Amundi Open de France R1

Coetzee and Fox share the lead at Le Golf National

October 17-20
Le Golf National, Paris
€1,600,000
Live leaderboard
Round 2, Round 3, Round 4


George Coetzee and Ryan Fox opened up a one shot lead at the top of a congested leaderboard after day one of the Amundi Open de France.

Open de France R1 - Coetzee and Fox share the lead
George Coetzee. Credit: Getty Images

“It was almost perfect,” said Coetzee. “Played really well. Just dropped one on 17, but I can’t complain. It’s nice to be in the mix again. It’s been kind of a hard, long year, but it feels like the game is coming along nicely.

“I think you find which holes you can attack when you get to the green. There’s no real aggressive game plan on this golf course. Just keep the ball in play and give yourself opportunities, and there’s obviously a couple of holes where you’ve got to be careful.”

South African Coetzee fired his lowest opening round of the season to set the target at six under par with his round of 65, and Fox matched him in the afternoon as the New Zealander also carded seven birdies and a single bogey to join him at the summit.


“I’m pretty happy,” said Fox. “This is a golf course that can kick you pretty quickly. I played really solid today. Holed some putts. Played those tough holes, that closing stretch, really well. I could have potentially grabbed a couple more on those last four, which is always a bonus, but very happy to walk away with a 65 around here.

“ You’ve got to drive it really well. For the most part I did a really good job of keeping it in play. A couple holes I hit poor tee shots and I managed to scramble and make pars from there, which is nice. But yeah, you just keep yourself out of trouble.”

Benjamin Hebert – currently the leading French player on the Race to Dubai – delighted the home fans at Le Golf National with a birdie on the last to sit one shot off the lead alongside American Kurt Kitayama and Scotland’s Richie Ramsay.

“I putted very well today. I’ve worked on my putting since the start of the week. I had a private lesson with Mr. David Orr, who is a big putting expert. We changed some stuff and it works very well. So, I’m pretty happy,” said Hebert.

“ I feel good support from the French public. We have only one tournament a year, so it’s very important for us to represent this week.”

Victor Perez became the latest player from France to win on the European Tour when he took the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship title last month, and he is just two shots off the lead at four under par, alongside South African trio Darren Fichardt, Jaco Van Zyl and Justin Walters, Nicolas Colsaerts of Belgium, Dane Nicolai Hogaard and Kalle Samooja of Finland.


Pos.
Player
Nat
To Par
R1
T1
George Coetzee
RSA
-6
65
T1
Ryan Fox
NZL
-6
65
T3
Richie Ramsay
SCO
-5
66
T3
Benjamin Hebert
FRA
-5
66
T3
Kurt Kitayama
USA
-5
66
T6
Nicolas Colsaerts
BEL
-4
67
T6
Darren Fichardt
RSA
-4
67
T6
Nicolai Hoejgaard
DEN
-4
67
T6
Justin Walters
RSA
-4
67
T6
Victor Perez
FRA
-4
67
T6
Kalle Samooja
FIN
-4
67
T6
Jaco Van Zyl
RSA
-4
67

T13
Deyen Lawson
AUS
-3
68
T13
Kristoffer Reitan
NOR
-3
68
T13
Gavin Moynihan
IRL
-3
68
T13
Hugo Leon
CHI
-3
68
T13
Romain Langasque
FRA
-3
68
T13
Martin Kaymer
GER
-3
68
T13
Joachim B. Hansen
DEN
-3
68
T13
Brandon Stone
RSA
-3
68
T13
Liam Johnston
SCO
-3
68
T13
Matthias Schwab
AUT
-3
68
T13
Jordan Smith
ENG
-3
68
T13
Chris Paisley
ENG
-3
68
T25
Marcus Kinhult
SWE
-2
69
T25
Alexander Levy
FRA
-2
69
T25
Jerome Lando-Casanova
FRA
-2
69
T25
Victor Dubuisson
FRA
-2
69
T25
Jason Scrivener
AUS
-2
69
T25
Joost Luiten
NED
-2
69
T25
Richard McEvoy
ENG
-2
69
T25
Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano
ESP
-2
69
T25
Bradley Dredge
WAL
-2
69
T25
Renato Paratore
ITA
-2
69
T35
Stephen Gallacher
SCO
-1
70
T35
Shiv Chawrasia
IND
-1
70
T35
Erik Van Rooyen
RSA
-1
70
T35
Gregory Bourdy
FRA
-1
70
T35
Edoardo Molinari
ITA
-1
70
T35
Stewart Cink
USA
-1
70
T35
Julien Quesne
FRA
-1
70
T35
Sam Horsfield
ENG
-1
70
T35
Charlie Saxon
USA
-1
70
T35
Callum Shinkwin
ENG
-1
70
T35
Ashley Chesters
ENG
-1
70
T35
Andy Sullivan
ENG
-1
70
T35
David Horsey
ENG
-1
70
T35
Ashun Wu
CHI
-1
70
T35
Oliver Fisher
ENG
-1
70
T50
Charles Larcelet
FRA
Par
71
T50
Marc Warren
SCO
Par
71
T50
David Lipsky
USA
Par
71
T50
Lee Slattery
ENG
Par
71
T50
Julian Suri
USA
Par
71
T50
Steven Brown
ENG
Par
71
T50
David Law
SCO
Par
71
T50
Jamie Donaldson
WAL
Par
71
T50
Espen Kofstad
NOR
Par
71
T50
Ricardo Melo Gouveia
POR
Par
71
T50
James Morrison
ENG
Par
71
T50
Lorenzo Gagli
ITA
Par
71
T50
Thomas Detry
BEL
Par
71
T50
Lucas Herbert
AUS
Par
71
T50
Ben Evans
ENG
Par
71
T65
Joel Stalter
FRA
1
72
T65
Alexander Noren
SWE
1
72
T65
Cyril Bouniol
FRA
1
72
T65
Romain Wattel
FRA
1
72
T65
Clement Sordet
FRA
1
72
T65
Aaron Rai
ENG
1
72
T65
Frederic Lacroix
FRA
1
72
T65
Jacques Kruyswijk
RSA
1
72
T65
Yusaku Miyazato
JPN
1
72
T65
Haydn Porteous
RSA
1
72
T65
Oliver Wilson
ENG
1
72
T65
Max Schmitt
GER
1
72
T65
Shubhankar Sharma
IND
1
72
T65
Nick Cullen
AUS
1
72
T79
Adrien Saddier
SCO
2
73
T79
Trevor Immelman
RSA
2
73
T79
Sam Brazel
AUS
2
73
T79
Gavin Green
MAS
2
73
T79
Jens Dantorp
SWE
2
73
T79
Jake McLeod
AUS
2
73
T79
Jeong-Weon Ko
FRA
2
73
T79
Adrian Otaegui
ESP
2
73
T79
Chris Wood
ENG
2
73
T79
Matthieu Pavon
FRA
2
73
T79
Niklas Lemke
SWE
2
73
T90
Jeung-Hun Wang
KOR
3
74
T90
Maximilian Kieffer
GER
3
74
T90
David Howell
ENG
3
74
T90
Hudson Swafford
USA
3
74
T90
Thomas Pieters
BEL
3
74
T90
Raphael Jacquelin
FRA
3
74
T90
Louis De Jager
RSA
3
74
T90
Scott Jamieson
SCO
3
74
T98
Jack Singh-Brar
ENG
4
75
T98
Sebastian Soederberg
SWE
4
75
T98
Hyo-Won Park
KOR
4
75
T98
Nacho Elvira
ESP
4
75
T98
Alejandro Canizares
ESP
4
75
T98
Gaganjeet Bhullar
IND
4
75
T104
Stuart Manley
WAL
5
76
T104
Soren Kjeldsen
DEN
5
76
T104
Thomas Bjorn
DEN
5
76
T104
Tapio Pulkkanen
FIN
5
76
T104
David Ravetto
FRA
5
76
T104
Bernd Ritthammer
GER
5
76
T104
Ross Fisher
ENG
5
76
T104
Robert Karlsson
SWE
5
76
T104
Hideto Tanihara
JPN
5
76
T113
Paul Dunne
IRL
6
77
T113
Jose Maria Olazabal
ESP
6
77
T113
Anton Karlsson
SWE
6
77
T116
Guido Migliozzi
ITA
7
78
T116
Per Laengfors
SWE
7
78
DSQ
Daniel Gavins
ENG
Par
73
DSQ
Marcel Siem
GER
Par
DSQ
Pedro Figueiredo
POR
Par
70