Prague Golf Challenge - R1

Five share Prague lead after Day One

May 09-12
Prague City Golf, Prague, Czech Republic
€200,000
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Five players are tied for the first round lead at the Prague Golf Challenge after carding seven under par rounds of 65 at Prague City Golf.

Five share Prague lead after Day One, © Getty Images
Ewen Ferguson, © Getty Images

Early starters Ewen Ferguson and Billy Spooner set the target at 65 and it looked as though the two of them would be the men to catch with no one making a charge as the afternoon elapsed.

However, Wil Besseling, Richard Bland and Jonas Kölbing made late darts to the top of the leaderboard with the latter posting four birdies, an eagle and a bogey in his final six holes.

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Ferguson was one of only two men to post bogey-free rounds on Day One – the other being Englishman Laurie Canter – while Dutchman Besseling signed off with an excellent birdie at the last to ensure he would share the lead going into the second day.

“It was a good round today,” said Ferguson. “I’ve been practicing quite well lately and I had quite a solid week last week. Obviously, there’s a long way to go but it’s good to get off to a nice start.

The best bit was chipping in on 16. I short-sided myself and I was a bit annoyed, but the greens are soft enough where you can get one close and I pitched it and it fell right in with the last roll of the ball.”

One shot behind the quintet at the top of the leaderboard is Dane Benjamin Poke on six under par who, along with playing partner Robin Dawson, began his round in scintillating fashion with five birdies in his first five holes before making the turn at seven under. Two bogeys and a single gain on his back nine means he will start the second round one shot back.

There were mixed emotions for Frenchman Mathieu Decottignies-Lafon who finished his round with a hole-in-one on the 18th, however missed out on the car which will be awarded to the first player who manages to ace it, as the giveaway only takes place over the weekend.


Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
1
BESSELING, Wil
-7
65
KÖLBING, Jonas
-7
65
BLAND, Richard
-7
65
FERGUSON, Ewen
-7
65
SPOONER, Billy
-7
65
6
POKE, Benjamin
-6
66
7
CANTER, Laurie
-5
67
ERIKSSON, Martin
-5
67
FENASSE, Mathieu
-5
67
10
VAN DRIEL, Darius
-4
68
TREE, Toby
-4
68
ROUSSEL, Robin
-4
68
SANTOS, Ricardo
-4
68
PIGEM, Carlos
-4
68
SIMONSEN, Martin
-4
68
LANDO CASANOVA, Jérôme
-4
68
HAASTRUP, Mark Flindt
-4
68
18
CHO, Rak hyun
-3
69
SHARVIN, Cormac
-3
69
EVANS, Ryan
-3
69
LAPORTA, Francesco
-3
69
HAVRET, Grégory
-3
69
LLOYD, Chris
-3
69
NILEHN, Fredrik
-3
69
DAWSON, Robin
-3
69
FRITSCH, Florian
-3
69
BOOTE, David
-3
69
STOW, Ben
-3
69
HØJGAARD, Rasmus
-3
69
30
ENOCH, Rhys
-2
70
JOHANSSON, Niclas
-2
70
DE SOUSA, Raphaël
-2
70
ITEN, Marco
-2
70
ROZNER, Antoine
-2
70
MCGEE, Ruaidhri
-2
70
MRUZEK, Filip
-2
70
MATUS, Stanislav
-2
70
FORSSTRÖM, Simon
-2
70
WEJSHAG, Anton
-2
70
HANSON, Chris
-2
70
DAYDOU, Alexandre
-2
70
VIRTO, Borja
-2
70
COUPLAND, Dave
-2
70
ROBB, Chris
-2
70
45
MADDY, Paul
-1
71
PAUL, Yannik
-1
71
GLENNEMO, Jacob
-1
71
GROS, Sébastien
-1
71
ANGLES, Pep
-1
71
AGUILAR, Felipe
-1
71
MIVIS, Christopher
-1
71
MCCARTHY, Nick
-1
71
FOOS, Dominic
-1
71
TINNING, Nicolai
-1
71
TILEY, Steven
-1
71
ERKENBECK, James
-1
71
DECOTTIGNIES-LAFON, Mathieu
-1
71
BRAEUNIG, Christian
-1
71
SARACINO, Andrea
-1
71
HØJGAARD, Nicolai
-1
71
PERRIER, Damien
-1
71
ABBOTT, Jamie
-1
71
VECCHI FOSSA, Jacopo
-1
71
OLSEN, Aksel
-1
71
65
SCIOT-SIEGRIST, Robin
Par
72
HELLIGKILDE, Marcus
Par
72
ELLIS, Harry
Par
72
JOANNES, Hugues
Par
72
LENGDEN, Oscar
Par
72
HUIZING, Daan
Par
72
SUCHAN, Daniel
Par
72
DEAN, Joseph
Par
72
OVESEN, Martin
Par
72
CARLSSON, Magnus A
Par
72
HENRY, Scott
Par
72
AHOKAS, Antti
Par
72
STAL, Gary
Par
72
VALASEK, Peter
Par
72
DOAK, Chris
Par
72
HULDAHL, Jeppe Pape
Par
72
SANTOS SILVA, Tomas
Par
72
COUSSAUD, Ugo
Par
72
VON DELLINGSHAUSEN, Nicolai
Par
72
ORIOL, Pedro
Par
72
85
MOHR, Marcus
1
73
WRISDALE, Jordan
1
73
DE LA RIVA, Eduardo
1
73
GARCIA-HEREDIA, Alfredo
1
73
ARIZABALETA, Alvaro
1
73
HEATH, James
1
73
EASTON, Bryce
1
73
NEIL, Bradley
1
73
ARMITAGE, Marcus
1
73
McGOWAN, Ross
1
73
KNAPPE, Alexander
1
73
RIU, Victor
1
73
CARLSSON, Johan
1
73
SCHNEIDER, Marcel
1
73
STEWART, Duncan
1
73
STALTER, Joël
1
73
DI NITTO, Enrico
1
73
KEYSER, Matthiam
1
73
WIEGELE, Martin
1
73
LEITMANNSTETTER, Aaron
1
73
YOUNG, Mark
1
73
106
TARRIO BEN, Santiago
2
74
LAFEBER, Maarten
2
74
COCKERILL, Aaron
2
74
ROBINSON, Liam
2
74
SAXTON, Reinier
2
74
KIM, Minkyu
2
74
GALLIANO, Luca
2
74
MAURER, Jürgen
2
74
WAITE, Mitch
2
74
CUARTERO BLANCO, Emilio
2
74
SJÖHOLM, Joel
2
74
MERONK, Adrian
2
74
LOCKE, Sam
2
74
119
FOO, Gregory
3
75
HILL, Calum
3
75
VELASCO, Alvaro
3
75
COOKE, David
3
75
STUREHED, Henric
3
75
LINARD, Thomas
3
75
FERNANDEZ, Scott
3
75
CAFOUREK, Jan
3
75
REYNOLDS, Lindsay
3
75
HOWIE, Craig
3
75
129
QUIROS, Manuel
4
76
BRIXI (AM), Gordan
4
76
FORD, Matt
4
76
WIDEGREN, Pontus
4
76
GLOET, Christian
4
76
GAL, Petr
4
76
CEA, Michele
4
76
GRADECKI, Mateusz
4
76
137
KORINEK, Ales
5
77
PIAGET, Sandro
5
77
FRIESZ, Jan
5
77
KOEPKA, Chase
5
77
ROSS, Craig
5
77
BERARDO, Clément
5
77
LIMA, José-Filipe
5
77
144
ONG, Marc
6
78
COHEN-BOYER, Louis
6
78
STARK, Oscar
6
78
ZAPLETAL (AM), Matyas
6
78
HEISELE, Sebastian
6
78
PORTEOUS, Garrick
6
78
150
JANIK (AM), Petr
7
79
MEJOW, Philipp
7
79
152
IM, Daniel
8
80
153
RAZA (AM), Filip
9
81
154
MURRAY, Michael
11
83
SHEPHERD, Jake
11
83
FOUBIK JNR (AM), Pavel
11
83