Hainan Open R2

Wide open in Hainan as superb seven lead the way

October 17-20
Sanya Luhuitou GC, Donghai Bay, Sanya, Hainan Island, China
$350,000
Round 1, Round 3, Round 4


Seven players share the 36-hole lead at the Hainan Open on seven under par following a day of relatively low scoring at Sanya Luhuitou Golf Club. 

Hainan Open R2 - Wide open in Hainan
Matthew Jordan. Credit: Hainan Open Official Committee

Wil Besseling, Robin Roussel and China’s Liu Yanwei set the target after teeing off early on day two, while Englishmen Richard Bland and Matthew Jordan, China’s Xiao Bowen and South Korean Jaewoong Eom joined them on seven under par as darkness began to descend over Sanya.

“I’ve played well,” said Jordan. “I started off the first round a bit iffy. I saved it a little bit in the first seven holes but from then on, from about the eighth hole yesterday, I played solid. I’ve shown positives on both days, so I’m happy.

“I didn’t think it was that different to yesterday. I did battle well actually, yesterday I just got up and down a couple more times. Over the two days I’ve been very solid and it doesn’t take much to pick up a shot or drop a shot.”

Of the leaders, Liu posted the lowest round as a six under par round of 66 earned him a share of the advantage, while Besseling and Bland posted rounds of 67, Xiao, Eom and Roussel signed for rounds of 68, while Jordan added a two under par 70 to his opening 67.

“I had an early tee time this morning and the wind was low and then became stronger, but it was still better than yesterday,” said Liu. “I didn’t play badly yesterday with seven birdies, but I got six bogeys and made some mistakes to end with a score of one under par. I controlled it a lot better today, with the same number of birdies, but I only bogeyed the 14th hole.

“Over the past two days, the ninth hole has caused trouble for most of us. It is 480 yards long and we had to play against the wind. The wind direction has been basically the same since Tuesday, but it was a bit different on the seventh and eighth holes today.”

One shot further back is France’s Damien Perrier, Chinese duo Bai Zheng-kai and He Shaocai – who posted the low round of the day with a seven under par 65 – and Yeh Yu-Chen of Chinese Taipei, who all share eighth place on six under par.

In total, 63 players survived the halfway cut of one over par or lower, including the two Chinese amateurs Chen Guxin and Liu Enhua.


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Golf Ranking
By GT Editor
Pos .
Player
To Par
R1
R2
Total
1
EOM, Jaewoong
-7
69
68
BLAND, Richard
-7
70
67
XIAO, Bowen
-7
69
68
JORDAN, Matthew
-7
67
70
BESSELING, Wil
-7
70
67
LIU, Yanwei
-7
71
66
ROUSSEL, Robin
-7
69
68

8
BAI, Zheng-kai
-6
70
68
YEH, Yu-Chen
-6
70
68
PERRIER, Damien
-6
68
70
8
HE, Shaocai
-6
73
65
12
CRAWFORD, Cory
-5
73
66
MACPHERSON, Bryden
-5
72
67
14
LAPORTA, Francesco
-4
69
71
HEISELE, Sebastian
-4
70
70
ROZNER, Antoine
-4
65
75
17
HILL, Calum
-3
71
70
KNAPPE, Alexander
-3
72
69
BLOMSTRAND, Christofer
-3
71
70
PAEZ, Nicolas
-3
70
71
GEARY, Josh
-3
68
73
ZEMMER, Aron
-3
70
71
23
VAN DRIEL, Darius
-2
74
68
STOW, Ben
-2
69
73
HAK, Shun Yat
-2
72
70
23
JIN, Cheng
-2
70
72
ANTCLIFF, Maverick
-2
71
71
ANGLES, Pep
-2
72
70
LINDELL, Oliver
-2
70
72
VON DELLINGSHAUSEN, Nicolai
-2
70
72
SANTOS, Ricardo
-2
73
69
PORTEOUS, Garrick
-2
70
72
33
HØJGAARD, Rasmus
-1
73
70
SENIOR, Jack
-1
72
71
COUSSAUD, Ugo
-1
71
72
SCALISE, Lorenzo
-1
73
70
KÖLBING, Jonas
-1
73
70
WILKIN, Fraser
-1
73
70
LIN, K.P.
-1
71
72
ZHANG, Jin
-1
69
74
CHAO, Haimeng
-1
71
72
SHARVIN, Cormac
-1
69
74
WU, Hongfu
-1
71
72
MERONK, Adrian
-1
72
71
45
COUPLAND, Dave
PAR
71
73
FARR, Oliver
PAR
72
72
BOOTE, David
PAR
72
72
COCKERILL, Aaron
PAR
72
72
GLENNEMO, Jacob
PAR
71
73
LENGDEN, Oscar
PAR
72
72
CHEN, Guxin(AM)
PAR
72
72
LIMA, José-Filipe
PAR
69
75
YUAN, Kevin
PAR
71
73
LIU, Enhua(AM)
PAR
71
73
KAKKO, Roope
PAR
71
73
SCIOT-SIEGRIST, Robin
PAR
72
72
FERGUSON, Ewen
PAR
75
69
58
SJÖHOLM, Joel
1
72
73
YE, Jianfeng
1
73
72
MCBRIDE, Kade
1
74
71
JOHANSEN, Eirik Tage
1
73
72
BALDWIN, Matthew
1
71
74
ENOCH, Rhys
1
76
69
CUT
64
HAWKES, Simon
2
77
69
146
ECCLES, Ben
2
76
70
146
SYME, Connor
2
73
73
146
LIN, Yung-Lung
2
75
71
146
EASTON, Bryce
2
75
71
146
ZHANG, Zi-Hong
2
73
73
146
YANG, Yinong
2
71
75
146
TILEY, Steven
2
72
74
146
72
McGOWAN, Ross
3
73
74
147
GRONKVIST, Andreas
3
74
73
147
CHIEN, Sam
3
75
72
147
CHEN, Zihao
3
72
75
147
YIN, Yongxuan
3
71
76
147
HUANG, Wenyi
3
74
73
147
YAO, Xuefeng
3
76
71
147
STUREHED, Henric
3
75
72
147
CANTER, Laurie
3
76
71
147
LI, Linqiang(AM)
3
71
76
147
WHITNELL, Dale
3
71
76
147
YUAN, Yechun
3
73
74
147
84
LAMPERT, Moritz
4
76
72
148
HE, Zeming
4
76
72
148
LUO, Xuewen
4
74
74
148
SHE, Zihan
4
74
74
148
FENASSE, Mathieu
4
70
78
148
OUYANG, Zheng
4
74
74
148
90
SCHNEIDER, Marcel
5
74
75
149
TARRIO BEN, Santiago
5
72
77
149
WIEGELE, Martin
5
71
78
149
POKE, Benjamin
5
68
81
149
JIN, Daxing
5
76
73
149
WU, Di
5
75
74
149
96
XU, Guo-zhen
6
77
73
150
GARCIA RODRIGUEZ, Sebastian
6
74
76
150
WU, Wenxuan(AM)
6
75
75
150
PIGEM, Carlos
6
78
72
150
DE SOUSA, Raphaël
6
75
75
150
JUNG, Woojin
6
76
74
150
ZHOU, Guowu
6
79
71
150
103
YIP, Linus(AM)
7
73
78
151
SU, Dong
7
75
76
151
CLEMENTS, Todd
7
82
69
151
XUE, Han
7
71
80
151
MA, Chengyao
7
75
76
151
HAVRET, Grégory
7
75
76
151
109
MUIR, Kieran
8
76
76
152
110
VAN MEIJEL, Lars
9
77
76
153
FORD, Matt
9
75
78
153
112
FAN, Shiyu
10
81
73
154
THOMSON, Jonathan
10
72
82
154
CHEN, Yilong
10
78
76
154
TERRAGNI, Cristiano
10
79
75
154
116
HAASTRUP, Mark Flindt
11
83
72
155
LIANG, Enqi (AM)
11
75
80
155
118
ZHANG, Changlei
12
78
78
156
HUIZING, Daan
12
80
76
156
SIMONSEN, Martin
12
77
79
156
121
ZHUANG, Zhu
13
75
82
157
122
ROBERTS, Oliver
14
77
81
158
HUANG, Chi
14
78
80
158
124
CHEN, Dinggen
16
87
73
160
125
DICK, Jackson
22
87
79
166
RETD
BEARD, Hayden
74
36
110