Date: December 06, 2012
Author: Golf Australia

Round 1 Recap: Senden leads

We recap how the field sits at the end of Round 1 from The Emirates Australian Open at The Lakes. We have a clear leader in John Senden at 6-under and he has a two stroke lead from five challengers at 4-under the course par of 72. For the full leaderboard after Round 1 check out our Live Scores On the way up… Senden&aposs (6-under) opening round is the highlight – featuring 8 birdies on the 1st, 7th, 8th, 11th, 13th, 14th, 15th and 17th. He only bogeyed the 2nd and 3rd on his way to a 66. Justin Rose (4-under) was brilliant on his opening nine, making birdies on the 10th, 11th, 13th, 17th and 18th to roar to 5-under, before making bogey on the 3rd to end the day with a 68. Kim Felton&aposs (4-under) round also impressed after a slow start (bogeying the 2nd and 3rd) before hitting back to back birdies on the 4th and 5th, and the 8th and 9th. He also grabbed 2 birdies on the back nine on the 13th and 17th. Gareth Paddison (4-under) started on the back nine and tore up the course to the tune of 5 birdies (10th, 13th, 14th, 16th and 17th). While he cooled down on the front nine coming in, he birdied the 8th the enter the clubhouse with a 68. Richard Green (4-under) played some solid golf on the front nine (after starting his round on the 10th) to hold his share of 2nd spot with birdies on the 2nd and 6th hole. Finally, Brendan Jones was the afternoon&aposs big mover. Holing 7 birdies on his way to a 68. Jones birdied the 5th, 6th, 9th, 11th, 14th, 15th and 18th, but a double bogey on the 7th and a bogey on the 16th sees him in a share of 2nd place. Follow all the scores and latest news on the course or at work by downloading the Official Emirates Australian Open iPhone App here Need to lift… Adam Scott (Even) missed a long birdie putt on the 9th to finish his opening round with a frustrating 72. He started on the back nine and struggled to 1-over at the turn thanks to 3 bogeys sandwiched around 2 birdies on the 11th and 14th. Kyle Stanley (Even) had an uneventful back nine after starting on the 10th, before putting up birdie, bogey, bogey, par, par, birdie, par, par and par to close out the front nine. Rod Pampling (2-over) started the day with a pair of bogeys on the 1st and 3rd, before a double bogey at the 6th put him 4-over and in trouble. But he fought back with 4 birdies thereafter, but a back to back bogeys on the 15th and 16th saw him finish with a 74. And Geoff Ogilvy (2-over) will rue a pair of double bogeys on the 12th and 17th – given he came home with 3 birdies on the 1st, 6th and 8th. Others… Tom Watson fought off a horror opening nine with 3 birdies in four holes, before 3 bogeys in the final four holes saw him end up 6-over. Teenager Guan Tianlang did not have a happy front nine with a +7, and although he improved in the back nine – his final 10-over par would be disappointing. Make sure you visit us tomorrow, for more coverage of The Emirates Australian Open from The Lakes in Sydney. Round 1 Leaderboard 1 – John Senden (-6) T2 – Kim Felton, Richard Green, Brendan Jones, Gareth Paddison, Justin Rose (-4) T7 – Stephen Allen, Nick Flanagan, Marcus Fraser, Timothy Wood (-3) Join in the conversation about the tournament via our Social Hub