Euram Bank Open R1

Schneider shoots course record to lead in Austria

July 18-21
GC Adamstal, Ramsau, Austria
€185,000
Round 2, Round 3, Round 4


Marcel Schneider carded an eight under par 62 to tie the course record and set the pace on day one of the Euram Bank Open at Golf Club Adamstal.

Schneider shoots course record to lead in Austria
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The German posted six birdies and an eagle, without a blemish, to race into a three-shot lead after the first round with five players, including Italian duo Enrico Di Nitto and Lorenzo Scalise, his nearest challengers on five under par.

Borja Virto set the course record at 62 during the inaugural Euram Bank Open last year and Schneider was pleased to place his name alongside the Spaniard’s on the honours board after carefully navigating the final few holes when the wind began to swirl.

“I actually played really well,” he said. “I was in control of the ball and I’ve putted really well for a few weeks now. I was really happy to see all the work has come to the course now.


“On 17 I struggled a little bit. I don’t know if it was the wind but it was downwind and you don’t want to be long on that hole so I left it way short and then hacked the chip. The wind confused me a little bit, but overall I think it’s still playable.

“It’s always important to keep the bogeys off the card, or keep it to as few as possible, so I’m happy that I managed to do that today.”

The picturesque course in Lower Austria is one of the most aesthetically pleasing on the Challenge Tour International Schedule and it is a track which Schneider enjoys and finds scoreable, if the ball remains in play.

“I was not thinking about a score before the round,” he said. “You get a couple of chances if you keep the ball in play, but you still need to make those birdies – well, six birdies and one eagle for me!

“Apart from the walking, I really like this golf course. I like the views, I like the holes and the set-up of the course is great. I really like it.

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“I’m not thinking about tomorrow just now. Let’s see what tomorrow brings; it might be rainy, it might be stormy, I don’t know, but I’ll be ready.”

Di Nitto and Scalise, who lost in a play-off to Matthew Jordan at the Italian Challenge Open Eneos Motor Oil last month, share second place on five under par with Andalucía – Costa del Sol Match Play 9 runner-up Ugo Coussaud, two-time European Tour winner Felipe Aguilar and Calum Hill, who was the low Scot at last week’s Aberdeen Standard Investments Scottish Open.

Behind the quintet on five under par are a group of six players on four under, including Nicolai von Dellingshausen who triumphed at Golf Club Adamstal in 2017 on the Pro Golf Tour.

The second round will begin at 7.30 am local time on Friday, with Schneider’s round getting under way at 2.25 pm local time.


Pos.
Player
Nat
To Par
R1
1
SCHNEIDER Marcel
GER
-8
62
2
AGUILAR Felipe
CHI
-5
65
2
COUSSAUD Ugo
FRA
-5
65
2
DI NITTO Enrico
ITA
-5
65
2
HILL Calum
SCO
-5
65
2
SCALISE Lorenzo
ITA
-5
65
7
COCKERILL Aaron
CAN
-4
66
7
ERKENBECK James
USA
-4
66
7
HULDAHL Jeppe Pape
DEN
-4
66
7
LINDELL Oliver
FIN
-4
66
7
VON DELLINGSHAUSEN Nicolai
GER
-4
66
7
WHITNELL Dale
ENG
-4
66
13
DE SOUSA Raphaël
SUI
-3
67
13
FORD Matt
ENG
-3
67
13
HENRY Scott
SCO
-3
67
13
HESBOIS Kevin
BEL
-3
67
13
HUIZING Daan
NED
-3
67
13
KARLBERG Rikard
SWE
-3
67
13
KIM Minkyu
KOR
-3
67
13
LAPORTA Francesco
ITA
-3
67
13
LIMA José-Filipe
POR
-3
67
13
LIPOLD (AM) Lukas
AUT
-3
67
13
POKE Benjamin
DEN
-3
67
13
TILEY Steven
ENG
-3
67
13
WIDEGREN Pontus
SWE
-3
67
26
BERARDO Clément
FRA
-2
68
26
BOURDY Grégory
FRA
-2
68
26
CARLSSON Johan
SWE
-2
68
26
COUPLAND Dave
ENG
-2
68
26
FERGUSON Ewen
SCO
-2
68
26
FREIBURGHAUS Jeremy
SUI
-2
68
26
GRADECKI Mateusz
POL
-2
68
26
GREGORY Scott
ENG
-2
68
26
JOHN Allen
GER
-2
68
26
JORDAN Matthew
ENG
-2
68
26
KAKKO Roope
FIN
-2
68
26
KRISTJANSSON Gudmundur
ISL
-2
68
26
MCDONALD Jack
SCO
-2
68
26
MERONK Adrian
POL
-2
68
26
QUESNE Julien
FRA
-2
68
26
ROBB Chris
SCO
-2
68
26
RUSCH Benjamin
SUI
-2
68
26
SCHULZ Felix
AUT
-2
68
26
SPOONER Billy
ENG
-2
68
26
STALTER Joël
FRA
-2
68
26
VIRTO Borja
ESP
-2
68
47
BRAEUNIG Christian
GER
-1
69
47
BRUN Julien
FRA
-1
69
47
DAUX Franck
FRA
-1
69
47
ESPAÑA Edouard
FRA
-1
69
47
FENASSE Mathieu
FRA
-1
69
47
GASPAR Miguel
POR
-1
69
47
HOLMES Evan
CAN
-1
69
47
HOWIE Craig
SCO
-1
69
47
ITEN Marco
SUI
-1
69
47
MRUZEK Filip
CZE
-1
69
47
NEMECZ Lukas
AUT
-1
69
47
RUTHERFORD Jamie
ENG
-1
69
47
SALMINEN Mikael
FIN
-1
69
47
SCIOT-SIEGRIST Robin
FRA
-1
69
47
STEWART Duncan
SCO
-1
69
47
TADINI Alessandro
ITA
-1
69
47
YOUNG Mark
ENG
-1
69
64
ALLAN James
ENG
0
70
64
ARMITAGE Marcus
ENG
0
70
64
BAEK Peter L
DEN
0
70
64
BALTL Timon
AUT
0
70
64
CANTER Laurie
ENG
0
70
64
CLEMENTS Todd
ENG
0
70
64
CRUZ Tiago
POR
0
70
64
DAYDOU Alexandre
FRA
0
70
64
DUBOIS Edouard
FRA
0
70
64
GARCIA RODRIGUEZ Sebastian
ESP
0
70
64
GIRRBACH Joel
SUI
0
70
64
HANSON Chris
ENG
0
70
64
HAVRET Grégory
FRA
0
70
64
HUNT Toby
WAL
0
70
64
JOHANSSON Niclas
SWE
0
70
64
KING Gary
ENG
0
70
64
MARIN Jose I
ESP
0
70
64
MATUS Stanislav
CZE
0
70
64
MCBRIDE Paul
IRL
0
70
64
MCCARTHY Nick
ENG
0
70
64
NEUMAYER Bernard
AUT
0
70
64
REGNER (AM) Niklas
AUT
0
70
64
TRAPPEL Manuel
AUT
0
70
64
VAN DRIEL Darius
NED
0
70
64
WITTMANN Sebastian
AUT
0
70
89
FERNANDEZ Scott
ESP
1
71
89
FRITSCH Florian
GER
1
71
89
GAGNE Luis
CRC
1
71
89
GLOET Christian
DEN
1
71
89
HAASTRUP Mark Flindt
DEN
1
71
89
HAFTHORSSON Birgir
ISL
1
71
89
KORINEK Ales
CZE
1
71
89
KUNZENBACHER Julian
GER
1
71
89
LAMPERT Moritz
GER
1
71
89
LANDO CASANOVA Jérôme
FRA
1
71
89
O’ROURKE Conor
IRL
1
71
89
SARACINO Andrea
ITA
1
71
89
SCHWARTZ Antoine
FRA
1
71
102
ARIZABALETA Alvaro
COL
2
72
102
BREZOVSKY Michal
SVK
2
72
102
DAWSON Robin
IRL
2
72
102
ECHENIQUE Rafa
ARG
2
72
102
EVANS Ryan
ENG
2
72
102
FOLK (AM) Gerold
AUT
2
72
102
GRENVILLE-WOOD Joshua
ENG
2
72
102
HOEY Michael
NIR
2
72
102
JACKLIN Sean
SCO
2
72
102
MADDY Paul
ENG
2
72
102
MAURER Jürgen
AUT
2
72
102
RIU Victor
FRA
2
72
102
VALASEK Peter
SVK
2
72
102
VAN MEIJEL Lars
NED
2
72
102
VECCHI FOSSA Jacopo
ITA
2
72
102
WIEGELE Martin
AUT
2
72
102
WRISDALE Jordan
ENG
2
72
119
BOOTE David
WAL
3
73
119
CASALEGNO Carlo
ITA
3
73
119
CHO Rak hyun
KOR
3
73
119
ENEFER Will
ENG
3
73
119
HELLGREN Björn
SWE
3
73
119
MICHAEL Anthony
RSA
3
73
119
ROSS James
SCO
3
73
119
STAL Gary
FRA
3
73
119
TARRIO BEN Santiago
ESP
3
73
128
BESSA Tomás
POR
4
74
128
CAFOUREK Jan
CZE
4
74
128
CIANCHETTI Luca
ITA
4
74
128
COHEN Perry
SUI
4
74
128
LASKEY Mark
WAL
4
74
128
LEITMANNSTETTER Aaron
GER
4
74
128
SATAMA Henri
FIN
4
74
135
AHOKAS Antti
FIN
5
75
135
ALBERTUS Max
NED
5
75
135
DEL MORAL Carlos
ESP
5
75
135
JOUVEN Richard
FRA
5
75
135
MIKKOLA Ossi
FIN
5
75
135
MOHR Marcus
ENG
5
75
135
VAN DOREN Yente
BEL
5
75
142
DEAN Joe
ENG
6
76
142
GALLIANO Luca
SUI
6
76
142
MURRAY Tom
ENG
6
76
142
PERRIER Damien
FRA
6
76
142
SHIM Jaewoo
KOR
6
76
142
SUCHAN Daniel
CZE
6
76
148
PEACOCK Daniel
NIR
7
77
149
ECCLES Ben
AUS
8
78
150
GALIANO AGUILAR Mario
ESP
9
79
150
JØRGENSEN Oliver
DEN
9
79
152
KEMALOGLU Ediz
TUR
10
80
153
STEAD Brady
CAN
14
84
154
MURRAY Michael
USA
0
0
154
STARK Oscar
SWE
0
0
154
TREE Toby
ENG
0
0