ISPS HANDA World Invitational R1

Jordan Smith takes 2-shot lead in Ireland

World Invitational 2021 R1
July 29 – August 01
Galgorm Castle & Massereene, Co. Antrim, NI
$1,500,000
Round 2, Round 3, Round 4

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Englishman Jordan Smith made a single birdie on his front nine but fired seven on the back nine for an opening 62 to take the lead in the ISPS HANDA World Invitational presented by Modest! Golf Management.


World Invitational 2021 R1

“I’ve felt like it’s been sort of trending in the right way,” said Smith. “It just hasn’t all come together at the right point.

“My putting has even been good and my iron play has been good, it’s been one or the other, but today it sort of all came together, and more of the same.

“I think the back nine there’s a lot more wedges into holes but I think the front nine there’s a lot more long irons. There’s still a few wedges and obviously you’ve got a drivable second but that was the difference – just didn’t hit the longer clubs close enough.”


World Invitational 2021 R1

Matthias Schmid of Germany fired eight birdies and two bogeys to sign for a 64 and is tied in second place alongside Scotsman David Drysdale who produced seven birdies and a single bogey.

Schmid won the Silver Medal for the best amateur player at the Open Championship and finished T47 in his professional debut at the Cazoo Open last week.


World Invitational 2021 R1

Japan’s Masahiro Kawamura lies in solo fourth place at 5-under with seven birdies and two bogeys.

South Korean Chella Choi, Scotswoman Gemma Dryburgh and American Jennifer Kupcho lead the way at 7-under for the women.


World Invitational 2021 R1

Dryburgh produced one of the best rounds of the day with an eagle at the par-5 1st as well as five birdies in a bogey-free round.

“I’ve kind of had to stay patient and I knew a round like this was coming so it was good to see it come out today.”

“It’s really cool actually to see the guys in front of us and behind us. It’s nice to see an innovative event like that.”

Choi also eagled the first hole and made six birdies but bogeyed the par-3 5th.

Kupcho fired eight birdies but unfortunately bogeyed the par-4 6th.


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World Invitational 2021 R1

American Emma Talley lies in solo fourth at 6-under.

Following in the footsteps of the ISPS HANDA Vic Open, this is the first time an event of this format has been tri-sanctioned by the European Tour, LPGA and LET in the northern hemisphere. The format sees 288 players, 144 men and 144 women take part in the competition, with the women’s field being split equally between the LPGA and the LET.


World Invitational 2021 R1

The tournament will count towards the European Tour’s Race to Dubai and carry Team Europe Ryder Cup points, while the women’s tournament will count towards the Race to the CME Globe for women on the LPGA Tour, the Race to Costa del Sol on the Ladies European Tour (LET) and Solheim Cup points for both Team Europe and Team USA. The $3 million prize purse will be split equally between the men and the women.

World Invitational 2021 R1

Men
   
Ladies
Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
   
Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
1
Jordan Smith
-8
62
   
T1
Chella Choi
-7
66
T2
Matthias Schmid
-6
64
   
T1
Gemma Dryburgh *
-7
66
T2
David Drysdale *
-6
64
   
T1
Jennifer Kupcho
-7
66
4
Masahiro Kawamura
-5
65
   
4
Emma Talley
-6
67
T5
Ignacio Elvira Mijares
-4
66
   
T5
Sarah Burnham
-5
68
T5
Calum Hill
-4
66
   
T5
Georgia Hall
-5
68
T5
Max Schmitt *
-4
66
   
T5
Charley Hull
-5
68
T5
Matthew Baldwin *
-4
66
   
T5
Min Seo Kwak *
-5
67
T5
Alejandro Cañizares *
-4
66
   
T9
Ssu-Chia Cheng
-4
69
T5
Eddie Pepperell *
-4
66
   
T9
Bronte Law
-4
69
T11
David Law *
-3
67
   
T9
Su Oh *
-4
68
T11
Tom McKibbin *
-3
67
   
T9
Pornanong Phatlum
-4
68
T11
Jacques Kruyswijk *
-3
67
   
T13
Lydia Hall *
-3
70
T11
Dale Whitnell
-3
67
   
T13
Mina Harigae
-3
69
T11
Daniel Hillier
-3
67
   
T13
Jillian Hollis
-3
70
T11
Thongchai Jaidee *
-3
67
   
T13
Sarah Kemp
-3
70
T11
James Morrison *
-3
67
   
T13
Olivia Mehaffey (a)
-3
70
T11
David Horsey *
-3
67
   
T13
Marissa Steen *
-3
69
T11
Oliver Farr *
-3
67
   
T19
Pajaree Anannarukarn *
-2
70
T11
Hugo León *
-3
67
   
T19
Krista Bakker *
-2
71
T11
Andy Sullivan
-3
67
   
T19
Esther Henseleit *
-2
70
T11
Callum Shinkwin
-3
67
   
T19
Celine Herbin *
-2
71
T11
Eduardo De la Riva *
-3
67
   
T19
Dani Holmqvist
-2
71
T24
Euan Walker (a) *
-2
68
   
T19
Caroline Inglis
-2
71
T24
Maverick Antcliff
-2
68
   
T19
Christina Kim
-2
71
T24
Scott Jamieson *
-2
68
   
T19
Cheyenne Knight
-2
71
T24
Garrick Porteous *
-2
68
   
T19
Stephanie Kyriacou *
-2
70
T24
Bradley Dredge *
-2
68
   
T19
Karolin Lampert
-2
70
T24
Benjamin Poke *
-2
68
   
T19
Andrea Lee *
-2
70
T24
David Dixon
-2
68
   
T19
Lejan Lewthwaite *
-2
71
T24
Ashley Chesters *
-2
68
   
T19
Tvesa Malik *
-2
71
T24
Richard McEvoy
-2
68
   
T19
Kristy McPherson
-2
70
T24
Hennie du Plessis
-2
68
   
T19
Wichanee Meechai *
-2
70
T24
Jack Senior *
-2
68
   
T19
Linnea Strom
-2
70
T24
Mark Power (a) *
-2
68
   
T19
Alana Uriell *
-2
70
T24
Ajeetesh Sandhu *
-2
68
   
T19
Ursula Wikstrom
-2
70
T24
Sihwan Kim
-2
68
   
T37
Olivia Cowan *
-1
71
T38
Ryan Lumsden (a)
-1
69
   
T37
Cloe Frankish *
-1
72
T38
Paul Peterson
-1
69
   
T37
Franziska Friedrich (a)
-1
71
T38
Lucas Bjerregaard *
-1
69
   
T37
Kristen Gillman *
-1
72
T38
John Catlin *
-1
69
   
T37
Johanna Gustavsson
-1
72
T38
Vincent Norrman *
-1
69
   
T37
Muni He *
-1
71
T38
Gonzalo Fernandez-Castaño
-1
69
   
T37
Linnea Johansson *
-1
72
T38
Matty Lamb *
-1
69
   
T37
Tiia Koivisto *
-1
71
T38
Robin Sciot-Siegrist *
-1
69
   
T37
Lucie Malchirand
-1
72
T38
Nicolai Von Dellingshausen *
-1
69
   
T37
Mireia Prat *
-1
71
T38
Adrien Saddier *
-1
69
   
T37
Luna Sobron Galmes
-1
71
T38
Jayden Schaper
-1
69
   
T37
Pannarat Thanapolboonyaras *
-1
71
T38
Jordan Wrisdale
-1
69
   
T37
Atthaya Thitikul *
-1
71
T38
Wil Besseling
-1
69
   
T50
Beth Allen *
E
73
T38
Blake Windred
-1
69
   
T50
Dottie Ardina
E
72
T38
Marc Warren *
-1
69
   
T50
Lina Boqvist
E
72
T38
Dimitrios Papadatos *
-1
69
   
T50
Amy Boulden
E
73
T38
Francesco Laporta
-1
69
   
T50
Stacy Bregman
E
72
T38
Aron Zemmer *
-1
69
   
T50
Camille Chevalier *
E
73
T38
Niall Kearney
-1
69
   
T50
Lauren Coughlin
E
72
T38
Alexander Levy
-1
69
   
T50
Annabel Dimmock
E
73
T38
Søren Kjeldsen
-1
69
   
T50
Nobuhle Dlamini
E
73
T59
John Murphy (a)
E
70
   
T50
Lindy Duncan
E
73
T59
Simon Thornton *
E
70
   
T50
Laura Fuenfstueck
E
72
T59
Pedro Figueiredo
E
70
   
T50
Maria Hernandez
E
72
T59
Joel Stalter
E
70
   
T50
Alice Hewson
E
73
T59
Ben Evans
E
70
   
T50
Marta Martin *
E
72
T59
Berry Henson
E
70
   
T50
Thalia Martin *
E
73
T59
Michael Hoey *
E
70
   
T50
Sydnee Michaels *
E
73
T59
Conor O’Rourke *
E
70
   
T50
Yealimi Noh
E
73
T59
Carlos Pigem *
E
70
   
T50
Ryann O’Toole *
E
72
T59
Sebastian Garcia Rodriguez *
E
70
   
T50
Patricia Sanz Barrio *
E
72
T59
Tom Murray *
E
70
   
T50
Lindsey Weaver
E
72
T59
Paul McBride
E
70
   
T50
Liz Young *
E
73
T59
Damien Perrier
E
70
   
T71
Silvia Banon
+1
74
T59
Shubhankar Sharma
E
70
   
T71
Hannah Burke
+1
74
T59
Justin Harding *
E
70
   
T71
Brianna Do *
+1
74
T59
Santiago Tarrio *
E
70
   
T71
Elia Folch
+1
73
T59
Darius van Driel
E
70
   
T71
Manon Gidali (a) *
+1
73
T59
Bryce Easton
E
70
   
T71
Kylie Henry
+1
73
T77
Joe Long (a)
+1
71
   
T71
Whitney Hillier *
+1
74
T77
Daniel Gavins
+1
71
   
T71
Nuria Iturrioz *
+1
74
T77
Rhys Enoch
+1
71
   
T71
Alison Lee *
+1
73
T77
Matt Ford
+1
71
   
T71
Jeongeun Lee6
+1
74
T77
Marcus Armitage *
+1
71
   
T71
Pernilla Lindberg *
+1
73
T77
Scott Hend *
+1
71
   
T71
Laura Murray
+1
73
T77
Jonathan Caldwell *
+1
71
   
T71
Elina Nummenpaa
+1
73
T77
Pep Angles
+1
71
   
T71
Lee-Anne Pace *
+1
73
T77
David Howell
+1
71
   
T71
Paula Reto *
+1
74
T77
Jean Baptiste Gonnet
+1
71
   
T71
Lizette Salas *
+1
73
T77
Haydn Porteous
+1
71
   
T71
Sarah Schober
+1
73
T77
Dave Coupland
+1
71
   
T71
Chloe Williams (a)
+1
73
T77
Bernd Ritthammer *
+1
71
   
T89
Emma Cabrera Bello *
+2
74
T77
Ben Schmidt *
+1
71
   
T89
Eleanor Givens *
+2
75
T77
Harry Ellis *
+1
71
   
T89
Jenny Haglund *
+2
74
T77
Bryden Macpherson
+1
71
   
T89
Noemi Jimenez Martin
+2
74
T77
Graeme Storm *
+1
71
   
T89
Jessica Karlsson
+2
74
T77
Julien Guerrier *
+1
71
   
T89
Lauren Kim (a)
+2
74
T77
Alvaro Quiros *
+1
71
   
T89
Linnette Littau Holmslykke *
+2
75
T96
Dermot McElroy (a) *
+2
72
   
T89
Becky Morgan *
+2
75
T96
Gregory Havret *
+2
72
   
T89
Liz Nagel
+2
75
T96
Steven Brown
+2
72
   
T89
Florentyna Parker *
+2
75
T96
Adrian Otaegui
+2
72
   
T89
Katherine Perry-Hamski
+2
74
T96
James Sugrue (a)
+2
72
   
T89
Stina Resen *
+2
75
T96
Lars van Meijel
+2
72
   
T89
Louise Ridderstrom
+2
74
T96
Paul Dunne
+2
72
   
T89
Marta Sanz Barrio *
+2
74
T96
Kristoffer Reitan *
+2
72
   
T89
Sarah Jane Smith *
+2
75
T96
Romain Wattel *
+2
72
   
T89
Aideen Walsh *
+2
74
T96
Nicolai Højgaard *
+2
72
   
T105
Carmen Alonso
+3
76
T96
Liam Johnston
+2
72
   
T105
Kendall Dye *
+3
76
T96
Connor Syme *
+2
72
   
T105
Nicole Garcia
+3
75
T96
Grant Forrest *
+2
72
   
T105
Laura Gomez Ruiz
+3
76
T96
Gaganjeet Bhullar
+2
72
   
T105
Laura Gonzalez Escallon *
+3
76
T96
Laurie Canter
+2
72
   
T105
Karina Kukkonen
+3
75
T96
Deyen Lawson
+2
72
   
T105
Yu Liu *
+3
75
T96
Austin Bautista *
+2
72
   
T112
Maiken Bing Paulsen *
+4
77
T96
Janne Kaske *
+2
72
   
T112
Gudrun Bjorgvinsdottir (a)
+4
77
T114
Colm Moriarty
+3
73
   
T112
Gabriella Cowley (a)
+4
76
T114
Julian Suri
+3
73
   
T112
Hayley Davis *
+4
77
T114
Suradit Yongcharoenchai *
+3
73
   
T112
Dana Finkelstein *
+4
76
T114
Eoin O’Brien *
+3
73
   
T112
Felicity Johnson
+4
76
T114
Alejandro Del Rey (a) *
+3
73
   
T112
Carolin Kauffmann *
+4
77
T114
Alejandro Tosti
+3
73
   
T112
Karoline Lund
+4
76
T114
Ricardo Santos *
+3
73
   
T112
Kelsey Macdonald *
+4
76
T114
Matthew Jordan *
+3
73
   
T121
Isabelle Boineau *
+5
77
T114
Ryan Campbell
+3
73
   
T121
Carly Booth
+5
78
T114
Clement Sordet
+3
73
   
T121
Nicole Broch Larsen *
+5
77
T114
Cormac Sharvin
+3
73
   
T121
Diksha Dagar *
+5
77
T114
Richard Mansell
+3
73
   
T121
Lee Lopez
+5
77
T126
Michael Reid
+4
74
   
T121
Haley Moore
+5
77
T126
Kristoffer Broberg
+4
74
   
T121
Emma Nilsson
+5
78
T126
Conor Purcell (a)
+4
74
   
T121
Katja Pogacar
+5
77
T129
Lee Slattery
+5
75
   
T121
Dulcie Sverdloff
+5
78
T129
Daniel Young (a)
+5
75
   
T121
Angel Yin
+5
78
T129
Bailey Gill
+5
75
   
T131
Natasha Fear *
+6
78
T129
Josh Geary
+5
75
   
T131
Anne-Charlotte Mora (a)
+6
79
T129
Josh Hill (a) *
+5
75
   
T131
Agathe Sauzon *
+6
79
T129
Brendan McCarroll *
+5
75
T131
Sarah Schmelzel *
+6
78
T129
Rowan Lester *
+5
75
   
T131
Line Toft Hansen *
+6
79
T136
Jake McLeod *
+6
76
   
T131
Astrid Vayson De Pradenne *
+6
79
T136
Robin Williams *
+6
76
   
T131
Linda Wessberg *
+6
79
T136
Bradley Neil
+6
76
   
T131
Jing Yan
+6
78
139
Hugo Dobson *
+7
77
   
T131
Pavarisa Yoktuan *
+6
79
140
Tyler Koivisto *
+9
79
   
T140
Anne-Lise Caudal
+7
79
141
Robert Moran *
+10
80
   
T140
Michele Thomson *
+7
80
142
Gavin Moynihan
+11
81
   
142
Natalie Gulbis
+8
81
143
Charlie Williams
+12
82
   
143
Sarina Schmidt *
+9
81
W/D
Elvis Smylie
E
144
Amelia Lewis *
+12
85
* Player started on the back nine