Porsche European Open R1

Thomas Detry takes one shot lead in Germany

European Open 2021 R1
June 05-07
Green Eagle Golf Courses, Hamburg, Germany
€1,200,000
Round 2, Round 3

Porsche European Open 2021 R1 - Thomas Detry takes one shot lead in Germany
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Belgian Thomas Detry birdied his final four holes to close with a 68 and take a one shot lead in the Porsche European Open at Green Eagle Golf Courses.

“I’m very pleased with the way I’ve been playing. I hit 12 fairways today, some really good golf so I’m pleased with it and I’m looking forward to the next couple of days.”


European Open 2021 R1

Despite winning the ISPS HANDA Melbourne World Cup of Golf in 2018 alongside Thomas Pieters, Detry has yet to win on the European Tour in 113 starts but has had three runner-up finishes, two of them last season.

“The golf course is really tough this week, it’s almost a U.S. Open set up,” he said. “I played the front nine really steady, my first nine holes, didn’t really make anything and made a little mistake – a bogey – but on the back nine I got it going.


European Open 2021 R1

“It’s very Major. I played the US PGA two weeks ago and it’s a similar approach, you have to drive it on the fairway otherwise it’s really penalising.

“In a way that’s golf that suits me a bit more, I tend to struggle on easy courses where you’re forced to make birdies otherwise you’re losing ground and it’s a completely different approach on this golf course.


European Open 2021 R1

Swede Alexander Björk, England’s Ashley Chesters, Scot David Law and China’s Wu Ashun are tied for second place at three-under.

Chesters, who fired three birdies, two bogeys and an eagle at the 9th, narrowly missed out on a share of the lead when he missed a 13 footer on his last hole.

“I hit some nice shots,” said Chesters. “I started by hitting it to three foot on the second, the par three, I hit a lovely five iron. I hit a terrible iron shot into the next, but after that I went back to what I was doing on the second. I hit some really nice shots, some good iron shots close.

“The rough is a big difference, there’s a few places where you could hit it… like on the fourth, you could take the corner and if you get that wrong you’ll have a lost ball. The 14th is a big change, it’s a completely different hole. The others aren’t quite as noticeable. But they’ve done a good job, even the short game area, they’ve put quite a lot of money into changing everything .

The Saturday start this year is a result of Covid-19 rules in Germany as fans return to fairways for the first time in Europe since October 2019.

European Open 2021 R1

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Golf Ranking
By GT Editor
Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
1
Thomas Detry *
-4
68
T2
Alexander Björk *
-3
69
T2
Ashun Wu
-3
69
T2
David Law
-3
69
T2
Ashley Chesters
-3
69
T6
Benjamin Hebert
-2
70
T6
Rikard Karlberg
-2
70
T6
Benjamin Poke
-2
70
T6
Marcel Schneider
-2
70
T6
Matthew Southgate
-2
70
T6
Scott Jamieson
-2
70
T12
Matthias Schwab *
-1
71
T12
Bernd Ritthammer *
-1
71
T12
Emilio Cuartero Blanco *
-1
71
T12
Darius van Driel *
-1
71
T12
Dale Whitnell *
-1
71
T12
Ryan Fox
-1
71
T12
Maverick Antcliff *
-1
71
T12
Jazz Janewattananond
-1
71
T12
Cormac Sharvin *
-1
71
T21
Paul Peterson *
E
72
T21
Rhys Enoch *
E
72
T21
Tapio Pulkkanen *
E
72
T21
Joachim B. Hansen
E
72
T21
Adrian Otaegui
E
72
T21
Dimitrios Papadatos *
E
72
T21
Sean Crocker *
E
72
T21
Marcus Armitage
E
72
T21
David Drysdale
E
72
T21
Yi Keun Chang
E
72
T21
Josh Geary
E
72
T21
Jonathan Caldwell *
E
72
T21
Kurt Kitayama *
E
72
T21
Zander Lombard *
E
72
T21
Clement Sordet *
E
72
T36
Ajeetesh Sandhu *
+1
73
T36
Bernd Wiesberger *
+1
73
T36
Adri Arnaus *
+1
73
T36
Pedro Oriol *
+1
73
T36
Jordan Smith
+1
73
T36
Martin Kaymer
+1
73
T36
Joakim Lagergren
+1
73
T36
Wil Besseling
+1
73
T36
Pablo Larrazabal
+1
73
T36
Jack Senior
+1
73
T46
Pedro Figueiredo *
+2
74
T46
Renato Paratore *
+2
74
T46
Niall Kearney *
+2
74
T46
Florian Fritsch *
+2
74
T46
Toby Tree *
+2
74
T46
Graeme Storm
+2
74
T46
Kalle Samooja
+2
74
T46
Jason Scrivener
+2
74
T46
Marcel Siem
+2
74
T46
Thorbjørn Olesen
+2
74
T46
Mikko Korhonen *
+2
74
T46
Maximilian Kieffer *
+2
74
T46
Aaron Rai *
+2
74
T46
Min Woo Lee
+2
74
T46
Stephen Gallacher
+2
74
T46
Nicolai Højgaard
+2
74
T62
Gonzalo Fernandez-Castaño
+3
75
T62
Lee Slattery
+3
75
T62
Rasmus Højgaard *
+3
75
T62
Justin Walters *
+3
75
T62
Paul Casey *
+3
75
T62
Edoardo Molinari *
+3
75
T62
Garrick Porteous *
+3
75
T62
Sebastian Heisele
+3
75
T62
Adrian Meronk
+3
75
T62
Connor Syme
+3
75
T62
Raphael Jacquelin
+3
75
T62
Oliver Wilson
+3
75
T62
Oliver Farr
+3
75
T62
Janne Kaske
+3
75
T76
Marc Hammer (a)
+4
76
T76
Masahiro Kawamura *
+4
76
T76
Paul Dunne *
+4
76
T76
Nick Bachem *
+4
76
T76
Ondrej Lieser (a) *
+4
76
T76
Tomás Bessa *
+4
76
T76
Julian Suri
+4
76
T76
Joost Luiten
+4
76
T76
Laurie Canter
+4
76
T76
Abraham Ancer
+4
76
T76
David Horsey *
+4
76
T76
Calum Hill
+4
76
T76
Michael Lorenzo-Vera *
+4
76
T76
Wade Ormsby
+4
76
T76
Lars van Meijel
+4
76
T76
Søren Kjeldsen
+4
76
T76
Lucas Bjerregaard *
+4
76
T76
Jannik De Bruyn *
+4
76
T76
Sami Valimaki *
+4
76
T95
Aaron Cockerill
+5
77
T95
Sebastian Garcia Rodriguez
+5
77
T95
Richie Ramsay
+5
77
T95
Lorenzo Gagli
+5
77
T95
Carlos Pigem *
+5
77
T95
Deyen Lawson *
+5
77
T95
Romain Langasque *
+5
77
T95
Justin Harding *
+5
77
T95
Henrik Stenson
+5
77
T95
Francesco Laporta
+5
77
T95
Freddy Schott *
+5
77
T95
Gavin Kyle Green *
+5
77
T95
Julien Guerrier *
+5
77
T95
Jake McLeod *
+5
77
T109
Shubhankar Sharma *
+6
78
T109
Richard Mansell (a) *
+6
78
T109
Alejandro Cañizares *
+6
78
T109
Jorge Campillo *
+6
78
T109
Joel Stalter
+6
78
T109
Daniel van Tonder
+6
78
T109
Suradit Yongcharoenchai *
+6
78
T109
Peter Hanson
+6
78
T109
Sihwan Kim
+6
78
T109
Robin Sciot-Siegrist
+6
78
T109
Kristoffer Broberg
+6
78
T109
Nicolai Von Dellingshausen
+6
78
T109
Haydn Porteous *
+6
78
T122
Max Schmitt
+7
79
T122
Ricardo Santos
+7
79
T122
Sebastian Soderberg
+7
79
T122
Steven Brown
+7
79
T122
Ignacio Elvira Mijares
+7
79
T122
Eduardo De la Riva *
+7
79
T122
Gregory Havret *
+7
79
T122
Scott Hend *
+7
79
T131
Benedict Staben
+8
80
T131
Alexander Levy
+8
80
T131
Jean Baptiste Gonnet
+8
80
T131
Chris Paisley
+8
80
T135
Jarryd Felton
+9
81
T135
Ben Evans *
+9
81
T135
James Morrison *
+9
81
T135
Ross Fisher
+9
81
T135
Robin Roussel *
+9
81
T135
Johannes Veerman *
+9
81
T135
Niklas Lemke *
+9
81
T142
Julian Kunzenbacher *
+10
82
T142
Matthias Schmid (a)
+10
82
T142
Callum Shinkwin *
+10
82
145
Moritz Lampert
+11
83
T146
Pep Angles *
+12
84
T146
Georg Schultes *
+12
84
T146
Richard McEvoy *
+12
84
T149
Michael Hirmer *
+13
85
T149
Matt Ford
+13
85
T149
Adrien Saddier *
+13
85
152
Tom Gandy *
+14
86
WD
Nino Bertasio
+7
WD
Jeff Winther
+6
* Player started on the back nine