English Championship R1

Cormac Sharvin takes surprise lead in Hertfordshire

August 06-09
Hanbury Manor, Ware, Hertfordshire, England
€1,000,000
Round 2, Round 3, Round 4


English Championship R1 - Cormac Sharvin takes surprise lead
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Cormac Sharvin was the surprise leader after he carded an eight-under-par 63 to take the first-round lead at the English Championship in Hertfordshire.


The 27-year-old Northern Irishman, who teed off in the final group of the opening round at Hanbury Manor, carded 10 birdies and two bogeys to nudge ahead of six players in a tie for second at seven under.

“It was a nice round, played really well, didn’t do too much wrong,” Sharvin said.

“Put it on the fairway, hit a lot of good shots and holed a few putts as well and it all added up to 63. Pretty happy to start well.

“A long way to go but it’s always nice to shoot a good score on the first day and not put yourself out of it.”

Veteran David Howell rolled back the years and looked to have earned his first 18-hole lead at a European Tour event in his 636th appearance as he registered six birdies and a stunning hole-out at the 15th to move to eight under.

But the five-time European Tour winner bogeyed the penultimate hole to join Australian pair Jason Scrivener and Min Woo Lee, Zimbabwe’s Scott Vincent, last week’s Hero Open runner-up Thomas Detry and fellow Englishman Laurie Canter in carding 64 in their opening round.


Sharvin opened up with three birdies in Ware before dropping a shot at the fifth. He replied by recording gains at the seventh and ninth to get to the turn at four under.

Sharvin, ranked 322nd in the world, picked up successive birdies from the 11th hole to move within one of the lead, only to drop a shot at the next.



Consecutive birdies at the 14th and 15th increased the group at the top to seven players before he rolled in his third successive gain to take the outright lead.




Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
1
Cormac Sharvin
-8
63
T2
Thomas Detry
-7
64
T2
Laurie Canter
-7
64
T2
David Howell
-7
64
T2
Jason Scrivener
-7
64
T2
Min Woo Lee
-7
64
T2
Scott Vincent
-7
64
T8
Romain Wattel
-6
65
T8
Oscar Lengden
-6
65
T8
Rasmus Højgaard
-6
65
T8
Adrian Otaegui
-6
65
T8
Jack Senior
-6
65
T8
Richard Bland
-6
65
T8
David Drysdale
-6
65
T8
Romain Langasque
-6
65
T8
Nicolas Colsaerts
-6
65
T8
Martin Simonsen
-6
65
T8
Brandon Stone
-6
65
T8
Connor Syme
-6
65
T20
Bryce Easton
-5
66
T20
Adrian Meronk
-5
66
T20
Andy Sullivan
-5
66
T20
Richie Ramsay
-5
66
T20
Miguel Angel Jiménez
-5
66
T20
Andrew Johnston
-5
66
T20
Dean Burmester
-5
66
T20
Lee Westwood
-5
66
T20
Thorbjørn Olesen
-5
66
T20
Steven Brown
-5
66
T20
Maverick Antcliff
-5
66
T20
Max Schmitt
-5
66
T20
Niklas Lemke
-5
66
T20
Rhys Enoch
-5
66
T34
Nicolai Højgaard
-4
67
T34
Aaron Cockerill
-4
67
T34
Ben Evans
-4
67
T34
Sihwan Kim
-4
67
T34
Marcel Schneider
-4
67
T34
Kalle Samooja
-4
67
T34
Ewen Ferguson
-4
67
T34
Justin Harding
-4
67
T34
Ryan Fox
-4
67
T34
Jamie Donaldson
-4
67
T34
Robin Roussel
-4
67
T34
Matthew Southgate
-4
67
T34
Oliver Fisher
-4
67
T34
Antoine Rozner
-4
67
T34
Toby Tree
-4
67
T34
Matthew Jordan
-4
67
T34
Johannes Veerman
-4
67
T51
David Horsey
-3
68
T51
Callum Shinkwin
-3
68
T51
Lorenzo Gagli
-3
68
T51
Wilco Nienaber
-3
68
T51
Jordan Smith
-3
68
T51
Marc Warren
-3
68
T51
Chris Paisley
-3
68
T51
Ricardo Santos
-3
68
T51
Marcus Armitage
-3
68
T51
Aaron Rai
-3
68
T51
Andrea Pavan
-3
68
T51
David Law
-3
68
T51
Matthew Baldwin
-3
68
T51
Eduardo De la Riva
-3
68
T51
Adrien Saddier
-3
68
T51
Julian Suri
-3
68
T51
Ignacio Elvira Mijares
-3
68
T51
Ashley Chesters
-3
68
T51
Jack Singh Brar
-3
68
T70
Alejandro Cañizares
-2
69
T70
Lee Slattery
-2
69
T70
Dave Coupland
-2
69
T70
Sean Crocker
-2
69
T70
Daan Huizing
-2
69
T70
Jake McLeod
-2
69
T70
Joachim B. Hansen
-2
69
T70
Lars van Meijel
-2
69
T70
Liam Johnston
-2
69
T70
Ross McGowan
-2
69
T70
Rikard Karlberg
-2
69
T70
Gavin Kyle Green
-2
69
T70
Guido Migliozzi
-2
69
T70
Renato Paratore
-2
69
T70
Pablo Larrazabal
-2
69
T70
Bernd Ritthammer
-2
69
T70
Damien Perrier
-2
69
T70
Carlos Pigem
-2
69
T70
Louis De Jager
-2
69
T70
Benjamin Poke
-2
69
T70
Francesco Laporta
-2
69
T70
Søren Kjeldsen
-2
69
T92
Tom Gandy
-1
70
T92
Tapio Pulkkanen
-1
70
T92
Ben Stow
-1
70
T92
Thomas Bjørn
-1
70
T92
Richard McEvoy
-1
70
T92
James Morrison
-1
70
T92
Michael Campbell
-1
70
T92
Kristoffer Reitan
-1
70
T92
Joël Stalter
-1
70
T92
Julien Guerrier
-1
70
T92
Daniel Young (a)
-1
70
T92
Wil Besseling
-1
70
T92
Paul Dunne
-1
70
T92
Maximilian Kieffer
-1
70
T92
Gonzalo Fernandez-Castaño
-1
70
T92
Justin Walters
-1
70
T108
Emilio Cuartero Blanco
E
71
T108
Matthieu Pavon
E
71
T108
Ross Fisher
E
71
T108
Graeme Storm
E
71
T108
Scott Hend
E
71
T108
Shubhankar Sharma
E
71
T108
Oliver Wilson
E
71
T108
Dale Whitnell
E
71
T108
Garrick Porteous
E
71
T117
Oliver Farr
1
72
T117
Jonathan Caldwell
1
72
T117
Alvaro Quiros
1
72
T117
Masahiro Kawamura
1
72
T117
Jacques Kruyswijk
1
72
T117
Joel Sjoholm
1
72
T123
Haydn Porteous
2
73
T123
Sebastian Garcia Rodriguez
2
73
T123
Sam Horsfield
2
73
T123
Zander Lombard
2
73
T123
Steven Tiley
2
73
T128
Scott Jamieson
3
74
T128
JC Ritchie
3
74
130
Pedro Figueiredo
4
75
131
Nicolai Von Dellingshausen
6
77
132
James Ruebotham
9
80
John Catlin