Turkish Airlines Open R1

Lewis and Schwab share the lead in Turkey

November 07-10
The Montgomerie Maxx Royal, Belek, Antalya, Turkey
$7,000,000
Live leaderboard
Round 2, Round 3, Round 4


Tom Lewis and Matthias Schwab share a one shot lead going into round two of the Turkish Airlines Open after a low scoring opening day at the Montgomerie Maxx Royal.

Turkish Airlines Open R1 - Lewis and Schwab share the lead
Matthias Schwab. Credit: Getty Images

Perfect conditions greeted the leading players on the 2019 Race to Dubai as they gathered in Antalya for the sixth Rolex Series event of the season, and it was Lewis and Schwab who took best advantage, carding rounds of 65 to get to seven under par.

Austrian Schwab has nine top tens so far this season, including two top fives in his last three events at the Italian Open – his best finish in a Rolex Series event – and on his debut at the WGC-HSBC Champions last week.

“It was a very good round for me. I got off to a nice start, five under through eight and managed to keep the momentum going on the back nine. I was hitting it nicely today and made a few putts, so overall it was a good day for me. 


“I’m just trying to give it my best. Every time I tee it up, it seems to be working well the last few months, but I have no recipe.”

Lewis’ two European Tour wins have both come at the Portugal Masters and the Englishman birdied six of his last seven holes to rocket up the leaderboard.

“I just holed the putts. I felt like I wasn’t comfortably rolling it on the front nine, even though I hit some good shots. On the back nine I continued to hit good shots, and I felt more confident on putts.

“That’s going to be the difference this week between the guy that wins and the guys that don’t. I think he’s going to get good breaks, he’s going to roll it well.”


The leaders have an elite chasing pack behind them, with Ryder Cup stars Alex Noren of Sweden and Belgian Thomas Pieters just a shot further back at six under par, alongside two-time European Tour winner David Lipsky of the United States.

“I hit it well off the tee, especially after hole three, four onwards, I played really well,” said Noren. “I got a lot out of my driver, which helped on the back nine, and especially on the two par fives. Just felt like an easier round than a lot of other rounds this year.

“ The focus is there, definitely, and I think my game has gotten a lot better the last few months. I’m just trying to kind of put all the parts of the game together, which I did today.”


Two time defending champion Justin Rose finished with three birdies to sit at five under par alongside fellow Englishman and double Rolex Series tournament winner Danny Willett, Belgian Thomas Detry, Frenchman Benjamin Hebert, Scotland’s Scott Jamieson and Dutchman Joost Luiten.


Pos.
Player
Nat
To Par
R1
T1
Tom Lewis
ENG
-7
65
T1
Matthias Schwab
AUT
-7
65
T3
David Lipsky
USA
-6
66
T3
Thomas Pieters
BEL
-6
66
T3
Alexander Noren
SWE
-6
66
T6
Benjamin Hebert
FRA
-5
67
T6
Thomas Detry
BEL
-5
67
T6
Scott Jamieson
SCO
-5
67
T6
Joost Luiten
NED
-5
67
T6
Danny Willett
ENG
-5
67
T6
Justin Rose
ENG
-5
67
T12
Aaron Rai
ENG
-4
68
T12
Richie Ramsay
SCO
-4
68
T12
Andrea Pavan
ITA
-4
68
T12
Jason Scrivener
AUS
-4
68
T12
Joachim B. Hansen
DEN
-4
68
T12
Jorge Campillo
ESP
-4
68
T12
Tyrrell Hatton
ENG
-4
68
T12
Edoardo Molinari
ITA
-4
68
T12
Matthew Southgate
ENG
-4
68
T12
Victor Perez
FRA
-4
68
T22
Justin Harding
RSA
-3
69
T22
Adrian Otaegui
ESP
-3
69
T22
Fabrizio Zanotti
PAR
-3
69
T22
Scott Hend
AUS
-3
69
T22
Kurt Kitayama
USA
-3
69
T22
Ross Fisher
ENG
-3
69
T28
Richard Sterne
RSA
-2
70
T28
Hideto Tanihara
JPN
-2
70
T28
Romain Langasque
FRA
-2
70
T28
Marcus Kinhult
SWE
-2
70
T28
Nino Bertasio
ITA
-2
70
T28
Paul Waring
ENG
-2
70
T28
Martin Kaymer
GER
-2
70
T28
Eddie Pepperell
ENG
-2
70
T28
Erik Van Rooyen
RSA
-2
70
T37
George Coetzee
RSA
-1
71
T37
Kalle Samooja
FIN
-1
71
T37
Jordan Smith
ENG
-1
71
T37
Shubhankar Sharma
IND
-1
71
T37
Nicolas Colsaerts
BEL
-1
71
T37
Christiaan Bezuidenhout
RSA
-1
71
T37
Lucas Bjerregaard
DNK
-1
71
T37
Lee Westwood
ENG
-1
71
T37
Nacho Elvira
ESP
-1
71
T37
Sean Crocker
USA
-1
71
T37
Patrick Reed
USA
-1
71
T37
Robert MacIntyre
SCO
-1
71
T37
Oliver Wilson
ENG
-1
71
T37
Francesco Molinari
ITA
-1
71
T37
Bernd Wiesberger
AUT
-1
71
T52
Sebastian Soederberg
SWE
Par
72
T52
David Drysdale
SCO
Par
72
T52
Taner Yamac
TUR
Par
72
T52
Guido Migliozzi
ITA
Par
72
T52
Wade Ormsby
AUS
Par
72
T52
Kiradech Aphibarnrat
THA
Par
72
T52
Pablo Larrazabal
ESP
Par
72
T52
Shane Lowry
IRL
Par
72
T60
Zander Lombard
RSA
1
73
T60
Haotong Li
CHN
1
73
T60
Cheng Tsung Pan
TPE
1
73
T60
Chris Paisley
ENG
1
73
T60
Joakim Lagergren
SWE
1
73
T60
Renato Paratore
ITA
1
73
T60
Ryan Fox
NZL
1
73
T60
Gavin Green
MAS
1
73
T68
Steven Brown
ENG
2
74
T68
Sam Horsfield
ENG
2
74
T68
Matt Wallace
ENG
2
74
T71
Justin Walters
RSA
3
75
T71
Adria Arnaus
ESP
3
75
T71
Masahiro Kawamura
JPN
3
75
T71
Padraig Harrington
IRL
3
75
75
Alvaro Quiros
ESP
4
76