Hero Open R1

Calum Hill takes lead with new course record in Scotland

Hero Open 2021 R1
August 05-08
Fairmont St Andrews, St Andrews, Fife, Scotland
€1,250,000
Round 2, Round 3, Round 4


Scot Calum Hill made the most of his early start and the calmer conditions it afforded him, remaining bogey-free and setting a new course record 63 at Fairmont St Andrews to take the lead at 9-under in the first round of the Hero Open.


Hero Open 2021 R1

“I putted well. I didn’t put it in places that caused me too much bother – I did make my fair share of putts. One really good 15-footer on number one to save par and a lot of mid range putts for birdies.

“We got the best part of (the weather) 100 per cent. Our front nine was relatively calm, probably half a club wind, then back nine picked up. We got three quarters of our day in quite pleasant conditions, I think it’s just getting worse from here – we took advantage.


Hero Open 2021 R1

Hill was born in nearby Kirkcaldy and enjoyed having the support of his loved ones.

“I really enjoy it. There’s a lot of family and friends who can come and watch, I always enjoy playing in front of people I know. It makes it good fun. Mum, Dad, cousins, uncles, friends, a few people.”


Hero Open 2021 R1

Northern Ireland’s Jonathan Caldwell eagled the par-4 7th and fired seven birdies and a single bogey to close one shot behind the leader.

“Delighted. Especially with recent form, it hasn’t been so good. Delighted that a bit of the work I’ve done over the last week or so with my coach at home is paying off. Hopefully I can keep going forward.”


Hero Open 2021 R1

Englishman Ross Fisher and American Chase Hanna shot bogey-free 65s to tie for third place at 7-under alongside France’s Robin Sciot-Siegrist who fired eight birdies and bogeyed the 16th.

“Solid play,” said Fisher. “I drove it nicely off the tee. I hit it in one fairway bunker but fortunately that was on a par five and I managed to get up and down for a five. Steady golf, gave myself plenty of looks at birdie and managed to hole a few putts, which is nice.

“(My form) has been frustrating. I missed a cut from nowhere in Germany after starting nicely. Ireland I played well but missed that. Frustration was building up. I knew I was working on the right things, practicing hard, working on the short game, the putter has been the Achilles heel that has let me down the last few years – quite streaky. Nice to see the hard work paying off.”

Players who started in the afternoon had to contend with stronger winds but Berry Henson of the USA managed to post a bogey-free 67.


Hero Open 2021 R1

Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
1
Calum Hill
-9
63
2
Jonathan Caldwell
-8
64
T3
Ross Fisher
-7
65
T3
Chase Hanna
-7
65
T3
Robin Sciot-Siegrist
-7
65
T6
Chris Paisley
-6
66
T6
Alvaro Quiros
-6
66
T6
Nicolai Von Dellingshausen
-6
66
T9
Lucas Bjerregaard
-5
67
T9
Bryce Easton
-5
67
T9
Berry Henson
-5
67
T9
Matthew Jordan
-5
67
T9
David Law
-5
67
T9
Hugo León
-5
67
T9
Adrian Otaegui
-5
67
T9
Richie Ramsay
-5
67
T9
Kristoffer Reitan
-5
67
T9
Shubhankar Sharma
-5
67
T9
Santiago Tarrio
-5
67
T9
Toby Tree
-5
67
T21
Eduardo De la Riva
-4
68
T21
Pedro Figueiredo
-4
68
T21
Grant Forrest
-4
68
T21
Lee Slattery
-4
68
T21
Jordan Smith
-4
68
T21
Justin Walters
-4
68
T27
Daniel Hillier
-3
69
T27
Sihwan Kim
-3
69
T27
Tyler Koivisto
-3
69
T27
Alexander Levy
-3
69
T27
James Morrison
-3
69
T27
Garrick Porteous
-3
69
T27
Callum Shinkwin
-3
69
T27
Gary Stal
-3
69
T35
Yi Keun Chang
-2
70
T35
Matt Ford
-2
70
T35
Richard McEvoy
-2
70
T35
Gavin Moynihan
-2
70
T35
Marcel Siem
-2
70
T40
Ashley Chesters
-1
71
T40
David Drysdale
-1
71
T40
Ignacio Elvira Mijares
-1
71
T40
Ben Evans
-1
71
T40
Oliver Farr
-1
71
T40
Daniel Gavins
-1
71
T40
Scott Jamieson
-1
71
T40
Niall Kearney
-1
71
T40
Marcus Kinhult
-1
71
T40
Francesco Laporta
-1
71
T40
Paul Waring
-1
71
T40
Aron Zemmer
-1
71
T40
Darius van Driel
-1
71
T53
Marcus Armitage
E
72
T53
Austin Bautista
E
72
T53
Wil Besseling
E
72
T53
Jorge Campillo
E
72
T53
Emilio Cuartero Blanco
E
72
T53
Rhys Enoch
E
72
T53
Scott Hend
E
72
T53
Shiv Kapur
E
72
T53
Anton Karlsson
E
72
T53
Frank Kennedy
E
72
T53
Dimitrios Papadatos
E
72
T53
Damien Perrier
E
72
T53
Bernd Ritthammer
E
72
T53
Ricardo Santos
E
72
T53
Matthew Southgate
E
72
T68
Alejandro Cañizares
+1
73
T68
Jamie Donaldson
+1
73
T68
Lorenzo Gagli
+1
73
T68
Sebastian Garcia Rodriguez
+1
73
T68
Janne Kaske
+1
73
T68
Masahiro Kawamura
+1
73
T68
Ryan Lumsden (a)
+1
73
T68
Haydn Porteous
+1
73
T68
Cormac Sharvin
+1
73
T68
Laird Shepherd (a)
+1
73
T68
Andy Sullivan
+1
73
T68
Connor Syme
+1
73
T68
Dale Whitnell
+1
73
T81
David Dixon
+2
74
T81
Philip Eriksson
+2
74
T81
Graham Fox
+2
74
T81
Ryan Fox
+2
74
T81
Joachim B. Hansen
+2
74
T81
Søren Kjeldsen
+2
74
T81
Eddie Pepperell
+2
74
T81
Carlos Pigem
+2
74
T81
Jesper Sandborg
+2
74
T81
Daniel van Tonder
+2
74
T91
Matthew Baldwin
+3
75
T91
Bradley Dredge
+3
75
T91
Gonzalo Fernandez-Castaño
+3
75
T91
Craig Howie
+3
75
T91
Nicolai Højgaard
+3
75
T91
Jake McLeod
+3
75
T91
Paul O’Hara
+3
75
T91
Renato Paratore
+3
75
T91
Adrien Saddier
+3
75
T91
Julian Suri
+3
75
T91
Robin Williams
+3
75
T91
Chris Wood
+3
75
T91
Suradit Yongcharoenchai
+3
75
T91
Daniel Young (a)
+3
75
T105
Gaganjeet Bhullar
+4
76
T105
SSP Chawrasia
+4
76
T105
Dave Coupland
+4
76
T105
Oliver Fisher
+4
76
T105
Josh Geary
+4
76
T105
Benjamin Hebert
+4
76
T105
Robert Rock
+4
76
T105
Martin Simonsen
+4
76
T105
Graeme Storm
+4
76
T105
Oliver Wilson
+4
76
T105
Lars van Meijel
+4
76
T116
Kristoffer Broberg
+5
77
T116
David Howell
+5
77
T116
Niklas Lemke
+5
77
T116
Haotong Li
+5
77
T116
Paul Peterson
+5
77
T116
Ajeetesh Sandhu
+5
77
T116
Max Schmitt
+5
77
T123
Tom Gandy
+6
78
T123
Liam Johnston
+6
78
T123
Deyen Lawson
+6
78
T123
Marc Warren
+6
78
T123
Romain Wattel
+6
78
T128
Pep Angles
+7
79
T128
Paul Dunne
+7
79
T128
Tom McKibbin
+7
79
T128
Clement Sordet
+7
79
T128
Euan Walker (a)
+7
79
T128
Jeff Winther
+7
79
T134
Aaron Cockerill
+8
80
T134
Stephen Gallacher
+8
80
T134
Ross McGowan
+8
80
T134
Matthias Schmid
+8
80
T134
Jordan Wrisdale
+8
80
T139
David Horsey
+9
81
T139
Benjamin Poke
+9
81
T141
Jake Bolton
+11
83
T141
Joel Stalter
+11
83
143
Chris Doak
+18
90