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ISPS Handa Perth International. Hedblom Still Hoping.

Peter Hedblom is still hoping he can avoid the trip to Q School, he is now alone at the top of the leaderboard in the ISPS Handa Perth International.

Peter Hedblom  (Getty Images)

Peter Hedblom / Getty Images

Peter shot a second round -3 under par 69, at the Lake Karrinyup Country Club course, giving him a tournament total of -7 under par, a two shot advantage over his nearest competitor.  He admits he loves the idea of a fairy tale victory;

 “Definitely, I love fairy tales, my best friend on Tour, Michael Jonzon, in 2009 he was like me, way back and needed to win. I think he needed top three in Castellón in 2009, which was his last tournament, and he won it, beat Martin Kaymer. That was a fairytale story. It’s been two great days, But my golf is strange right now, because I hit really good shots, and some really poor shots, but my putting has been good. So it’s great right now to be leading. It’s been a while, 2009 was my last win, but I know I have the game to do it. Right now would be good. We’ll see, I think the closer you get to Sunday it’s going to be harder. I don’t really have anything to lose. If I want to play another full year on Tour, I need to win. You just have to go for it and have fun.”

In second place on his own at -5 under par is Ross Fisher, who carded a second round of -5 under par following his open even par round. Ross has his own agenda, he is currently 65th in The Race to Dubai and looking to break into the top 60, the players who will earn a place in next month’s DP World Tour Championship;

“I want to try and get in the top 60, It would be for me a great achievement having played the first half of the year in the States. My first tournament in Europe counting wise wasn’t till May. 
So I’ve always been playing catch up, but I can be really proud of how I’ve played the second half of the year. A good week here, hopefully that gets me into next week in China. Not out of the question if I won this week, hopefully that would put me into the HSBC, that would be huge. There are some big tournaments left. Obviously this week first and hopefully I can do enough here to get myself into next week, possibility the HSBC, Turkey and Dubai. 
The ultimate goal would be to get myself into Dubai, but I need to play very well this week to allow myself to try and get into next week.”

Sóren Hansen was a member of Nick Faldo’s Ryder Cup team in 2008, he is one of five players tied in third place at -4 under par. Sóren  is in the top 40 career earners and thus exempt for next year, he is in a safe position;

“Obviously that relaxes me a little bit and I feel for the guys who are playing for their privilege to play on The European Tour. I played with Oliver Fisher and he’s played really, really good the last two days, shot level par, but should probably have been a lot better really. I feel for him and hope he can have a good week.”

ISPS Perth International. Hedblom Hopes Are High.

Peter Hedblom has made a good start to the ISPS Perth International at Lake Karrinyup Country Club and his hopes are high that he can avoid another trip to Q School.

Peter Hedblom  (Getty Images)

Peter Hedblom / Getty Images

Peter is one of four players tied at the top of the leaderboard in the ISPS Perth International at -4 under par after the opening round. The others are James Nitties, Clint Rice and Jin Jeong, all had rounds of -4 under par 68.

Peter has endured 10 trips to Q School in his career and finds himself at number 179 on The Race To Dubai list, and he needs to be inside the top 110. That basically means he needs a win here;

” I’m so far back I need a win or to finish second really, you have nothing to hold back,  you just have to go for everything. You’re not happy to finish third or fourth or fifth or sixth or tenth, just play as good as you can. The tension is nothing really. Today it felt like any tournament, if I will be leading playing the last day, then maybe I’ll feel the tension, but right now it’s just one round out of four. It’s good to at least have a chance to do it. The game is there, you just need a little bit of confidence.”

Jin has been playing on the Challenge Tour this year and has recently elevated himself into the second stage of Q School. He said he is not getting carried away with his good start, even though he chipped in for eagle two on the ninth hole;

“It’s only the first day and still three rounds to go and plenty of great players out here, so you never know what’s going to happen. I’ve just got to do what I’m doing and just keep hitting good shots and hopefully that’s good enough.”

The headliner here is Ryder Cup competitor American Dustin Johnson, he opened with a -3 under par 69, just one shot off the lead.

Dustin was pretty satisfied with his first round;

” I played pretty well, I missed a couple short putts, but other than that, I hit it pretty well.” 

The boys chasing The Race To Dubai rankings not only have the pre-tournament favorite Dustin to worry about, another talented American Bo Van Pelt is also in the field, he opened with a -2 under par 70. Bo is also the Defending Champion, so he will be keen to hold onto the title.

In a very compacted leaderboard there are eight players T5, just one shot off the leading group, and sixteen within two strokes, it is going to be fun.

European Tour Bans Caddie for hiding extra club in a bush.

Thought you should know this, cheating is not just restricted to the soccer field or rugby pitch, it has now surfaced at the wonderful game of golf, at the highest level, the European Tour.

Jose Manuel Lara was disqualified from the BMW International Open by the European Tour, after his Caddie was caught trying to hide an extra club he had accidentally put in Jose Manuel Lara’s bag at the beginning of the round. The caddie, Mathias Vinson, created a ruse on the second hole of the round to try and dispose of the 15th club, in a bush. Playing partners Damien McGrane and Peter Hedblom noticed Vinson going toward the bush and asked him what he was doing.

According to European Tour chief referee John Paramor, Vinson replied to the players;

” I’ve got this wrong. I’ve done something bad. I wish it hadn’t happened.”

Normally the penalty for having an extra club in the bag would have been assessed as a pair of two-shot penalties, one for each hole he had the extra club in the bag. But this was not a normal affair, John Paramor said:

“It was clearly the caddie doing what he felt at the time was the right thing, but was clearly the wrong thing. He’s kind of been asked not to come back and that’s how the matter has been resolved.”

What strikes me as funny is that the two playing partners saw what was happening, but Jose did not apparently. You don’t suppose the caddie told Jose of the error, and it was then Jose’s idea to get around the problem, knowing if the caddie did get caught he could absolve himself of all blame. I wonder if John Paramor will be keeping a close watch on Jose Manuel Lara, and I also wonder what corrective action would have been taken if it was proved that Jose instigated the dastardly course of action.

Your comments are awaited.

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