Jun 25th, 2021
Ormsby leads BMW International Open
Australian flwaless in taking lead as storms halted play
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The 41-year-old carded a flawless round of 65 at Golfclub München Eichenried with three other golfers yet to complete their first rounds joining him on that number.
“I had a nice start. Holed a few putts. I have been swinging pretty good the last week and a half but the putter hasn’t been cooperating, but it did today, so that’s how you can shoot those numbers," said Ormsby.
England’s Sam Horsfield and Masahiro Kawamura of Japan have just one hole left to play when they return on Friday morning, but Spaniard Sebastian Garcia Rodriguez is through just 12 holes and will restart on the par four 13th.
Five players share fifth place on six under par, including two-time BMW International Open champion Pablo Larrazábal of Spain. The 38-year-old won this event for the first time in 2011, defeating countryman Sergio Garcia in a play-off, and then again in 2015, finishing one stroke ahead of Henrik Stenson.
Joining Larrazábal on six under par are Andrew Johnston of England, Niall Kearney of Ireland, Australia’s Min Woo Lee, and South African JC Ritchie.
“It was a solid round of golf, always a nice feeling to come off bogey-free. I’ll take a 66 any day. Patience was the key," said Johnston.
"I played well and it’s easy to go chasing. I just ticked along and hit the ball, find it, see what we had. Just played like that. Very carefree and that’s the way I want to try to play every round.”
Bernd Wiesberger, who recently retained his Made in HimmerLand title, is one of six in a share of tenth with the par five 18th still to play when play resumes tomorrow morning.