Made In HimmerLand R1

Bland in fine form in Denmark

Made HimmerLand 2021 R1
May 27-30
HimmerLand, Farsø, Denmark
€1,500,000
Round 2, Round 3, Round 4

Made in Himmerland 2021 R1 - Bland in fine form in Denmark
Richard Bland of England tees off on the 12th hole (Getty Images)

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Richard Bland won his first European Tour title two weeks ago at the Belfry after 478 attempts and continues his fine form, putting himself back in contention this week in Denmark.


Made HimmerLand 2021 R1

Bland made an eagle on the par five eighth as well as four birdies and a single bogey to join defending champion Bernd Wiesberger, Korean Yikeun Chang, Spain’s Pablo Larrazábal and Finland’s Lauri Ruuska at the top of the leaderboard with 5-under 66s.

“I was just happy to get back out playing to be honest,” said Bland. “I hadn’t really done a lot last week, I played once with some friends and did a little bit of practice.

“I was coming in a little bit unprepared, but sometimes that’s not always a bad thing. I just tried to carry on where I left off and managed to do that.”


Made HimmerLand 2021 R1

Wiesberger moved into contention with birdies on the 4th, 5th and 6th holes before making an eagle on the par-5 8th. Bogeys at the 9th and 13th set him back but he closed with back-to-back birdies on the final holes.

“I like it around here,” he said. “It was a good day, a steady start but a lot of scoring in – like in the last five or six competitive rounds.

“It was nice to get a couple of early birdies – putts dropped and a bonus on the eighth. It turned to the tricky part of the golf course, I dropped a couple of shots there but stayed with it and was rewarded on the last two greens with some birdies. Quite a solid day and I’m very happy with the start.”


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Ruuska usually plays in the Nordic Golf League and is playing this week on a National Spot exemption, scored a hole-in-one at the par-three 16th.

“It’s ten years since I came to a European Tour event for the first time as a spectator and ten years since I last had a hole-in-one,” he said.

“A 50-degree wedge, 98 metres to the pin and it span back and went straight in the hole. It was a pretty awesome feeling. My first European Tour round, so it’s pretty nice.”


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Made HimmerLand 2021 R1

Larrazábal was the only leader who completed a bogey-free round.

“I just turned 38 and these guys are 20-21, hitting 50 yards longer than me. In conditions like these, in tricky conditions, everything levels out.

“It’s all about grinding out there and hitting shots and knowing how to move the ball from right to left, left to right, low, high. It’s not a bomber’s course – this is a European Tour golf course.”

Made HimmerLand 2021 R1

Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
T1
Richard Bland
-5
66
T1
Yi Keun Chang
-5
66
T1
Pablo Larrazabal
-5
66
T1
Lauri Ruuska *
-5
66
T1
Bernd Wiesberger *
-5
66
T6
Jonathan Caldwell
-4
67
T6
Laurie Canter *
-4
67
T6
Dimitrios Papadatos *
-4
67
T6
Matthias Schwab
-4
67
T10
John Axelsen *
-3
68
T10
Nino Bertasio
-3
68
T10
Wil Besseling *
-3
68
T10
Oliver Farr
-3
68
T10
Ross Fisher *
-3
68
T10
Masahiro Kawamura
-3
68
T10
David Law
-3
68
T10
Joost Luiten
-3
68
T10
Thorbjørn Olesen
-3
68
T10
Dale Whitnell
-3
68
T10
Ashun Wu
-3
68
T21
Pep Angles *
-2
69
T21
Lucas Bjerregaard *
-2
69
T21
Steven Brown
-2
69
T21
Sean Crocker
-2
69
T21
Josh Geary *
-2
69
T21
Julien Guerrier
-2
69
T21
Søren Kjeldsen *
-2
69
T21
Romain Langasque *
-2
69
T21
Francesco Laporta *
-2
69
T21
Alexander Levy
-2
69
T21
Robert MacIntyre *
-2
69
T21
Guido Migliozzi *
-2
69
T21
Niklas Norgaard Moller *
-2
69
T21
Chris Paisley
-2
69
T21
Renato Paratore
-2
69
T21
Haydn Porteous
-2
69
T21
Callum Shinkwin *
-2
69
T21
Martin Simonsen *
-2
69
T21
Matthew Southgate
-2
69
T40
Marcus Armitage *
-1
70
T40
Eduardo De la Riva
-1
70
T40
Jarryd Felton *
-1
70
T40
Peter Launer Baek *
-1
70
T40
Adrian Otaegui *
-1
70
T40
Jesper Sandborg *
-1
70
T40
Max Schmitt
-1
70
T40
Jason Scrivener
-1
70
T40
Shubhankar Sharma
-1
70
T40
Marcel Siem
-1
70
T40
Jordan Smith
-1
70
T40
Toby Tree
-1
70
T40
Chris Wood *
-1
70
T40
Suradit Yongcharoenchai
-1
70
T40
Lars van Meijel *
-1
70
T55
Alexander Björk
E
71
T55
Kristoffer Broberg *
E
71
T55
Jorge Campillo
E
71
T55
Ashley Chesters
E
71
T55
Thomas Detry
E
71
T55
Paul Dunne *
E
71
T55
Ignacio Elvira Mijares
E
71
T55
Gonzalo Fernandez-Castaño
E
71
T55
Pedro Figueiredo *
E
71
T55
Ryan Fox
E
71
T55
Stephen Gallacher *
E
71
T55
Sebastian Garcia Rodriguez *
E
71
T55
Sebastian Heisele *
E
71
T55
Marcus Helligkilde
E
71
T55
Calum Hill *
E
71
T55
David Horsey
E
71
T55
Nicolai Højgaard *
E
71
T55
Rikard Karlberg *
E
71
T55
Niall Kearney
E
71
T55
Kurt Kitayama
E
71
T55
Min Woo Lee
E
71
T55
Niklas Lemke *
E
71
T55
Michael Lorenzo-Vera
E
71
T55
Richard McEvoy
E
71
T55
Wade Ormsby
E
71
T55
Matthieu Pavon *
E
71
T55
Carlos Pigem *
E
71
T55
Garrick Porteous *
E
71
T55
Richie Ramsay
E
71
T55
Robin Roussel *
E
71
T55
Jeff Winther
E
71
T86
Adri Arnaus *
+1
72
T86
Alejandro Del Rey (a) *
+1
72
T86
Rhys Enoch *
+1
72
T86
Jean Baptiste Gonnet
+1
72
T86
Gregory Havret *
+1
72
T86
Benjamin Hebert *
+1
72
T86
Rasmus Højgaard *
+1
72
T86
Lasse Jensen *
+1
72
T86
Adrian Meronk *
+1
72
T86
Edoardo Molinari
+1
72
T86
Eddie Pepperell
+1
72
T86
Tapio Pulkkanen *
+1
72
T86
Aaron Rai *
+1
72
T86
Robert Rock *
+1
72
T86
Robin Sciot-Siegrist *
+1
72
T86
Lee Slattery
+1
72
T86
Connor Syme
+1
72
T103
Alejandro Cañizares *
+2
73
T103
Victor Dubuisson
+2
73
T103
Matt Ford
+2
73
T103
Tom Gandy *
+2
73
T103
Scott Hend *
+2
73
T103
Andrew Johnston
+2
73
T103
Matthew Jordan *
+2
73
T103
Mathiam Keyser *
+2
73
T103
Maximilian Kieffer
+2
73
T103
Joakim Lagergren *
+2
73
T103
Morten Orum Madsen *
+2
73
T103
James Morrison *
+2
73
T103
Wilco Nienaber *
+2
73
T103
Paul Peterson
+2
73
T103
Bernd Ritthammer *
+2
73
T103
Adrien Saddier *
+2
73
T103
Marcel Schneider
+2
73
T103
Jack Senior *
+2
73
T103
Brandon Stone *
+2
73
T103
Graeme Storm
+2
73
T103
Andy Sullivan *
+2
73
T103
Nicolai Von Dellingshausen
+2
73
T125
Thomas Bjørn
+3
74
T125
David Drysdale *
+3
74
T125
Ben Evans
+3
74
T125
Lorenzo Gagli *
+3
74
T125
Gavin Kyle Green *
+3
74
T125
Justin Harding
+3
74
T125
David Howell
+3
74
T125
Scott Jamieson *
+3
74
T133
Maverick Antcliff *
+4
75
T133
Aaron Cockerill *
+4
75
T133
Sihwan Kim *
+4
75
T133
Mikko Korhonen *
+4
75
T133
Cormac Sharvin
+4
75
T133
Sebastian Soderberg
+4
75
T133
Julian Suri *
+4
75
T133
Johannes Veerman
+4
75
T133
Darius van Driel
+4
75
T142
Joachim B. Hansen *
+5
76
T142
Trevor Simsby
+5
76
T142
Joel Stalter
+5
76
T145
Dave Coupland
+6
77
T145
Adam Guedra
+6
77
T145
Peter Hanson
+6
77
T145
Haotong Li
+6
77
T145
Richard Mansell (a)
+6
77
T145
Jake McLeod
+6
77
T145
Benjamin Poke *
+6
77
T145
Lorenzo Scalise *
+6
77
T145
Clement Sordet
+6
77
154
Alvaro Quiros
+8
79
155
Janne Kaske *
+13
84
156
Andrea Pavan
+16
87
* Player started on the back nine