Dubai Duty Free Irish Open R1

Lucas Herbert takes lead with 64

Irish Open 2021 R1
July 01-04
Mount Juliet Estate, Thomastown, Co Kilkenny, Ireland
€3,000,000
Round 2, Round 3, Round 4

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Irish Open 2021 R1

Lucas Herbert shot a 64, his lowest European Tour round since September 2019. He was playing in only the second group of the day and set the clubhouse lead of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open at 8-under.


Irish Open 2021 R1

“Made a really long one on 18 for birdie and that kind of sparked things and got things going. Was able to play really nice that last nine holes.

“I felt like I was trying to get to five or six under and I didn’t really want to try and just attack really, really hard. It was just try and hit the ball in the right spots, give yourself some looks on the greens and I felt like if I could get to five or six under that would be a really good day. A few more rolled in and I got to eight.


Irish Open 2021 R1

“It’s a little bit tight in spots as well where you’re not taking driver and just sending it. You have to play to some positions.

“Second group out we were, the greens were unbelievable. I can’t remember putting on greens that nice.”


Herbert and Laurie Canter played in a two ball after Victor Dubuisson and Kristoffer Broberg withdrew from the tournament.

Herbert won his first title at the 2020 Omega Dubai Desert Classic and has had two top-10s since including at last year’s Dubai Duty Free Irish Open.

Johannes Veerman gave catching him a good shot and closed with a 65 to take second place with Forrest Grant a further shot behind in third place.


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Irish Open 2021 R1

Fifteen players, including Nicolas Colsaerts, Tommy Fleetwood, Martin Kaymer, Thorbjørn Olesen and Andy Sullivan, are tied together at 5-under with another fifty five players within five shots of the leader.

Rory McIlroy closed at even par having shot three bogeys on his front nine and only three birdies for the round.

“I just didn’t feel like I did that much wrong. I just didn’t hole many putts for birdie, and it was just sort of one of those days. Overall, just a bit of no momentum going forward, and in the end, I did well to keep it at level par.”


Irish Open 2021 R1

Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
1
Lucas Herbert
-8
64
2
Johannes Veerman *
-7
65
3
Grant Forrest *
-6
66
T4
Adri Arnaus
-5
67
T4
Christiaan Bezuidenhout *
-5
67
T4
Nicolas Colsaerts
-5
67
T4
Sean Crocker
-5
67
T4
Thomas Detry
-5
67
T4
Tommy Fleetwood *
-5
67
T4
Sebastian Garcia Rodriguez
-5
67
T4
Gregory Havret *
-5
67
T4
Andrew Johnston *
-5
67
T4
Martin Kaymer
-5
67
T4
Thorbjørn Olesen
-5
67
T4
Richie Ramsay
-5
67
T4
Jason Scrivener *
-5
67
T4
Andy Sullivan
-5
67
T4
Dale Whitnell
-5
67
T19
Kiradech Aphibarnrat *
-4
68
T19
Marcus Armitage *
-4
68
T19
Steven Brown
-4
68
T19
Aaron Cockerill
-4
68
T19
Julien Guerrier
-4
68
T19
Scott Jamieson *
-4
68
T19
Masahiro Kawamura *
-4
68
T19
Marcus Kinhult *
-4
68
T19
Francesco Laporta
-4
68
T19
Min Woo Lee
-4
68
T19
Alexander Levy *
-4
68
T19
Colm Moriarty *
-4
68
T19
Vincent Norrman (a) *
-4
68
T19
Chris Paisley
-4
68
T19
Robert Rock *
-4
68
T19
Antoine Rozner
-4
68
T19
Kalle Samooja *
-4
68
T19
Fabrizio Zanotti
-4
68
T37
Maverick Antcliff *
-3
69
T37
Wil Besseling *
-3
69
T37
Richard Bland *
-3
69
T37
John Catlin *
-3
69
T37
Jamie Donaldson *
-3
69
T37
Joachim B. Hansen
-3
69
T37
Justin Harding
-3
69
T37
Matthew Jordan *
-3
69
T37
Kurt Kitayama
-3
69
T37
Mikko Korhonen
-3
69
T37
Pablo Larrazabal *
-3
69
T37
Zander Lombard *
-3
69
T37
Richard McEvoy
-3
69
T37
Edoardo Molinari
-3
69
T37
Adrian Otaegui
-3
69
T37
Tapio Pulkkanen
-3
69
T37
Aaron Rai
-3
69
T37
Jordan Smith *
-3
69
T37
Connor Syme
-3
69
T37
Justin Walters
-3
69
T57
Ignacio Elvira Mijares
-2
70
T57
Ross Fisher *
-2
70
T57
Benjamin Hebert *
-2
70
T57
Rasmus Højgaard *
-2
70
T57
Raphael Jacquelin *
-2
70
T57
Joakim Lagergren *
-2
70
T57
Niklas Lemke
-2
70
T57
Michael Lorenzo-Vera *
-2
70
T57
Shane Lowry
-2
70
T57
James Morrison
-2
70
T57
Shaun Norris *
-2
70
T57
Thomas Pieters *
-2
70
T57
Garrick Porteous
-2
70
T57
Adrien Saddier *
-2
70
T57
Jeff Winther
-2
70
T57
Chris Wood
-2
70
T73
Gaganjeet Bhullar *
-1
71
T73
George Coetzee *
-1
71
T73
David Drysdale *
-1
71
T73
Pedro Figueiredo *
-1
71
T73
David Howell *
-1
71
T73
Takumi Kanaya
-1
71
T73
Rikard Karlberg *
-1
71
T73
Niall Kearney *
-1
71
T73
Maximilian Kieffer *
-1
71
T73
Romain Langasque
-1
71
T73
Wade Ormsby
-1
71
T73
Renato Paratore *
-1
71
T73
Matthieu Pavon
-1
71
T73
Benjamin Poke *
-1
71
T73
Sebastian Soderberg
-1
71
T73
Marc Warren *
-1
71
T89
Alexander Björk
E
72
T89
Jorge Campillo
E
72
T89
Laurie Canter
E
72
T89
Paul Dunne *
E
72
T89
Oliver Farr *
E
72
T89
Peter Hanson
E
72
T89
Calum Hill
E
72
T89
Jazz Janewattananond *
E
72
T89
Sihwan Kim
E
72
T89
Søren Kjeldsen *
E
72
T89
Ross McGowan *
E
72
T89
Rory McIlroy *
E
72
T89
Haydn Porteous
E
72
T89
Alvaro Quiros *
E
72
T89
Jack Senior *
E
72
T89
Joel Stalter
E
72
T89
Julian Suri *
E
72
T89
Toby Tree *
E
72
T89
Darius van Driel
E
72
T108
Dean Burmester *
+1
73
T108
Alejandro Cañizares
+1
73
T108
Dave Coupland *
+1
73
T108
Darren Fichardt *
+1
73
T108
Stephen Gallacher *
+1
73
T108
David Law
+1
73
T108
Rowan Lester
+1
73
T108
Adrian Meronk
+1
73
T108
Carlos Pigem
+1
73
T108
Mark Power (a)
+1
73
T108
Robin Sciot-Siegrist *
+1
73
T108
Cormac Sharvin *
+1
73
T108
Paul Waring
+1
73
T108
Oliver Wilson
+1
73
T108
Daniel van Tonder
+1
73
T123
Nino Bertasio
+2
74
T123
Lucas Bjerregaard *
+2
74
T123
Lorenzo Gagli
+2
74
T123
David Horsey
+2
74
T123
Joost Luiten
+2
74
T123
Graeme McDowell *
+2
74
T123
Eddie Pepperell *
+2
74
T123
Robin Roussel
+2
74
T123
Shubhankar Sharma
+2
74
T132
Thomas Aiken *
+3
75
T132
Oliver Fisher
+3
75
T132
Gavin Kyle Green *
+3
75
T132
Scott Hend *
+3
75
T132
Sam Horsfield
+3
75
T132
Gavin Moynihan
+3
75
T132
Ricardo Santos *
+3
75
T132
Sami Valimaki *
+3
75
T140
Jonathan Caldwell
+4
76
T140
Ashley Chesters *
+4
76
T140
Ryan Fox
+4
76
T140
Padraig Harrington
+4
76
T140
Haotong Li
+4
76
T140
Lars van Meijel
+4
76
T146
Jake McLeod *
+5
77
T146
Callum Shinkwin
+5
77
T146
Graeme Storm *
+5
77
T146
Simon Thornton *
+5
77
T150
Wilco Nienaber *
+6
78
T150
Neil O’Briain *
+6
78
T150
Andrea Pavan *
+6
78
T150
Caolan Rafferty
+6
78
T150
Brandon Stone *
+6
78
155
Robin Dawson (a)
+10
82
* Player started on the back nine