Commercial Bank Qatar Masters R1

Law takes narrow lead in Qatar

Qatar Masters 2021 R1

March 11-14
Education City Golf Club, Education City, Doha, Qatar
US$1,500,000
Round 2, Round 3, Round 4


Commercial Bank Qatar Masters 2021 R1 - Law takes narrow lead in Qatar
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Scotland’s David Law carded the joint-lowest round of his European Tour career to take the lead at the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters.


The 29-year-old signed for a seven under par 64 at Education City Golf Club, holding a one stroke lead after a bogey-free first round.

“I’ve been guilty over the last few weeks when I’ve had decent rounds going but not finishing them off. I was semi-conscious of sticking with it and trying to go low. I was really happy with how I stuck to my routines, my processes and I came out of it with a good score.”



“I’m a lot more focused on my targets rather than my golf swings. Over the last couple of seasons I’ve been guilty of asking myself why I’ve been hitting bad shots, instead of just going on to hit the next one. Over the break we had I sat down with my coach Alan McCloskey and Paul Lawrie, we discussed it and it’s all about getting the ball in the hole now, trusting that you’ve done the hard work and the work’s done.”

Law made a fast start with birdies on his opening three holes and made two further gains before the turn. He then birdied the par five 13th hole before his seventh on the day on the 15th , which moved him one stroke ahead of Italy’s Nino Bertasio, Hennie Du Plessis of South Africa, England’s Richard McEvoy and Kalle Samooja of Finland.


“That was probably one of the easiest 65s I’ve ever shot,” said McEvoy. “My game hasn’t been great up until now. Three weeks in the Middle East at the start of the year wasn’t great, but there were signs of some good golf going on.”

“I did some good work at home over the last few weeks with my coach, trying to practice with lockdowns and home schooling three days a week. It hasn’t been easy to get in, but managed to get what I could done. I played some very solid golf, putting on 18 holes and didn’t leave myself anything to do. The bogey on the 11 th was a three-putt, so overall it was very solid.”


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Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
1
David Law
-7
64
T2
Hennie du Plessis *
-6
65
T2
Nino Bertasio *
-6
65
T2
Kalle Samooja
-6
65
T2
Richard McEvoy *
-6
65
T6
Thomas Detry *
-5
66
T6
Garrick Higgo *
-5
66
T6
Joakim Lagergren
-5
66
T6
Joachim B. Hansen
-5
66
T10
Jorge Campillo
-4
67
T10
Fabrizio Zanotti
-4
67
T10
Chris Paisley *
-4
67
T10
Gaganjeet Bhullar *
-4
67
T10
Jeff Winther *
-4
67
T10
Pedro Figueiredo
-4
67
T10
Toby Tree
-4
67
T10
Maximilian Kieffer *
-4
67
T10
Scott Jamieson *
-4
67
T10
George Coetzee *
-4
67
T10
Kurt Kitayama *
-4
67
T21
Thomas Pieters *
-3
68
T21
Louis De Jager
-3
68
T21
Lorenzo Gagli
-3
68
T21
Matthieu Pavon
-3
68
T21
Francesco Laporta
-3
68
T21
Sean Crocker
-3
68
T21
Dale Whitnell *
-3
68
T21
Shergo Al Kurdi (a) *
-3
68
T21
Alexander Björk *
-3
68
T21
Darren Fichardt *
-3
T21
Jack Senior
-3
68
T21
Jamie Donaldson
-3
68
T33
Eddie Pepperell
-2
69
T33
Brandon Stone
-2
69
T33
Jazz Janewattananond
-2
69
T33
Steven Brown
-2
69
T33
Shaun Norris
-2
69
T33
Rhys Enoch
-2
69
T33
Dave Coupland
-2
69
T33
Gonzalo Fernandez-Castaño *
-2
T33
Sebastian Garcia Rodriguez *
-2
69
T33
Marcus Armitage *
-2
69
T33
Jordan Smith *
-2
69
T33
Lars van Meijel
-2
69
T33
Maverick Antcliff
-2
69
T33
Edoardo Molinari
-2
69
T33
Ignacio Elvira Mijares
-2
69
T33
Antoine Rozner *
-2
69
T33
Wilco Nienaber *
-2
69
T33
Andy Sullivan *
-2
69
T33
Richie Ramsay *
-2
69
T33
Wade Ormsby *
-2
69
T33
Garrick Porteous *
-2
69
T33
Adrian Otaegui *
-2
69
T33
Joost Luiten *
-2
69
T33
Connor Syme *
-2
69
T57
Cormac Sharvin *
-1
70
T57
Marcus Kinhult *
-1
70
T57
Adri Arnaus *
-1
70
T57
David Drysdale *
-1
70
T57
Justin Harding *
-1
70
T57
Julian Suri
-1
70
T57
Darius van Driel
-1
70
T57
Rikard Karlberg
-1
70
T57
SSP Chawrasia
-1
70
T57
Richard Bland *
-1
70
T57
Niklas Lemke *
-1
70
T57
Raphael Jacquelin *
-1
70
T57
Yi Keun Chang
-1
70
T57
Stephen Gallacher
-1
70
T57
Kyong-Jun Moon
-1
70
T57
Romain Langasque
-1
70
T57
Ross McGowan
-1
70
T57
Callum Shinkwin
-1
70
T57
Gregory Havret
-1
70
T57
John Catlin
-1
70
T57
Sebastian Heisele *
-1
T78
Haotong Li
E
71
T78
Guido Migliozzi
E
71
T78
Nicolas Colsaerts
E
71
T78
Ricardo Santos
E
71
T78
Shubhankar Sharma *
E
71
T78
Benjamin Poke
E
71
T78
Clement Sordet
E
71
T78
Johannes Veerman
E
71
T78
Oliver Wilson
E
71
T78
Grant Forrest
E
71
T78
Benjamin Hebert
E
71
T78
Matthias Schwab
E
71
T78
Laurie Canter *
E
71
T78
Alexander Levy *
E
71
T78
Bernd Ritthammer *
E
71
T93
Søren Kjeldsen *
1
72
T93
Robert Rock *
1
72
T93
Masahiro Kawamura *
1
72
T93
Gavin Kyle Green *
1
72
T93
Adrian Meronk
1
72
T93
Ashley Chesters *
1
72
T93
Wil Besseling *
1
72
T93
Calum Hill
1
72
T93
Pablo Larrazabal
1
72
T102
Chris Wood
2
73
T102
Joel Stalter
2
73
T102
Alejandro Cañizares *
2
73
T102
Justin Walters *
2
73
T102
Zander Lombard *
2
73
T102
Saleh Al Kaabi (a) *
2
73
T102
Matthew Southgate
2
73
T102
Aaron Cockerill
2
73
T102
David Howell
2
73
T102
Matthew Jordan
2
73
T102
Oliver Farr
2
73
T102
Aaron Rai *
2
73
T102
Sebastian Soderberg *
2
73
T102
Robin Roussel *
2
73
T116
Dean Burmester *
3
74
T116
Paul Dunne
3
74
T116
Ewen Ferguson
3
74
T116
Scott Hend *
3
74
T116
Kristoffer Reitan *
3
74
T116
Haydn Porteous *
3
74
T116
Rasmus Højgaard
3
74
T123
Lee Slattery
4
75
T123
Tae Hee Lee
4
75
T123
Ayoub Lguirati (a)
4
75
T123
Robin Sciot-Siegrist *
4
75
T123
James Morrison *
4
75
T123
Tapio Pulkkanen *
4
75
T123
Adrien Saddier
4
75
T123
Jonathan Caldwell
4
75
T123
Jean Baptiste Gonnet
4
75
T132
Sihwan Kim *
5
76
T132
Alvaro Quiros *
5
76
T132
Ross Fisher *
5
76
T132
Ruan Jordaan
5
76
T136
Lucas Bjerregaard *
6
77
T136
Daan Huizing *
6
77
T136
Marc Warren *
6
77
T139
Oliver Fisher *
7
78
T139
Carlos Pigem *
7
78
T139
Renato Paratore
7
78
142
Jaham Al Kuwari (a) *
8
79
143
Ali Al Shahrani (a)
11
82
* Player started on the back nine