Volvo China Open - R1

Campillo continues scintillating form in China

May 02-05
Genzon Golf Club, Shenzhen, China
CNY 20,000,000
Live leaderboard
Round 2, Round 3, Round 4


Jorge Campillo picked up exactly where he left off in Morocco last week as the European Tour’s most recent champion carded an opening 65 to share the first round lead in the 25th edition of the Volvo China Open.

Campillo continues scintillating form in Volvo China Open, © Getty Images
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“I got a few nights sleep so it was good and I played alright. Hitting fairways and greens and I made a few putts as well so it was good round.”

The Spaniard was clearly still riding the wave of his maiden victory at the Trophée Hassan II on Sunday as he opened with a birdie and finished the front nine with an eagle three – with three more birdies in between – before a quieter back nine yielded just one gained shot at the par five 17th.

“The eagle on nine was the highlight, I made great putts on seven and eight back to back and then I hit a great hybrid on nine. I got an easy putt uphill and I made it.

“If I can keep playing like this and making the putts it will be a good sign, I’ll play to my best tomorrow and hopefully have a chance on the weekend.

He joined American David Lipsky, a winner already this season at the Alfred Dunhill Championship, and Tapio Pulkkanen of Finland at the top of the leaderboard on seven under par.

“I played well and I got my putter working today,” said Lipsky. “I hit it alright, not great, but I think I holed 150 feet of putts today so that always helps.

“I was trying to be aggressive and it didn’t work out for me. I was just trying to get it to 15-20 feet from the hole and luckily I kept making them.

“Everything’s in good shape out here. The greens are pure, it’s pick and place you have a perfect lie every time so it’s definitely good playing conditions.”

Home hero and the 2015 Volvo China Open champion Wu Ashun was a shot further back alongside his compatriot Jin Daxing and American John Catlin after three 66s, while another Chinese star, World Number 39 Li Haotong, was one of eight players in a share of sixth place on five under.

“It was a very good round today, I hit a lot of quality shots and made a lot of birdies, so it was a good start to the tournament,” said Wu.

“I think you have to hit the fairways out there and just keep it on the green and then you’ll have chances to make birdies.

“It was challenging for everyone when the rain came down there for a while, it’s not easy on this golf course in those conditions. It’s wet and you lose distance with the driver so it’s tough for everyone.”


Pos.
Player
Nat
To Par
R1
T1
David Lipsky
USA
-7
65
T1
Tapio Pulkkanen
FIN
-7
65
T1
Jorge Campillo
ESP
-7
65
T4
John Catlin
USA
-6
66
T4
Ashun Wu
CHI
-6
66
T4
Daxing Jin
CHN
-6
66
T7
Miguel Tabuena
PHL
-5
67
T7
Romain Langasque
FRA
-5
67
T7
Gavin Green
MAS
-5
67
T7
Jordan Smith
ENG
-5
67
T7
Ross Fisher
ENG
-5
67
T7
Benjamin Hebert
FRA
-5
67
T7
Haotong Li
CHN
-5
67
T7
Michael Lorenzo-Vera
FRA
-5
67
T15
Hongfu Wu
CHN
-4
68
T15
Sam Brazel
AUS
-4
68
T15
Victor Dubuisson
FRA
-4
68
T15
Tirawat Kaewsirbandit
THA
-4
68
T15
Mikko Korhonen
FIN
-4
68
T15
Erik Van Rooyen
RSA
-4
68
T15
Scott Hend
AUS
-4
68
T15
Fabrizio Zanotti
PAR
-4
68
T15
Sean Crocker
USA
-4
68
T15
Nacho Elvira
ESP
-4
68
T15
Yuta Ikeda
JPN
-4
68
T15
Oliver Wilson
ENG
-4
68
T15
Jack Singh-Brar
ENG
-4
68
T15
Matthieu Pavon
FRA
-4
68
T15
Nicolas Colsaerts
BEL
-4
68
T15
Scott Jamieson
SCO
-4
68
T15
Carl Yuan
CHN
-4
68
T15
Stuart Manley
WAL
-4
68
T33
Paul Peterson
USA
-3
69
T33
Julian Suri
USA
-3
69
T33
Richie Ramsay
SCO
-3
69
T33
Masahiro Kawamura
JPN
-3
69
T33
Min-Woo Lee
AUS
-3
69
T33
Malcolm Kokocinski
SWE
-3
69
T33
Hyun-Woo Ryu
KOR
-3
69
T33
Khalin Joshi
IND
-3
69
T33
Micah Shin
USA
-3
69
T33
Bernd Wiesberger
AUT
-3
69
T33
Cheng Jin
CHN
-3
69
T33
Joachim B. Hansen
DEN
-3
69
T33
Haydn Porteous
RSA
-3
69
T46
Scott Vincent
ZWE
-2
70
T46
Thongchai Jaidee
THA
-2
70
T46
Sadom Kaewkanjana
THA
-2
70
T46
Enqi Liang
CHN
-2
70
T46
Jason Scrivener
AUS
-2
70
T46
Thomas Detry
BEL
-2
70
T46
Guxin Chen
CHN
-2
70
T46
Shiv Kapur
IND
-2
70
T46
Sam Horsfield
ENG
-2
70
T46
Chun Liu
CHN
-2
70
T46
Dean Burmester
RSA
-2
70
T46
Panuphol Pittayarat
THA
-2
70
T46
Richard T. Lee
-2
70
T46
Romain Wattel
FRA
-2
70
T46
Bernd Ritthammer
GER
-2
70
T46
Jacques Kruyswijk
RSA
-2
70
T46
Jeung-Hun Wang
KOR
-2
70
T46
Zach Murray
AUS
-2
70
T46
Alexander Levy
FRA
-2
70
T46
Jazz Janewattananond
THA
-2
70
T46
Alexander Bjoerk
SWE
-2
70
T46
Berry Henson
USA
-2
70
T46
Matthias Schwab
AUT
-2
70
T69
Kodai Ichihara
JPN
-1
71
T69
Yang Kuang
CHN
-1
71
T69
Shiv Chawrasia
IND
-1
71
T69
Kurt Kitayama
USA
-1
71
T69
Niklas Lemke
SWE
-1
71
T69
Jeev Milkha Singh
IND
-1
71
T69
Marcel Siem
GER
-1
71
T69
Wenyi Huang
CHN
-1
71
T69
Zihao Chen
CHN
-1
71
T69
Chengyao Ma
CHN
-1
71
T69
Sebastian Soederberg
SWE
-1
71
T69
Daniel Nisbet
AUS
-1
71
T69
Shih-Chang Chan
TPE
-1
71
T69
Aaron Rai
ENG
-1
71
T69
Kalle Samooja
FIN
-1
71
T69
Wenchong Liang
CHN
-1
71
T69
Chieh-Po Lee
CHN
-1
71
T69
Shaun Norris
RSA
-1
71
T69
Yusaku Miyazato
JPN
-1
71
T69
Grant Forrest
SCO
-1
71
T69
Gaganjeet Bhullar
IND
-1
71
T69
James Morrison
ENG
-1
71
T91
Louis De Jager
RSA
Par
72
T91
Nicholas Fung
MAL
Par
72
T91
Andrea Pavan
ITA
Par
72
T91
Brett Rumford
AUS
Par
72
T91
Bowen Xiao
CHN
Par
72
T91
Johannes Veerman
USA
Par
72
T91
Steven Brown
ENG
Par
72
T91
Wade Ormsby
AUS
Par
72
T91
Adilson Da Silva
BRA
Par
72
T91
Jianfeng Ye
CHN
Par
72
T91
Jin Zhang
CHN
Par
72
T91
Xuewen Luo
CHN
Par
72
T103
Zheng Ouyang
CHN
1
73
T103
Tian Yuan
CHN
1
73
T103
Zhengkai Bai
CHN
1
73
T103
Jia Zhang
CHN
1
73
T103
Shang Zhi
CHN
1
73
T103
Changping Chen
CHN
1
73
T103
Haimeng Chao
CHN
1
73
T103
Shiyu Fan
CHN
1
73
T103
Zhu Zhuang
CHN
1
73
T103
David Gleeson
AUS
1
73
T103
Sihwan Kim
KOR
1
73
T103
Guido Migliozzi
ITA
1
73
T103
Danie van Tonder
RSA
1
73
T103
Deyen Lawson
AUS
1
73
T117
Shaocai He
CHN
2
74
T117
David Howell
ENG
2
74
T117
Huilin Zhang
CHN
2
74
T117
William Liu
CHN
2
74
T117
Dinggen Chen
CHN
2
74
T117
Dong Su
CHN
2
74
T117
Christiaan Bezuidenhout
RSA
2
74
T117
Daniel Gavins
ENG
2
74
T117
Marcus Fraser
AUS
2
74
T117
Pedro Figueiredo
POR
2
74
T117
Zihong Zhang
CHN
2
74
T117
Ajeetesh Sandhu
IND
2
74
T117
Jake McLeod
AUS
2
74
T117
Renato Paratore
ITA
2
74
T131
Jianshan Li
CHN
3
75
T131
Adria Arnaus
ESP
3
75
T131
Jens Dantorp
SWE
3
75
T131
Yinong Yang
CHN
3
75
T131
Hugo Leon
CHI
3
75
T131
Liam Johnston
SCO
3
75
T131
Chao Song
CHN
3
75
T131
Zeming He
CHN
3
75
T131
Dimitrios Papadatos
AUS
3
75
T131
Zihan She
CHN
3
75
T141
Paul Dunne
IRL
4
76
T141
Dongyu Wang
CHN
4
76
T141
Kim Koivu
FIN
4
76
T141
Viraj Madappa
IND
4
76
T145
Hideto Tanihara
JPN
5
77
T145
Andreas Groenkvist
SWE
5
77
T145
Lu Sen Lien
TPE
5
77
T145
Lianwei Zhang
CHN
5
77
T145
Yilong Cheng
CHN
5
77
150
Bingwen Ma
CHN
6
78
T151
Weiyu Zhu
CHN
7
79
T151
Zander Lombard
RSA
7
79
T151
Tuxuan Wu
CHN
7
79
154
Zehao Liu
CHN
9
81
155
Poom Saksansin
THA
10
82
RET
Nino Bertasio
ITA
Par