Omega European Masters R1

James Morrison takes lead with course record

European Masters 2021 R1
August 26-29
Crans-sur-Sierre GC, Crans Montana, Switzerland
€2,000,000
Round 2, Round 3, Round 4

European Masters 2021 R1 - James Morrison takes lead with course record
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Englishman James Morrison carved out a three shot lead at Crans-sur-Sierre Golf Club, shooting a course record 60 in the opening round of the Omega European Masters.


European Masters 2021 R1

He shot nine birdies and an eagle at the par-5 14th and his round was marred by a single bogey at the 18th.

“I was in the first group out at 7.40 and the greens were just absolutely perfect this morning, with no wind.


European Masters 2021 R1

“I holed a couple of good putts, chipped in at 11, and it just snowballed from there. Bogeyed the 18th, my ninth, to be four under par through nine, but it was just a good, solid start. Hit the right shots when I had to and made a few putts.

“It was funny, after I bogeyed the 18th I went to the first – which is probably the hardest hole on the course – and made birdie there.

“My caddie said ‘Come on, I think we can shoot 59 here’. I had eight holes to go and you use that as more of a mental push to keep going forward, use it more of a mental tool.


European Masters 2021 R1

“I had a really good look on the last and thought ‘just try to make this’. The minute your focus goes like that, you chip it stiff, make birdie and shoot ten under par.

“I was trying to hole that shot on the last, but next time maybe.

“It’s a four round event, my ten under isn’t going to win today, you’ll need to be minus 20 or plus. You’ve just got to keep your foot down and keep going and use that as a gee-up.


European Masters 2021 R1

Countryman Marcus Armitage and Frenchman Robin Sciot-Siegrist are tied in second place at 7-under.

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Sciot-Siegrist stumbled with a bogey at the first hole but immediately recovered with a birdie then fired seven more, four of them consecutively from the 5th.

Armitage joined him in second place in the afternoon after producing a bogey-free round.

They are followed in fourth place by Englishman Andy Sullivan and Sounth African Dean Burmester at 6-under.

European Masters 2021 R1

Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
1
James Morrison
-10
60
T2
Marcus Armitage
-7
63
T2
Robin Sciot-Siegrist
-7
63
T4
Dean Burmester
-6
64
T4
Andy Sullivan
-6
64
T6
Pietro Bovari (a)
-5
65
T6
Nicolas Colsaerts
-5
65
T6
Thomas Detry
-5
65
T6
Julien Guerrier
-5
65
T6
Renato Paratore
-5
65
T6
Paul Peterson
-5
65
T12
Darren Fichardt
-4
66
T12
Justin Harding
-4
66
T12
Min Woo Lee
-4
66
T12
Jake McLeod
-4
66
T12
Marcel Siem
-4
66
T12
Sebastian Soderberg
-4
66
T12
Daniel van Tonder
-4
66
T19
Alexander Björk
-3
67
T19
Ashley Chesters
-3
67
T19
Jamie Donaldson
-3
67
T19
Jean Baptiste Gonnet
-3
67
T19
Benjamin Hebert
-3
67
T19
Scott Jamieson
-3
67
T19
Matthew Jordan
-3
67
T19
Rikard Karlberg
-3
67
T19
Masahiro Kawamura
-3
67
T19
Guido Migliozzi
-3
67
T19
Kyong-Jun Moon
-3
67
T19
Rory Sabbatini
-3
67
T19
Bernd Wiesberger
-3
67
T19
Darius van Driel
-3
67
T33
Jorge Campillo
-2
68
T33
John Catlin
-2
68
T33
Victor Dubuisson
-2
68
T33
Calum Hill
-2
68
T33
David Horsey
-2
68
T33
Rasmus Højgaard
-2
68
T33
Jazz Janewattananond
-2
68
T33
Andrew Johnston
-2
68
T33
Martin Kaymer
-2
68
T33
Ronan Kleu
-2
68
T33
Rowan Lester
-2
68
T33
Ross McGowan
-2
68
T33
Adrian Otaegui
-2
68
T33
Andrea Pavan
-2
68
T33
Victor Perez
-2
68
T33
Robin Roussel
-2
68
T33
Adrien Saddier
-2
68
T33
Shubhankar Sharma
-2
68
T33
Johannes Veerman
-2
68
T33
Fabrizio Zanotti
-2
68
T53
Maverick Antcliff
-1
69
T53
Nino Bertasio
-1
69
T53
Lucas Bjerregaard
-1
69
T53
Richard Bland
-1
69
T53
Yi Keun Chang
-1
69
T53
Harry Ellis
-1
69
T53
Ignacio Elvira Mijares
-1
69
T53
Daniel Gavins
-1
69
T53
Cédric Gugler
-1
69
T53
Joachim B. Hansen
-1
69
T53
Sebastian Heisele
-1
69
T53
Miguel Angel Jiménez
-1
69
T53
Pablo Larrazabal
-1
69
T53
Alexander Levy
-1
69
T53
Bryden Macpherson
-1
69
T53
Wade Ormsby
-1
69
T53
Richie Ramsay
-1
69
T53
Antoine Rozner
-1
69
T53
Ricardo Santos
-1
69
T53
Clement Sordet
-1
69
T53
Justin Walters
-1
69
T74
Jonathan Caldwell
E
70
T74
Alejandro Cañizares
E
70
T74
George Coetzee
E
70
T74
David Drysdale
E
70
T74
Scott Hend
E
70
T74
David Howell
E
70
T74
Marcus Kinhult
E
70
T74
Romain Langasque
E
70
T74
Hugo León
E
70
T74
Michael Lorenzo-Vera
E
70
T74
Richard McEvoy
E
70
T74
Adrian Meronk
E
70
T74
Matthieu Pavon
E
70
T74
Thomas Pieters
E
70
T74
Carlos Pigem
E
70
T74
Garrick Porteous
E
70
T74
Lee Slattery
E
70
T74
Sami Valimaki
E
70
T74
Danny Willett
E
70
T74
Oliver Wilson
E
70
T74
Jeff Winther
E
70
T74
Lars van Meijel
E
70
T96
Wil Besseling
+1
71
T96
SSP Chawrasia
+1
71
T96
Aaron Cockerill
+1
71
T96
Sean Crocker
+1
71
T96
Bradley Dredge
+1
71
T96
Gregory Havret
+1
71
T96
Mikko Korhonen
+1
71
T96
Jacques Kruyswijk
+1
71
T96
Niklas Lemke
+1
71
T96
Thorbjørn Olesen
+1
71
T96
Eddie Pepperell
+1
71
T96
Kalle Samooja
+1
71
T96
Joel Stalter
+1
71
T96
Henrik Stenson
+1
71
T96
Marc Warren
+1
71
T111
Steven Brown
+2
72
T111
Oliver Farr
+2
72
T111
Ross Fisher
+2
72
T111
Oliver Fisher
+2
72
T111
Stephen Gallacher
+2
72
T111
Raphael Jacquelin
+2
72
T111
Søren Kjeldsen
+2
72
T111
Francesco Laporta
+2
72
T111
David Law
+2
72
T111
Francesco Molinari
+2
72
T111
Wilco Nienaber
+2
72
T111
Graeme Storm
+2
72
T111
Julian Suri
+2
72
T124
Adri Arnaus
+3
73
T124
Matthew Baldwin
+3
73
T124
Raphael De sousa
+3
73
T124
Bryce Easton
+3
73
T124
Lorenzo Gagli
+3
73
T124
Sebastian Garcia Rodriguez
+3
73
T124
Sihwan Kim
+3
73
T124
Edoardo Molinari
+3
73
T124
Tapio Pulkkanen
+3
73
T124
Robert Rock
+3
73
T124
Cormac Sharvin
+3
73
T124
Matthew Southgate
+3
73
T124
Brandon Stone
+3
73
T124
Dale Whitnell
+3
73
T124
Suradit Yongcharoenchai
+3
73
T139
Mathias Eggenberger (a)
+4
74
T139
Pedro Figueiredo
+4
74
T139
Gavin Kyle Green
+4
74
T139
Sam Horsfield
+4
74
T139
Jose-Filipe Lima
+4
74
T139
Zander Lombard
+4
74
T139
Max Schliesing
+4
74
T139
Jack Senior
+4
74
T139
Connor Syme
+4
74
T148
Grant Forrest
+5
75
T148
Joakim Lagergren
+5
75
T150
Chris Paisley
+6
76
T150
Damien Perrier
+6
76
T152
Tae Hee Lee
+7
77
T152
Haydn Porteous
+7
77
T154
Benjamin Poke
+8
78
T154
Toby Tree
+8
78
156
Mauro Gilardi
+13
83