Made in Denmark Challenge R1

Schneider on top again after first round in Denmark

August 07-10
Silkeborg Ry Golfklub (Ry Course), Skanderborg, Denmark
€200,000
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Once again, Marcel Schneider finds himself on top of a leaderboard after day one following a round of nine under par 63 at the Made in Denmark Challenge – Presented by FREJA.

Made in Denmark Challenge R1 - Schneider on top again after first round in Denmark
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The German went bogey-free around Ry Golfklub Silkeborg, carding seven birdies and an eagle to take the second 18-hole lead in his last three starts.

Schneider recently led the Euram Bank Open by three shots heading into the second round after he opened with an eight under par 62. Despite not winning the Austrian event, he did not feel as though his game had evaded him.

“I was playing decent in Austria for the rest of the tournament, but I just didn’t putt very well over the final rounds, so I hope the putter works better over the next few days,” he said.

The 29-year-old will have strong experiences to draw from as he seeks a second career win on the European Challenge Tour. Last year, he dominated the Swiss Challenge presented by Swiss Golf, going wire-to-wire and expanding his lead each day as he marched to an emotional six-shot victory.


The Challenge Tour veteran insists, however, that his mind will not look backwards, even if there are strong memories to draw from.

“I won’t be thinking about Switzerland, to be honest,” he said. “I’m just thinking about tomorrow and focusing on what is to come, and we’ll see what happens.”

Schneider, who is currently 35th in the Challenge Tour Rankings, will take a one shot lead into day two of the Made in Denmark Challenge, but regardless of how the rest of the week turns out, he remains confident about his prospects for the rest of the season.

“Next week I’m playing on the European Tour but then after that I’m just going to focus on the Challenge Tour for the rest of the season,” he said. “I feel like my game is quite hot and I have a good chance of finishing inside the top 15.”

Playing on home-soil, Benjamin Poke is one of three players to have carded an opening round of eight under par.

The Dane currently occupies the 38th position on the Rankings and will look to continue his strong play with only two tournaments left to qualify for the 40-player, limited-field Rolex Trophy.

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Poke is joined in a share of second by Scotland’s Craig Howie, and Englishmen Mark Young, who all, like Schneider carded bogey-free rounds.

Three players recorded hole-in-ones during the opening round in Denmark. Manuel Trappel and Matt Ford aced the short par three 13th hole, while Chris Hanson ended his round by carding a one on the par three 18th. Astoundingly, Ford and Hanson are also sharing a hotel room this week.

Play was suspended for two hours and 30 minutes on day one of the Made in Denmark Challenge due to lightning. One group did not finish before darkness fell and will complete their opening round tomorrow at 8:30 am local time. Tee times for round two will remain the same.


Pos.
Player
Thru
To Par
R1
1
SCHNEIDER, Marcel
18
-9
63
2
YOUNG, Mark
18
-8
64
POKE, Benjamin
18
-8
64
HOWIE, Craig
18
-8
64
5
BLOMSTRAND, Christofer
18
-7
65
SJÖHOLM, Joel
18
-7
65
LAMPERT, Moritz
18
-7
65
JORDAN, Matthew
18
-7
65
KAKKO, Roope
18
-7
65
PORTEOUS, Garrick
18
-7
65
11
SIMONSEN, Martin
18
-6
66
VIRTO, Borja
18
-6
66
BLAND, Richard
18
-6
66
KIM, Minkyu
18
-6
66
GEYGER, Nico
18
-6
66
STUREHED, Henric
18
-6
66
OVESEN, Martin
18
-6
66
18
COUSSAUD, Ugo
18
-5
67
FERNANDEZ, Scott
18
-5
67
ANGLES, Pep
18
-5
67
Hundebøll JØRGENSEN, Oliver
18
-5
67
BOOTE, David
18
-5
67
EJLERSEN (AM), Anders Emil
18
-5
67
MCCARTHY, Nick
18
-5
67
BOURDY, Grégory
18
-5
67
HILL, Calum
18
-5
67
ENOCH, Rhys
18
-5
67
ROSS, Craig
18
-5
67
HAASTRUP, Mark Flindt
18
-5
67
BESSELING, Wil
18
-5
67
DAWSON, Robin
18
-5
67
32
KORINEK, Ales
18
-4
68
SCALISE, Lorenzo
18
-4
68
FARR, Oliver
18
-4
68
SENIOR, Jack
18
-4
68
AXELSEN (AM), John
18
-4
68
CAREY, David
18
-4
68
LIMA, José-Filipe
18
-4
68
FERGUSON, Ewen
18
-4
68
DEAN, Joe
18
-4
68
EGGENBERGER, Mathias
18
-4
68
KOEPKA, Chase
18
-4
68
HOST (AM), August Thor
18
-4
68
LOPES, Vitor
18
-4
68
SCIOT-SIEGRIST, Robin
18
-4
68
FORD, Matt
18
-4
68
HANSON, Chris
18
-4
68
DE SOUSA, Raphaël
18
-4
68
SAXTON, Reinier
18
-4
68
VAN MEIJEL, Lars
18
-4
68
GALIANO AGUILAR, Mario
18
-4
68
GARCIA-HEREDIA, Alfredo
18
-4
68
VAN WEST, Robbie
18
-4
68
ROBB, Chris
18
-4
68
VON DELLINGSHAUSEN, Nicolai
18
-4
68
MERONK, Adrian
18
-4
68
SCHWARTZ, Antoine
15
-4
DEL VAL, Samuel
15
-4
59
MRUZEK, Filip
18
-3
69
JENSEN, Lasse
18
-3
69
WIEGELE, Martin
18
-3
69
ROBINSON, Liam
18
-3
69
HJORTH, Mikkel
18
-3
69
MATUS, Stanislav
18
-3
69
BERNA MANZANARES, Daniel
18
-3
69
HIGGO, Garrick
18
-3
69
CRUZ, Tiago
18
-3
69
LINARD, Thomas
18
-3
69
HENRY, Scott
18
-3
69
FENASSE, Mathieu
18
-3
69
LENGDEN, Oscar
18
-3
69
McGOWAN, Ross
18
-3
69
QUESNE, Julien
18
-3
69
PERRIER, Damien
18
-3
69
NIENABER, Wilco
18
-3
69
76
LAPORTA, Francesco
18
-2
70
FOOS, Dominic
18
-2
70
COUPLAND, Dave
18
-2
70
EDBERG, Pelle
18
-2
70
BERARDO, Clément
18
-2
70
NEMECZ, Lukas
18
-2
70
SYME, Connor
18
-2
70
GIRRBACH, Joel
18
-2
70
CUARTERO BLANCO, Emilio
18
-2
70
MACCARIO, Federico
18
-2
70
BRAEUNIG, Christian
18
-2
70
JOHANSSON, Niclas
18
-2
70
WRISDALE, Jordan
18
-2
70
EVANS, Ryan
18
-2
70
ROZNER, Antoine
18
-2
70
LEON, Hugo
18
-2
70
STEWART, Duncan
18
-2
70
JOHANSEN, Eirik Tage
18
-2
70
MADDY, Paul
18
-2
70
WHITNELL, Dale
18
-2
70
GREGORY, Scott
18
-2
70
VEYRET, Victor
18
-2
70
HULDAHL, Jeppe Pape
18
-2
70
99
ERKENBECK, James
18
-1
71
FORD, Charlie
18
-1
71
TRAPPEL, Manuel
18
-1
71
BALDWIN, Matthew
18
-1
71
HUIZING, Daan
18
-1
71
HØJGAARD, Rasmus
18
-1
71
LAFEBER, Maarten
18
-1
71
GEARY, Josh
18
-1
71
MYLLYMAKI, Aleksi
18
-1
71
COCKERILL, Aaron
18
-1
71
ZUNIC, Jordan
18
-1
71
THOMSON, Jonathan
18
-1
71
HURLEY, Gary
18
-1
71
GLOET, Christian
18
-1
71
PIGEM, Carlos
18
-1
71
ELVIRA, Manuel
18
-1
71
MADSEN, Morten Ørum
18
-1
71
ABBOTT, Jamie
18
-1
71
LGUIRATI, Ayoub
18
-1
71
118
MCGEE, Ruaidhri
18
Par
72
DAVID, Ben
18
Par
72
MEJOW, Philipp
18
Par
72
CHO, Rak hyun
18
Par
72
HELLIGKILDE, Marcus
18
Par
72
ECCLES, Ben
18
Par
72
NEIL, Bradley
18
Par
72
125
GAGNE, Luis
18
1
73
LACROIX, Frederic
18
1
73
MANASSERO, Matteo
18
1
73
GLENNEMO, Jacob
18
1
73
LANDO CASANOVA, Jérôme
18
1
73
ITEN, Marco
18
1
73
SARACINO, Andrea
18
1
73
KÖLBING, Jonas
18
1
73
DE BONDT, Alan
18
1
73
EASTON, Bryce
18
1
73
JOANNES, Hugues
18
1
73
BALTL, Timon
18
1
73
137
GRADECKI, Mateusz
18
2
74
YAMAC (AM), Taner
18
2
74
GALLIANO, Luca
18
2
74
BAEK, Peter Launer
18
2
74
VALASEK, Peter
18
2
74
SATAMA, Henri
18
2
74
VAN DOREN, Yente
18
2
74
SADDIER, Adrien
18
2
74
HIDALGO, Angel
18
2
74
CLEMENTS, Todd
18
2
74
FRIEDRICHSEN (AM), Sebastian
15
2
148
O’ROURKE, Conor
18
3
75
NEUMAYER, Bernard
18
3
75
TARRIO BEN, Santiago
18
3
75
ERIKSSON, Martin
18
3
75
GROS, Sébastien
18
3
75
TINNING, Nicolai
18
3
75
154
HØJGAARD, Nicolai
18
4
76
155
FORSSTRÖM, Simon
18
6
78
156
KAPLAN (AM), Orkunhan
18
11
83