Hainan Open 2018 - Round 1

Home > Tours > European Challenge Tour > Hainan Open 2018 - Round 1
Grant Forrest posted a career-best at Sanya Luhuitou Golf Club to lead the Hainan Open.
Posted on
October 11, 2018
by
The Editorial Team in ,
Estimated reading time: 36 minutes

European Challenge Tour

Hainan Open 2018

October 11-14

Sanya Luhuitou Golf Club, Sanya, Hainan, China

$350,000

October 11-14

Sanya Luhuitou Golf Club, Sanya, Hainan, China

$350,000

Round 1

Forrest fires three eagles to claim Hainan lead

Round 2

Round 3

Round 4

Round 2

Round 3

Round 4

October 11, 2018

Grant Forrest posted a career-best ten under par 62 at Sanya Luhuitou Golf Club to lead the Hainan Open by three shots at the end of Day One.

- golfsupport.nl

The Scot was in breath-taking form on a hot and humid day in China and will take an emphatic three-shot lead into Day Two ahead of Finland’s Kalle Samooja on seven under par and Liam Johnston, Matt Ford and Xuewen Luo on five under.

Forrest started with aplomb by posting a birdie and back-to-back eagles in his first four holes to draw level with countryman Johnston, who led after the conclusion of the morning groups on five under par.

The 25 year old added a trio of birdies to end the front nine as he made the turn on eight under par before yet another eagle – his third of the round – moved him to ten under par.

Forrest burned the edge with several birdie putts as he approached the clubhouse and despite admitting to slight frustration with not building on his superb opening 11 holes, he was delighted with his day’s work.

“I got off to an absolute flyer and I just tried to go with it and stay focussed,” he said. “I missed a few chances coming in but overall I’m delighted with the start.

"I made a nice 15 footer on the 11th for birdie to get going and then drove it to about 15 feet on 12 and made it for eagle. Then I hit a nice four iron into about 15-20 feet and rolled that in and all of a sudden I was five under.

“After that I played more good golf and managed to get another eagle on the second – our 11th – I hit another good four iron in there to about ten feet and then just parred my way in from there.

“I’d made almost every putt I looked at in the first 11 holes. I think when you’re in that mindset, you expect to just keep making them. I had a couple that just burned the edge and it can be a little bit frustrating when it feels like they stop going in for you but I made my fair share so I can’t complain.”

Forrest has four top ten finishes this year and currently sits 13th on the Road to Ras Al Khaimah, a position he’s keen to build on with everything still to play for in the final weeks of the season.

“I’m sitting 13th at the moment and there’s a little bit of pressure with the last three events because anyone can jump in and push you out,” he said.

“I’m trying to play as well as I can in the next couple of weeks. I’ve been in the top 15 pretty much all year so it would be frustrating to fall out in the last few events so I’m just trying to play as well as I can.

“I know if I perform how I know I can, it should be enough to get the job done.”

Behind the trio of Ford, Johnston and Luo is a group of 15 players tied for sixth place on four under par. Rankings leader Joachim B. Hansen, KPMG Trophy winner Pedro Figueiredo and Galgorm Resort & Spa Northern Ireland Open, presented by Modest! Golf champion Calum Hill are all amongst the group sitting six shots off the lead.

Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
1
FORREST, Grant
-10
62
2
SAMOOJA, Kalle
-7
65
3
FORD, Matt
-5
67
LUO, Xuewen
-5
67
JOHNSTON, Liam
-5
67
6
CROCKER, Sean
-4
68
HILL, Calum
-4
68
ROZNER, Antoine
-4
68
MURRAY, Tom
-4
68
FIGUEIREDO, Pedro
-4
68
MOSES, Troy
-4
68
BESSELING, Wil
-4
68
VON DELLINGSHAUSEN, Nicolai
-4
68
SENIOR, Jack
-4
68
PEREZ, Victor
-4
68
JOHANSEN, Eirik Tage
-4
68
GEYGER, Nico
-4
68
HANSEN, Joachim B.
-4
68
SODERBERG, Sebastian
-4
68
LEMKE, Niklas
-4
68
21
FORSSTRÖM, Simon
-3
69
MCBRIDE, Kade
-3
69
LAPORTA, Francesco
-3
69
LEON, Hugo
-3
69
ITEN, Marco
-3
69
MERONK, Adrian
-3
69
FERGUSON, Ewen
-3
69
TILEY, Steven
-3
69
29
ECCLES, Ben
-2
70
PAPADATOS, Dimitrios
-2
70
MINAMOTO, Yusuke
-2
70
HOEY, Michael
-2
70
MEJOW, Philipp
-2
70
HAASTRUP, Mark Flindt
-2
70
PRATEEPTIENCHAI, Suteepat
-2
70
BRANDT-RICHARDS, Dale
-2
70
WILSON, Jack
-2
70
WILKIN, Fraser
-2
70
SJÖHOLM, Joel
-2
70
MACINTYRE, Robert
-2
70
41
SU, Dong
-1
71
MA, Chengyao
-1
71
WU, Hongfu
-1
71
McGOWAN, Ross
-1
71
LENGDEN, Oscar
-1
71
LANDO CASANOVA, Jérôme
-1
71
JOHANNESSEN, Kristian Krogh
-1
71
BEKKER, Oliver
-1
71
KIM, Minkyu
-1
71
STOW, Ben
-1
71
KNAPPE, Alexander
-1
71
KIM, Euiin
-1
71
53
PERRIER, Damien
Par
72
HENRY, Scott
Par
72
ZHUANG, Zhu
Par
72
VAN DRIEL, Darius
Par
72
OVESEN, Martin
Par
72
EVANS, Ben
Par
72
SCHNEIDER, Marcel
Par
72
HU, Diandian
Par
72
LEE, Kevin
Par
72
LIANG, Dingfeng
Par
72
SINGH BRAR, Jack
Par
72
ZHANG, Huilin
Par
72
ARNAUS, Adri
Par
72
MANLEY, Stuart
Par
72
CUARTERO BLANCO, Emilio
Par
72
68
ORRIN, Max
1
73
ZHANG, Changlei
1
73
PARK, Sunghyuk
1
73
YE, Jianfeng
1
73
MUENLEK, Panuwat
1
73
LAW, David
1
73
MACPHERSON, Bryden
1
73
LI (AM), Linqiang
1
73
VIRTO, Borja
1
73
INOUE, Koji
1
73
SATO, Hidetomo
1
73
GAGLI, Lorenzo
1
73
GIRRBACH, Joel
1
73
WILSON, Oliver
1
73
JIN, Daxing
1
73
YANG, Yinong
1
73
HUIZING, Daan
1
73
YAO, Xuefeng
1
73
86
LIANG, Zheng
2
74
KIM, Beomsoo
2
74
ZHI, Shang
2
74
OUYANG, Zheng
2
74
LEE, Jaewon
2
74
FENASSE, Mathieu
2
74
92
KARLSSON, Anton
3
75
PERRY, Mathew
3
75
FAN, Shiyu
3
75
SHE, Zihan
3
75
ARMITAGE, Marcus
3
75
SONG, Chao
3
75
XING, Yixin
3
75
LIAO, Guiming
3
75
XU, Qin
3
75
MA(AM), Bingwen
3
75
102
YAO, Yu
4
76
LIMA, José-Filipe
4
76
LIN, Wei
4
76
CHEN, Jian
4
76
CHAO, Haimeng
4
76
107
CHEN (AM), Haolong
5
77
BELT, Alex
5
77
FENG, Delun
5
77
CHEN (AM), Guxin
5
77
TAO, Yuezu
5
77
HULDAHL, Jeppe Pape
5
77
ZHU, Weiyu
5
77
SCIOT-SIEGRIST, Robin
5
77
MI, Yiyuan
5
77
116
JIANG, Wei
6
78
YI, Bo
6
78
HUANG, Mingjie
6
78
LANGASQUE, Romain
6
78
YIN, Yongxuan
6
78
121
PYO, Sukmin
7
79
122
LIU (AM), Enhua
10
82
DISQ
CHEN, Dinggen
-
-
RETD
LI, Tao
5
-
Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
1
FORREST, Grant
-10
62
2
SAMOOJA, Kalle
-7
65
3
FORD, Matt
-5
67
LUO, Xuewen
-5
67
JOHNSTON, Liam
-5
67
6
CROCKER, Sean
-4
68
HILL, Calum
-4
68
ROZNER, Antoine
-4
68
MURRAY, Tom
-4
68
FIGUEIREDO, Pedro
-4
68
MOSES, Troy
-4
68
BESSELING, Wil
-4
68
VON DELLINGSHAUSEN, Nicolai
-4
68
SENIOR, Jack
-4
68
PEREZ, Victor
-4
68
JOHANSEN, Eirik Tage
-4
68
GEYGER, Nico
-4
68
HANSEN, Joachim B.
-4
68
SODERBERG, Sebastian
-4
68
LEMKE, Niklas
-4
68
21
FORSSTRÖM, Simon
-3
69
MCBRIDE, Kade
-3
69
LAPORTA, Francesco
-3
69
LEON, Hugo
-3
69
ITEN, Marco
-3
69
MERONK, Adrian
-3
69
FERGUSON, Ewen
-3
69
TILEY, Steven
-3
69
29
ECCLES, Ben
-2
70
PAPADATOS, Dimitrios
-2
70
MINAMOTO, Yusuke
-2
70
HOEY, Michael
-2
70
MEJOW, Philipp
-2
70
HAASTRUP, Mark Flindt
-2
70
PRATEEPTIENCHAI, Suteepat
-2
70
BRANDT-RICHARDS, Dale
-2
70
WILSON, Jack
-2
70
WILKIN, Fraser
-2
70
SJÖHOLM, Joel
-2
70
MACINTYRE, Robert
-2
70
41
SU, Dong
-1
71
MA, Chengyao
-1
71
WU, Hongfu
-1
71
McGOWAN, Ross
-1
71
LENGDEN, Oscar
-1
71
LANDO CASANOVA, Jérôme
-1
71
JOHANNESSEN, Kristian Krogh
-1
71
BEKKER, Oliver
-1
71
KIM, Minkyu
-1
71
STOW, Ben
-1
71
KNAPPE, Alexander
-1
71
KIM, Euiin
-1
71
53
PERRIER, Damien
Par
72
HENRY, Scott
Par
72
ZHUANG, Zhu
Par
72
VAN DRIEL, Darius
Par
72
OVESEN, Martin
Par
72
EVANS, Ben
Par
72
SCHNEIDER, Marcel
Par
72
HU, Diandian
Par
72
LEE, Kevin
Par
72
LIANG, Dingfeng
Par
72
SINGH BRAR, Jack
Par
72
ZHANG, Huilin
Par
72
ARNAUS, Adri
Par
72
MANLEY, Stuart
Par
72
CUARTERO BLANCO, Emilio
Par
72
68
ORRIN, Max
1
73
ZHANG, Changlei
1
73
PARK, Sunghyuk
1
73
YE, Jianfeng
1
73
MUENLEK, Panuwat
1
73
LAW, David
1
73
MACPHERSON, Bryden
1
73
LI (AM), Linqiang
1
73
VIRTO, Borja
1
73
INOUE, Koji
1
73
SATO, Hidetomo
1
73
GAGLI, Lorenzo
1
73
GIRRBACH, Joel
1
73
WILSON, Oliver
1
73
JIN, Daxing
1
73
YANG, Yinong
1
73
HUIZING, Daan
1
73
YAO, Xuefeng
1
73
86
LIANG, Zheng
2
74
KIM, Beomsoo
2
74
ZHI, Shang
2
74
OUYANG, Zheng
2
74
LEE, Jaewon
2
74
FENASSE, Mathieu
2
74
92
KARLSSON, Anton
3
75
PERRY, Mathew
3
75
FAN, Shiyu
3
75
SHE, Zihan
3
75
ARMITAGE, Marcus
3
75
SONG, Chao
3
75
XING, Yixin
3
75
LIAO, Guiming
3
75
XU, Qin
3
75
MA(AM), Bingwen
3
75
102
YAO, Yu
4
76
LIMA, José-Filipe
4
76
LIN, Wei
4
76
CHEN, Jian
4
76
CHAO, Haimeng
4
76
107
CHEN (AM), Haolong
5
77
BELT, Alex
5
77
FENG, Delun
5
77
CHEN (AM), Guxin
5
77
TAO, Yuezu
5
77
HULDAHL, Jeppe Pape
5
77
ZHU, Weiyu
5
77
SCIOT-SIEGRIST, Robin
5
77
MI, Yiyuan
5
77
116
JIANG, Wei
6
78
YI, Bo
6
78
HUANG, Mingjie
6
78
LANGASQUE, Romain
6
78
YIN, Yongxuan
6
78
121
PYO, Sukmin
7
79
122
LIU (AM), Enhua
10
82
DISQ
CHEN, Dinggen
-
-
RETD
LI, Tao
5
-

The Editorial Team Avatar

About The Editorial Team

The editorial team at Golf Today strives to provide readers with captivating content that celebrates the rich heritage and exciting developments in the world of golf. Their collective expertise and dedication ensure that Golf Today remains a premier destination for golf enthusiasts seeking the latest news, insightful analysis, and engaging stories from the world of golf.

Join the discussion

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Read Next

OGIO launches limited-edition tequila-themed golf bag collection

OGIO launches limited-edition tequila-themed golf bag collection

The white and green design is available on three of OGIO’s golf bags.
Summer At Tangents, a new novel by Roderick Easdale

Summer at Tangents: A rare and wonderfully funny golf novel

Author Roderick Easdale effortlessly delivers in this witty, feel-good novel depicting the positive role a golf club can play within a community.
Grade "A" Architecture - Tamarack CC Holes 1 & 2 after the renovation

Grade "A" Architecture - Tamarack CC

Greenwich, Connecticut, USA
Xander Schauffele holds the Wanamaker Trophy after winning the US PGA Championship

Ten lessons learned from Valhalla

M. James Ward examines the moments and memories that resonate from the 106th PGA Championship.
magnifiercrossmenuchevron-downcross-circle
linkedin facebook pinterest youtube rss twitter instagram facebook-blank rss-blank linkedin-blank pinterest youtube twitter instagram