Oman Open - R2

Hansen gains ground as wind halts play in Oman

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February 28 – March 03
Al Mouj Golf, Muscat, Oman
$1,750,000

Round 1, Round3, Round 4


Joachim B. Hansen, winner of the European Challenge Tour Rankings in 2018, drew level with first-round leader Kurt Kitayama at the Oman Open as the second round in Muscat was suspended due to high winds.

The Dane completed 16 holes at Al Mouj Golf before play was suspended, due to winds gusting up to 40 miles per hour, at 11:38 local time. Hansen is six under par with just the eighth and ninth holes left to play. American Kitayama is level par for his round through 13 holes.

Playing in the first group this morning, Maximilian Kieffer completed his second round before the suspension, posting a two under par round of 70 to join Scott Jamieson and Yusaku Miyazato, who are yet to tee off, in a share of third place on five under par.

“It’s a decent score in these conditions,” said Kieffer. “It’s not playing very easy. It was windy and getting gusty too. The pins are difficult on firm greens, so I’m pleased with two under today.

“The greens are quite exposed, so you have to take the slope and the wind into account. Putts can be quite difficult into a crosswind. It was a day where you needed to have the right feel for how the ball was going to react, and I had a pretty good feeling today.

“I played awesome golf for the first 11 holes. I didn’t really miss a shot and holed three putts for birdie. I played really, really well.

“I have to be happy with my position. I did leave a few out on the back nine. I had two silly three-putts and a poor iron shot on 17, it could have been two or three better. Looking at the big picture, it’s a good position to be in.”

Gaganjeet Bhullar, Hugo Leon and Fabrizio Zanotti moved into sixth place on four under par with eight, six and three holes left to play respectively.

Miguel Vidaor, Tournament Director: “There were light winds in the morning coming from the north-east and suddenly, at approximately 11:00, we experienced a sandstorm with winds between 15 and 25 miles per hour blowing from the south-west (inland), with gusts between 30 and 40mph.

“Widespread movement of balls on the front-nine greens occurred at 11:38, which is when play was suspended. We continued to monitor the situation, but the wind did not subside in the afternoon and the decision was made to suspend play for the day. We will resume the second round at 07:40 on Saturday morning.”

The second round will resume at 07:40 local time on Saturday morning, with the third round beginning no earlier than 13:45.


Pos.
Player
Nat
To Par
Hole
R1
R2
Total
T1
Joachim B. Hansen
DEN
-6
16
70
70
T1
Kurt Kitayama
USA
-6
13
66
66
T3
Maximilian Kieffer
GER
-5
18
69
70
139
T3
Scott Jamieson
SCO
-5
67
67
T3
Yusaku Miyazato
JPN
-5
67
67
T6
Fabrizio Zanotti
PAR
-4
15
71
71
T6
Hugo Leon
CHI
-4
12
71
71
T6
Gaganjeet Bhullar
IND
-4
10
71
71
T6
Adrien Saddier
SCO
-4
68
68
T6
Alejandro Canizares
ESP
-4
68
68
T6
Alexander Levy
FRA
-4
68
68
T6
David Horsey
ENG
-4
68
68
T6
Raphael Jacquelin
FRA
-4
68
68
T6
Scott Vincent
ZWE
-4
68
68
T6
Thomas Pieters
BEL
-4
68
68
T16
Clement Sordet
FRA
-3
16
71
71
T16
Benjamin Hebert
FRA
-3
15
70
70
T16
Sebastian Soederberg
SWE
-3
15
72
72
T16
Victor Dubuisson
FRA
-3
12
72
72
T16
Espen Kofstad
NOR
-3
10
72
72
T16
Gavin Moynihan
IRL
-3
69
69
T16
Jorge Campillo
ESP
-3
69
69
T23
Zander Lombard
RSA
-2
12
72
72
T23
Chris Paisley
ENG
-2
11
71
71
T23
Brandon Stone
RSA
-2
70
70
T23
Christiaan Bezuidenhout
RSA
-2
70
70
T23
Matthew Baldwin
ENG
-2
70
70
T23
Richie Ramsay
SCO
-2
70
70
T23
Robert Rock
ENG
-2
70
70
T23
Thomas Detry
BEL
-2
70
70
T31
Hideto Tanihara
JPN
-1
17
70
70
T31
Deyen Lawson
AUS
-1
16
72
72
T31
David Drysdale
SCO
-1
13
70
70
T31
Mikko Korhonen
FIN
-1
13
70
70
T31
Thongchai Jaidee
THA
-1
12
71
71
T31
Bradley Dredge
WAL
-1
11
74
74
T31
Andrea Pavan
ITA
-1
71
71
T31
Jordan Smith
ENG
-1
71
71
T31
Louis De Jager
RSA
-1
71
71
T31
Max Schmitt
GER
-1
71
71
T31
Min-Woo Lee
AUS
-1
71
71
T31
Paul Lawrie
SCO
-1
71
71
T31
Pedro Figueiredo
POR
-1
71
71
T44
Masahiro Kawamura
JPN
Par
18
73
71
144
T44
Peter Hanson
SWE
Par
16
71
71
T44
Robert MacIntyre
SCO
Par
16
71
71
T44
Scott Hend
AUS
Par
13
73
73
T44
Richard McEvoy
ENG
Par
12
72
72
T44
John Catlin
USA
Par
11
76
76
T44
Bernd Wiesberger
AUT
Par
72
72
T44
Edoardo Molinari
ITA
Par
72
72
T44
Grant Forrest
SCO
Par
72
72
T44
Jacques Kruyswijk
RSA
Par
72
72
T44
Kalle Samooja
FIN
Par
72
72
T44
Lorenzo Gagli
ITA
Par
72
72
T44
Nick Cullen
AUS
Par
72
72
T44
Nicolas Colsaerts
BEL
Par
72
72
T44
Niklas Lemke
SWE
Par
72
72
T44
Robert Karlsson
SWE
Par
72
72
T44
Romain Langasque
FRA
Par
72
72
T44
Sean Crocker
USA
Par
72
72
T44
Sihwan Kim
KOR
Par
72
72
T44
Stephen Gallacher
SCO
Par
72
72
T44
Steven Brown
ENG
Par
72
72
T65
Matthew Southgate
ENG
1
18
75
70
145
T65
Joost Luiten
NED
1
15
69
69
T65
Nino Bertasio
ITA
1
14
72
72
T65
Michael Lorenzo-Vera
FRA
1
13
70
70
T65
Shubhankar Sharma
IND
1
12
72
72
T65
Ashley Chesters
ENG
1
11
73
73
T65
Matteo Manassero
ITA
1
11
72
72
T65
Bernd Ritthammer
GER
1
73
73
T65
Daniel Gavins
ENG
1
73
73
T65
Guido Migliozzi
ITA
1
73
73
T65
Jeff Winther
SWE
1
73
73
T65
Jin-Ho Choi
KOR
1
73
73
T65
Paul Waring
ENG
1
73
73
T65
Renato Paratore
ITA
1
73
73
T65
Romain Wattel
FRA
1
73
73
T65
Sam Brazel
AUS
1
73
73
T65
Thomas Bjorn
DEN
1
73
73
T65
Victor Perez
FRA
1
73
73
T83
David Borda
ESP
2
18
72
74
146
T83
Filippo Bergamaschi
ITA
2
18
72
74
146
T83
Justin Walters
RSA
2
18
73
73
146
T83
Oliver Wilson
ENG
2
18
72
74
146
T83
Chris Wood
ENG
2
15
72
72
T83
Gavin Green
MAS
2
13
75
75
T83
Paul Dunne
IRL
2
13
74
74
T83
Darren Fichardt
RSA
2
11
75
75
T83
Nacho Elvira
ESP
2
74
74
T83
Justin Harding
RSA
2
74
74
T83
Kim Koivu
FIN
2
74
74
T83
Matthias Schwab
AUT
2
74
74
T83
Ross Fisher
ENG
2
74
74
T83
Tapio Pulkkanen
FIN
2
74
74
T97
Adria Arnaus
ESP
3
16
70
70
T97
Andy Sullivan
ENG
3
15
72
72
T97
Jaco Van Zyl
RSA
3
15
75
75
T97
Jeung-Hun Wang
KOR
3
14
77
77
T97
Kristoffer Reitan
NOR
3
12
75
75
T97
James Morrison
ENG
3
11
72
72
T97
Alvaro Quiros
ESP
3
75
75
T97
Anton Karlsson
SWE
3
75
75
T97
Callum Shinkwin
ENG
3
75
75
T97
David Howell
ENG
3
75
75
T97
David Law
SCO
3
75
75
T97
George Coetzee
RSA
3
75
75
T97
Hyo-Won Park
KOR
3
75
75
T97
Ivan Cantero
ESP
3
75
75
T97
Kristoffer Broberg
SWE
3
75
75
T112
Thomas Aiken
RSA
4
17
75
75
T112
Connor Syme
SCO
4
15
70
70
T112
David Lipsky
USA
4
15
72
72
T112
Ashun Wu
CHI
4
12
76
76
T112
Cheng Jin
CHN
4
76
76
T112
Haydn Porteous
RSA
4
76
76
T112
Joakim Lagergren
SWE
4
76
76
T119
Liam Johnston
SCO
5
16
75
75
T119
Per Laengfors
SWE
5
16
75
75
T119
Lucas Herbert
AUS
5
15
75
75
T119
Jack Singh-Brar
ENG
5
11
77
77
T119
Marc Warren
SCO
5
77
77
T119
Max Burrow
ENG
5
77
77
T125
Matthieu Pavon
FRA
6
13
74
74
T125
Max Orrin
ENG
6
78
78
T125
Oliver Fisher
ENG
6
78
78
128
Tom Murray
ENG
7
12
73
73
T129
Ricardo Melo Gouveia
POR
8
18
74
78
152
T129
Dean Burmester
RSA
8
13
74
74
T129
Pablo Larrazabal
ESP
8
12
72
72
T132
Scott Gregory
ENG
9
12
77
77
T132
Shiv Chawrasia
IND
9
11
77
77
T132
Kristian Krogh Johannessen
NOR
9
10
78
78
135
Lee Slattery
ENG
10
18
79
75
154
136
Ben Evans
ENG
12
15
74
74
137
Kieran Pratt
AUS
13
18
76
81
157
138
Jens Dantorp
SWE
14
17
79
79
T139
Marcus Kinhult
SWE
16
15
79
79
T139
Othman Al Mulla
KSA
16
12
83
83
141
Azaan Al Rumhy
OMA
20
18
82
82
164
DSQ
Stuart Manley
WAL
Par
73
73
RET
Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano
ESP
Par
76
76
RET
Marcel Siem
GER
Par
76
76