Scandinavian Invitation R1

Ormsby takes early lead in Sweden

August 22-25
Hills Golf & Sports Club, Gothenburg, Sweden
€1,500,000
Live leaderboard
Round 2, Round 3, Round 4


Wade Ormsby produced a sensational 62 to take the early lead on day one of the Scandinavian Invitation at Hills Golf & Sports Club.

Scandinavian Invitation R1 - Ormsby takes early lead
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Early starter Ormsby, who is still looking for his first win of the 2019 Race to Dubai campaign after coming up just short at the ISPS Handa Vic Open earlier in the year, fired an eagle and six birdies on Thursday to get to eight under par and surge to the top of leaderboard.

“I made a pretty straight birdie on 12 and then 14 I was in between a five and a four iron, picked the right one and boxed it, so then I just got a bit of momentum through the final holes. I felt quite comfortable out there, I was holing my return putts and that kept the round going, which added up to 62.

“I felt like I had been hitting the ball quite well, I just wasn’t quite free enough in my putting, so I as working hard on that to get back to a point where I feel more comfortable and less into my technique. Putted well today, didn’t putt amazing, but holed what I needed too.”

The Australian enjoyed a long stint at the top after making a fast start but required a birdie at the ninth – his last hole – to finish his round alone at the summit, with Frenchman Alexander Levy and home favourite Joakim Lagergren one shot back on seven under.

“I think I played really well today,” said Levy. “Hit some really good shots, especially the birdie I made on the par three on the back nine, with a good shot so that was nice. Plus, I holed some nice putts, so that is the really good news of the day.


“When you look at the video of my swing it is totally different, so it is nice. I feel like I have really good control of the flight and the spin of the ball, so it was what I wanted. The last few weeks have been pretty good. My putting was not working well and since last week I am putting really well and I am starting to build more confidence.”

Former champion Matthew Fitzpatrick opened with a bogey free 64 to head into the clubhouse on six under. The Englishman was apprehensive following a three week break from tournament golf but he showed no signs of rust, firing six birdies to sign for a 64, with South African Erik van Rooyen and Englishman Matthew Southgate a further shot adrift. 

“ Very pleased,” said Fitzpatrick. “I was a little apprehensive coming into the week as I just had three weeks off, and you don’t know what you are going to be dealing with when you have had a bit of time off, but it was a great start to the week.

“It is one round out of four for this week, so still a long way to go, but another three of them would be very nice. I’ll just keep doing what I am doing and keep putting myself into good positions, and that is all you can do really.

“Really scrambled well today. I missed a handful of greens and really got up-and-down when I needed too and that kept the momentum going in the round.”

Meanwhile, Australian Adam Bland made the 22nd hole-in-one of the season when he holed a seven iron from 154 metres on the tenth to win a Volkswagen Touareg V6 TDI 4 Motion.


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Tours
By GT Editor
Pos.
Player
Nat
To Par
R1
1
Wade Ormsby
AUS
-8
62
T2
Alexander Levy
FRA
-7
63
T2
Joakim Lagergren
SWE
-7
63
4
Matthew Fitzpatrick
ENG
-6
64
T5
Erik Van Rooyen
RSA
-5
65
T5
Matthew Southgate
ENG
-5
65
T7
Dean Burmester
RSA
-4
66
T7
Sihwan Kim
KOR
-4
66
T7
John Catlin
USA
-4
66
T7
James Morrison
ENG
-4
66
T7
Gavin Green
MAS
-4
66
T12
Christiaan Bezuidenhout
RSA
-3
67
T12
Adrien Saddier
SCO
-3
67
T12
Hyo-Won Park
KOR
-3
67
T12
Ashun Wu
CHI
-3
67
T12
Austin Connelly
CAN
-3
67
T12
David Nyfjaell
SWE
-3
67
T12
Kalle Samooja
FIN
-3
67
T12
Min-Woo Lee
AUS
-3
67
T12
Benjamin Hebert
FRA
-3
67
T12
Nicolas Colsaerts
BEL
-3
67
T12
Alexander Bjoerk
SWE
-3
67
T12
Masahiro Kawamura
JPN
-3
67
T12
Sebastian Soederberg
SWE
-3
67
T25
Ricardo Melo Gouveia
POR
-2
68
T25
Robert Rock
ENG
-2
68
T25
Rikard Karlberg
SWE
-2
68
T25
Alejandro Canizares
ESP
-2
68
T25
David Lingmerth
SWE
-2
68
T25
Paul Waring
ENG
-2
68
T25
Bradley Dredge
WAL
-2
68
T25
Kristian Krogh Johannessen
NOR
-2
68
T25
Soren Kjeldsen
DEN
-2
68
T25
Victor Perez
FRA
-2
68
T35
George Coetzee
RSA
-1
69
T35
Sam Horsfield
ENG
-1
69
T35
Tom Lewis
ENG
-1
69
T35
Gavin Moynihan
IRL
-1
69
T35
Henrik Stenson
SWE
-1
69
T35
Marcus Kinhult
SWE
-1
69
T35
Borja Virto
ESP
-1
69
T35
Per Laengfors
SWE
-1
69
T35
Lee Slattery
ENG
-1
69
T35
Ivan Cantero
ESP
-1
69
T35
Lorenzo Gagli
ITA
-1
69
T35
Bernd Ritthammer
GER
-1
69
T35
Jason Scrivener
AUS
-1
69
T35
Jamie Donaldson
WAL
-1
69
T35
Max Schmitt
GER
-1
69
T35
Dimitrios Papadatos
AUS
-1
69
T51
Jens Dantorp
SWE
Par
70
T51
Johan Edfors
SWE
Par
70
T51
Edoardo Molinari
ITA
Par
70
T51
Kim Koivu
FIN
Par
70
T51
Niklas Lemke
SWE
Par
70
T51
Joachim B. Hansen
DEN
Par
70
T51
Liam Johnston
SCO
Par
70
T51
Zander Lombard
RSA
Par
70
T51
Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano
ESP
Par
70
T51
Joost Luiten
NED
Par
70
T51
Stephen Gallacher
SCO
Par
70
T51
Andrew Johnston
ENG
Par
70
T51
Tom Murray
ENG
Par
70
T51
Aaron Rai
ENG
Par
70
T51
Adam Bland
AUS
Par
70
T51
Marc Warren
SCO
Par
70
T51
Paul Peterson
USA
Par
70
T51
Brett Rumford
AUS
Par
70
T51
Haydn Porteous
RSA
Par
70
T51
Matthew Nixon
ENG
Par
70
T71
Gaganjeet Bhullar
IND
1
71
T71
Tapio Pulkkanen
FIN
1
71
T71
Yusaku Miyazato
JPN
1
71
T71
Justin Walters
RSA
1
71
T71
Anton Karlsson
SWE
1
71
T71
Oscar Lengden
SWE
1
71
T71
Albin Bergstroem
SWE
1
71
T71
Max Orrin
ENG
1
71
T71
Oliver Wilson
ENG
1
71
T71
Romain Langasque
FRA
1
71
T71
Adrian Otaegui
ESP
1
71
T71
Ryan Evans
ENG
1
71
T71
Stuart Manley
WAL
1
71
T71
Jack Singh-Brar
ENG
1
71
T71
Nick Cullen
AUS
1
71
T71
Vincent Norrman
SWE
1
71
T87
Laurie Canter
ENG
2
72
T87
Richie Ramsay
SCO
2
72
T87
Sam Brazel
AUS
2
72
T87
Renato Paratore
ITA
2
72
T87
Chris Wood
ENG
2
72
T87
Steven Brown
ENG
2
72
T87
Robert MacIntyre
SCO
2
72
T87
Deyen Lawson
AUS
2
72
T87
Pedro Figueiredo
POR
2
72
T87
Maximilian Kieffer
GER
2
72
T87
Henric Sturehed
SWE
2
72
T87
Michael Hoey
NIR
2
72
T87
Jeung-Hun Wang
KOR
2
72
T87
Ashley Chesters
ENG
2
72
T87
Scott Jamieson
SCO
2
72
T87
Thomas Detry
BEL
2
72
T87
Alexander Noren
SWE
2
72
T87
Hugo Leon
CHI
2
72
T87
Louis De Jager
RSA
2
72
T87
Filippo Bergamaschi
ITA
2
72
T87
Min-Kyu Kim
KOR
2
72
T108
Joel Girrbach
SWE
3
73
T108
Lucas Herbert
AUS
3
73
T108
Scott Gregory
ENG
3
73
T108
Brandon Stone
RSA
3
73
T108
Victor Dubuisson
FRA
3
73
T108
Ben Evans
ENG
3
73
T108
Christofer Blomstrand
SWE
3
73
T108
Kristoffer Reitan
NOR
3
73
T108
Alexander Wennstam
SWE
3
73
T108
Jeff Winther
SWE
3
73
T108
Oliver Fisher
ENG
3
73
T108
David Law
SCO
3
73
T108
Christopher Sahlstroem
SWE
3
73
T108
David Howell
ENG
3
73
T108
Zhengkai Bai
CHN
3
73
T108
Lasse Jensen
DNK
3
73
T124
Robert Karlsson
SWE
4
74
T124
Romain Wattel
FRA
4
74
T124
Julian Suri
USA
4
74
T124
Jordan Smith
ENG
4
74
T124
Richard McEvoy
ENG
4
74
T124
Sean Crocker
USA
4
74
T124
Andrea Pavan
ITA
4
74
T124
Andy Sullivan
ENG
4
74
T124
Matthieu Pavon
FRA
4
74
T124
Jonathan Thomson
ENG
4
74
T124
David Borda
ESP
4
74
T124
Soo-Min Lee
KOR
4
74
T136
Chris Paisley
ENG
5
75
T136
Luis Gagne
CRC
5
75
T136
Andres Romero
ARG
5
75
T136
Raphael Jacquelin
FRA
5
75
T136
Philip Eriksson
SWE
5
75
T136
Marcel Siem
GER
5
75
T136
Hideto Tanihara
JPN
5
75
T136
Darren Fichardt
RSA
5
75
T136
Jacques Kruyswijk
RSA
5
75
T136
Jarmo Sandelin
SWE
5
75
T146
Thomas Bjorn
DEN
6
76
T146
Callum Shinkwin
ENG
6
76
T146
Jin-Ho Choi
KOR
6
76
T146
Adria Arnaus
ESP
6
76
T146
Paul Dunne
IRL
6
76
T146
Simon Forsstroem
SWE
6
76
152
Johannes Axell
SWE
7
77
153
Joakim Wikstroem
SWE
8
78
154
Daniel Gavins
ENG
9
79
155
Stefan Idstam
SWE
13
83
RET
Nino Bertasio
ITA
Par