Original title: Irish Open: 3 players lead the local stars in 98th place Wu Ashun T109
On September 25, Beijing time, the Irish Open of the European Tour with a total prize value of US$1.25 million was held this weekend at Galgom Castle Stadium in Northern Ireland. After the first round, England players Jordan Smith, Aaron Lay and South Africa player Dean Burmeister tied for first place, with a score of 65, 5 under par. Chinese golfer Wu Ashun is tied for 109th place, once again in a difficult situation in qualifying.
In the first round of the game, the two England players Jordan Smith and Aaron Lay both scored 5 birdies, 0 bogeys in the game, and ended the game with a 65, 5 under.
As for the South African Dean Burmeister, he had the opportunity to rank first alone. After all, the 31-year-old player had 7 birdies. Unfortunately, he had a double bogey on the 17th hole, and finally wasted the opportunity to lead alone.
This is the fourth time the Irish Open has been held in Northern Ireland since 2012, but the Galgom Castle Stadium is the first to host the European Tour. Perhaps due to unfamiliarity with the playing field, only 22 golfers shot below par in the first round.
South African golfer Garrick Chigo, who just won his first European Tour championship in the Portuguese Open last week, had a big ups and downs in the first round. Although he won 5 birdies, this 21st The youngster also swallowed 3 bogeys. In the end, he finished the first round with a 68, 2 under par, temporarily ranking tied for 10th.
Another South African golfer, George Coates, is tied for 38th. Entering 2020, Coates won the top ten rankings 9 times, but he only scored 3 birdies in the first round. In addition to two bogeys, he also had a double bogey on the third hole. . Finished with 71 strokes, one stroke above par.
As for the Irish local player Sean Lowry, he was only tied for 98th at the end of the first round. Lowry became the third amateur player in history to win the European Tour when he raised the 2009 Irish Open trophy. In the first round, the 33-year-old veteran was obviously extremely uncomfortable with the venue. He swallowed a total of 8 bogeys and 3 birdies were just a drop in the bucket. In the end, he ended the first round with a 75, 5 above par.
At last year's Irish Open, Wu Ashun failed to enter the finals, and he was still far from the promotion line. This year, the Fujian star still seems to be in trouble. In the first round, Wu Ashun made the only birdie on the 18th hole. In addition to 5 bogeys, the three-time European Tour champion also had a double bogey on the 13th hole. In the end, the 35-year-old Wu Ashun finished the first round with a 76 stroke, 6 strokes above par, ranking tied for 109th, and once again fell into the predicament of promotion.