European Tour

Portugal Masters 2018

September 20-23

Dom Pedro Victoria Golf Course, Vilamoura, Portugal

€2,000,000

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September 20-23

Dom Pedro Victoria Golf Course, Vilamoura, Portugal

€2,000,000

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Round 1

Herbert takes the lead in Portugal

September , 2018

Lucas Herbert equalled the lowest round of his European Tour career to take a one-shot lead after the first round of the Portugal Masters at Dom Pedro Victoria Golf Course.

Herbert takes the lead in Portugal, © Getty Images

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“Coming off last week I was battling a bit with my form, so I've got my coach over here and my physio and we straightened things out. It was good to feel like we got the benefit of that today."

“For most of the start of the year my form was quite sporadic, I could shoot eight under but I could also shoot a couple over and throw a double and a triple in there. I've been a lot more consistent lately. I haven't made as many big numbers and at least limited the damage to bogeys."

“There's a lot of pressure coming in to this time of the year. Most of the other guys will probably get more starts than me to finish off the year so there's probably a bit of pressure on me to play well."

“I think I've had that pressure all year and I've dealt with it pretty well. Obviously today was a good indication that it's going alright so hopefully I can just continue that form.”

England's Eddie Pepperell and Matt Wallace had set the target at seven under par with bogey-free rounds of 64 during a low scoring morning, and for most of the afternoon it looked as though they would share the lead going into round two in Vilamoura.

“I managed to get out of the first two with two pars and then chipped in on 12, which was nice to get the tournament going" said Wallace. "Got a bit of work to do on the swing. Didn't feel too comfortable out there. A couple of left shots which I haven't had for the last few weeks, so I'm going to go and work on that."

"The good thing about it is that it wasn't fantastic out there, it wasn't great, but I grinded out there. I knew certain shots what I had to do with my swing to hit that particular shot and I chipped and putted well. I chipped in twice today, so that was great.”

But Australian Herbert went one better with another bogey-free round of 63 to get to eight under par, with 2012 Portugal Masters champion Shane Lowry also joining Pepperell and Wallace at one shot off the lead. In a good omen for Irishman Lowry, his caddie Bo Martin has won twice before on this course, alongside defending champion Lucas Bjerregaard of Denmark and Frenchman Alex Levy in 2014.

“I'm obviously very happy," said Lowry, "64 any day is very good. I've had four weeks off so it was nice to come back and shoot a good score. Looking forward to tomorrow now."

“My caddie has won twice around here. He's just started working with me this week, so it's our first day on the job. I suppose there's only one way to go from here, that's the only thing!"

“I've won here, I had my first professional win, so very fond memories. I love coming back down here to play and I come down on holiday quite a lot. I love it here.”

Herbert's round of 63 matched his final-round total from the Rocco Forte Sicilian Open where he finished in a tie for third, one of four top tens this season that have helped him to 103rd on the Race to Dubai Rankings presented by Rolex as he seeks a first full campaign on Tour in 2019.

China's Li Haotong is two shots off the lead at six under par, a shot clear of a group of ten players which includes 2017 Masters Tournament champion Sergio Garcia of Spain, Italian Renato Paratore and French pair Raphaël Jacquelin and Adrien Saddier.

Pos.
Player
Nat
To Par
R1
1
Lucas Herbert
AUS
-8
63
T2
Eddie Pepperell
ENG
-7
64
T2
Matt Wallace
ENG
-7
64
T2
Shane Lowry
IRL
-7
64
5
Haotong Li
CHN
-6
65
T6
Adrien Saddier
SCO
-5
66
T6
Ashley Chesters
ENG
-5
66
T6
David Howell
ENG
-5
66
T6
Gian-Marco Petrozzi
-5
66
T6
Jason Scrivener
AUS
-5
66
T6
Kim Koivu
FIN
-5
66
T6
Mikko Korhonen
FIN
-5
66
T6
Raphael Jacquelin
FRA
-5
66
T6
Renato Paratore
ITA
-5
66
T6
Sergio Garcia
ESP
-5
66
T16
Alejandro Canizares
ESP
-4
67
T16
Bradley Dredge
WAL
-4
67
T16
Chris Hanson
ENG
-4
67
T16
George Coetzee
RSA
-4
67
T16
Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano
ESP
-4
67
T16
Jason Norris
AUS
-4
67
T16
Jorge Campillo
ESP
-4
67
T16
Nick Cullen
AUS
-4
67
T16
Nino Bertasio
ITA
-4
67
T16
Ricardo Melo Gouveia
POR
-4
67
T16
Soo-Min Lee
KOR
-4
67
T27
Austin Connelly
CAN
-3
68
T27
Charlie Ford
ENG
-3
68
T27
David Horsey
ENG
-3
68
T27
Haydn Porteous
RSA
-3
68
T27
Nacho Elvira
ESP
-3
68
T27
Johan Edfors
SWE
-3
68
T27
Jordan Smith
ENG
-3
68
T27
Josh Geary
NZL
-3
68
T27
Lucas Bjerregaard
DNK
-3
68
T27
Marcus Kinhult
SWE
-3
68
T27
Matthieu Pavon
FRA
-3
68
T27
Maximilian Kieffer
GER
-3
68
T27
Nicolas Colsaerts
BEL
-3
68
T27
Paul Dunne
IRL
-3
68
T27
Pedro Oriol
ESP
-3
68
T27
Phachara Khongwatmai
THA
-3
68
T27
Pontus Widegren
SWE
-3
68
T27
Richard Bland
ENG
-3
68
T27
Ross Fisher
ENG
-3
68
T27
Sam Locke
SCO
-3
68
T27
Sebastian Heisele
GER
-3
68
T27
Stephen Gallacher
SCO
-3
68
T27
Thorbjorn Olesen
DEN
-3
68
T27
Tomas Silva
POR
-3
68
T27
Yusaku Miyazato
JPN
-3
68
T27
Zander Lombard
RSA
-3
68
T53
Andy Sullivan
ENG
-2
69
T53
Callum Shinkwin
ENG
-2
69
T53
Charl Schwartzel
RSA
-2
69
T53
Daniel Brooks
ENG
-2
69
T53
Danny Willett
ENG
-2
69
T53
David Lipsky
USA
-2
69
T53
JC Ritchie
RSA
-2
69
T53
Jaco Van Zyl
RSA
-2
69
T53
Jacques Kruyswijk
RSA
-2
69
T53
Matthew Baldwin
ENG
-2
69
T53
Matthias Schwab
AUT
-2
69
T53
Oliver Farr
WAL
-2
69
T53
Richard Sterne
RSA
-2
69
T53
Robert Rock
ENG
-2
69
T53
Sam Brazel
AUS
-2
69
T53
Sebastian Soederberg
SWE
-2
69
T53
Simon Khan
ENG
-2
69
T53
Tapio Pulkkanen
FIN
-2
69
T71
Alexander Levy
FRA
-1
70
T71
Ashun Wu
CHI
-1
70
T71
Christiaan Bezuidenhout
RSA
-1
70
T71
David Drysdale
SCO
-1
70
T71
Felipe Aguilar
CHI
-1
70
T71
Gregory Havret
FRA
-1
70
T71
Hideto Tanihara
JPN
-1
70
T71
Hunter Stewart
USA
-1
70
T71
James Morrison
ENG
-1
70
T71
Jin-Ho Choi
KOR
-1
70
T71
Laurie Canter
ENG
-1
70
T71
Marcel Siem
GER
-1
70
T71
Matteo Manassero
ITA
-1
70
T71
Paul Waring
ENG
-1
70
T71
Pep Angles
ESP
-1
70
T71
Richard Green
AUS
-1
70
T71
Ross McGowan
ENG
-1
70
T71
Ryan Fox
NZL
-1
70
T71
Sam Horsfield
ENG
-1
70
T71
Scott Jamieson
SCO
-1
70
T71
Soren Kjeldsen
DEN
-1
70
T71
Thomas Aiken
RSA
-1
70
T93
Aaron Rai
ENG
Par
71
T93
Andrew Johnston
ENG
Par
71
T93
Benjamin Hebert
FRA
Par
71
T93
Daniel Im
USA
Par
71
T93
Fredrik Jacobson
SWE
Par
71
T93
Jens Dantorp
SWE
Par
71
T93
Julien Guerrier
FRA
Par
71
T93
Lorenzo Gagli
ITA
Par
71
T93
Matthew Jordan
ENG
Par
71
T93
Matthew Southgate
ENG
Par
71
T93
Mikael Lundberg
SWE
Par
71
T93
Oliver Fisher
ENG
Par
71
T93
Paul Peterson
USA
Par
71
T93
Ricardo Santos
POR
Par
71
T93
Ryan Evans
ENG
Par
71
T93
Steve Webster
ENG
Par
71
T93
Thongchai Jaidee
THA
Par
71
T110
Chris Wood
ENG
1
72
T110
Christofer Blomstrand
SWE
1
72
T110
Gavin Green
MAS
1
72
T110
Henric Sturehed
SWE
1
72
T110
Joakim Lagergren
SWE
1
72
T110
Lasse Jensen
DNK
1
72
T110
Miguel Gaspar
POR
1
72
T110
Pablo Larrazabal
ESP
1
72
T110
Richard McEvoy
ENG
1
72
T110
Richie Ramsay
SCO
1
72
T110
Thomas Detry
BEL
1
72
T110
Tom Lewis
ENG
1
72
T122
Birgir Hafthorsson
ISL
2
73
T122
Bradley Neil
SCO
2
73
T122
Gregory Bourdy
FRA
2
73
T122
Jeff Winther
SWE
2
73
T122
Joel Stalter
FRA
2
73
T122
Jonathan Thomson
ENG
2
73
T122
Mark Tullo
CHL
2
73
T122
Matthew Nixon
ENG
2
73
T122
Padraig Harrington
IRL
2
73
T122
Pelle Edberg
SWE
2
73
T122
Rak Cho
KOR
2
73
T122
Steven Brown
ENG
2
73
T122
Vitor Lopes
POR
2
73
T135
Alvaro Quiros
ESP
3
74
T135
Angel Cabrera
ARG
3
74
T135
Clement Sordet
FRA
3
74
T135
Harry Ellis
ENG
3
74
T135
Joao Carlota
ESP
3
74
T135
Joao Ramos
POR
3
74
T135
Justin Walters
RSA
3
74
T135
Robin Dawson
3
74
T135
Romain Wattel
FRA
3
74
T135
Scott Fernandez
ESP
3
74
T135
Sebastien Gros
FRA
3
74
T135
Tiago Cruz
POR
3
74
T147
Chase Koepka
USA
4
75
T147
Jack Munro
AUS
4
75
T147
Marc Warren
SCO
4
75
T147
Peter Hanson
SWE
4
75
T151
Connor Syme
SCO
5
76
T151
Jamie Donaldson
WAL
5
76
T153
Afonso Girao
7
78
T153
Michael Jonzon
SWE
7
78
T153
Tomas Gouveia
POR
7
78
156
Tiago Rodrigues
POR
8
79
Pos.
Player
Nat
To Par
R1
1
Lucas Herbert
AUS
-8
63
T2
Eddie Pepperell
ENG
-7
64
T2
Matt Wallace
ENG
-7
64
T2
Shane Lowry
IRL
-7
64
5
Haotong Li
CHN
-6
65
T6
Adrien Saddier
SCO
-5
66
T6
Ashley Chesters
ENG
-5
66
T6
David Howell
ENG
-5
66
T6
Gian-Marco Petrozzi
-5
66
T6
Jason Scrivener
AUS
-5
66
T6
Kim Koivu
FIN
-5
66
T6
Mikko Korhonen
FIN
-5
66
T6
Raphael Jacquelin
FRA
-5
66
T6
Renato Paratore
ITA
-5
66
T6
Sergio Garcia
ESP
-5
66
T16
Alejandro Canizares
ESP
-4
67
T16
Bradley Dredge
WAL
-4
67
T16
Chris Hanson
ENG
-4
67
T16
George Coetzee
RSA
-4
67
T16
Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano
ESP
-4
67
T16
Jason Norris
AUS
-4
67
T16
Jorge Campillo
ESP
-4
67
T16
Nick Cullen
AUS
-4
67
T16
Nino Bertasio
ITA
-4
67
T16
Ricardo Melo Gouveia
POR
-4
67
T16
Soo-Min Lee
KOR
-4
67
T27
Austin Connelly
CAN
-3
68
T27
Charlie Ford
ENG
-3
68
T27
David Horsey
ENG
-3
68
T27
Haydn Porteous
RSA
-3
68
T27
Nacho Elvira
ESP
-3
68
T27
Johan Edfors
SWE
-3
68
T27
Jordan Smith
ENG
-3
68
T27
Josh Geary
NZL
-3
68
T27
Lucas Bjerregaard
DNK
-3
68
T27
Marcus Kinhult
SWE
-3
68
T27
Matthieu Pavon
FRA
-3
68
T27
Maximilian Kieffer
GER
-3
68
T27
Nicolas Colsaerts
BEL
-3
68
T27
Paul Dunne
IRL
-3
68
T27
Pedro Oriol
ESP
-3
68
T27
Phachara Khongwatmai
THA
-3
68
T27
Pontus Widegren
SWE
-3
68
T27
Richard Bland
ENG
-3
68
T27
Ross Fisher
ENG
-3
68
T27
Sam Locke
SCO
-3
68
T27
Sebastian Heisele
GER
-3
68
T27
Stephen Gallacher
SCO
-3
68
T27
Thorbjorn Olesen
DEN
-3
68
T27
Tomas Silva
POR
-3
68
T27
Yusaku Miyazato
JPN
-3
68
T27
Zander Lombard
RSA
-3
68
T53
Andy Sullivan
ENG
-2
69
T53
Callum Shinkwin
ENG
-2
69
T53
Charl Schwartzel
RSA
-2
69
T53
Daniel Brooks
ENG
-2
69
T53
Danny Willett
ENG
-2
69
T53
David Lipsky
USA
-2
69
T53
JC Ritchie
RSA
-2
69
T53
Jaco Van Zyl
RSA
-2
69
T53
Jacques Kruyswijk
RSA
-2
69
T53
Matthew Baldwin
ENG
-2
69
T53
Matthias Schwab
AUT
-2
69
T53
Oliver Farr
WAL
-2
69
T53
Richard Sterne
RSA
-2
69
T53
Robert Rock
ENG
-2
69
T53
Sam Brazel
AUS
-2
69
T53
Sebastian Soederberg
SWE
-2
69
T53
Simon Khan
ENG
-2
69
T53
Tapio Pulkkanen
FIN
-2
69
T71
Alexander Levy
FRA
-1
70
T71
Ashun Wu
CHI
-1
70
T71
Christiaan Bezuidenhout
RSA
-1
70
T71
David Drysdale
SCO
-1
70
T71
Felipe Aguilar
CHI
-1
70
T71
Gregory Havret
FRA
-1
70
T71
Hideto Tanihara
JPN
-1
70
T71
Hunter Stewart
USA
-1
70
T71
James Morrison
ENG
-1
70
T71
Jin-Ho Choi
KOR
-1
70
T71
Laurie Canter
ENG
-1
70
T71
Marcel Siem
GER
-1
70
T71
Matteo Manassero
ITA
-1
70
T71
Paul Waring
ENG
-1
70
T71
Pep Angles
ESP
-1
70
T71
Richard Green
AUS
-1
70
T71
Ross McGowan
ENG
-1
70
T71
Ryan Fox
NZL
-1
70
T71
Sam Horsfield
ENG
-1
70
T71
Scott Jamieson
SCO
-1
70
T71
Soren Kjeldsen
DEN
-1
70
T71
Thomas Aiken
RSA
-1
70
T93
Aaron Rai
ENG
Par
71
T93
Andrew Johnston
ENG
Par
71
T93
Benjamin Hebert
FRA
Par
71
T93
Daniel Im
USA
Par
71
T93
Fredrik Jacobson
SWE
Par
71
T93
Jens Dantorp
SWE
Par
71
T93
Julien Guerrier
FRA
Par
71
T93
Lorenzo Gagli
ITA
Par
71
T93
Matthew Jordan
ENG
Par
71
T93
Matthew Southgate
ENG
Par
71
T93
Mikael Lundberg
SWE
Par
71
T93
Oliver Fisher
ENG
Par
71
T93
Paul Peterson
USA
Par
71
T93
Ricardo Santos
POR
Par
71
T93
Ryan Evans
ENG
Par
71
T93
Steve Webster
ENG
Par
71
T93
Thongchai Jaidee
THA
Par
71
T110
Chris Wood
ENG
1
72
T110
Christofer Blomstrand
SWE
1
72
T110
Gavin Green
MAS
1
72
T110
Henric Sturehed
SWE
1
72
T110
Joakim Lagergren
SWE
1
72
T110
Lasse Jensen
DNK
1
72
T110
Miguel Gaspar
POR
1
72
T110
Pablo Larrazabal
ESP
1
72
T110
Richard McEvoy
ENG
1
72
T110
Richie Ramsay
SCO
1
72
T110
Thomas Detry
BEL
1
72
T110
Tom Lewis
ENG
1
72
T122
Birgir Hafthorsson
ISL
2
73
T122
Bradley Neil
SCO
2
73
T122
Gregory Bourdy
FRA
2
73
T122
Jeff Winther
SWE
2
73
T122
Joel Stalter
FRA
2
73
T122
Jonathan Thomson
ENG
2
73
T122
Mark Tullo
CHL
2
73
T122
Matthew Nixon
ENG
2
73
T122
Padraig Harrington
IRL
2
73
T122
Pelle Edberg
SWE
2
73
T122
Rak Cho
KOR
2
73
T122
Steven Brown
ENG
2
73
T122
Vitor Lopes
POR
2
73
T135
Alvaro Quiros
ESP
3
74
T135
Angel Cabrera
ARG
3
74
T135
Clement Sordet
FRA
3
74
T135
Harry Ellis
ENG
3
74
T135
Joao Carlota
ESP
3
74
T135
Joao Ramos
POR
3
74
T135
Justin Walters
RSA
3
74
T135
Robin Dawson
3
74
T135
Romain Wattel
FRA
3
74
T135
Scott Fernandez
ESP
3
74
T135
Sebastien Gros
FRA
3
74
T135
Tiago Cruz
POR
3
74
T147
Chase Koepka
USA
4
75
T147
Jack Munro
AUS
4
75
T147
Marc Warren
SCO
4
75
T147
Peter Hanson
SWE
4
75
T151
Connor Syme
SCO
5
76
T151
Jamie Donaldson
WAL
5
76
T153
Afonso Girao
7
78
T153
Michael Jonzon
SWE
7
78
T153
Tomas Gouveia
POR
7
78
156
Tiago Rodrigues
POR
8
79