Made in Denmark - R1

High fives on day one at Himmerland

May 23-26
Himmerland Golf & Spa Resort, Farsø, Denmark
£3,000,000
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Edoardo Molinari is amongst a group of five players tied for the lead at five under par as blustery conditions made for a tricky day of scoring in round one of Made in Denmark presented by FREJA.

High fives on day one at Himmerland, © Getty Images
Edoardo Molinari, © Getty Images

“It was quite windy. I hit the ball very solid made a few putts on the front nine, missed a couple coming in when it was very windy, but overall a good day.

“Funnily enough I wasn’t trying to make that many birdies. It was so windy I was just trying to hit greens and give myself good looks at birdies. I made a couple of putts from 15, 20 feet, which always helps. It’s a shame about those two putts coming in or it would have been a really good round. 

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The three-time European Tour winner had got to seven under par at Himmerland Golf & Spa Resort, but as the winds increased, he gave up two late bogeys to sign for a 66 and share a one-shot lead with Spaniard Alejandro Cañizares and English trio Tom Murray, Matthew Southgate and Paul Waring.

“The highlight was probably the drive I hit on 18,” said Cañizares. ” It hit a stake and it prevented it from going in the water, it kicked out from the water. That was a very, very lucky highlight.”

Defending champion Matt Wallace – fresh off finishing third at the US PGA Championship last week – is at four under par alongside American John Catlin, Benjamin Hebert of France, Scot Robert Macintyre, and Swedish pair Pelle Edberg and Joakim Lagergren.

“I’ve had three very different ways of playing (over the last three weeks) but all very similar winds,” said Wallace. “Going out there relatively early and picking up four birdies on my front nine to start the tournament was good. I’m a little bit jaded so might take this afternoon off, but we’re in good shape.

“It’s going in the right direction. I’m working hard for it, it’s not like it has just come randomly. There are more bits that I want to work on, bits I want to improve.

“There’s a long way to go for the rest of the year and I haven’t won yet this season. It’s important to me to try to get that and we’ll try to do that this week.”


Italian Nino Bertasio, Victor Dubuisson of France, Spaniard Pablo Larrazabal and Austria’s Bernd Wiesberger are amongst a group of 18 players two shots back on three under par, with a total of 46 players within three shots of the lead.

Dane Martin Simonsen got the first big cheer of the week from the famous Himmerland Hill as he made the 13th hole-in-one of the season at the par three 16 th hole, where thousands of fans greet every birdie with squeaky birds, bought in aid of Danish charity KidsAid.

In another interesting twist at the tournament that is famed for fan-friendly innovations, this week the players reach the 14 th tee via a walkway that snakes through a hospitality tent packed with spectators.


Pos.
Player
Nat
To Par
R1
T1
Paul Waring
ENG
-5
66
T1
Matthew Southgate
ENG
-5
66
T1
Alejandro Canizares
ESP
-5
66
T1
Edoardo Molinari
ITA
-5
66
T1
Tom Murray
ENG
-5
66
T6
Matt Wallace
ENG
-4
67
T6
Pelle Edberg
SWE
-4
67
T6
Joakim Lagergren
SWE
-4
67
T6
Benjamin Hebert
FRA
-4
67
T6
Robert MacIntyre
SCO
-4
67
T6
John Catlin
USA
-4
67
T12
Espen Kofstad
NOR
-3
68
T12
Chris Paisley
ENG
-3
68
T12
Paul Dunne
IRL
-3
68
T12
Sam Horsfield
ENG
-3
68
T12
Andrew Johnston
ENG
-3
68
T12
Alexander Bjoerk
SWE
-3
68
T12
Bernd Wiesberger
AUT
-3
68
T12
Nino Bertasio
ITA
-3
68
T12
Kristian Krogh Johannessen
NOR
-3
68
T12
David Drysdale
SCO
-3
68
T12
Michael Hoey
NIR
-3
68
T12
Oliver Fisher
ENG
-3
68
T12
Pablo Larrazabal
ESP
-3
68
T12
Victor Dubuisson
FRA
-3
68
T12
Max Schmitt
GER
-3
68
T12
Louis De Jager
RSA
-3
68
T12
Matthias Schwab
AUT
-3
68
T12
Oliver Wilson
ENG
-3
68
T30
Jeung-Hun Wang
KOR
-2
69
T30
Erik Van Rooyen
RSA
-2
69
T30
Mathias Gladbjerg
DEN
-2
69
T30
Kristoffer Reitan
NOR
-2
69
T30
Lucas Herbert
AUS
-2
69
T30
Marc Warren
SCO
-2
69
T30
David Horsey
ENG
-2
69
T30
Haydn Porteous
RSA
-2
69
T30
Niklas Lemke
SWE
-2
69
T30
Justin Walters
RSA
-2
69
T30
Stuart Manley
WAL
-2
69
T30
Romain Langasque
FRA
-2
69
T30
George Coetzee
RSA
-2
69
T30
Jason Scrivener
AUS
-2
69
T30
Nicolai Hoejgaard
DEN
-2
69
T30
Austin Connelly
CAN
-2
69
T30
James Morrison
ENG
-2
69
T47
Nicolas Colsaerts
BEL
-1
70
T47
Kim Koivu
FIN
-1
70
T47
Guido Migliozzi
ITA
-1
70
T47
Darren Fichardt
RSA
-1
70
T47
Christofer Blomstrand
SWE
-1
70
T47
Grant Forrest
SCO
-1
70
T47
Gaganjeet Bhullar
IND
-1
70
T47
Yusaku Miyazato
JPN
-1
70
T47
Adrien Saddier
SCO
-1
70
T47
Sebastian Soederberg
SWE
-1
70
T47
Alvaro Quiros
ESP
-1
70
T47
Lee Slattery
ENG
-1
70
T47
Robert Rock
ENG
-1
70
T47
Anders Hansen
DEN
-1
70
T47
Lee Westwood
ENG
-1
70
T47
Thomas Pieters
BEL
-1
70
T47
Dean Burmester
RSA
-1
70
T47
Max Orrin
ENG
-1
70
T47
Scott Jamieson
SCO
-1
70
T47
Matthieu Pavon
FRA
-1
70
T47
Shiv Chawrasia
IND
-1
70
T47
Tapio Pulkkanen
FIN
-1
70
T69
Rikard Karlberg
SWE
Par
71
T69
Clement Sordet
FRA
Par
71
T69
Lucas Bjerregaard
DNK
Par
71
T69
Martin Leth Simonsen
DEN
Par
71
T69
Adrian Otaegui
ESP
Par
71
T69
Jin-Ho Choi
KOR
Par
71
T69
Joel Girrbach
SWE
Par
71
T69
Matthew Nixon
ENG
Par
71
T69
Jamie Donaldson
WAL
Par
71
T69
Nicolai Kristensen
DNK
Par
71
T69
Thorbjorn Olesen
DEN
Par
71
T69
Alexander Levy
FRA
Par
71
T69
Thongchai Jaidee
THA
Par
71
T69
Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano
ESP
Par
71
T69
Wade Ormsby
AUS
Par
71
T69
Anton Karlsson
SWE
Par
71
T69
Jaco Van Zyl
RSA
Par
71
T86
Lasse Jensen
DNK
1
72
T86
Jens Dantorp
SWE
1
72
T86
Adria Arnaus
ESP
1
72
T86
Joachim B. Hansen
DEN
1
72
T86
Marcus Kinhult
SWE
1
72
T86
Stephen Gallacher
SCO
1
72
T86
Ashun Wu
CHI
1
72
T86
Dimitrios Papadatos
AUS
1
72
T86
Zander Lombard
RSA
1
72
T86
Richie Ramsay
SCO
1
72
T86
Shubhankar Sharma
IND
1
72
T86
Elias Bertheussen
NOR
1
72
T86
Kurt Kitayama
USA
1
72
T86
Jack Singh-Brar
ENG
1
72
T86
Morten Orum Madsen
DEN
1
72
T86
Richard McEvoy
ENG
1
72
T86
Nacho Elvira
ESP
1
72
T86
Callum Shinkwin
ENG
1
72
T86
Bernd Ritthammer
GER
1
72
T86
Jacques Kruyswijk
RSA
1
72
T86
Thomas Detry
BEL
1
72
T107
Filippo Bergamaschi
ITA
2
73
T107
Steven Brown
ENG
2
73
T107
Nick Cullen
AUS
2
73
T107
Masahiro Kawamura
JPN
2
73
T107
Maximilian Kieffer
GER
2
73
T107
Andy Sullivan
ENG
2
73
T107
Robert Karlsson
SWE
2
73
T107
Romain Wattel
FRA
2
73
T107
Liam Johnston
SCO
2
73
T107
David Howell
ENG
2
73
T107
Hugo Leon
CHI
2
73
T107
Jeff Winther
SWE
2
73
T107
Victor Perez
FRA
2
73
T107
Ashley Chesters
ENG
2
73
T107
Kalle Samooja
FIN
2
73
T107
Ivan Cantero
ESP
2
73
T123
Per Laengfors
SWE
3
74
T123
Aaron Rai
ENG
3
74
T123
Jordan Smith
ENG
3
74
T123
Daniel Gaunt
AUS
3
74
T123
Jack Senior
ENG
3
74
T123
Gavin Moynihan
IRL
3
74
T123
Lorenzo Gagli
ITA
3
74
T123
Andrea Pavan
ITA
3
74
T123
Christian Gloeet
DEN
3
74
T123
David Law
SCO
3
74
T123
Sean Crocker
USA
3
74
T123
Soren Kjeldsen
DEN
3
74
T123
Scott Hend
AUS
3
74
T123
Ryan Fox
NZL
3
74
T123
Adam Bland
AUS
3
74
T138
Oliver Jorgensen
DEN
4
75
T138
Ben Evans
ENG
4
75
T138
Raphael Jacquelin
FRA
4
75
T138
Jorge Campillo
ESP
4
75
T138
Deyen Lawson
AUS
4
75
T138
Pedro Figueiredo
POR
4
75
T144
Jeppe Huldahl
DNK
5
76
T144
Gavin Green
MAS
5
76
T144
Jake McLeod
AUS
5
76
T144
Renato Paratore
ITA
5
76
T144
Nicolai Tinning
DNK
5
76
T144
Bradley Dredge
WAL
5
76
T144
Sihwan Kim
KOR
5
76
T151
Ricardo Melo Gouveia
POR
6
77
T151
David Borda
ESP
6
77
153
Gudmundur Kristjansson
ISL
7
78
154
Daniel Gavins
ENG
8
79
RET
Matteo Manassero
ITA
Par
RET
Peter Hanson
SWE
Par