KLM Open R1

Shinkwin takes early lead in Amsterdam

September 12-15
The International, Amsterdam, Netherlands
€2,000,000
Live leaderboard
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Callum Shinkwin carded a superb six under par 66 to take a one stroke lead after the opening round of the 100th edition of the KLM Open.

KLM Open Round 1 - Shinkwin takes early lead in Amsterdam
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“My golf as of late has not been great, as has my health as well, but the golf… is still not there, still very uncomfortable but I managed to turn it round today and shoot a good round of 66.

“I caught food poisoning back in Sweden – it can happen anywhere – but I caught it there and couldn’t get up on that Friday morning and then I’ve had a bit of a bad back as well. My back went last week and I thought the best thing to do it to walk in and basically have the weekend off and recover.

“Just working hard really. Been down the range, working on what I needed to work on. I wasn’t hitting the ball very well, that’s probably why the back wasn’t great but I’m just working hard and if I’m feeling uncomfortable then that means I’m doing the right things.”

The Englishman sits 126th in the Race to Dubai Rankings Presented by Rolex and 446th in the Official World Golf Rankings, but belied his status to lead a large chasing pack at The International.


The 26-year-old reached the turn in 32 courtesy of an eagle, three birdies and one dropped shot before a blemish free back nine – which included two gains – help him to the top of the leaderboard.

Malaysian Gavin Green made a trademark fast start to finish on five under, with Shinkwin’s playing partner Swede Per Langfors carding 67 to sit alongside Scot Marc Warren, Dane Nicolai Højgaard, and Englishmen Chris Paisley, Sam Horsfield and Matthew Southgate at five under.

The 2017 Masters Tournament champion Sergio Garcia led a group of eight players one shot further adrift at four under after signing for a bogey-free 68 on a low scoring morning in the Netherlands.

“It was nice. Obviously, the conditions got a little bit trickier in the last six or seven holes with the wind picking up a little bit. Before that it was quite nice, so I am happy with that.

“The experience yesterday wasn’t very good in the pro-am with the rain and my neck was a little bit stiff, but we are playing through it and hopefully it won’t creep up on me throughout the week. The course is nice, the greens are very nice and rolling at a nice speed, so it is a good-looking golf course with big greens and a lot of movement.

“I need a little bit more of the same thing I did today. Just keep working on the confidence and keep working hard like I have been doing, and hopefully I will have a chance this week.”

Defending champion Wu Ashun was one of ten players at three under par, including two time KLM Open winner and playing partner Joost Luiten, who came home in a remarkable 30 after carding his opening front nine in three over.


“I felt like my mindset changed a little bit,” said Luiten. “I was three over after nine and I thought alright, I am just going to go for every flag now, I can’t play safe anymore. I was playing a bit too safe on the front nine and that is where the mistakes came from and started to steer the ball a little bit away from the flags.

“Once you get the birdies going you get in the zone and then you don’t really realise what is going on around you, you just want to make more birdies, and it’s great that it happened. To make six, I created enough chances to make birdies and that is what you need to do on a course like this.”


Pos.
Player
Nat
To Par
R1
1
Callum Shinkwin
ENG
-6
66
T2
Gavin Green
MAS
-5
67
T2
Per Laengfors
SWE
-5
67
T2
Marc Warren
SCO
-5
67
T2
Chris Paisley
ENG
-5
67
T2
Matthew Southgate
ENG
-5
67
T2
Nicolai Hoejgaard
DEN
-5
67
T2
Sam Horsfield
ENG
-5
67
T9
Rowin Caron
NED
-4
68
T9
Sergio Garcia
ESP
-4
68
T9
Romain Langasque
FRA
-4
68
T9
Haydn Porteous
RSA
-4
68
T9
Max Orrin
ENG
-4
68
T9
Scott Jamieson
SCO
-4
68
T9
James Morrison
ENG
-4
68
T9
Koen Kouwenaar
NED
-4
68
T17
Hideto Tanihara
JPN
-3
69
T17
Reinier Saxton
NED
-3
69
T17
Ashun Wu
CHI
-3
69
T17
Joost Luiten
NED
-3
69
T17
Eduardo De La Riva
ESP
-3
69
T17
Kurt Kitayama
USA
-3
69
T17
Steven Brown
ENG
-3
69
T17
Johannes Veerman
USA
-3
69
T17
Maximilian Kieffer
GER
-3
69
T26
Shubhankar Sharma
IND
-2
70
T26
Nicolas Colsaerts
BEL
-2
70
T26
Brandon Stone
RSA
-2
70
T26
Andres Romero
ARG
-2
70
T26
Rikard Karlberg
SWE
-2
70
T26
Soren Kjeldsen
DEN
-2
70
T26
Daniel Gavins
ENG
-2
70
T26
Gavin Moynihan
IRL
-2
70
T26
Hugo Leon
CHI
-2
70
T26
Pedro Figueiredo
POR
-2
70
T26
Anton Karlsson
SWE
-2
70
T26
Liam Johnston
SCO
-2
70
T26
Edoardo Molinari
ITA
-2
70
T26
Sean Crocker
USA
-2
70
T26
Lee Westwood
ENG
-2
70
T26
Marco Penge
ENG
-2
70
T26
Mikko Korhonen
FIN
-2
70
T26
Jamie Donaldson
WAL
-2
70
T26
Victor Perez
FRA
-2
70
T26
Antoine Rozner
FRA
-2
70
T26
Jake McLeod
AUS
-2
70
T47
Marcel Siem
GER
-1
71
T47
Sven Maurits
NED
-1
71
T47
Wilco Nienaber
RSA
-1
71
T47
George Coetzee
RSA
-1
71
T47
Padraig Harrington
IRL
-1
71
T47
Scott Gregory
ENG
-1
71
T47
Thomas Detry
BEL
-1
71
T47
Jack Singh-Brar
ENG
-1
71
T47
Deyen Lawson
AUS
-1
71
T47
Kiet van der Weele
NED
-1
71
T47
Louis De Jager
RSA
-1
71
T47
Joakim Lagergren
SWE
-1
71
T47
Thomas Pieters
BEL
-1
71
T47
Ashley Chesters
ENG
-1
71
T47
Paul Dunne
IRL
-1
71
T47
Lorenzo Gagli
ITA
-1
71
T47
Nino Bertasio
ITA
-1
71
T47
Jeff Winther
SWE
-1
71
T65
David Law
SCO
Par
72
T65
Kristoffer Reitan
NOR
Par
72
T65
Chris Wood
ENG
Par
72
T65
Wil Besseling
NED
Par
72
T65
Jeung-Hun Wang
KOR
Par
72
T65
Ricardo Melo Gouveia
POR
Par
72
T65
Gaganjeet Bhullar
IND
Par
72
T65
Ivan Cantero
ESP
Par
72
T65
Espen Kofstad
NOR
Par
72
T65
Dimitrios Papadatos
AUS
Par
72
T65
Lasse Jensen
DNK
Par
72
T65
Adam Bland
AUS
Par
72
T65
Euan Walker
SCO
Par
72
T65
Maarten Lafeber
NED
Par
72
T65
Michael Lorenzo-Vera
FRA
Par
72
T65
Bradley Dredge
WAL
Par
72
T65
Patrick Reed
USA
Par
72
T65
Matthieu Pavon
FRA
Par
72
T83
Ben Evans
ENG
1
73
T83
Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano
ESP
1
73
T83
Nick Cullen
AUS
1
73
T83
Troy Merritt
USA
1
73
T83
Bernd Ritthammer
GER
1
73
T83
Jack McDonald
SCO
1
73
T83
Niklas Lemke
SWE
1
73
T83
Richie Ramsay
SCO
1
73
T83
Matthew Nixon
ENG
1
73
T83
Romain Wattel
FRA
1
73
T83
Tom Murray
ENG
1
73
T83
Trevor Immelman
RSA
1
73
T83
Adrien Saddier
SCO
1
73
T83
Bob Geurts
NED
1
73
T83
Pedro Oriol
ESP
1
73
T83
David Drysdale
SCO
1
73
T83
Stuart Manley
WAL
1
73
T100
Fabrizio Zanotti
PAR
2
74
T100
Mike Toorop
NED
2
74
T100
Christofer Blomstrand
SWE
2
74
T100
Benjamin Reuter
NED
2
74
T100
Nick Mccarthy
ENG
2
74
T100
Joel Girrbach
SWE
2
74
T100
Jens Dantorp
SWE
2
74
T100
Yusaku Miyazato
JPN
2
74
T100
Lee Slattery
ENG
2
74
T100
Shiv Chawrasia
IND
2
74
T100
Robbie van West
NED
2
74
T111
Hyo-Won Park
KOR
3
75
T111
Mark Reynolds
NED
3
75
T111
Sebastian Soederberg
SWE
3
75
T111
Zander Lombard
RSA
3
75
T111
Berry Henson
USA
3
75
T111
Raphael Jacquelin
FRA
3
75
T111
Kristian Krogh Johannessen
NOR
3
75
T111
Grant Forrest
SCO
3
75
T111
Scott Hend
AUS
3
75
T111
Matt Wallace
ENG
3
75
T111
Michael Campbell
NZL
3
75
T111
Duncan Stewart
SCO
3
75
T111
Oliver Fisher
ENG
3
75
T111
Brett Rumford
AUS
3
75
T111
Clement Sordet
FRA
3
75
T111
Harrison Endycott
AUS
3
75
T111
Michael Hoey
NIR
3
75
T128
Max Schmitt
GER
4
76
T128
Jose Maria Olazabal
ESP
4
76
T128
Austin Connelly
CAN
4
76
T128
Sami Vaelimaeki
FIN
4
76
T128
Jaco Van Zyl
RSA
4
76
T133
David Howell
ENG
5
77
T133
Kim Koivu
FIN
5
77
T133
David Horsey
ENG
5
77
T133
Martin Kaymer
GER
5
77
T133
Dylan Boshart
NED
5
77
T133
Lars Keunen
NED
5
77
T139
Robert Karlsson
SWE
6
78
T139
Daniel Hillier
NZL
6
78
T139
Alejandro Canizares
ESP
6
78
T139
Javier Ballesteros
ESP
6
78
T139
John Catlin
USA
6
78
T139
Jurrian van der Vaart
NED
6
78
T139
Matteo Manassero
ITA
6
78
T139
Sihwan Kim
KOR
6
78
T147
Dario Antonisse
NED
7
79
T147
Jin-Ho Choi
KOR
7
79
T147
David Borda
ESP
7
79
T147
Jorge Campillo
ESP
7
79
T147
Julian Kunzenbacher
GER
7
79
152
Max Albertus
NED
8
80
153
Davey Porsius
NED
12
84
154
Eugenio Lopez-Chacarra
ESP
13
85
DSQ
David Cooke
USA
Par
79
RET
Filippo Bergamaschi
ITA
Par