Tenerife Open R1

Olesen takes lead with course record in Tenerife

Tenerife Open 2021 R1
April 28 – May 02
Golf Costa Adeje, Tenerife, Spain
€1,500,000
Round 2, Round 3, Round 4

Tenerife Open 2021 R1 - Olesen takes lead with course record in Tenerife
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Thorbjørn Olesen fired a course record 62 to take the opening round lead in Tenerife.


Tenerife Open 2021 R1

The 31-year-old only returned to competition last week after suffering a wrist injury and celebrating the birth of son earlier this month.

He finished fifth at the Gran Canaria Lopesan Open, carding a 61 in the second round and carried his form into this week, carding ten birdies to get to 9-under.

Tenerife Open 2021 R1

“To be honest my expectations for this week are low as well,” he said. “I was very happy to finish top five (last week), that was amazing. I haven’t been that high on a leaderboard for a very long time; being in contention again was a great feeling and something I’ve missed very much for the last few years.

“I don’t set high expectations now, I found something last week and was making birdies. Today my putting was great and no wind to start made it a bit easier. I’m trying to take every day as it is and concentrate on the shot and see what’s happening.”


Tenerife Open 2021 R1

“I think the first nine holes was the best putting display I’ve shown for a very long time – I just had to look at it and it went in.”

John Catlin and Garrick Higgo were a shot behind alongside Alexander Björk, with Dean Burmester also at eight under.

Tenerife Open 2021 R1

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Tours
By GT Editor
Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
1
Thorbjørn Olesen
-9
62
T2
Alexander Björk *
-8
63
T2
Dean Burmester *
-8
63
T2
John Catlin
-8
63
T2
Garrick Higgo
-8
63
T6
Eduard Rousaud (a) *
-7
64
T6
Kalle Samooja
-7
64
T6
Robin Sciot-Siegrist *
-7
64
T6
Nicolai Von Dellingshausen
-7
64
T10
Pep Angles
-6
65
T10
Adri Arnaus
-6
65
T10
Laurie Canter *
-6
65
T10
Masahiro Kawamura
-6
65
T10
Joost Luiten *
-6
65
T10
Toby Tree
-6
65
T16
Maverick Antcliff
-5
66
T16
Jonathan Caldwell
-5
66
T16
Louis De Jager
-5
66
T16
Sebastian Garcia Rodriguez
-5
66
T16
Justin Harding
-5
66
T16
Scott Hend
-5
66
T16
Pablo Larrazabal *
-5
66
T16
Julian Suri *
-5
66
T24
Nino Bertasio *
-4
67
T24
Yi Keun Chang
-4
67
T24
Dave Coupland
-4
67
T24
Sean Crocker *
-4
67
T24
Eduardo De la Riva
-4
67
T24
Andrew Johnston
-4
67
T24
Sihwan Kim *
-4
67
T24
Joakim Lagergren *
-4
67
T24
Alexander Levy *
-4
67
T24
Marcel Schneider *
-4
67
T24
Jordan Smith *
-4
67
T24
Matthew Southgate *
-4
67
T24
Sami Valimaki *
-4
67
T24
Paul Waring *
-4
67
T38
Kristoffer Broberg *
-3
68
T38
Alejandro Cañizares *
-3
68
T38
Ashley Chesters *
-3
68
T38
Grant Forrest *
-3
68
T38
Benjamin Hebert
-3
68
T38
Matthew Jordan
-3
68
T38
Mikko Korhonen
-3
68
T38
Francesco Laporta *
-3
68
T38
Richard Mansell (a) *
-3
68
T38
Jake McLeod *
-3
68
T38
Adrian Meronk
-3
68
T38
James Morrison
-3
68
T38
Eddie Pepperell *
-3
68
T38
Haydn Porteous *
-3
68
T38
Matthias Schwab *
-3
68
T38
Justin Walters *
-3
68
T38
Darius van Driel
-3
68
T55
Richard Bland
-2
69
T55
Aaron Cockerill *
-2
69
T55
Jamie Donaldson
-2
69
T55
Oliver Farr *
-2
69
T55
Scott Fernandez
-2
69
T55
Ross Fisher
-2
69
T55
Matt Ford
-2
69
T55
Alfredo Garcia-Heredia
-2
69
T55
Julien Guerrier *
-2
69
T55
Joachim B. Hansen
-2
69
T55
Peter Hanson *
-2
69
T55
Sebastian Heisele *
-2
69
T55
Nicolai Højgaard *
-2
69
T55
Raphael Jacquelin
-2
69
T55
Scott Jamieson
-2
69
T55
Janne Kaske
-2
69
T55
Niall Kearney *
-2
69
T55
David Law *
-2
69
T55
Edoardo Molinari
-2
69
T55
Pedro Oriol *
-2
69
T55
Adrian Otaegui *
-2
69
T55
Andrea Pavan *
-2
69
T55
Tapio Pulkkanen *
-2
69
T55
Richie Ramsay *
-2
69
T55
Bernd Ritthammer
-2
69
T55
Max Schmitt *
-2
69
T55
Jack Senior *
-2
69
T55
Shubhankar Sharma
-2
69
T55
Jeff Winther
-2
69
T55
Suradit Yongcharoenchai *
-2
69
T55
Lars van Meijel *
-2
69
T86
Jorge Campillo
-1
70
T86
SSP Chawrasia
-1
70
T86
Alejandro Del Rey (a)
-1
70
T86
Ben Evans
-1
70
T86
Gonzalo Fernandez-Castaño
-1
70
T86
Berry Henson *
-1
70
T86
Tom McKibbin
-1
70
T86
Guido Migliozzi
-1
70
T86
Matthieu Pavon *
-1
70
T86
Carlos Pigem
-1
70
T86
Garrick Porteous *
-1
70
T86
Ricardo Santos
-1
70
T86
Sebastian Soderberg
-1
70
T86
Clement Sordet *
-1
70
T86
Johannes Veerman
-1
70
T86
Chris Wood *
-1
70
T86
Ashun Wu *
-1
70
T103
Marcus Armitage
E
71
T103
Luis Claverie
E
71
T103
Victor Dubuisson *
E
71
T103
Lorenzo Gagli
E
71
T103
Calum Hill
E
71
T103
Rikard Karlberg
E
71
T103
Jose-Filipe Lima *
E
71
T103
Zander Lombard
E
71
T103
Renato Paratore *
E
71
T103
Callum Shinkwin *
E
71
T103
Connor Syme
E
71
T103
Dale Whitnell
E
71
T103
Fabrizio Zanotti
E
71
T116
Paul Dunne *
1
72
T116
Ignacio Elvira Mijares *
1
72
T116
Rhys Enoch
1
72
T116
Pedro Figueiredo *
1
72
T116
Tom Gandy
1
72
T116
Gregory Havret *
1
72
T116
Alvaro Hernandez Cabezuela
1
72
T116
Liam Johnston *
1
72
T116
Maximilian Kieffer
1
72
T116
Kurt Kitayama *
1
72
T116
Ondrej Lieser (a) *
1
72
T116
Alvaro Quiros
1
72
T116
Adrien Saddier *
1
72
T116
Borja Virto
1
72
T116
Euan Walker (a)
1
72
T131
Samuel Del Val *
2
73
T131
Oliver Fisher
2
73
T131
Robin Roussel *
2
73
T131
Cormac Sharvin
2
73
T131
Joel Stalter *
2
73
T131
Oliver Wilson
2
73
T137
Gaganjeet Bhullar *
3
74
T137
Ivan Cantero Gutierrez
3
74
T137
David Drysdale
3
74
T137
Steven Tiley *
3
74
T141
Lucas Bjerregaard
4
75
T141
David Horsey
4
75
T141
Richard McEvoy *
4
75
T141
Ross McGowan
4
75
T141
Ajeetesh Sandhu *
4
75
146
Lee Slattery
5
76
T147
Romain Langasque
6
77
T147
Michael Lorenzo-Vera *
6
77
T147
Benjamin Poke
6
77
150
Antoine Rozner *
7
78
151
Tyler Koivisto *
8
79
* Player started on the back nine