
-1
71
T35
Calum Hill
-1
71
T35
Matias Calderon
-1
71
T35
Marcus Armitage
-1
71
T35
Fabrizio Zanotti
-1
71
T35
Lars van Meijel
-1
71
T50
Scott Vincent
E
72
T50
Justin Walters
E
72
T50
Sean Bradley
E
72
T50
David Drysdale
E
72
T50
Hennie du Plessis
E
72
T50
Garrick Higgo
E
72
T50
Julien Guerrier
E
72
T50
Pedro Figueiredo
E
72
T50
Riekus Nortje
E
72
T50
David Law
E
72
T50
Robert MacIntyre
E
72
T50
Steve Surry
E
72
T50
Cormac Sharvin
E
72
T63
Shubhankar Sharma
1
73
T63
Matthieu Pavon
1
73
T63
Jean-Paul Strydom
1
73
T63
Zander Lombard
1
73
T63
Anton Karlsson
1
73
T63
Michael G. Palmer
1
73
T63
Darren Fichardt
1
73
T63
Trevor Fisher Jr
1
73
T63
Deon Germishuys
1
73
T63
Nicolai Højgaard
1
73
T63
George Coetzee
1
T63
Jaco Ahlers
1
73
T63
Louis Albertse
1
73
T63
Oliver Bekker
1
73
T63
Wil Besseling
1
73
T63
Mj Viljoen
1
73
T63
Darius van Driel
1
73
T80
Rourke van Der Spuy
2
74
T80
Keenan Davidse
2
74
T80
Cj du Plessis
2
74
T80
Chris Cannon
2
74
T80
Laurie Canter
2
74
T80
Adilson Da silva
2
74
T80
Casey Jarvis
2
74
T80
Scott Hend
2
74
T80
Anton Haig
2
74
T80
Lorenzo Gagli
2
74
T80
Philip Eriksson
2
74
T80
Stephen Ferreira
2
74
T80
Dylan Naidoo
2
74
T80
Pablo Larrazabal
2
74
T80
Toby Tree
2
74
T80
Martin Rohwer
2
74
T80
Jake Roos
2
74
T97
JC Ritchie
3
75
T97
Alvaro Quiros
3
75
T97
Ricardo Santos
3
75
T97
Albert Venter (a)
3
75
T97
Ruan Korb
3
75
T97
Adrian Otaegui
3
75
T97
Hennie Otto
3
75
T97
Keith Horne
3
75
T97
Estiaan Conradie
3
75
T106
Jamie Donaldson
4
76
T106
MJ Daffue
4
76
T106
Aaron Cockerill
4
76
T106
Dean Burmester
4
76
T106
David Howell
4
76
T106
Jean Hugo
4
76
T106
Jack Harrison
4
76
T106
Bryce Easton
4
76
T106
Shaun Norris
4
76
T106
Ross McGowan
4
76
T106
Carlos Pigem
4
76
T106
Jaco Prinsloo
4
76
T106
Benjamin Poke
4
76
T106
Thriston Lawrence
4
76
T106
Anthony Michael
4
76
T106
Callum Mowat
4
76
T106
Joel Stalter
4
76
T106
Jack Senior
4
76
T106
Jake Redman
4
76
T125
Adrien Saddier
5
77
T125
Jj Senekal
5
77
T125
Neil Schietekat
5
77
T125
Toto Thimba Jr.
5
77
T125
Andrew van Der Knaap
5
77
T125
Haydn Porteous
5
77
T125
Rhys Enoch
5
77
T125
Gonzalo Fernandez-Castaño
5
77
T125
Luke Jerling
5
77
T125
Heinrich Bruiners
5
77
T125
Lucas Bjerregaard
5
77
T125
Stefan Wears-Taylor
5
77
T137
Michael Hollick
6
78
T137
Tristen Strydom
6
78
T137
Connor Syme
6
78
T137
Joel Sjoholm
6
78
T141
Ben Stow
7
79
T141
Musiwalo Nethunzwi
7
79
T141
Joe Long
7
79
T141
Jake Bolton
7
79
T141
Jonathan Caldwell
7
79
T141
Louis De Jager
7
79
T147
Jorge Campillo
8
80
T147
Merrick Bremner
8
80
T147
Oliver Fisher
8
80
150
Thanda Mavundla
9
81
151
Teaghan Gauche
10
82
T152
Ruan De Smidt
11
83
T152
Siyanda Mwandla
11
83
154
Andrea Pavan
15
87
155
Thomas Plumb
17
89
WD
Alex Haindl
8