Estrella Damm N.A. Andalucia Masters R1

Valderrama bares its teeth as the European Tour returns to Spain

September 03-06
Real Club Valderrama, Sotogrande, Spain
€1,250,000
Round 2, Round 3, Round 4


Andalucia Masters 2020 R1 - Valderrama bares its teeth
Jorge Campillo. Credit: European Tour)


Real Club Valderrama maintained its reputation as one of the toughest stops on the European Tour as just five players broke par during the first round of the Estrella Damm N.A. Andalucía Masters.


Four competitors share the lead on two under par as the field battled windy conditions in Sotogrande at the notoriously tricky 1997 Ryder Cup venue.

Scotsman Connor Syme continued the strong form he showed over the UK Swing and was the first player to post a score of 69 after finishing his round with three birdies in a row from the 16th hole. He was joined on that number by Spaniard Jorge Campillo, Guido Migliozzi of Italy and American John Catlin.



“I played very good on the front nine, and the back nine I kept it steady there,” said Campillo. “Just a shame about the bogey on 17 but overall it was a good round.

“I put the ball in play off the tee quite well and I hit good iron shots, my short game wasn’t as good as it has been in the last few months and my putting was good too. Everything was good besides the short game – I had a couple of up-and-downs where I would normally hit it close and I didn’t but overall it was good.


“I am normally a patient man, especially on this golf course – you have to be – and par is a good score on this golf course so it’s easier for me to be patient on these kinds of courses.”

Spain’s Pep Angles sits one stroke back on one under par while six golfers share sixth place after carding level par rounds of 71, including last week’s ISPS Handa UK Championship winner Rasmus Højgaard and his Danish compatriot Søren Kjeldsen, who won the 2008 Volvo Masters on this golf course.



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Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
T1
Jorge Campillo
-2
69
T1
John Catlin
-2
69
T1
Guido Migliozzi
-2
69
T1
Connor Syme
-2
69
5
Pep Angles
-1
70
T6
Justin Harding
E
71
T6
Rasmus Højgaard
E
71
T6
Søren Kjeldsen
E
71
T6
Pablo Larrazabal
E
71
T6
Jake McLeod
E
71
T6
Max Schmitt
E
71
T12
Thomas Bjørn
1
72
T12
Dave Coupland
1
72
T12
Jamie Donaldson
1
72
T12
Martin Kaymer
1
72
T12
Ross McGowan
1
72
T12
Wilco Nienaber
1
72
T12
Thorbjørn Olesen
1
72
T12
Alvaro Quiros
1
72
T12
Toby Tree
1
72
T21
Steven Brown
2
73
T21
Jonathan Caldwell
2
73
T21
Alejandro Cañizares
2
73
T21
Thomas Detry
2
73
T21
Ewen Ferguson
2
73
T21
Masahiro Kawamura
2
73
T21
Maximilian Kieffer
2
73
T21
Andrea Pavan
2
73
T21
Adrien Saddier
2
73
T21
Kalle Samooja
2
73
T21
Sebastian Soderberg
2
73
T21
Andy Sullivan
2
73
T21
Johannes Veerman
2
73
T21
Paul Waring
2
73
T35
Alexander Björk
3
74
T35
Pedro Figueiredo
3
74
T35
Lorenzo Gagli
3
74
T35
Ricardo Gouveia
3
74
T35
Julien Guerrier
3
74
T35
Joachim B. Hansen
3
74
T35
Benjamin Hebert
3
74
T35
David Horsey
3
74
T35
Jbe Kruger
3
74
T35
José María Olazábal
3
74
T35
Wade Ormsby
3
74
T35
Matthieu Pavon
3
74
T35
Brandon Stone
3
74
T35
Ben Stow
3
74
T35
Romain Wattel
3
74
T50
Wil Besseling
4
75
T50
Eduardo De la Riva
4
75
T50
Ben Evans
4
75
T50
Gonzalo Fernandez-Castaño
4
75
T50
Alfredo Garcia-Heredia
4
75
T50
Jean Baptiste Gonnet
4
75
T50
Gregory Havret
4
75
T50
Craig Howie
4
75
T50
Raphael Jacquelin
4
75
T50
Oscar Lengden
4
75
T50
Alexander Levy
4
75
T50
Pedro Oriol
4
75
T50
Carlos Pigem
4
75
T50
Tapio Pulkkanen
4
75
T50
Robin Roussel
4
75
T50
Cormac Sharvin
4
75
T50
Scott Vincent
4
75
T50
Bernd Wiesberger
4
75
T68
Bryce Easton
5
76
T68
Sebastian Garcia Rodriguez
5
76
T68
Rikard Karlberg
5
76
T68
Sihwan Kim
5
76
T68
Francesco Laporta
5
76
T68
Edoardo Molinari
5
76
T68
Victor Perez
5
76
T68
Damien Perrier
5
76
T68
Antoine Rozner
5
76
T68
Marcel Schneider
5
76
T68
Robin Sciot-Siegrist
5
76
T68
Joel Sjoholm
5
76
T68
Matthew Southgate
5
76
T68
Joël Stalter
5
76
T68
Borja Virto
5
76
T68
Lee Westwood
5
76
T68
Darius van Driel
5
76
T85
Ignacio Elvira Mijares
6
77
T85
Calum Hill
6
77
T85
Joakim Lagergren
6
77
T85
Romain Langasque
6
77
T85
Alvaro Mueller-Baumgart
6
77
T85
Zach Murray
6
77
T85
Adrian Otaegui
6
77
T85
Renato Paratore
6
77
T85
Sami Välimäki
6
77
T85
Justin Walters
6
77
T85
Jeff Winther
6
77
T85
Ashun Wu
6
77
T97
Richard Bland
7
78
T97
Grant Forrest
7
78
T97
Tom Gandy
7
78
T97
David Howell
7
78
T97
Adrian Meronk
7
78
T97
Ricardo Santos
7
78
T97
Lorenzo Scalise
7
78
T104
Marcus Armitage
8
79
T104
Nino Bertasio
8
79
T104
Samuel Del Val
8
79
T104
Rhys Enoch
8
79
T104
Joost Luiten
8
79
T104
Gavin Moynihan
8
79
T104
Garrick Porteous
8
79
T104
Jason Scrivener
8
79
T112
Maverick Antcliff
9
80
T112
Emilio Cuartero Blanco
9
80
T112
Alejandro Del Rey (a)
9
80
T112
Marcus Kinhult
9
80
T112
Robert MacIntyre
9
80
T117
Kristoffer Broberg
10
81
T117
Peter Hanson
10
81
T117
Matthew Jordan
10
81
T117
Shubhankar Sharma
10
81
T121
Michael Campbell
11
82
T121
Andres Romero
11
82
123
Eduard Rousaud
12
83
T124
Anton Karlsson
14
85
T124
Niklas Lemke
14
85
T124
Lars van Meijel
14
85
127
Ivan Cantero Gutierrez
15
86