European Tour

Alfred Dunhill Links Championship

October 04-07

Old Course St. Andrews, Carnoustie and Kingsbarns

$5,000,000

October 04-07

Old Course St. Andrews, Carnoustie and Kingsbarns

$5,000,000

Round 1

Fraser and Wallace hit the front in Scotland

October 04, 2018

Matt Wallace birdied the last hole at The Home of Golf to share the first round lead at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship with Marcus Fraser.

Fraser and Wallace hit the front in Scotland, © Getty Images
Matt Wallace

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Wallace, playing his first round of the unique pro-am tournament on the Old Course at St Andrews, birdied four of his last five holes on the front nine, and then made two further gains on the back nine, including a birdie on the 18th to join Fraser on four under par. Already a three-time winner this season, Wallace is bidding for his fourth title in the space of just seventh months.

"I'm over the moon," said Fraser. "I just sort of stuck it out most of the day and waited for the putts to drop and at the end I made a couple of good par saves. A nice long one at the end from about 30 feet. It's brutal out there. Doesn't really matter if it's into the wind or downwind, and then you get the cross-breeze off 8 and 9. That's as strong as I've played the golf course I think."

Just two golfers broke par at Carnoustie, with Fraser birdieing two of his final three holes to sign for a score of 68. Austria's Matthis Schwab signed for a three under par round of 69 to share third place.

At Kingsbarns, Irishmen Padraig Harrington and Paul McGinley rolled back the years as they joined Schwab on three under par. Jinho Choi, also at Kingsbarns, and Phachara Kongwatmai, playing at St Andrews, make up the top three.

"A couple of missed opportunities, so it was awkward like that," admitted Harrington. "I certainly prefer to play this golf course in a crosswind. I find this is very playable in a cross-wind and I was definitely, with the forecast, we knew Thursday was going to be a bad day, so when it came out that I was on Kingsbarns, I was very happy about that. It is a very playable course in bad conditions."

Twice-defending champion Tyrrell Hatton and his Ryder Cup opponent Brooks Koepka share eighth place with five other golfers on two under par. Hatton hopes to become the first person to win an event three times in a row since Tiger Woods defended the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational for a second time in 2007.

"It was a tough day, tough conditions out here. So it was always going to be tough for scoring," said Hatton. "Feel like I actually played okay. Hit a few poor shots, which is easy to do today, but happy with how I played my last nine holes. Gave myself plenty of opportunities, and it was nice to hole a couple and yeah, just happy to get under par, really, after the front nine."

Pos.
Player
Nat
To Par
R1
T1
Marcus Fraser
AUS
-4
68
T1
Matt Wallace
ENG
-4
68
T3
Jin-Ho Choi
KOR
-3
69
T3
Matthias Schwab
AUT
-3
69
T3
Padraig Harrington
IRL
-3
69
T3
Paul McGinley
IRL
-3
69
T3
Phachara Khongwatmai
THA
-3
69
T8
Brooks Koepka
USA
-2
70
T8
Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano
ESP
-2
70
T8
Lucas Bjerregaard
DNK
-2
70
T8
Lucas Herbert
AUS
-2
70
T8
Marcus Kinhult
SWE
-2
70
T8
Peter Hanson
SWE
-2
70
T8
Tyrrell Hatton
ENG
-2
70
T15
Alexander Levy
FRA
-1
71
T15
Brandon Stone
RSA
-1
71
T15
Jason Scrivener
AUS
-1
71
T15
Lee Slattery
ENG
-1
71
T15
Oliver Bekker
RSA
-1
71
T15
Peter Karmis
RSA
-1
71
T15
Ryan Fox
NZL
-1
71
T15
Stephen Gallacher
SCO
-1
71
T15
Tom Lewis
ENG
-1
71
T15
Tommy Fleetwood
ENG
-1
71
T25
Andrea Pavan
ITA
Par
72
T25
Andy Sullivan
ENG
Par
72
T25
Benjamin Hebert
FRA
Par
72
T25
Chris Paisley
ENG
Par
72
T25
Connor Syme
SCO
Par
72
T25
Ernie Els
RSA
Par
72
T25
Lasse Jensen
DNK
Par
72
T25
Marcel Siem
GER
Par
72
T25
Miguel Angel Jimenez
ESP
Par
72
T25
Nicolas Colsaerts
BEL
Par
72
T25
Oliver Farr
WAL
Par
72
T25
Renato Paratore
ITA
Par
72
T25
Richard Bland
ENG
Par
72
T25
Shane Lowry
IRL
Par
72
T25
Soren Kjeldsen
DEN
Par
72
T25
Thomas Detry
BEL
Par
72
T25
Thongchai Jaidee
THA
Par
72
T42
Ashley Chesters
ENG
1
73
T42
Branden Grace
RSA
1
73
T42
David Drysdale
SCO
1
73
T42
David Lipsky
USA
1
73
T42
Edoardo Molinari
ITA
1
73
T42
Gregory Bourdy
FRA
1
73
T42
Hideto Tanihara
JPN
1
73
T42
James Morrison
ENG
1
73
T42
Jordan Smith
ENG
1
73
T42
Jordan Zunic
AUS
1
73
T42
Justin Walters
RSA
1
73
T42
Ken Duke
USA
1
73
T42
Matt Kuchar
USA
1
73
T42
Matthew Southgate
ENG
1
73
T42
Nino Bertasio
ITA
1
73
T42
Ockie Strydom
RSA
1
73
T42
Oliver Fisher
ENG
1
73
T42
Richie Ramsay
SCO
1
73
T42
Sam Locke
SCO
1
73
T42
Sebastien Gros
FRA
1
73
T42
Thomas Pieters
BEL
1
73
T42
Tony Finau
USA
1
73
T42
Zac Blair
USA
1
73
T65
Alejandro Canizares
ESP
2
74
T65
Alexander Bjoerk
SWE
2
74
T65
Alvaro Quiros
ESP
2
74
T65
Andrew Dodt
AUS
2
74
T65
Christiaan Bezuidenhout
RSA
2
74
T65
Clement Sordet
FRA
2
74
T65
Doug Ghim
USA
2
74
T65
Gregory Havret
FRA
2
74
T65
Jake McLeod
AUS
2
74
T65
Joakim Lagergren
SWE
2
74
T65
Jorge Campillo
ESP
2
74
T65
Julien Guerrier
FRA
2
74
T65
Kim Koivu
FIN
2
74
T65
Louis Oosthuizen
RSA
2
74
T65
Louis De Jager
RSA
2
74
T65
Matthieu Pavon
FRA
2
74
T65
Michael Hoey
NIR
2
74
T65
Mikko Ilonen
FIN
2
74
T65
Richard Sterne
RSA
2
74
T65
Robert Karlsson
SWE
2
74
T65
Robin Dawson
IRL
2
74
T65
Sam Brazel
AUS
2
74
T65
Sam Horsfield
ENG
2
74
T65
Scott Hend
AUS
2
74
T65
Thomas Aiken
RSA
2
74
T90
Adam Bland
AUS
3
75
T90
Adrien Saddier
SCO
3
75
T90
Bradley Neil
SCO
3
75
T90
Daniel Im
USA
3
75
T90
Eddie Pepperell
ENG
3
75
T90
Haotong Li
CHN
3
75
T90
Nacho Elvira
ESP
3
75
T90
James Marchesani
AUS
3
75
T90
Jonathan Thomson
ENG
3
75
T90
Luke Donald
ENG
3
75
T90
Marc Warren
SCO
3
75
T90
Martin Kaymer
GER
3
75
T90
Maximilian Kieffer
GER
3
75
T90
Pablo Larrazabal
ESP
3
75
T90
Pep Angles
ESP
3
75
T90
Ross Fisher
ENG
3
75
T90
Steven Brown
ENG
3
75
T90
Trevor Immelman
RSA
3
75
T90
Wade Ormsby
AUS
3
75
T109
Brett Rumford
AUS
4
76
T109
Chris Wood
ENG
4
76
T109
Deyen Lawson
AUS
4
76
T109
Fredrik Jacobson
SWE
4
76
T109
George Coetzee
RSA
4
76
T109
Harry Ellis
ENG
4
76
T109
JC Ritchie
RSA
4
76
T109
Jamie Donaldson
WAL
4
76
T109
Jason Norris
AUS
4
76
T109
Kyle McClatchie
RSA
4
76
T109
Laurie Canter
ENG
4
76
T109
Matthew Fitzpatrick
ENG
4
76
T109
Norman Xiong
USA
4
76
T109
Oliver Gillberg
SWE
4
76
T109
Paul Peterson
USA
4
76
T109
Pedro Oriol
ESP
4
76
T109
Richard McEvoy
ENG
4
76
T109
Robert Rock
ENG
4
76
T109
Scott Jamieson
SCO
4
76
T109
Simon Dyson
ENG
4
76
T109
Tapio Pulkkanen
FIN
4
76
T130
Adrian Otaegui
ESP
5
77
T130
Darren Fichardt
RSA
5
77
T130
David Horsey
ENG
5
77
T130
David Howell
ENG
5
77
T130
Gavin Green
MAS
5
77
T130
Graeme McDowell
NIR
5
77
T130
Haydn Porteous
RSA
5
77
T130
Jaco Ahlers
RSA
5
77
T130
Jacques Kruyswijk
RSA
5
77
T130
Jeung-Hun Wang
KOR
5
77
T130
Liam Johnston
SCO
5
77
T130
Matthew Jordan
ENG
5
77
T130
Michael Lorenzo-Vera
FRA
5
77
T130
Richard Lee
CAN
5
77
T130
Scott Fernandez
ESP
5
77
T130
Soo-Min Lee
KOR
5
77
T130
Zander Lombard
RSA
5
77
T147
Aaron Rai
ENG
6
78
T147
Callum Shinkwin
ENG
6
78
T147
Carlos Pigem
ESP
6
78
T147
Jean-Paul Strydom
RSA
6
78
T147
Jens Dantorp
SWE
6
78
T147
Matteo Manassero
ITA
6
78
T147
Paul Dunne
IRL
6
78
T147
Romain Wattel
FRA
6
78
T147
Ryan Evans
ENG
6
78
T156
Bradley Dredge
WAL
7
79
T156
Chase Koepka
USA
7
79
T156
Chris Hanson
ENG
7
79
T156
Daniel Brooks
ENG
7
79
T156
Ricardo Melo Gouveia
POR
7
79
T161
Austin Connelly
CAN
8
80
T161
Dean Burmester
RSA
8
80
T163
Erik Van Rooyen
RSA
9
81
T163
Jaco Van Zyl
RSA
9
81
T163
Ulrich van den Berg
RSA
9
81
166
Ajeetesh Sandhu
IND
10
82
167
Raphael Jacquelin
FRA
11
83
168
Pelle Edberg
SWE
12
84
Pos.
Player
Nat
To Par
R1
T1
Marcus Fraser
AUS
-4
68
T1
Matt Wallace
ENG
-4
68
T3
Jin-Ho Choi
KOR
-3
69
T3
Matthias Schwab
AUT
-3
69
T3
Padraig Harrington
IRL
-3
69
T3
Paul McGinley
IRL
-3
69
T3
Phachara Khongwatmai
THA
-3
69
T8
Brooks Koepka
USA
-2
70
T8
Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano
ESP
-2
70
T8
Lucas Bjerregaard
DNK
-2
70
T8
Lucas Herbert
AUS
-2
70
T8
Marcus Kinhult
SWE
-2
70
T8
Peter Hanson
SWE
-2
70
T8
Tyrrell Hatton
ENG
-2
70
T15
Alexander Levy
FRA
-1
71
T15
Brandon Stone
RSA
-1
71
T15
Jason Scrivener
AUS
-1
71
T15
Lee Slattery
ENG
-1
71
T15
Oliver Bekker
RSA
-1
71
T15
Peter Karmis
RSA
-1
71
T15
Ryan Fox
NZL
-1
71
T15
Stephen Gallacher
SCO
-1
71
T15
Tom Lewis
ENG
-1
71
T15
Tommy Fleetwood
ENG
-1
71
T25
Andrea Pavan
ITA
Par
72
T25
Andy Sullivan
ENG
Par
72
T25
Benjamin Hebert
FRA
Par
72
T25
Chris Paisley
ENG
Par
72
T25
Connor Syme
SCO
Par
72
T25
Ernie Els
RSA
Par
72
T25
Lasse Jensen
DNK
Par
72
T25
Marcel Siem
GER
Par
72
T25
Miguel Angel Jimenez
ESP
Par
72
T25
Nicolas Colsaerts
BEL
Par
72
T25
Oliver Farr
WAL
Par
72
T25
Renato Paratore
ITA
Par
72
T25
Richard Bland
ENG
Par
72
T25
Shane Lowry
IRL
Par
72
T25
Soren Kjeldsen
DEN
Par
72
T25
Thomas Detry
BEL
Par
72
T25
Thongchai Jaidee
THA
Par
72
T42
Ashley Chesters
ENG
1
73
T42
Branden Grace
RSA
1
73
T42
David Drysdale
SCO
1
73
T42
David Lipsky
USA
1
73
T42
Edoardo Molinari
ITA
1
73
T42
Gregory Bourdy
FRA
1
73
T42
Hideto Tanihara
JPN
1
73
T42
James Morrison
ENG
1
73
T42
Jordan Smith
ENG
1
73
T42
Jordan Zunic
AUS
1
73
T42
Justin Walters
RSA
1
73
T42
Ken Duke
USA
1
73
T42
Matt Kuchar
USA
1
73
T42
Matthew Southgate
ENG
1
73
T42
Nino Bertasio
ITA
1
73
T42
Ockie Strydom
RSA
1
73
T42
Oliver Fisher
ENG
1
73
T42
Richie Ramsay
SCO
1
73
T42
Sam Locke
SCO
1
73
T42
Sebastien Gros
FRA
1
73
T42
Thomas Pieters
BEL
1
73
T42
Tony Finau
USA
1
73
T42
Zac Blair
USA
1
73
T65
Alejandro Canizares
ESP
2
74
T65
Alexander Bjoerk
SWE
2
74
T65
Alvaro Quiros
ESP
2
74
T65
Andrew Dodt
AUS
2
74
T65
Christiaan Bezuidenhout
RSA
2
74
T65
Clement Sordet
FRA
2
74
T65
Doug Ghim
USA
2
74
T65
Gregory Havret
FRA
2
74
T65
Jake McLeod
AUS
2
74
T65
Joakim Lagergren
SWE
2
74
T65
Jorge Campillo
ESP
2
74
T65
Julien Guerrier
FRA
2
74
T65
Kim Koivu
FIN
2
74
T65
Louis Oosthuizen
RSA
2
74
T65
Louis De Jager
RSA
2
74
T65
Matthieu Pavon
FRA
2
74
T65
Michael Hoey
NIR
2
74
T65
Mikko Ilonen
FIN
2
74
T65
Richard Sterne
RSA
2
74
T65
Robert Karlsson
SWE
2
74
T65
Robin Dawson
IRL
2
74
T65
Sam Brazel
AUS
2
74
T65
Sam Horsfield
ENG
2
74
T65
Scott Hend
AUS
2
74
T65
Thomas Aiken
RSA
2
74
T90
Adam Bland
AUS
3
75
T90
Adrien Saddier
SCO
3
75
T90
Bradley Neil
SCO
3
75
T90
Daniel Im
USA
3
75
T90
Eddie Pepperell
ENG
3
75
T90
Haotong Li
CHN
3
75
T90
Nacho Elvira
ESP
3
75
T90
James Marchesani
AUS
3
75
T90
Jonathan Thomson
ENG
3
75
T90
Luke Donald
ENG
3
75
T90
Marc Warren
SCO
3
75
T90
Martin Kaymer
GER
3
75
T90
Maximilian Kieffer
GER
3
75
T90
Pablo Larrazabal
ESP
3
75
T90
Pep Angles
ESP
3
75
T90
Ross Fisher
ENG
3
75
T90
Steven Brown
ENG
3
75
T90
Trevor Immelman
RSA
3
75
T90
Wade Ormsby
AUS
3
75
T109
Brett Rumford
AUS
4
76
T109
Chris Wood
ENG
4
76
T109
Deyen Lawson
AUS
4
76
T109
Fredrik Jacobson
SWE
4
76
T109
George Coetzee
RSA
4
76
T109
Harry Ellis
ENG
4
76
T109
JC Ritchie
RSA
4
76
T109
Jamie Donaldson
WAL
4
76
T109
Jason Norris
AUS
4
76
T109
Kyle McClatchie
RSA
4
76
T109
Laurie Canter
ENG
4
76
T109
Matthew Fitzpatrick
ENG
4
76
T109
Norman Xiong
USA
4
76
T109
Oliver Gillberg
SWE
4
76
T109
Paul Peterson
USA
4
76
T109
Pedro Oriol
ESP
4
76
T109
Richard McEvoy
ENG
4
76
T109
Robert Rock
ENG
4
76
T109
Scott Jamieson
SCO
4
76
T109
Simon Dyson
ENG
4
76
T109
Tapio Pulkkanen
FIN
4
76
T130
Adrian Otaegui
ESP
5
77
T130
Darren Fichardt
RSA
5
77
T130
David Horsey
ENG
5
77
T130
David Howell
ENG
5
77
T130
Gavin Green
MAS
5
77
T130
Graeme McDowell
NIR
5
77
T130
Haydn Porteous
RSA
5
77
T130
Jaco Ahlers
RSA
5
77
T130
Jacques Kruyswijk
RSA
5
77
T130
Jeung-Hun Wang
KOR
5
77
T130
Liam Johnston
SCO
5
77
T130
Matthew Jordan
ENG
5
77
T130
Michael Lorenzo-Vera
FRA
5
77
T130
Richard Lee
CAN
5
77
T130
Scott Fernandez
ESP
5
77
T130
Soo-Min Lee
KOR
5
77
T130
Zander Lombard
RSA
5
77
T147
Aaron Rai
ENG
6
78
T147
Callum Shinkwin
ENG
6
78
T147
Carlos Pigem
ESP
6
78
T147
Jean-Paul Strydom
RSA
6
78
T147
Jens Dantorp
SWE
6
78
T147
Matteo Manassero
ITA
6
78
T147
Paul Dunne
IRL
6
78
T147
Romain Wattel
FRA
6
78
T147
Ryan Evans
ENG
6
78
T156
Bradley Dredge
WAL
7
79
T156
Chase Koepka
USA
7
79
T156
Chris Hanson
ENG
7
79
T156
Daniel Brooks
ENG
7
79
T156
Ricardo Melo Gouveia
POR
7
79
T161
Austin Connelly
CAN
8
80
T161
Dean Burmester
RSA
8
80
T163
Erik Van Rooyen
RSA
9
81
T163
Jaco Van Zyl
RSA
9
81
T163
Ulrich van den Berg
RSA
9
81
166
Ajeetesh Sandhu
IND
10
82
167
Raphael Jacquelin
FRA
11
83
168
Pelle Edberg
SWE
12
84

European Tour

Italian Open 2018

Gardagolf

$

May 31 - June 03

Gardagolf Country Club, Brescia Italy

$7,000,000

, 2018

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Pos.
Player
Nat
To Par
R1
Pos.
Player
Nat
To Par
R1