BMW International Open R1

Kaymer buoyed by home support in bid to end winless drought

June 20-23
Golfclub München Eichenried, Munich, Germany
€2,000,000
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Martin Kaymer delighted the home fans with an opening 67 in the BMW International Open in a bid for his first victory in five years.


Kaymer, whose last European Tour title came in the 2014 US Open at Pinehurst, carded five birdies in a flawless round at Golfclub Munchen Eichenried to lie one shot off the lead held by Italy’s Andrea Pavan.

With an afternoon thunderstorm forcing play to be suspended for almost three hours, the first round will be completed on Friday.

“I didn’t play great but I played solid, put the ball in good positions to give myself chances,” Kaymer told Sky Sports.

“I had three crucial putts today that kept the momentum on my side, so overall very solid.”


Addressing the support, he added: “It’s very nice, and as a German, it’s very rare we have that.

“We play many, many tournaments in America and Britain, so those guys are a bit more used to it, but for me, it’s only once a year so it’s also a little bit tricky because it’s so unexpected.

“It’s a bit of an adjustment, the first three or four holes but it’s very fun.”

England’s Oliver Wilson is alongside Kaymer on five under par, with defending champion and Race-to-Dubai leader Matt Wallace part of a large group two shots further back following a 69.

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Wallace, who flew to Germany after finishing 12th in the US Open on Sunday, said: “I didn’t take advantage of the par fives and I was in good shape on most of them so it’s a little disappointing.

“I’m still maybe getting over a little bit of jet-lag so the intensity wasn’t quite there but it’s not bad.”

Wallace played alongside four-time major winner Brooks Koepka in the third round at Pebble Beach and is trying to emulate the world number one’s composure on the course.

“That was probably my proudest moment ever on a golf course playing with him,” the 29-year-old Londoner added.


“I was three over after nine, not playing well but controlled my emotions well, birdied 14 and eagled the last to shoot level par and keep myself in the tournament.

“I learned a lot that day – leave the door open for something good to happen, and it did.”


Pos.
Player
Nat
Score
R1
1
Andrea Pavan
ITA
-6
66
T2
Martin Kaymer
GER
-5
67
T2
Oliver Wilson
ENG
-5
67
T4
Jeff Winther
SWE
-4
68
T4
Lee Westwood
ENG
-4
70
T6
Robert Karlsson
SWE
-3
69
T6
Alexander Noren
SWE
-3
69
T6
Alvaro Quiros
ESP
-3
69
T6
Andy Sullivan
ENG
-3
69
T6
Callum Shinkwin
ENG
-3
69
T6
Darius van Driel
NED
-3
69
T6
Dimitrios Papadatos
AUS
-3
69
T6
Gaganjeet Bhullar
IND
-3
69
T6
Gavin Green
MAS
-3
69
T6
Haydn Porteous
RSA
-3
69
T6
Liam Johnston
SCO
-3
70
T6
Matt Wallace
ENG
-3
69
T6
Max Schmitt
GER
-3
69
T6
Pedro Figueiredo
POR
-3
69
T6
Richard McEvoy
ENG
-3
69
T6
Romain Wattel
FRA
-3
69
T6
Sebastian Soederberg
SWE
-3
69
T23
Joakim Lagergren
SWE
-2
T23
Kim Koivu
FIN
-2
T23
Zander Lombard
RSA
-2
70
T23
Edoardo Molinari
ITA
-2
70
T23
Adam Bland
AUS
-2
70
T23
Andrew Johnston
ENG
-2
70
T23
Ashley Chesters
ENG
-2
70
T23
Filippo Bergamaschi
ITA
-2
70
T23
Gavin Moynihan
IRL
-2
70
T23
Hideto Tanihara
JPN
-2
70
T23
Jhonattan Vegas
VEN
-2
70
T23
Joachim B. Hansen
DEN
-2
70
T23
Joel Girrbach
SWE
-2
70
T23
Jordan Smith
ENG
-2
70
T23
Masahiro Kawamura
JPN
-2
70
T23
Matthias Schwab
AUT
-2
70
T23
Matthieu Pavon
FRA
-2
70
T23
Nicolas Colsaerts
BEL
-2
70
T23
Rafael Cabrera Bello
ESP
-2
70
T23
Ricardo Melo Gouveia
POR
-2
70
T23
Robert Rock
ENG
-2
70
T44
Raphael Jacquelin
FRA
-1
T44
Hugo Leon
CHI
-1
T44
Steven Brown
ENG
-1
T44
John Catlin
USA
-1
73
T44
Luis Gagne
CRC
-1
71
T44
Lee Slattery
ENG
-1
71
T44
Sam Horsfield
ENG
-1
72
T44
Andres Romero
ARG
-1
71
T44
Christiaan Bezuidenhout
RSA
-1
70
T44
Erik Van Rooyen
RSA
-1
71
T44
Espen Kofstad
NOR
-1
71
T44
Jens Dantorp
SWE
-1
71
T44
Jose Maria Olazabal
ESP
-1
71
T44
Kristian Krogh Johannessen
NOR
-1
71
T44
Kurt Kitayama
USA
-1
71
T44
Thorbjorn Olesen
DEN
-1
71
T60
Jamie Donaldson
WAL
Par
T60
Sihwan Kim
KOR
Par
T60
Jaco Van Zyl
RSA
Par
72
T60
Tapio Pulkkanen
FIN
Par
73
T60
Ashun Wu
CHI
Par
71
T60
Alexander Levy
FRA
Par
72
T60
Bernd Wiesberger
AUT
Par
72
T60
Brandon Stone
RSA
Par
72
T60
Daniel Gavins
ENG
Par
72
T60
David Howell
ENG
Par
72
T60
Dominic Foos
GER
Par
72
T60
James Morrison
ENG
Par
72
T60
Jin-Ho Choi
KOR
Par
72
T60
Kalle Samooja
FIN
Par
72
T60
Kristoffer Reitan
NOR
Par
72
T60
Lucas Herbert
AUS
Par
72
T60
Mikko Korhonen
FIN
Par
72
T60
Nicolai von Dellingshausen
GER
Par
72
T60
Niklas Lemke
SWE
Par
72
T60
Pablo Larrazabal
ESP
Par
72
T60
Pelle Edberg
SWE
Par
72
T60
Per Laengfors
SWE
Par
72
T60
Rafa Echenique
ARG
Par
72
T60
Ross Fisher
ENG
Par
72
T60
Stephen Gallacher
SCO
Par
72
T60
Stuart Manley
WAL
Par
72
T86
Marcel Schneider
GER
1
T86
Matthew Nixon
ENG
1
T86
Marc Warren
SCO
1
72
T86
Anton Karlsson
SWE
1
72
T86
Alejandro Canizares
ESP
1
74
T86
Bradley Dredge
WAL
1
73
T86
Christofer Blomstrand
SWE
1
73
T86
Guido Migliozzi
ITA
1
73
T86
Jacques Kruyswijk
RSA
1
73
T86
Jason Scrivener
AUS
1
73
T86
Joost Luiten
NED
1
73
T86
Julian Suri
USA
1
73
T86
Marc Hammer
1
73
T86
Marcel Siem
GER
1
73
T86
Matthew Fitzpatrick
ENG
1
73
T86
Maximilian Kieffer
GER
1
73
T86
Nino Bertasio
ITA
1
73
T86
Paul Peterson
USA
1
73
T86
Sergio Garcia
ESP
1
73
T86
Shiv Chawrasia
IND
1
73
T86
Tom Lewis
ENG
1
73
T107
Adrien Saddier
SCO
2
74
T107
Brett Rumford
AUS
2
74
T107
David Drysdale
SCO
2
74
T107
Chris Paisley
ENG
2
73
T107
Adria Arnaus
ESP
2
74
T107
Bernd Ritthammer
GER
2
74
T107
David Horsey
ENG
2
74
T107
David Law
SCO
2
74
T107
David Lipsky
USA
2
74
T107
Ivan Cantero
ESP
2
74
T107
Jeung-Hun Wang
KOR
2
74
T107
Max Orrin
ENG
2
74
T107
Michael Hoey
NIR
2
74
T107
Renato Paratore
ITA
2
74
T107
Robert MacIntyre
SCO
2
74
T107
Thomas Bjorn
DEN
2
74
T107
Victor Dubuisson
FRA
2
74
T124
Gregory Bourdy
FRA
3
T124
Lorenzo Gagli
ITA
3
T124
Richie Ramsay
SCO
3
76
T124
Grant Forrest
SCO
3
75
T124
Paul Dunne
IRL
3
74
T124
Ben Evans
ENG
3
76
T124
Deyen Lawson
AUS
3
76
T124
Fabrizio Zanotti
PAR
3
76
T124
Florian Fritsch
GER
3
75
T124
Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano
ESP
3
75
T124
Jack Singh-Brar
ENG
3
76
T124
Justin Walters
RSA
3
75
T124
Romain Langasque
FRA
3
75
T124
Sean Crocker
USA
3
75
T124
Thomas Detry
BEL
3
75
T124
Yusaku Miyazato
JPN
3
75
T140
Hyo-Won Park
KOR
4
T140
Matthew Southgate
ENG
4
76
T140
Sam Brazel
AUS
4
76
T143
Shiv Kapur
IND
5
77
T143
George Coetzee
RSA
5
77
T143
Jack Senior
ENG
5
77
T143
Oliver Fisher
ENG
5
77
T143
Scott Gregory
ENG
5
77
T143
Scott Jamieson
SCO
5
77
T143
Thongchai Jaidee
THA
5
77
T143
Tom Murray
ENG
5
77
T151
Martin Keskari
GER
6
T151
Michael Hirmer
GER
6
78
T151
Philipp Mejow
GER
6
75
T151
Rikard Karlberg
SWE
6
78
155
David Borda
ESP
7
79
156
Sebastian Heisele
GER
8
80