MacIntyre Returns To Again Lead Tartan Charge At Made In Denmark

Oban lefty Bob MacIntyre was again leading the Tartan charge in posting a four-under par 67 to be one off the lead on the opening day one of the Made In Denmark event

MacIntyre, 22 battled the bright but very breezy conditions posting five birdies and just one dropped shot to be sharing sixth place at four-under with four others.

Among those tied with the Scot is England’s in-form Matthew Wallace coming off a PGA Tour card-securing third at the PGA Championship last week at Bethpage Park.

Robert MacIntyre returns to competition after his joint second in the British Masters to again lead the Scots on day one of the Made in Denmark. (Photo – www.europeantour)

Five share the lead with 67s including the England trio of Paul Waring, Matthew Southgate and Tom Murray along with Italian Edoardo Molinari and Spaniard Alejandro Canizares.

Defending Denmark champ Wallace had joined MacIntyre in finishing joint second in the British Masters but also angrily showing his disgust in missing a play-off birdie putt at the last.

And Wallace stamped his credentials on a very noisy world stage last Sunday in finishing joint third behind Brooks Koepka at the PGA Championship.

He said:  “It’s all going in the right direction.

“I’m working hard for it, it’s not like it’s just come randomly.

“There’s more bits that I want to work on, there’s bits I want to improve at. There’s a long way to go for the rest of the year and I haven’t won yet so it’s important to me to try and get that and try and do that this week.”

MacIntyre is returning to competition for a first occasion since his super Hillside showing and a result helping the young Scot in securing his card for next season.

MacIntyre arrived in Denmark lying 37th on the Race to Dubai and in good position when he and other 2019 Tour rookies are re-ranked.

But after the efforts earlier this season of compatriots David Law and Connor Syme, MacIntrye is targeting a maiden Tour success that would take care of his standing till the end of 2021.

The former Scottish Amateur champs first Danish round was not all delight when bogeyed his opening hole, the par-4 10th, but he soon made amends with three birdies from his fifth to eighth holes.

MacIntyre then birdied his 13th and 14th holes

Borders David Dysdale got his round off to a flyer with a birdie at four and then an eagle ‘3’ at the next but taking some of the gloss from his round in doubling the 10th ahead of birdies at 14 and 16.

And Dane Martin Simonsen earned himself and his caddy a ‘flashy’ new golf buggy with an ace at the 96-yard par-3 16th and playing on an invitation.

He said: “That was amazing.  All Danish players especially dream about making a hole-in-one over there. There’s no place I’d rather do it than here. I’m very, very pleased.

“I knew I had to give it a good go because of the wind and everything and I managed, it made it six feet past and spun back in.

“I have four holes-in-one now in tournament golf but it’s the first time I’ve won anything.”


68 – Marc Warren

70 – Grant Forrest, Scott Jamieson

72 – Stephen Gallacher, Richie Ramsay

73 – Liam Johnston

74 – David Law

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