ISPS Handa World Super 6 Perth - R1

Reitan and Tabuena share the lead in Perth

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February 14-17
Lake Karrinyup Country Club, Perth, Western Australia
A$1,600,000


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Kristoffer Reitan and Miguel Tabuena carded opening rounds of 65 to share the lead after day one of the ISPS Handa World Super 6 Perth.

“I’m really happy with that round,” said Reitan. “Played some good golf tee to green and holed some putts as well.

“Throughout the last year I qualified for the U.S. Open and qualified for the European Tour through Q-School, so it’s something maybe with the qualifying mindset that I enjoy. I hope that can work to my advantage this week.

“I’m enjoying (my rookie season). I’m just trying to learn every week. Even if I play really bad I’m trying to learn something, and if I play well, it might be because I’ve learned something. So, I’m just trying to learn as much as I can from every tournament and try to unlock my best golf”

The innovative event is in its third consecutive year on the Race to Dubai, with 54 holes of traditional stroke play across the first three days before the top 24 players compete in a six-hole knockout match play format in the fourth and final round .

Out in the first group of the day off the tenth, Tabuena made eight birdies in his opening nine holes to tie a European Tour record and added another gain on the first before two bogeys moved him to seven under par at Lake Karrinyup Country Club.

“Shooting seven under on Thursday is not a bad score. My alarm was 3:30 in the morning, but it paid off and I’m pretty happy with my position. I love coming to Perth and it feels like home. The weather’s similar, the courses are similar, and it’s great to be back.

“Actually, nothing much (was going through my head). I tried to keep it in the back of my head, but it caught up to me on the third and fourth hole. That was like I started to force some stuff, which I shouldn’t have, and it cost me. I can’t force stuff tomorrow, I can’t play too aggressive and I’ve just got to make my putting work.

“A win? Oh, my gosh, it would mean everything. To play full time on the European Tour is a goal for me.”

Reitan came through all three stages of Qualifying School as an amateur last year and the Norwegian carded eight birdies and a bogey to join Tabuena at the summit in just his fifth event since turning professional.


Both men recorded their lowest rounds on the European Tour so far to sit two shots ahead of New Zealander Benjamin Campbell and England’s Richard McEvoy.

“Very pleased,” said McEvoy. “Played some solid golf. Two dropped shots on 16 and 17, but apart from that, seven birdies, so very pleased.

“You’ve just got to keep plugging away, try and get up there on the leaderboard and try to get into that top five, top 10, and then hopefully on Saturday that gives you an even better chance of being in the top 24. But also if you’re in the top 8 I think you get a bye for the first round of match play, so that’s a bonus as well.

“I love it here. I’ve been here quite a few times now, I think this is my fourth or fifth trip to Karrinyup. It really suits my eye, love the golf course, which is why I come back year after year.”

Nick Flanagan and Brad Kennedy are the leading Australians at four under par, alongside India’s SSP Chawrasia, Anton Karlsson of Sweden, Northern Ireland’s Michael Hoey and Kiwi Ryan Fox.


Pos.
Player
Nat
To Par
R1
T1
Miguel Tabuena
PHL
-7
65
T1
Kristoffer Reitan
NOR
-7
65
T3
Ben Campbell
AUS
-5
67
T3
Richard McEvoy
ENG
-5
67
T5
Shiv Chawrasia
IND
-4
68
T5
Anton Karlsson
SWE
-4
68
T5
Nick Flanagan
AUS
-4
68
T5
Michael Hoey
NIR
-4
68
T5
Ryan Fox
NZL
-4
68
T5
Brad Kennedy
AUS
-4
68
T11
Daniel Gale
AUS
-3
69
T11
Matt Jager
AUS
-3
69
T11
Gregory Bourdy
FRA
-3
69
T11
Matthew Griffin
AUS
-3
69
T11
Deyen Lawson
AUS
-3
69
T16
Terry Pilkadaris
AUS
-2
70
T16
David Law
SCO
-2
70
T16
Min-Woo Lee
AUS
-2
70
T16
Jason Scrivener
AUS
-2
70
T16
Thomas Pieters
BEL
-2
70
T16
James Nitties
AUS
-2
70
T16
Steven Jeffress
AUS
-2
70
T16
Scott Vincent
ZWE
-2
70
T16
Andrew Martin
AUS
-2
70
T16
Danthai Boonma
THA
-2
70
T16
Jordan Zunic
AUS
-2
70
T16
Panuphol Pittayarat
THA
-2
70
T16
Jeung-Hun Wang
KOR
-2
70
T16
Adrian Otaegui
ESP
-2
70
T16
Marcus Fraser
AUS
-2
70
T16
Anthony Quayle
AUS
-2
70
T16
Gareth Paddison
NZL
-2
70
T16
Prom Meesawat
THA
-2
70
T16
Robert MacIntyre
SCO
-2
70
T16
Yi-Keun Chang
KOR
-2
70
T36
Jake McLeod
AUS
-1
71
T36
Harrison Endycott
AUS
-1
71
T36
Michael Wright
AUS
-1
71
T36
Thomas Aiken
RSA
-1
71
T36
Liam Johnston
SCO
-1
71
T36
Callum Shinkwin
ENG
-1
71
T36
David Bransdon
AUS
-1
71
T36
Clement Sordet
FRA
-1
71
T36
Mark Brown
NZL
-1
71
T36
Per Laengfors
SWE
-1
71
T36
Ryan Chisnall
NZL
-1
71
T36
Jazz Janewattananond
THA
-1
71
T36
Justin Harding
RSA
-1
71
T36
Austin Connelly
CAN
-1
71
T36
Berry Henson
USA
-1
71
T36
Ajeetesh Sandhu
IND
-1
71
T36
Tom Murray
ENG
-1
71
T36
Bernd Ritthammer
GER
-1
71
T54
Simon Hawkes
AUS
Par
72
T54
Nick O’Hern
AUS
Par
72
T54
Zach Murray
AUS
Par
72
T54
Callan O’Reilly
AUS
Par
72
T54
Dimitrios Papadatos
AUS
Par
72
T54
Austen Truslow
USA
Par
72
T54
Guido Migliozzi
ITA
Par
72
T54
Cameron John
AUS
Par
72
T54
Daniel Nisbet
AUS
Par
72
T54
Robert Allenby
AUS
Par
72
T54
Ben Evans
ENG
Par
72
T54
Adilson Da Silva
BRA
Par
72
T54
Micah Shin
USA
Par
72
T54
Darren Beck
AUS
Par
72
T54
Max Orrin
ENG
Par
72
T54
Espen Kofstad
NOR
Par
72
T54
James Marchesani
AUS
Par
72
T54
Nick Cullen
AUS
Par
72
T54
Shih-Chang Chan
TPE
Par
72
T54
Peter Lonard
AUS
Par
72
T54
Kristian Krogh Johannessen
NOR
Par
72
T54
Sihwan Kim
KOR
Par
72
T76
Daniel Fox
AUS
1
73
T76
Michael Long
NZL
1
73
T76
Paul Dunne
IRL
1
73
T76
Stephen Leaney
AUS
1
73
T76
Matteo Manassero
ITA
1
73
T76
Nick Voke
NZL
1
73
T76
Daisuke Kataoka
JPN
1
73
T76
Sebastian Soederberg
SWE
1
73
T76
Kim Koivu
FIN
1
73
T76
Pedro Figueiredo
POR
1
73
T76
Stuart Manley
WAL
1
73
T76
Adrien Saddier
SCO
1
73
T76
Scott Gregory
ENG
1
73
T76
Nicholas Fung
MAL
1
73
T76
David Borda
ESP
1
73
T76
Jorge Campillo
ESP
1
73
T76
Michael Hendry
NZL
1
73
T76
Shiv Kapur
IND
1
73
T76
Gavin Green
MAS
1
73
T76
Peter Fowler
AUS
1
73
T76
Richard Green
AUS
1
73
T76
Wade Ormsby
AUS
1
73
T76
Tom Lewis
ENG
1
73
T76
Min-Chel Choi
KOR
1
73
T76
Adam Bland
AUS
1
73
T76
Christopher Wood
AUS
1
73
T76
Matthew Nixon
ENG
1
73
T76
Aaron Pike
AUS
1
73
T76
Connor Syme
SCO
1
73
T76
Maverick Antcliff
AUS
1
73
T76
Max McCardle
AUS
1
73
T76
Khalin Joshi
IND
1
73
T76
Damien Jordan
AUS
1
73
T76
Seenappa Chikkarangappa
IND
1
73
T76
Filippo Bergamaschi
ITA
1
73
T76
Hugo Leon
CHI
1
73
T76
Johannes Veerman
USA
1
73
T113
Lucas Herbert
AUS
2
74
T113
Viraj Madappa
IND
2
74
T113
Dylan Perry
AUS
2
74
T113
Andrew Dodt
AUS
2
74
T113
Louis De Jager
RSA
2
74
T113
Jin-Ho Choi
KOR
2
74
T113
Daniel Gavins
ENG
2
74
T113
Gavin Moynihan
IRL
2
74
T113
Kurt Kitayama
USA
2
74
T113
Ashley Chesters
ENG
2
74
T113
Nicolas Colsaerts
BEL
2
74
T113
Yuta Ikeda
JPN
2
74
T113
Matthew Millar
AUS
2
74
T113
Ben Eccles
AUS
2
74
T113
Grant Forrest
SCO
2
74
T113
Oliver Wilson
ENG
2
74
T113
Scott Hend
AUS
2
74
T113
Josh Younger
AUS
2
74
T113
Cory Crawford
AUS
2
74
T113
Hyo-Won Park
KOR
2
74
T133
James Morrison
ENG
3
75
T133
Ricardo Melo Gouveia
POR
3
75
T133
Jack Wilson
AUS
3
75
T133
Jason Norris
AUS
3
75
T133
Peter O’Malley
AUS
3
75
T133
Poom Saksansin
THA
3
75
T133
David Smail
NZL
3
75
T133
Ivan Cantero
ESP
3
75
T133
Max Schmitt
GER
3
75
T133
Suradit Yongcharoenchai
THA
3
75
T143
Joel Girrbach
SWE
4
76
T143
Matthew Stieger
AUS
4
76
T143
Blake Proverbs
AUS
4
76
T143
Geoff Ogilvy
AUS
4
76
T143
David Drysdale
SCO
4
76
T143
Masahiro Kawamura
JPN
4
76
T149
Jarryd Felton
AUS
5
77
T149
Jarin Todd
USA
5
77
T149
Ewen Ferguson
SCO
5
77
T149
Richie Ramsay
SCO
5
77
T149
Niklas Lemke
SWE
5
77
T154
Malcolm Kokocinski
SWE
6
78
T154
Paul Peterson
USA
6
78
T154
Rattanon Wannasrichan
THA
6
78