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Shenzhen International 2017

Round 3 - Bernd Wiesberger moves three clear

April 23, 2017

Bernd Wiesberger of Austria shot a 3-under 69 Saturday to take a three-stroke lead into the final round of the Shenzhen International.

Wiesberger, who started the third round at Genzon Golf Club with a four-shot advantage, offset two bogeys with five birdies for 15-under 201 overall.

''I didn't start off really well,'' Wiesberger said. ''I hit a couple of crooked shots and left a couple of putts out there but then, from when I holed the putt on seven, I felt more comfortable out there and was rolling the ball a bit better.''

South African Dylan Frittelli was second after a 68 with a birdie-birdie finish.

Frittelli's countrymen Dean Burmester and George Coetzee were tied for third at 11 under, alongside England's Ross Fisher and American David Lipsky.

Wiesberger has been in impressive form the last eight months, having not missed a cut since the PGA Championship with seven top-five finishes.

Alexander Levy recorded the round of the week with a 64 and is tied at 10-under with Bubba Watson, Gregory Bourdy and Liu Yan-Wei.

Bourdy and Finland's Mikko Korhonen both had a hole-in-one.

Bourdy's tee-shot on the third took two bounces and rolled into the middle of the cup, cutting Wiesberger's lead to one.

Earlier, Korhonen aced the 16th in the rain-delayed second round with a four-iron from 220 yards.

 

Round 2 - Bernd Wiesberger leads as storms hit

April 22, 2017

Bernd Wiesberger of Austria fired a bogey-free 7-under 65 to lead by four shots when the second round of the Shenzhen International was suspended due to storms on Friday.

Wiesberger completed his first round in the morning after lightning also halted play on Thursday, and birdied the par-5 17th to get within one of the lead. He added another seven birdies in round two to get to 12 under overall.

''I was feeling comfortable when I was getting the ball on the green and rolling in well on the green,'' Wiesberger said.

Dylan Frittelli of South Africa and Thorbjorn Olesen of Denmark carded matching rounds of 68-68 and were tied for second at 8 under.

Richie Ramsay of Scotland also had a 68 and was a further shot back alongside Gregory Bourdy of France (2 under through four holes) and overnight leader Bubba Watson (1 under through five).

Wiesberger has not missed a cut over the last eight months while claiming seven top-five finishes as he seeks a fourth European Tour title.

Watson had a birdie on the second in his first five holes, while Bourdy birdied the second and fourth and will have 14 holes to complete on Saturday.

George Coetzee, Scott Jamieson, and Jordan Smith were in the clubhouse at 6 under. Haydn Porteous was with them through eight holes.

In all, 75 players were yet to finish round two.

Round 1 - Bubba Watson leads weather hit day

April 21, 2017

Two-time Masters champion American Bubba Watson led the first round of the storm-interrupted Shenzhen International on Thursday after scoring six under par.

The clubhouse leader, ranked 22 in the world, clinched an early lead by shooting an eagle and five birdies before storms in the area suspended play for two hours in the afternoon.

"I hit a lot of good shots and a lot of greens, so I'm pretty happy with six-under. All in all, a great day and a good start, especially as we thought it was going to rain early on," Watson told reporters.

The 38-year-old is competing against other star players including South African duo Haydn Porteous and Dean Burmester, Germany’s Max Kieffer, Thailand's Thongchai Jaidee and France's Grégory Bourdy.

Play was halted for the night shortly before 7PM (1100 GMT), meaning 56 players will complete their first round early Friday morning before the second round begins for everybody.

Porteous, Burmester, Kieffer, Jaidee and Bourdy were hot on Watson's heels after they all completed the first round at five under par.

"Well that was interesting...It's not often you birdie more than half the course!" 22-year-old Porteous commented on Twitter earlier Thursday.

If the veteran Watson wins, it would be his second European Tour title and first tournament victory in over a year.

The father-of-two had lost over 15 pounds after making adjustments to his diet this year.

"I've been working so hard with my putting on getting more speed and getting the ball to the hole, to at least give it a chance to go in. That's what I did better this first round compared to the last couple of years here," Watson said.

Local favourite Li Haotong, ranked 151 in the world and winner of the Volvo China Open last year, completed the Shenzhen first round at three over par.

After Friday, there will be an elimination and only the top half best-performing players will compete during the weekend for the title.

This is the third edition of the Shenzhen International at the Genzon Golf Club -- the first Chinese course to host multiple European Tour events.

Scores

1 AUT Bernd Wiesberger -15 - Par 67 65 69 - 201
2 RSA Dylan Frittelli -12 - Par 68 68 68 - 204
T3 USA David Lipsky -11 - Par 73 65 67 - 205
T3 RSA Dean Burmester -11 - Par 67 70 68 - 205
T3 RSA George Coetzee -11 - Par 70 68 67 - 205
T3 ENG Ross Fisher -11 - Par 71 65 69 - 205
T7 FRA Alexander Levy -10 - Par 74 68 64 - 206
T7 FRA Gregory Bourdy -10 - Par 67 69 70 - 206
T7 ENG Jordan Smith -10 - -1 69 69 69 - 207
T7 ENG Matthew Southgate -10 11 -6 72 71 69 - 212
T7 CHN William Liu -10 - Par 69 71 66 - 206
T12 SWE Alexander Bjoerk -9 3 -2 71 67 71 - 209
T12 AUS Brett Rumford -9 - Par 72 67 68 - 207
T12 USA Bubba Watson -9 - 1 66 70 70 - 206
T12 USA Daniel Im -9 2 -1 69 70 69 - 208
T12 ESP Eduardo De La Riva -9 5 -3 68 73 69 - 210
T12 FRA Michael Lorenzo-Vera -9 8 -4 69 70 72 - 211
T12 ESP Pablo Larrazabal -9 5 -3 72 71 67 - 210
T12 SCO Richie Ramsay -9 4 -2 69 68 72 - 209
T20 PAR Fabrizio Zanotti -8 3 -1 71 70 68 - 209
T20 ESP Nacho Elvira -8 14 -5 71 74 68 - 213
T20 THA Thongchai Jaidee -8 3 -1 67 72 70 - 209
T20 DEN Thorbjorn Olesen -8 2 Par 68 68 72 - 208
T20 ENG Tommy Fleetwood -8 3 -1 69 71 69 - 209
T25 ESP Alejandro Canizares -7 18 -7 72 69 75 65 281
T25 GER Bernd Ritthammer -7 7 -2 69 73 69 - 211
T25 ENG James Morrison -7 6 -1 70 66 74 - 210
T25 NED Joost Luiten -7 9 -3 71 71 70 - 212
T25 ENG Marcus Armitage -7 5 -1 71 71 68 - 210
T25 FIN Mikko Korhonen -7 12 -4 74 68 71 - 213
T25 IRL Paul Dunne -7 9 -3 70 72 70 - 212
T25 POR Ricardo Melo Gouveia -7 13 -4 72 72 69 - 213
T25 NZL Ryan Fox -7 7 -2 71 71 69 - 211
T25 SCO Scott Jamieson -7 8 -2 69 69 73 - 211
T25 SCO Stephen Gallacher -7 5 -1 70 72 68 - 210
T36 RSA Brandon Stone -6 4 1 74 71 64 - 209
T36 SCO Duncan Stewart -6 12 -2 71 67 74 - 212
T36 AUS Jason Scrivener -6 10 -2 70 72 70 - 212
T36 FRA Julien Quesne -6 6 Par 71 68 71 - 210
T36 THA Kiradech Aphibarnrat -6 7 -1 75 66 70 - 211
T36 USA Peter Uihlein -6 13 -3 71 70 72 - 213
T42 AUS Andrew Dodt -5 15 -4 70 73 72 - 215
T42 FRA Benjamin Hebert -5 12 -2 72 70 71 - 213
T42 ITA Matteo Manassero -5 18 -5 70 71 75 67 283
T42 FIN Mikko Ilonen -5 11 -1 73 71 68 - 212
T42 BEL Nicolas Colsaerts -5 18 -5 75 70 71 67 283
T42 SWE Peter Hanson -5 10 -1 70 71 71 - 212
T42 CHN Yuxin Lin -5 7 Par 74 67 70 - 211
T49 GER Maximilian Kieffer -4 11 Par 67 72 73 - 212
T49 CHN Xuewen Luo -4 12 -1 71 72 70 - 213
T49 CHN Zihao Chen -4 14 -2 73 69 72 - 214
T52 RSA Haydn Porteous -3 11 1 67 73 72 - 212
T52 ENG Richard Bland -3 15 -2 73 71 71 - 215
T52 AUS Sam Brazel -3 15 -1 71 74 69 - 214
T52 CHN Zeyu He -3 15 -1 72 72 70 - 214
T56 DNK Lucas Bjerregaard -2 18 -2 71 74 71 70 286
T56 SWE Rikard Karlberg -2 15 Par 74 70 70 - 214
T56 FRA Romain Wattel -2 16 -1 71 73 71 - 215
T59 SCO David Drysdale -1 15 Par 70 72 73 - 215
T59 ENG Graeme Storm -1 18 -1 74 68 74 71 287
T59 CHN Hongfu Wu -1 18 -2 72 69 76 70 287
T59 CHN Huilin Zhang -1 16 Par 71 74 70 - 215
T59 AUS Wade Ormsby -1 18 -1 71 69 76 71 287
64 USA Paul Peterson Par 16 1 74 71 70 - 215
T65 RSA Justin Walters 1 18 Par 73 70 74 72 289
T65 CHN Tian Yuan 1 16 2 71 73 71 - 215
CUT GER Alexander Knappe 2 18 2 74 70 72 74 290
CUT ENG David Howell 2 18 Par 70 74 74 72 290
CUT FRA Gregory Havret 2 18 -1 70 71 78 71 290
CUT CHN Wenyi Huang 4 18 1 71 74 74 73 292
CUT ITA Edoardo Molinari 5 18 3 75 70 73 75 293
CUT SWE Joakim Lagergren 6 18 -3 72 72 81 69 294
CUT ENG Chris Paisley 7 18 2 72 73 76 74 295
CUT CHN Dingfeng Liang 10 18 3 69 75 79 75 298
CUT CHI Ashun Wu 2 - 72 71 75 - - 146
CUT WAL Bradley Dredge 2 - 72 74 72 - - 146
CUT ESP Carlos Pigem 2 - 72 75 71 - - 146
CUT ENG Chris Hanson 2 - 72 70 76 - - 146
CUT CHN Daxing Jin 2 - 72 75 71 - - 146
CUT FRA Romain Langasque 2 - 72 70 76 - - 146
CUT ESP Adrian Otaegui 3 - 72 74 73 - - 147
CUT CHN Bowen Xiao 3 - 72 78 69 - - 147
CUT CHI Felipe Aguilar 3 - 72 74 73 - - 147
CUT CHN Guowu Zhou 3 - 72 74 73 - - 147
CUT RSA Jaco Van Zyl 3 - 72 75 72 - - 147
CUT SWE Niclas Fasth 3 - 72 75 72 - - 147
CUT ENG Paul Waring 3 - 72 73 74 - - 147
CUT SWE Pelle Edberg 3 - 71 74 74 - - 148
CUT FRA Raphael Jacquelin 3 - 72 78 69 - - 147
CUT CHN Zihan She 3 - 72 77 70 - - 147
CUT CHN Haimeng Chao 4 - 72 76 72 - - 148
CUT ESP Jorge Campillo 4 - 72 72 76 - - 148
CUT FRA Matthieu Pavon 4 - 72 79 69 - - 148
CUT ITA Renato Paratore 4 - 72 73 75 - - 148
CUT AUS Scott Hend 4 - 72 73 75 - - 148
CUT ENG Ashley Chesters 5 - 72 75 74 - - 149
CUT GER Marcel Siem 5 - 72 71 78 - - 149
CUT CHN Rongjian Tang 5 - 72 75 74 - - 149
CUT CHN Zeming He 5 - 72 72 77 - - 149
CUT ENG Callum Shinkwin 6 - 72 75 75 - - 150
CUT CHN Guangming Yang 6 - 72 74 76 - - 150
CUT CHN Haotong Li 6 - 72 75 75 - - 150
CUT CHN Jin Zhang 6 - 72 75 75 - - 150
CUT SWE Johan Carlsson 6 - 72 79 71 - - 150
CUT POR Jose-Filipe Lima 6 - 72 76 74 - - 150
CUT SWE Magnus A. Carlsson 6 - 72 72 78 - - 150
CUT KOR Soo-Min Lee 6 - 72 75 75 - - 150
CUT CHN Tuxuan Wu 6 - 72 78 72 - - 150
CUT CHN Weiyu Zhu 6 - 72 76 74 - - 150
CUT CHN Xinyang Li 6 - 72 80 70 - - 150
CUT CHN Xu Wang 6 - 72 73 77 - - 150
CUT FRA Damien Perrier 7 - 72 73 78 - - 151
CUT ENG Daniel Brooks 7 - 72 76 75 - - 151
CUT SWE Kristoffer Broberg 7 - 72 78 73 - - 151
CUT DNK Lasse Jensen 7 - 72 75 76 - - 151
CUT ENG Lee Slattery 7 - 72 75 76 - - 151
CUT CHN Lianwei Zhang 7 - 72 80 71 - - 151
CUT ITA Nino Bertasio 7 - 72 75 76 - - 151
CUT CHN Xiaofei Luo 7 - 72 74 77 - - 151
CUT CHN Yixin Xing 7 - 72 75 76 - - 151
CUT CHN Chun Liu 8 - 72 77 75 - - 152
CUT RSA Darren Fichardt 8 - 72 75 77 - - 152
CUT FRA Gary Stal 8 - 72 73 79 - - 152
CUT CHN Mu Hu 8 - 72 73 79 - - 152
CUT SWE Robert Karlsson 8 - 72 73 79 - - 152
CUT ENG Sam Walker 8 - 72 75 77 - - 152
CUT CHN Weihuang Wu 8 - 72 75 77 - - 152
CUT CHN Dinggen Chen 9 - 72 74 79 - - 153
CUT CHN Yan Sun 9 - 72 80 73 - - 153
CUT CHN Yinong Yang 9 - 72 79 74 - - 153
CUT CHN Yiyuan Mi 9 - 72 76 77 - - 153
CUT CHN Zheng Ouyang 9 - 72 76 77 - - 153
CUT CHN Changping Chen 10 - 72 75 79 - - 154
CUT CHN Dongyu Wang 10 - 72 75 79 - - 154
CUT CHN Hao Yuan 10 - 72 79 75 - - 154
CUT CHN Yi Cao 10 - 72 80 74 - - 154
CUT CHN Bin Yan 11 - 72 76 79 - - 155
CUT CHN Guiming Liao 12 - 72 77 79 - - 156
CUT CHN Jianfeng Ye 12 - 72 78 78 - - 156
CUT CHN Ren Han 12 - 72 78 78 - - 156
CUT CHN Qin Xu 13 - 72 82 75 - - 157
CUT CHN Qihao Pan 15 - 72 81 78 - - 159
CUT CHN Shang Zhi 16 - 72 80 80 - - 160
CUT CHN Fangyi Li 17 - 72 83 78 - - 161
CUT ESP Pep Angles 17 - 72 78 83 - - 161
CUT CHN Zehao Liu 17 - 72 84 77 - - 161
CUT CHN Haoyuan Lv 19 - 72 86 77 - - 163
CUT CHN Peiyi Tan 21 - 72 84 81 - - 165
RET FRA Victor Dubuisson 4 - 144 76 - - - 76
RET CHN Dong Su 6 - 216 6 - - - 6
DSQ FRA Sebastien Gros 6 - 144 75 3 - - 78
RET CHN Shaocai He 6 - 144 78 - - - 78
RET KOR Yong-Eun Yang 6 - 143 79 - - - 79
RET AUS Nathan Holman 7 - 216 7 - - - 7
RET ENG Simon Dyson 11 - 216 11 - - - 11
RET CHN Jia Zhang 17 - 144 80 9 - - 89

 





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