European Tour

Porsche European Open 2018

July 26-29

Green Eagle Golf Courses, Winsen, Germany

€2,000,000

July 26-29

Green Eagle Golf Courses, Winsen, Germany

€2,000,000

Round 1

DeChambeau hot in Hamburg

July 26, 2018

Bryson DeChambeau carded his best European Tour round in over two years as the American lit up a scorching Green Eagle Golf Courses to take the first round lead at the Porsche European Open.

DeChambeau hot in Hamburg, © Getty Images

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“It was fun to get out there and shoot a good score on the European Tour. I haven't done that yet out here so I'm very pleased with it and ready to get after it tomorrow."

“On 16, I hit driver and three wood up by the green and hit a nice little chip shot which I thought was perfect but it ended up 15 feet short. So I was not used to that from last week, but I just had to calibrate for the rest of the round."

“Other than that the greens are a little bit softer, more receptive on certain slopes and that through me off a little bit."

“It's been great this week, I love it here. The food's fantastic, the people are great and the golf course is beautiful. We had a good time out there and I can't thank everybody enough for supporting me out here – I've had a lot of support and I'm very appreciative of it."

The 25 year old, famed for his unorthodox method of playing with a full set of irons all of the exact same length, carded a six under par 66 in Hamburg to take a one-stroke lead into the second day. On his Porsche European Open debut, he birdied all but one of the five challenging par fives, including one at the ninth – his last hole – in a round which included just one blemish.

“I was missing in the right places today. I didn't have my best stuff. I didn't have my A-game but I was able to miss it in the proper shots and leave myself some easy shots, so when I missed the green I could get it up and down."

“I think the course will change because of the heat and the weather and we'll have to adapt over the next couple of days with the course. If I can do that and make some good putts I'll be right there at the end of the week.”

One shot back from DeChambeau were French trio Mike Lorenzo-Vera, Joël Stalter and Romain Wattel as well as Hamburg native Benedict Staben, who calls this week's venue his home course.

“I was kind of expecting those four finishing birdies in a row, to be honest. I was striking the irons really well today so I had plenty of chances and some good putts that I didn't hole so it's nice that they came in the end," said Lorenzo-Vera.

“I haven't been too hot on the greens for the first 13 holes but my long game was really good so it could have been lower but I'll take that."

“I don't struggle in heat so I don't mind it, really. My caddie was struggling much more than me! It's been a month and half since I have started well at a tournament, so it's really nice to start five under.”

A pair of promising young amateurs, Norway's Victor Hovland - currently World Amateur Number Four – and reigning European Amateur Champion Nicolai Højgaard, made a big impression as they opened with four and three under par rounds respectively.

The Masters Champion Patrick Reed, meanwhile, finished with back-to-back birdies to card a two under 70 while this week's defending champion Jordan Smith signed for a 71.

“With how the day was going – hitting only three fairways and nice greens – I needed something towards the end and to not really hit a good iron shot on 17 but to make a long putt on 17 and cap it off to finally birdie a par five on 18, gives me a lot of momentum going into tomorrow," dsaid Reed.

“With how poorly I hit the ball today, shooting under par was a good day, so hopefully we just build off of that finish and rest the swing a little bit and I should be good to go for tomorrow."

Pos.
Player
Nat
To Par
1
Bryson DeChambeau
USA
-6
T2
Benedict Staben
GER
-5
T2
Joel Stalter
FRA
-5
T2
Michael Lorenzo-Vera
FRA
-5
T2
Romain Wattel
FRA
-5
T6
Allen John
GER
-4
T6
Andrew Dodt
AUS
-4
T6
Bradley Dredge
WAL
-4
T6
Connor Syme
SCO
-4
T6
Lasse Jensen
DNK
-4
T6
Matthias Schwab
AUT
-4
T6
Oliver Fisher
ENG
-4
T6
Scott Hend
AUS
-4
T6
Steven Brown
ENG
-4
T6
Viktor Hovland
NOR
-4
T16
Alexander Levy
FRA
-3
T16
David Drysdale
SCO
-3
T16
David Horsey
ENG
-3
T16
David Lipsky
USA
-3
T16
Hideto Tanihara
JPN
-3
T16
Jin-Ho Choi
KOR
-3
T16
Maximilian Kieffer
GER
-3
T16
Nicolai Hoejgaard
DEN
-3
T16
Paul Casey
ENG
-3
T16
Philipp Mejow
GER
-3
T16
Soren Kjeldsen
DEN
-3
T27
Adrian Otaegui
ESP
-2
T27
Charl Schwartzel
RSA
-2
T27
Henric Sturehed
SWE
-2
T27
Hinrich Arkenau
GER
-2
T27
James Morrison
ENG
-2
T27
Jeff Winther
SWE
-2
T27
Jose-Filipe Lima
POR
-2
T27
Laurie Canter
ENG
-2
T27
Oliver Farr
WAL
-2
T27
Patrick Reed
USA
-2
T27
Peter Hanson
SWE
-2
T27
Richard McEvoy
ENG
-2
T27
Sam Horsfield
ENG
-2
T27
Scott Jamieson
SCO
-2
T27
Stephen Gallacher
SCO
-2
T27
Steve Webster
ENG
-2
T43
Callum Shinkwin
ENG
-1
T43
Christiaan Bezuidenhout
RSA
-1
T43
Christopher Mivis
BEL
-1
T43
Clement Sordet
FRA
-1
T43
Daisuke Kataoka
JPN
-1
T43
Florian Fritsch
GER
-1
T43
Garrick Porteous
ENG
-1
T43
Harrison Endycott
AUS
-1
T43
Jordan Smith
ENG
-1
T43
Kristian Krogh Johannessen
NOR
-1
T43
Marcel Siem
GER
-1
T43
Matias Calderon
CHI
-1
T43
Matthew Baldwin
ENG
-1
T43
Max Schmitt
GER
-1
T43
Mikael Lundberg
SWE
-1
T43
Ross McGowan
ENG
-1
T43
Ryan Evans
ENG
-1
T43
Sebastian Heisele
GER
-1
T43
Tapio Pulkkanen
FIN
-1
T43
Zander Lombard
RSA
-1
T63
Adrien Saddier
SCO
Par
T63
Alejandro Canizares
ESP
Par
T63
Birgir Hafthorsson
ISL
Par
T63
Carlos Pigem
ESP
Par
T63
Chris Hanson
ENG
Par
T63
Christofer Blomstrand
SWE
Par
T63
Daniel Brooks
ENG
Par
T63
Felipe Aguilar
CHI
Par
T63
Georg Schultes
AUT
Par
T63
Nacho Elvira
ESP
Par
T63
Jack Munro
AUS
Par
T63
Julien Guerrier
FRA
Par
T63
Justin Walters
RSA
Par
T63
Kim Koivu
FIN
Par
T63
Liam Johnston
SCO
Par
T63
Luca Cianchetti
ITA
Par
T63
Mark Tullo
CHL
Par
T63
Matthew Perry
AUS
Par
T63
Matthieu Pavon
FRA
Par
T63
Nico Geyger
CHI
Par
T63
Nicolas Colsaerts
BEL
Par
T63
Pontus Widegren
SWE
Par
T63
Rak Cho
KOR
Par
T63
Raphael Jacquelin
FRA
Par
T63
Renato Paratore
ITA
Par
T63
Richard Sterne
RSA
Par
T63
Scott Fernandez
ESP
Par
T63
Sebastien Gros
FRA
Par
T63
Thomas Detry
BEL
Par
T92
Alexander Knappe
GER
1
T92
Andreas Halvorsen
NOR
1
T92
Ashley Chesters
ENG
1
T92
Edoardo Molinari
ITA
1
T92
Eun-Shin Park
KOR
1
T92
Gregory Havret
FRA
1
T92
Jbe Kruger
RSA
1
T92
Jeung-Hun Wang
KOR
1
T92
Jonas Koelbing
GER
1
T92
Maarten Lafeber
NED
1
T92
Marc Warren
SCO
1
T92
Matthew Nixon
ENG
1
T92
Nick Cullen
AUS
1
T92
Oliver Wilson
ENG
1
T92
Oscar Serna
MEX
1
T92
Pep Angles
ESP
1
T92
Ricardo Melo Gouveia
POR
1
T92
Richard Bland
ENG
1
T92
Thomas Aiken
RSA
1
T92
Thomas Bjorn
DEN
1
T92
Tom Lewis
ENG
1
T113
Ajeetesh Sandhu
IND
2
T113
Ashton Turner
ENG
2
T113
Chase Koepka
USA
2
T113
Dennis Meyerrose
GER
2
T113
Gavin Hall
USA
2
T113
Gregory Bourdy
FRA
2
T113
Harry Ellis
ENG
2
T113
Haydn Porteous
RSA
2
T113
Jazz Janewattananond
MAS
2
T113
Matteo Manassero
ITA
2
T113
Max Kramer
GER
2
T113
Min-Kyu Kim
KOR
2
T113
Nino Bertasio
ITA
2
T113
Pat Perez
USA
2
T113
Paul Howard
ENG
2
T113
Simon Khan
ENG
2
T113
Trevor Fisher Jnr
RSA
2
T113
Victor Perez
FRA
2
T131
Ben Evans
ENG
3
T131
Brad Fritsch
CAN
3
T131
Lorenzo Gagli
ITA
3
T131
Luca Galliano
SUI
3
T131
Lucas Bjerregaard
DNK
3
T131
Lucas Herbert
AUS
3
T131
Paul Peterson
USA
3
T131
Richie Ramsay
SCO
3
T131
Yusaku Miyazato
JPN
3
T140
Fabian Becker
GER
4
T140
Jamie Donaldson
WAL
4
T140
Pedro Oriol
ESP
4
T140
Rasmus Hoejgaard
DEN
4
T144
Eirik Tage Johansen
NOR
5
T144
Gavin Moynihan
IRL
5
T144
Niklas Adank
GER
5
T147
Alex Fitzpatrick
ENG
6
T147
Hurly Long
GER
6
T147
Jonathan Thomson
ENG
6
T150
Kyle McClatchie
RSA
7
T150
Ruaidhri McGee
IRL
7
T152
Aaron Rai
ENG
8
T152
Marcel Schneider
GER
8
T152
Mikko Ilonen
FIN
8
155
Chris Lloyd
ENG
9
156
Mathias Groenberg
SWE
10
Pos.
Player
Nat
To Par
1
Bryson DeChambeau
USA
-6
T2
Benedict Staben
GER
-5
T2
Joel Stalter
FRA
-5
T2
Michael Lorenzo-Vera
FRA
-5
T2
Romain Wattel
FRA
-5
T6
Allen John
GER
-4
T6
Andrew Dodt
AUS
-4
T6
Bradley Dredge
WAL
-4
T6
Connor Syme
SCO
-4
T6
Lasse Jensen
DNK
-4
T6
Matthias Schwab
AUT
-4
T6
Oliver Fisher
ENG
-4
T6
Scott Hend
AUS
-4
T6
Steven Brown
ENG
-4
T6
Viktor Hovland
NOR
-4
T16
Alexander Levy
FRA
-3
T16
David Drysdale
SCO
-3
T16
David Horsey
ENG
-3
T16
David Lipsky
USA
-3
T16
Hideto Tanihara
JPN
-3
T16
Jin-Ho Choi
KOR
-3
T16
Maximilian Kieffer
GER
-3
T16
Nicolai Hoejgaard
DEN
-3
T16
Paul Casey
ENG
-3
T16
Philipp Mejow
GER
-3
T16
Soren Kjeldsen
DEN
-3
T27
Adrian Otaegui
ESP
-2
T27
Charl Schwartzel
RSA
-2
T27
Henric Sturehed
SWE
-2
T27
Hinrich Arkenau
GER
-2
T27
James Morrison
ENG
-2
T27
Jeff Winther
SWE
-2
T27
Jose-Filipe Lima
POR
-2
T27
Laurie Canter
ENG
-2
T27
Oliver Farr
WAL
-2
T27
Patrick Reed
USA
-2
T27
Peter Hanson
SWE
-2
T27
Richard McEvoy
ENG
-2
T27
Sam Horsfield
ENG
-2
T27
Scott Jamieson
SCO
-2
T27
Stephen Gallacher
SCO
-2
T27
Steve Webster
ENG
-2
T43
Callum Shinkwin
ENG
-1
T43
Christiaan Bezuidenhout
RSA
-1
T43
Christopher Mivis
BEL
-1
T43
Clement Sordet
FRA
-1
T43
Daisuke Kataoka
JPN
-1
T43
Florian Fritsch
GER
-1
T43
Garrick Porteous
ENG
-1
T43
Harrison Endycott
AUS
-1
T43
Jordan Smith
ENG
-1
T43
Kristian Krogh Johannessen
NOR
-1
T43
Marcel Siem
GER
-1
T43
Matias Calderon
CHI
-1
T43
Matthew Baldwin
ENG
-1
T43
Max Schmitt
GER
-1
T43
Mikael Lundberg
SWE
-1
T43
Ross McGowan
ENG
-1
T43
Ryan Evans
ENG
-1
T43
Sebastian Heisele
GER
-1
T43
Tapio Pulkkanen
FIN
-1
T43
Zander Lombard
RSA
-1
T63
Adrien Saddier
SCO
Par
T63
Alejandro Canizares
ESP
Par
T63
Birgir Hafthorsson
ISL
Par
T63
Carlos Pigem
ESP
Par
T63
Chris Hanson
ENG
Par
T63
Christofer Blomstrand
SWE
Par
T63
Daniel Brooks
ENG
Par
T63
Felipe Aguilar
CHI
Par
T63
Georg Schultes
AUT
Par
T63
Nacho Elvira
ESP
Par
T63
Jack Munro
AUS
Par
T63
Julien Guerrier
FRA
Par
T63
Justin Walters
RSA
Par
T63
Kim Koivu
FIN
Par
T63
Liam Johnston
SCO
Par
T63
Luca Cianchetti
ITA
Par
T63
Mark Tullo
CHL
Par
T63
Matthew Perry
AUS
Par
T63
Matthieu Pavon
FRA
Par
T63
Nico Geyger
CHI
Par
T63
Nicolas Colsaerts
BEL
Par
T63
Pontus Widegren
SWE
Par
T63
Rak Cho
KOR
Par
T63
Raphael Jacquelin
FRA
Par
T63
Renato Paratore
ITA
Par
T63
Richard Sterne
RSA
Par
T63
Scott Fernandez
ESP
Par
T63
Sebastien Gros
FRA
Par
T63
Thomas Detry
BEL
Par
T92
Alexander Knappe
GER
1
T92
Andreas Halvorsen
NOR
1
T92
Ashley Chesters
ENG
1
T92
Edoardo Molinari
ITA
1
T92
Eun-Shin Park
KOR
1
T92
Gregory Havret
FRA
1
T92
Jbe Kruger
RSA
1
T92
Jeung-Hun Wang
KOR
1
T92
Jonas Koelbing
GER
1
T92
Maarten Lafeber
NED
1
T92
Marc Warren
SCO
1
T92
Matthew Nixon
ENG
1
T92
Nick Cullen
AUS
1
T92
Oliver Wilson
ENG
1
T92
Oscar Serna
MEX
1
T92
Pep Angles
ESP
1
T92
Ricardo Melo Gouveia
POR
1
T92
Richard Bland
ENG
1
T92
Thomas Aiken
RSA
1
T92
Thomas Bjorn
DEN
1
T92
Tom Lewis
ENG
1
T113
Ajeetesh Sandhu
IND
2
T113
Ashton Turner
ENG
2
T113
Chase Koepka
USA
2
T113
Dennis Meyerrose
GER
2
T113
Gavin Hall
USA
2
T113
Gregory Bourdy
FRA
2
T113
Harry Ellis
ENG
2
T113
Haydn Porteous
RSA
2
T113
Jazz Janewattananond
MAS
2
T113
Matteo Manassero
ITA
2
T113
Max Kramer
GER
2
T113
Min-Kyu Kim
KOR
2
T113
Nino Bertasio
ITA
2
T113
Pat Perez
USA
2
T113
Paul Howard
ENG
2
T113
Simon Khan
ENG
2
T113
Trevor Fisher Jnr
RSA
2
T113
Victor Perez
FRA
2
T131
Ben Evans
ENG
3
T131
Brad Fritsch
CAN
3
T131
Lorenzo Gagli
ITA
3
T131
Luca Galliano
SUI
3
T131
Lucas Bjerregaard
DNK
3
T131
Lucas Herbert
AUS
3
T131
Paul Peterson
USA
3
T131
Richie Ramsay
SCO
3
T131
Yusaku Miyazato
JPN
3
T140
Fabian Becker
GER
4
T140
Jamie Donaldson
WAL
4
T140
Pedro Oriol
ESP
4
T140
Rasmus Hoejgaard
DEN
4
T144
Eirik Tage Johansen
NOR
5
T144
Gavin Moynihan
IRL
5
T144
Niklas Adank
GER
5
T147
Alex Fitzpatrick
ENG
6
T147
Hurly Long
GER
6
T147
Jonathan Thomson
ENG
6
T150
Kyle McClatchie
RSA
7
T150
Ruaidhri McGee
IRL
7
T152
Aaron Rai
ENG
8
T152
Marcel Schneider
GER
8
T152
Mikko Ilonen
FIN
8
155
Chris Lloyd
ENG
9
156
Mathias Groenberg
SWE
10