Gran Canaria Lopesan Open R2

Olesen leads on low scoring day in Gran Canaria

Gran Canaria 2021 R2
April 22-25
Meloneras Golf by Lopesan, Gran Canaria, Spain
€1,500,000
Round 1, Round 3, Round 4

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Gran Canaria 2021 R2


New father Thorbjørn Olesen takes a one shot lead into the weekend at the Gran Canaria Lopesan Open after becoming the first of three players to shoot the course record on a low scoring day at Meloneras Golf by Lopesan.


Gran Canaria 2021 R2

The Dane admitted he was not expecting to make such a hot start after shooting a nine under par round of 71, admitting he was short of practice following the birth of his son, Cooper, earlier this month.

“I feel great. I was definitely not expecting this. It was an amazing experience to have a son a few weeks ago. I didn’t have that much practice coming in here, only last week, so the expectations were pretty low. It was great fun to be out here yesterday and today and shooting such a good number.”


Gran Canaria 2021 R2

“Overall it was good. My putting was really good both days and that always helps. Beside that I was always in play, hit a lot of fairways over the two days. I wasn’t really expecting anything and I was just focusing on every shot and not really thinking about it too much. I think that helped.”

“The thought of 59 didn’t really come to mind, I didn’t even know what the par was to be honest. Yesterday afternoon I was just so much in the present and wasn’t thinking about my score too much. I think that helped.”


Gran Canaria 2021 R2

The 2018 Ryder Cup player carded seven birdies and an eagle to get to 14-under par and lead the way from Dutchman Wil Besseling and Wales’ Rhys Enoch.

“Feeling good. Enjoyed it,” said Besseling. “Two great rounds, sun is out, course is good, played well. Looking forward to the weekend.”

“I pushed my drive (on the 9th, his 18th), hit the cart path and into the water hazard which is no water, only rocks. Decided to play from there. Hit it, it went all the way right, into the rough on the first hole. I had 66 metres, flopped it to six feet and holed the putt.”


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Gran Canaria 2021 R2

“The course is wide, there is not too much wind. This course is built for the wind, so if there is no wind, you are going to make birdies and that’s what happened. I think it’s really important to stay patient, see your chances, and when you’re not in position, just play a little more defence. Together with my caddie, we did a great job so far. That’s why we don’t have any bogey’s yet on the card and hopefully it stays like that.”

German Maximilian Kieffer, Frenchman Robin Roussel and Austrian Matthias Schwab are one shot back at 12-under par.

Gran Canaria 2021 R2

Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
R2
Total
1
Thorbjørn Olesen *
-14
65
61
126
T2
Wil Besseling *
-13
64
63
127
T2
Rhys Enoch
-13
65
62
127
T4
Maximilian Kieffer *
-12
63
65
128
T4
Robin Roussel
-12
63
65
128
T4
Matthias Schwab *
-12
65
63
128
T7
Maverick Antcliff
-11
66
63
129
T7
Garrick Higgo *
-11
65
64
129
T9
Richard Bland
-10
64
66
130
T9
Victor Dubuisson *
-10
68
62
130
T9
Matt Ford
-10
64
66
130
T9
Joachim B. Hansen
-10
63
67
130
T9
Sam Horsfield
-10
69
61
130
T9
Romain Langasque *
-10
67
63
130
T9
Matthieu Pavon *
-10
66
64
130
T16
Ben Evans *
-9
64
67
131
T16
Nicolai Højgaard
-9
67
64
131
T16
Andrew Johnston
-9
68
63
131
T16
Zander Lombard *
-9
66
65
131
T16
Joost Luiten
-9
63
68
131
T16
Jack Senior
-9
66
65
131
T16
Darius van Driel *
-9
66
65
131
T23
Nino Bertasio
-8
69
63
132
T23
Dean Burmester
-8
65
67
132
T23
Rafa Cabrera Bello
-8
65
67
132
T23
Alejandro Del Rey (a) *
-8
64
68
132
T23
Jamie Donaldson *
-8
65
67
132
T23
Justin Harding *
-8
65
67
132
T23
Scott Jamieson
-8
64
68
132
T23
Sihwan Kim *
-8
67
65
132
T23
Benjamin Poke *
-8
66
66
132
T23
Connor Syme
-8
71
61
132
T33
Marcus Armitage
-7
69
64
133
T33
Alexander Björk *
-7
67
66
133
T33
Jonathan Caldwell *
-7
68
65
133
T33
Aaron Cockerill
-7
71
62
133
T33
Berry Henson
-7
70
63
133
T33
Michael Lorenzo-Vera *
-7
65
68
133
T33
Richie Ramsay
-7
68
65
133
T33
Jordan Smith *
-7
68
65
133
T33
Clement Sordet *
-7
65
68
133
T33
Paul Waring
-7
68
65
133
T33
Jeff Winther
-7
67
66
133
T33
Lars van Meijel *
-7
66
67
133
T45
Ivan Cantero Gutierrez
-6
67
67
134
T45
John Catlin *
-6
67
67
134
T45
Calum Hill *
-6
68
66
134
T45
Niall Kearney *
-6
66
68
134
T45
Søren Kjeldsen *
-6
71
63
134
T45
Francesco Laporta *
-6
66
68
134
T45
Richard Mansell (a) *
-6
68
66
134
T45
Guido Migliozzi *
-6
70
64
134
T45
Antoine Rozner
-6
66
68
134
T45
Marcel Schneider
-6
68
66
134
T45
Justin Walters
-6
69
65
134
T45
Oliver Wilson
-6
65
69
134
T57
Pep Angles *
-5
71
64
135
T57
Adri Arnaus
-5
69
66
135
T57
Lucas Bjerregaard *
-5
71
64
135
T57
Alejandro Cañizares *
-5
70
65
135
T57
Ashley Chesters
-5
70
65
135
T57
Sean Crocker
-5
67
68
135
T57
Louis De Jager *
-5
69
66
135
T57
Oliver Farr
-5
68
67
135
T57
Julien Guerrier
-5
68
67
135
T57
Gregory Havret *
-5
65
70
135
T57
Sebastian Heisele
-5
69
66
135
T57
Adrian Meronk
-5
67
68
135
T57
James Morrison
-5
69
66
135
T57
Garrick Porteous *
-5
68
67
135
T57
Max Schmitt *
-5
66
69
135
T57
Andy Sullivan
-5
70
65
135
T57
Ashun Wu *
-5
67
68
135
T57
Fabrizio Zanotti *
-5
68
67
135
T75
Dave Coupland *
-4
70
66
136
T75
Oliver Fisher *
-4
69
67
136
T75
Ross Fisher
-4
69
67
136
T75
Tom Gandy *
-4
67
69
136
T75
Alfredo Garcia-Heredia *
-4
69
67
136
T75
Rikard Karlberg *
-4
73
63
136
T75
Janne Kaske *
-4
69
67
136
T75
Masahiro Kawamura *
-4
69
67
136
T75
Kurt Kitayama
-4
71
65
136
T75
Pablo Larrazabal
-4
66
70
136
T75
Richard McEvoy *
-4
69
67
136
T75
Jake McLeod
-4
66
70
136
T75
Pedro Oriol
-4
71
65
136
T75
Adrian Otaegui *
-4
70
66
136
T75
Eddie Pepperell
-4
65
71
136
T75
Carlos Pigem *
-4
70
66
136
T75
Haydn Porteous
-4
68
68
136
T75
Kalle Samooja
-4
68
68
136
T75
Robin Sciot-Siegrist
-4
68
68
136
T75
Sebastian Soderberg *
-4
71
65
136
T75
Joel Stalter
-4
68
68
136
T75
Julian Suri
-4
64
72
136
T75
Toby Tree
-4
68
68
136
T75
Euan Walker (a)
-4
71
65
136
T75
Suradit Yongcharoenchai *
-4
67
69
136
T100
Austin Bautista
-3
69
68
137
T100
Steven Brown *
-3
71
66
137
T100
Jorge Campillo *
-3
69
68
137
T100
Liam Johnston *
-3
70
67
137
T100
Edoardo Molinari
-3
69
68
137
T100
Alvaro Quiros
-3
67
70
137
T100
Ricardo Santos *
-3
69
68
137
T100
Cormac Sharvin
-3
67
70
137
T100
Lee Slattery
-3
67
70
137
T100
Johannes Veerman *
-3
70
67
137
T100
Borja Virto *
-3
66
71
137
T111
Gaganjeet Bhullar
-2
69
69
138
T111
David Drysdale *
-2
68
70
138
T111
Scott Fernandez *
-2
70
68
138
T111
Pedro Figueiredo
-2
72
66
138
T111
Grant Forrest
-2
68
70
138
T111
Raphael Jacquelin
-2
68
70
138
T111
Matthew Jordan
-2
67
71
138
T111
Tyler Koivisto *
-2
68
70
138
T111
Mikko Korhonen
-2
68
70
138
T111
Ondrej Lieser (a) *
-2
67
71
138
T111
Tapio Pulkkanen
-2
67
71
138
T111
Adrien Saddier *
-2
69
69
138
T111
Ajeetesh Sandhu *
-2
66
72
138
T111
Thomas Sloman *
-2
71
67
138
T111
Steven Tiley *
-2
70
68
138
T111
Dale Whitnell
-2
69
69
138
T127
Yi Keun Chang *
-1
71
68
139
T127
Paul Dunne *
-1
68
71
139
T127
David Law
-1
71
68
139
T127
Alexander Levy
-1
70
69
139
T127
Shubhankar Sharma
-1
69
70
139
T127
Carl Suneson
-1
71
68
139
T133
Lorenzo Gagli
E
67
73
140
T133
Sebastian Garcia Rodriguez
E
69
71
140
T133
Jean Baptiste Gonnet *
E
71
69
140
T133
Oscar Sanchez *
E
69
71
140
T137
Eduardo De la Riva
1
71
70
141
T137
Samuel Del Val
1
70
71
141
T137
Gonzalo Fernandez-Castaño *
1
68
73
141
T137
Benjamin Hebert
1
72
69
141
T137
Joakim Lagergren *
1
73
68
141
T137
Eduard Rousaud (a)
1
72
69
141
T143
SSP Chawrasia *
2
74
68
142
T143
David Howell *
2
71
71
142
T143
Ross McGowan
2
73
69
142
T143
Chris Wood
2
70
72
142
T147
Ignacio Elvira Mijares *
3
76
67
143
T147
Matthew Southgate
3
71
72
143
149
Peter Hanson *
4
74
70
144
150
Andrea Pavan
6
78
68
146
151
Inaki Fuentes *
16
83
73
156
* Player started on the back nine