Golf

Larrazabal leads Austrian Open

2012-07-25 20:42
Pablo Larrazabal (File)

Vienna - Spain's Pablo Larrazabal took an early lead on Wednesday in the Austrian Open, on a first day marred by heavy rain that drenched the course in Atzenbrugg and forced officials to suspend play for several hours.

Larrazabal, who had raced to six under par in his first 12 holes, held his form after play resumed to finish with an eight-under-par 64 - matching the course record.

But the 29-year-old's lead was provisional, as the rain delay of three hours and 40 minutes meant many players were still finishing their rounds late in the afternoon.

The tournament also features former tennis world No 1 Yevgeny Kafelnikov, who turned to golf after retirement and made his European Tour debut in 2008, missing the cut at the Russian Open by 27 shots.

The 38-year-old Russian posted a better performance on Wednesday, finishing three over par with a chance of making the cut.

Scores from the European PGA Tour Austrian Open at the par-72 course on Wednesday in Atzenbrugg:

(holes played rounds)

-8 Pablo Larrazabal (Spain) 18 64 -7 Thorbjorn Olesen (Denmark) 14 -6 Thomas Levet (France) 14
Wil Besseling (Netherlands) 13 -5 Anthony Wall (Britain) 13 -4 Alastair Forsyth (Britain) 18 68
Oliver Wilson (Britain) 18 68
Emiliano Grillo (Argentina) 13
Felipe Aguilar (Chile) 12 -3 Niclas Fasth (Sweden) 18 69
Mikael Lundberg (Sweden) 15
Steve Webster (Britain) 14
Richard Bland (Britain) 12
Thomas Norret (Denmark) 12
Paul Waring (Britain) 12
David McKenzie (Australia) 12
David Higgins (Ireland) 11
Oscar Floren (Sweden) 10
Agustin Domingo (Spain) 10
Andrea Pavan (Italy) 10 -2 Stephen Dodd (Britain) 18 70
Joakim Haeggman (Sweden) 18 70
Gregory Bourdy (France) 18 70
Shane Lowry (Ireland) 18 70
Joel Sjoeholm (Sweden) 18 70
Peter Hedblom (Sweden) 18 70
Rikard Karlberg (Sweden) 18 70
Victor Riu (France) 16
Bernd Wiesberger (Austria) 14
Craig Lee (Britain) 12
Knut Borsheim (Norway) 10
Mathias Groenberg (Sweden) 10 -1 Christoph Pfau (Austria) 18 71
Lorenzo Gagli (Italy) 18 71
Chris Wood (Britain) 18 71
Sam Little (Britain) 18 71
Alessandro Tadini (Italy) 18 71
Steven O'Hara (Britain) 18 71
Damien McGrane (Ireland) 18 71
Michael Jonzon (Sweden) 15
Scott Jamieson (Britain) 13
Marcel Schneider (Germany) 12
Joakim Lagergren (Sweden) 12
Danny Denison (Britain) 12
Mark Murphy (Ireland) 11
Brett Rumford (Australia) 10
Taco Remkes (Netherlands) 9
Carl Suneson (Spain) 8 0 James Byrne (Britain) 18 72
Gary Orr (Britain) 18 72
Dylan Frittelli (South Africa) 18 72
Romain Wattel (France) 18 72
Benjamin Hebert (France) 18 72
Sam Hutsby (Britain) 18 72
Stephen Gallacher (Britain) 18 72
Lloyd Kennedy (Britain) 18 72
Miles Tunnicliff (Britain) 18 72
Guillaume Cambis (France) 18 72
Shiv Kapur (India) 18 72
Andrew Marshall (Britain) 18 72
Magnus Carlsson (Sweden) 18 72
Hamza Amin (Austria) 18 72
Kieran Pratt (Australia) 16
Bernd Ritthammer (Germany) 16
Tommy Fleetwood (Britain) 16
David Horsey (Britain) 14
Kenneth Ferrie (Britain) 14
Gary Boyd (Britain) 12
Robert Coles (Britain) 10
Bradley Dredge (Britain) 9
Steven Waltman (South Africa) 9
Sam Walker (Britain) 9
Tobias Nemecz (Austria) 9
Wade Ormsby (Australia) 9
Clemens Prader (Austria) 7 1 Simon Thornton (Ireland) 18 73
Eduardo De La Riva (Spain) 18 73
Maarten Lafeber (Netherlands) 18 73
Ross McGowan (Britain) 18 73
Chris Doak (Britain) 18 73
Ignacio Garrido (Spain) 18 73
Markus Maukner (Austria) 18 73
Jamie Moul (Britain) 18 73
Warren Abery (South Africa) 15
Robert-Jan Derksen (Netherlands) 14
Julien Quesne (France) 13
David Drysdale (Britain) 10
Graeme Storm (Britain) 10
Manuel Trappel (Austria) 7 2 Tyrone Ferreira (South Africa) 18 74
Tjaart Van der Walt (South Africa) 18 74
Steven Jeppesen (Sweden) 18 74
Roland Steiner (Austria) 18 74
Christian Nilsson (Sweden) 18 74
Uli Weinhandl (Austria) 16
Hans Peter Bacher (Austria) 13
Kim Si-Hwan (South Korea) 11
Fredrik Henge (Sweden) 11
Matthew Zions (Australia) 10
Rafael Echenique (Argentina) 9
Chris Devlin (Britain) 7 3 Yevgeny Kafelnikov (Russia) 18 75
Reinier Saxton (Netherlands) 18 75
Alan Dunbar (Britain) 18 75
Lukas Nemecz (Austria) 18 75
Andy Sullivan (Britain) 18 75
Julien Guerrier (France) 18 75
George Murray (Britain) 16
Johannes Schwab (Austria) 13
Phillip Price (Britain) 12
Richard McEvoy (Britain) 10
Scott Drummond (Britain) 9
Alexander Kleszcz (Austria) 9
Peter Karmis (South Africa) 9 4 Jorge Campillo (Spain) 18 76
Markus Brier (Austria) 18 76
Jason Knutzon (U.S.) 18 76
Tim Sluiter (Netherlands) 18 76
Peter Gustafsson (Sweden) 13
Pelle Edberg (Sweden) 10
Scott Strange (Australia) 8 5 Federico Colombo (Italy) 18 77
Matthias Schwab (Austria) 18 77
Michiel Bothma (South Africa) 18 77
Florian Pogatschnigg (Austria) 18 77 6 Jose Manuel Lara (Spain) 18 78
Fredrik Andersson Hed (Sweden) 18 78
Alex Haindl (South Africa) 18 78
Andre Bossert (Switzerland) 18 78
Juergen Maurer (Austria) 18 78
Ricardo Santos (Portugal) 14
Karl Ableidinger (Austria) 8 7 Peter Whiteford (Britain) 18 79
Jean-Baptiste Gonnet (France) 18 79
Jamie Elson (Britain) 18 79
Andrew Johnston (Britain) 18 79
Edouard Dubois (France) 18 79
Julien Clement (Switzerland) 12 8 Oskar Henningsson (Sweden) 18 80
Raul Quiros (Spain) 18 80 9 Adam Gee (Britain) 18 81 10 Roope Kakko (Finland) 18 82 18 Petr Gal (Czech Republic) 18 90 WDW Brian Pavlet (U.S.)

Top 10 after complete round:

-8 Pablo Larrazabal (Spain) 64 -4 Alastair Forsyth (Britain) 68
Oliver Wilson (Britain) 68 -3 Niclas Fasth (Sweden) 69 -2 Stephen Dodd (Britain) 70
Joakim Haeggman (Sweden) 70
Gregory Bourdy (France) 70
Shane Lowry (Ireland) 70
Joel Sjoeholm (Sweden) 70
Peter Hedblom (Sweden) 70
Rikard Karlberg (Sweden) 70

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