European Challenge Tour

Cordon Golf Open 2018

August 30 - September 02

Golf Blue Green de Pléneuf Val André, Pléneuf, France

€230,000

August 30 - September 02

Golf Blue Green de Pléneuf Val André, Pléneuf, France

€230,000

Round 1

Lima leads in Pléneuf

August 30, 2018

José-Filipe Lima made the most of scoreable morning conditions and will take a two-stroke lead into Day Two of the Cordon Golf Open.

Lima leads in Pléneuf, © Getty Images

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The 36 year old eagled his second hole of the day and then added four birdies before the turn to card a 29 on the outward half.

Following further gains on his tenth, 15th and 16th holes, to get to nine under par, there was a noticeable buzz around the par 70 Golf Blue Green de Pléneuf Val André that golf’s magic number, 59, might be within reach.

It was not to be however, and when he failed to make up and down from a greenside bunker at the last, Lima was forced to settle for an eight under par 62. Despite the hiccup, the man who plays under the Portuguese flag was all smiles after equalling the lowest round on the European Challenge Tour this season.

“Of course I was thinking about shooting that famous score, which went through my head out there on the course,” he said. “But it didn’t really disturb me, I just played my own game, and although I was disappointed to make the bogey on the last, I know that’s how golf goes. It always seems easier after your round finishes than it does in the moment.”

Born in Versailles, and a resident of Feucherolles, France, Lima is somewhat of a fan-favourite at the Cordon Golf Open, which is the third French event on the 2018 Road to Ras Al Khaimah.

Speaking after the round, it was clear that the comforts of familiarity were having a positive influence on him.

“I’m feeling great this week,” he said. “I’m with my family — my daughter and my wife — and that makes me feel very calm. I’ve been playing well for the last three or four months. I’ve just been trying to stay patient, and I did that today.

“I played really solid all day. I holed some putts, I missed some, but I’m very calm on the course and have been feeling like this for a few weeks now.”

Sharing second place are Jamie Abbott of England, Northern Ireland’s Dermot McElroy and Italian Alessandro Tadini, all of whom fired six under par 64s.

Abbott, who was playing in the same group as Lima, nearly kept pace with the Day One leader all the way around before an untimely double-bogey on his final hole of the morning wave dropped him another shot behind.

McElroy and Tadini then battled through firm and windy afternoon conditions to join the Englishman in second place and will hope to take advantage of calm weather when they tee off tomorrow morning for the second round.

Damien Perrier, who was born in nearby Rennes, currently holds low-Frenchman honours after navigating his way to a three under par 67 on the 6, 468-yard course, which is the shortest that Challenge Tour players will face all season.

Day One reminded golf fans that length is not the only trait of a difficult golf course, and with the current cut projected at level par, above the season average, players will be sure to have their work cut out for them when Day Two begins tomorrow at 8:00 am local time.

Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
1
LIMA, José-Filipe
-8
62
2
MCELROY, Dermot
-6
64
TADINI, Alessandro
-6
64
ABBOTT, Jamie
-6
64
5
VAN DRIEL, Darius
-5
65
McGOWAN, Ross
-5
65
7
MANLEY, Stuart
-4
66
LAW, David
-4
66
EINHAUS, Sean
-4
66
VIRTO, Borja
-4
66
EASTON, Bryce
-4
66
LAPORTA, Francesco
-4
66
HELLGREN, Björn
-4
66
ENOCH, Rhys
-4
66
EVANS, Ben
-4
66
16
HJELM, Rasmus
-3
67
GEYGER, Nico
-3
67
SAMOOJA, Kalle
-3
67
STARK, Oscar
-3
67
PERRIER, Damien
-3
67
HOEY, Michael
-3
67
BERNA MANZANARES, Daniel
-3
67
MCDONALD, Jack
-3
67
24
CALDWELL, Jonathan
-2
68
DE LA RIVA, Eduardo
-2
68
KELLETT, Ross
-2
68
WIDEMANN, Alexandre
-2
68
LINARD, Thomas
-2
68
LANGASQUE, Romain
-2
68
LEON, Hugo
-2
68
OVESEN, Martin
-2
68
RUSSO, Charles-Edouard
-2
68
CASEY, Harry
-2
68
KARLSSON, Anton
-2
68
BERGAMASCHI, Filippo
-2
68
JOHANSEN, Eirik Tage
-2
68
ARNAUS, Adri
-2
68
SARASTI, Juan
-2
68
RUTHERFORD, Jamie
-2
68
SEGUROLA, Jose Pablo
-2
68
JOANNES, Hugues
-2
68
42
LANDO CASANOVA, Jérôme
-1
69
WIEGELE, Martin
-1
69
DEL MORAL, Carlos
-1
69
TILEY, Steven
-1
69
LOCKE, Sam
-1
69
FELDBORG NIELSEN, Christopher
-1
69
LOUGHREY, Josh
-1
69
SINGH BRAR, Jack
-1
69
KNAPPE, Alexander
-1
69
51
JOHANNESSEN, Kristian Krogh
Par
70
MOYNIHAN, Gavin
Par
70
PORTEOUS, Garrick
Par
70
HILL, Calum
Par
70
PEREZ, Victor
Par
70
FENASSE, Mathieu
Par
70
DOHERTY, Jack
Par
70
CUARTERO BLANCO, Emilio
Par
70
JOHANSSON, Niclas
Par
70
HAASTRUP, Mark Flindt
Par
70
CIANCHETTI, Luca
Par
70
SCIOT-SIEGRIST, Robin
Par
70
HUIZING, Daan
Par
70
FIGUEIREDO, Pedro
Par
70
SHARVIN, Cormac
Par
70
FORREST, Grant
Par
70
ROZNER, Antoine
Par
70
VON DELLINGSHAUSEN, Nicolai
Par
70
STALTER, Joël
Par
70
70
LEMKE, Niklas
1
71
NEMECZ, Lukas
1
71
RIU, Victor
1
71
ARNOY, Jarand Ekeland
1
71
MADDY, Paul
1
71
HESBOIS, Kevin
1
71
ROUSSEL, Robin
1
71
AMEIL-PLANCHIN, Arthur
1
71
WITTMANN, Sebastian
1
71
MURRAY, Tom
1
71
VECCHI FOSSA, Jacopo
1
71
FORD, Matt
1
71
BENSON, Seve
1
71
TREE, Toby
1
71
ØSTERBY, Victor Gebhard
1
71
85
BOASSON, Axel
2
72
PANSART, Mathis
2
72
MCGEE, Ruaidhri
2
72
BRUN, Julien
2
72
LINDELL, Oliver
2
72
DUBOIS, Edouard
2
72
TISSERAND (AM), Hubert
2
72
MOORE, Bradley
2
72
ECCLES, Ben
2
72
NAVEAU (AM), Gabriel
2
72
BEKKER, Oliver
2
72
KIM, Minkyu
2
72
PARKER, Ben
2
72
KUNZENBACHER, Julian
2
72
TACHER, Nicolas
2
72
100
WHITE, Joshua
3
73
SJÖHOLM, Joel
3
73
TRAPPEL, Manuel
3
73
ORRIN, Max
3
73
MACCARIO, Federico
3
73
MERONK, Adrian
3
73
FINCH, Richard
3
73
CARLSSON, Johan
3
73
COMBER, Thomas
3
73
109
BERARDO, Clément
4
74
MCBRIDE, Paul
4
74
VELASCO, Alvaro
4
74
CAPON, Louis
4
74
COUSSAUD, Ugo
4
74
MRUZEK, Filip
4
74
DOAK, Chris
4
74
GRESSIER, Julien
4
74
HULDAHL, Jeppe Pape
4
74
VAN WEST, Robbie
4
74
BRAEUNIG, Christian
4
74
NILSSON, Åke
4
74
MATUS, Stanislav
4
74
122
ESPAÑA, Edouard
5
75
O'BRIAIN, Neil
5
75
MARGOLIS (AM), Paul
5
75
MORY (AM), Felix
5
75
DI NITTO, Enrico
5
75
DAVIES, Rhys
5
75
HENRY, Scott
5
75
SCHMITT, Max
5
75
DYSON, Simon
5
75
SAINZ, Javier
5
75
ADARRAGA GOMEZ, Jose Luis
5
75
133
STEWART, Duncan
6
76
GRANT, Stephen
6
76
MARSH, Nick
6
76
CHAPMAN, Adam
6
76
WENNSTAM, Alexander
6
76
MARGUERY, Raphael
6
76
BOYD, Gary
6
76
TARVER-JONES, Peter
6
76
141
BERNADET, Adrien
7
77
COUPADE, Jules
7
77
ELLIS, Harry
7
77
VAN MEIJEL, Lars
7
77
BEAUVY (AM), Paul
7
77
146
HUTSBY, Sam
8
78
ADAMS, James
8
78
148
CHAPELLAN, Baptiste
9
79
ATTARD, Florian
9
79
150
ROSAYE, Amaury
10
80
151
COURTACHON, Baptiste
11
81
152
PEYRICHOU, Nicolas
13
83
153
LE BEAUDOUR (AM), Stanislas
14
84
HEBERT, Charles
14
84
155
CATHERINE, Edgar
15
85
RETD
FRIESZ, Jan
13
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Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
1
LIMA, José-Filipe
-8
62
2
MCELROY, Dermot
-6
64
TADINI, Alessandro
-6
64
ABBOTT, Jamie
-6
64
5
VAN DRIEL, Darius
-5
65
McGOWAN, Ross
-5
65
7
MANLEY, Stuart
-4
66
LAW, David
-4
66
EINHAUS, Sean
-4
66
VIRTO, Borja
-4
66
EASTON, Bryce
-4
66
LAPORTA, Francesco
-4
66
HELLGREN, Björn
-4
66
ENOCH, Rhys
-4
66
EVANS, Ben
-4
66
16
HJELM, Rasmus
-3
67
GEYGER, Nico
-3
67
SAMOOJA, Kalle
-3
67
STARK, Oscar
-3
67
PERRIER, Damien
-3
67
HOEY, Michael
-3
67
BERNA MANZANARES, Daniel
-3
67
MCDONALD, Jack
-3
67
24
CALDWELL, Jonathan
-2
68
DE LA RIVA, Eduardo
-2
68
KELLETT, Ross
-2
68
WIDEMANN, Alexandre
-2
68
LINARD, Thomas
-2
68
LANGASQUE, Romain
-2
68
LEON, Hugo
-2
68
OVESEN, Martin
-2
68
RUSSO, Charles-Edouard
-2
68
CASEY, Harry
-2
68
KARLSSON, Anton
-2
68
BERGAMASCHI, Filippo
-2
68
JOHANSEN, Eirik Tage
-2
68
ARNAUS, Adri
-2
68
SARASTI, Juan
-2
68
RUTHERFORD, Jamie
-2
68
SEGUROLA, Jose Pablo
-2
68
JOANNES, Hugues
-2
68
42
LANDO CASANOVA, Jérôme
-1
69
WIEGELE, Martin
-1
69
DEL MORAL, Carlos
-1
69
TILEY, Steven
-1
69
LOCKE, Sam
-1
69
FELDBORG NIELSEN, Christopher
-1
69
LOUGHREY, Josh
-1
69
SINGH BRAR, Jack
-1
69
KNAPPE, Alexander
-1
69
51
JOHANNESSEN, Kristian Krogh
Par
70
MOYNIHAN, Gavin
Par
70
PORTEOUS, Garrick
Par
70
HILL, Calum
Par
70
PEREZ, Victor
Par
70
FENASSE, Mathieu
Par
70
DOHERTY, Jack
Par
70
CUARTERO BLANCO, Emilio
Par
70
JOHANSSON, Niclas
Par
70
HAASTRUP, Mark Flindt
Par
70
CIANCHETTI, Luca
Par
70
SCIOT-SIEGRIST, Robin
Par
70
HUIZING, Daan
Par
70
FIGUEIREDO, Pedro
Par
70
SHARVIN, Cormac
Par
70
FORREST, Grant
Par
70
ROZNER, Antoine
Par
70
VON DELLINGSHAUSEN, Nicolai
Par
70
STALTER, Joël
Par
70
70
LEMKE, Niklas
1
71
NEMECZ, Lukas
1
71
RIU, Victor
1
71
ARNOY, Jarand Ekeland
1
71
MADDY, Paul
1
71
HESBOIS, Kevin
1
71
ROUSSEL, Robin
1
71
AMEIL-PLANCHIN, Arthur
1
71
WITTMANN, Sebastian
1
71
MURRAY, Tom
1
71
VECCHI FOSSA, Jacopo
1
71
FORD, Matt
1
71
BENSON, Seve
1
71
TREE, Toby
1
71
ØSTERBY, Victor Gebhard
1
71
85
BOASSON, Axel
2
72
PANSART, Mathis
2
72
MCGEE, Ruaidhri
2
72
BRUN, Julien
2
72
LINDELL, Oliver
2
72
DUBOIS, Edouard
2
72
TISSERAND (AM), Hubert
2
72
MOORE, Bradley
2
72
ECCLES, Ben
2
72
NAVEAU (AM), Gabriel
2
72
BEKKER, Oliver
2
72
KIM, Minkyu
2
72
PARKER, Ben
2
72
KUNZENBACHER, Julian
2
72
TACHER, Nicolas
2
72
100
WHITE, Joshua
3
73
SJÖHOLM, Joel
3
73
TRAPPEL, Manuel
3
73
ORRIN, Max
3
73
MACCARIO, Federico
3
73
MERONK, Adrian
3
73
FINCH, Richard
3
73
CARLSSON, Johan
3
73
COMBER, Thomas
3
73
109
BERARDO, Clément
4
74
MCBRIDE, Paul
4
74
VELASCO, Alvaro
4
74
CAPON, Louis
4
74
COUSSAUD, Ugo
4
74
MRUZEK, Filip
4
74
DOAK, Chris
4
74
GRESSIER, Julien
4
74
HULDAHL, Jeppe Pape
4
74
VAN WEST, Robbie
4
74
BRAEUNIG, Christian
4
74
NILSSON, Åke
4
74
MATUS, Stanislav
4
74
122
ESPAÑA, Edouard
5
75
O'BRIAIN, Neil
5
75
MARGOLIS (AM), Paul
5
75
MORY (AM), Felix
5
75
DI NITTO, Enrico
5
75
DAVIES, Rhys
5
75
HENRY, Scott
5
75
SCHMITT, Max
5
75
DYSON, Simon
5
75
SAINZ, Javier
5
75
ADARRAGA GOMEZ, Jose Luis
5
75
133
STEWART, Duncan
6
76
GRANT, Stephen
6
76
MARSH, Nick
6
76
CHAPMAN, Adam
6
76
WENNSTAM, Alexander
6
76
MARGUERY, Raphael
6
76
BOYD, Gary
6
76
TARVER-JONES, Peter
6
76
141
BERNADET, Adrien
7
77
COUPADE, Jules
7
77
ELLIS, Harry
7
77
VAN MEIJEL, Lars
7
77
BEAUVY (AM), Paul
7
77
146
HUTSBY, Sam
8
78
ADAMS, James
8
78
148
CHAPELLAN, Baptiste
9
79
ATTARD, Florian
9
79
150
ROSAYE, Amaury
10
80
151
COURTACHON, Baptiste
11
81
152
PEYRICHOU, Nicolas
13
83
153
LE BEAUDOUR (AM), Stanislas
14
84
HEBERT, Charles
14
84
155
CATHERINE, Edgar
15
85
RETD
FRIESZ, Jan
13
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