The Senior Open R1

Broadhurst makes late move as The Senior Open heats up

July 25-28
Royal Lytham & St. Annes, Lytham, England
$2,000,000
Round 2, Round 3, Round 4


Reigning Staysure Tour Number One Paul Broadhurst joined four Americans at the top of the leaderboard after day one of The Senior Open Presented by Rolex at Royal Lytham & St Annes.

The Senior Open R1 - Broadhurst makes late move as The Senior Open heats up
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The Englishman, who won The Senior Open at Carnoustie in 2016, carded a three under par 67 to place himself in prime position for a weekend charge as he bids for his third Senior Major Championship victory in as many years, also winning the KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship in 2017.

The 53-year-old completed his round in twilight just before play was suspended at 21:15 local time. Earlier in the day, high temperatures eventually gave way to thunderstorms, which forced two suspensions in play totalling two hours and 45 minutes.

“I’d have taken that when I started – it took seven and a quarter hours to complete, so it’s been a long day. I’m so pleased we got finished. I didn’t think we would complete the 18 th and I wasn’t looking forward to going out at seven in the morning to play one hole.

“I haven’t started too many tournaments really well this season. I’ve been shooting one-overs and then having to make up ground on the second or third round. To get off to a good start is a nice bonus.”


Equalling the low round of the day on the Lancashire links were Americans Wes Short Jr and Scott Dunlap, while compatriots Scott Parel and Ken Duke—also on three under par—will close out their opening rounds tomorrow morning.

Playing in his first Senior Open, Northern Irishman Darren Clarke made a strong start to his title shot with a two under par 68. The 2011 Champion Golfer of the Year is aiming to become only the fourth player in history to win both The Open and The Senior Open.

“Last week was a huge week for me. Triple on the last to miss the cut, that’s probably as low as I’ve ever been in my career just because it was home in Portrush.

Early to get carried away yet but I would love to get myself in there. I’m amazed there’s only three people that have done it, but certainly, it’s another Open Championship, and it’s one that I would love to win at some stage in my career.”

The Senior Open R1 - Broadhurst makes late move as The Senior Open heats up
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Colin Montgomerie also added his name into the mix as he began his pursuit of a fourth Senior Major, and first Senior Open crown, with a bogey-free two under par 68 to join Clarke, Americans Tom Gillis and Woody Austin, as well as Sweden’s Magnus P Atlevi in a tie for sixth place.

“My irons are good; that when I’m on the fairway – I should be making pars, and it’s one of these courses where par means something,” said Montgomerie. It’s good that we come to courses as good as this that par does mean something, and I look forward now to the next days ahead because I know I’m swinging the club well. The putter was iffy today, but it didn’t really matter. 68 was a great start.”

The first round will conclude when the action resumes tomorrow at 7:10 am local time. Second round tee times will continue as scheduled.


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19th Hole
By GT Editor
Pos.
Player
Thru
To Par
R1
1
SHORT JR, Wes
18
-3
67
DUNLAP, Scott
18
-3
67
BROADHURST, Paul
18
-3
67
PAREL, Scott
17
-3
DUKE, Ken
16
-3
6
MONTGOMERIE, Colin
18
-2
68
CLARKE, Darren
18
-2
68
ATLEVI, Magnus P
18
-2
68
AUSTIN, Woody
18
-2
68
GILLIS, Tom
18
-2
68
11
BARRON, Doug
18
-1
69
BRYANT, Bart
18
-1
69
FUNK, Fred
18
-1
69
BAKER, Peter
18
-1
69
15
GOOSEN, Retief
18
Par
70
OLSEN, Dan
18
Par
70
MARTIN, Miguel Angel
18
Par
70
MCKENZIE, David
18
Par
70
SANDELIN, Jarmo
18
Par
70
CHAPMAN, Roger
18
Par
70
ESTES, Bob
18
Par
70
LEHMAN, Tom
18
Par
70
LAWRIE, Paul
18
Par
70
SCOTT, Peter
15
Par
ARCHBOLD, Paul
13
Par
26
PRIDE, Dicky
18
1
71
PRICE, Phillip
18
1
71
CAMPBELL, Michael
18
1
71
JIMÉNEZ, Miguel Ángel
18
1
71
DODD, Stephen
18
1
71
BROWN, Simon P
18
1
71
MORLAND IV, David
18
1
71
KAMI, Kumar
18
1
71
SPENCE, Jamie
18
1
71
LANGER, Bernhard
18
1
71
MICHEEL, Shaun
18
1
71
TOLEDO, Esteban
14
1
GILBERT, Gibby
14
1
JAMES, Bret
14
1
OKUDA, Seiki
10
1
41
MAY, Bob
18
2
72
FROST, David
18
2
72
MARKSAENG, Prayad
18
2
72
FOWLER, Peter
18
2
72
DAY, Glen
18
2
72
MOLINA, Mauricio
18
2
72
O’MALLEY, Peter
18
2
72
SHACKLADY, David
18
2
72
BOSSERT, André
18
2
72
TERANISHI, Akira
18
2
72
WOOSNAM, Ian
18
2
72
DENNIS, Clark
18
2
72
STREETER, Paul
15
2
BOROS, Guy
12
2
HENDERSHOTT, Dennis
11
2
56
EDLUND, Dennis
18
3
73
WILLIAMS, Chris
18
3
73
ANDRADE, Billy
18
3
73
MAYFAIR, Billy
18
3
73
LYLE, Sandy
18
3
73
KELLY, Jerry
18
3
73
COUPLES, Fred
18
3
73
PERNICE, Tom
18
3
73
LEANEY, Stephen
18
3
73
MCNULTY, Mark
18
3
73
GILFORD, David
18
3
73
CRERAR, Andrew
18
3
73
TURNER, Greg
18
3
73
DURANT, Joe
18
3
73
MCGINLEY, Paul
18
3
73
OLAZÁBAL, José María
18
3
73
SLUMAN, Jeff
18
3
73
LANE, Barry
18
3
73
PATE, Jerry
18
3
73
MIZE, Larry
17
3
FISH, Richard
12
3
ROBB, Nicholas
10
3
MILLS, David
10
3
79
MCWILLIAMS (AM), Robby
18
4
74
WESSELINGH, Paul
18
4
74
FOSTER (AM), Trevor A
18
4
74
PETROVIC, Tim
18
4
74
LUNA, Santiago
18
4
74
WIRATCHANT, Thaworn
18
4
74
HART, Dudley
18
4
74
LEVET, Thomas
18
4
74
OLDCORN, Andrew
18
4
74
WATSON, Tom
18
4
74
GOLDING, Philip
18
4
74
AMES, Stephen
18
4
74
CLARK II, Michael
18
4
74
GOODES, Mike
18
4
74
CAMERON, Bob
18
4
74
RICHARDSON, Steven
18
4
74
WOLSTENHOLME, Gary
18
4
74
REMESY, Jean-François
18
4
74
EALES, Paul
18
4
74
TANIGAWA, Ken
18
4
74
KELBRICK (AM), Steven
15
4
CHAMBLEE, Brandel
14
4
FARR, Graham
10
4
102
GOMEZ, Rafael
18
5
75
SMYTH, Des
18
5
75
COCERES, José
18
5
75
CASADO, Victor
18
5
75
ELLIOTT (AM), Gene
18
5
75
SABARROS, Roger
18
5
75
KINGSTON, James
18
5
75
ORR, Gary
16
5
TAYLOR, Ian
11
5
STEVENSON, Mark
10
5
112
COCHRAN, Russ
18
6
76
BRIER, Markus
18
6
76
DIMARCO, Chris
18
6
76
NILSSON, Yngve
18
6
76
NICKLAUS, Gary
18
6
76
EVANS, Gary
18
6
76
MONASTERIO, Cesar
11
6
119
BOWDEN, Craig
18
7
77
FLEMING, Tim
18
7
77
LEET, David
18
7
77
WADE, John
18
7
77
CARRILES, José Manuel
18
7
77
FARRY, Marc
18
7
77
THELEN, Tim
18
7
77
JAMES, Mark
18
7
77
ROCCA, Costantino
16
7
FRANCIS (AM), Andrew
10
7
129
CROWTHER (AM), Ian
18
8
78
TENBROECK, Lance
18
8
78
MITCHELL, Peter
18
8
78
SIMPSON, Scott
18
8
78
SUZUKI, Toru
18
8
78
JONES, Kent
18
8
78
COOPER, Brian
18
8
78
AFFLECK, Paul
18
8
78
137
OAKLEY, Pete
18
9
79
LACY (AM), Garry
18
9
79
SANSOME (AM), Steve
18
9
79
WIEDERKEHR, Robert
18
9
79
141
SWEET, Nigel
18
13
83
GEORGE, Andrew
18
13
83
143
CHARLTON, Darren
18
14
84
144
NICHOLAS, Geoffrey
18
18
88