2014 Qatar Masters: Leaderboard

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Wade Ormsby was leading the Aussie contingent after the 1st round in Doha

THE EUROPEAN TOUR is in the middle of its three week desert swing with the second leg underway at the Doha Golf Club in Qatar.

The Qatar Masters is one of the few tournaments in the world that runs from Wednesday to Saturday (Sunday here is a work day) and though it has lost star duo Rory McIlroy and Phil Mickelson from last week, it still features a high quality field.

Top ranked golfers taking part in the 2014 version include Henrik Stenson (World #3),  Sergio Garcia (#11),  Jason Dufner (current US PGA Champion  and world #13),  Luke Donald (#20),  Thomas Bjorn (#23),  Ernie Els (#29),  Miguel Angel Jimenez (#37),  Martin Kaymer (#44),  Thongchai Jaidee (#47) and  Branden Grace (#50).

Defending champion is England’s Chris Wood while the winner last week in Abu Dhabi, Spain’s Pablo Larrazabal, is also hoping to back up well.

The Aussie contingent includes last week’s best performer Wade Ormsby, Richard Green, Marcus Fraser and Brett Rumford.

Coetzee leads after 64

South Africa’s George Coetzee led after the first round after a brilliant eight under par 64 with fellow countryman Van der Walt sharing second place a shot further back alongside Englishman Steve Webster, who holed his second shot on the par five 1st hole for an albatross.

Omsby was again doing the best of the Aussies, opening with an even par 72.

2014 Qatar Masters Leaderboard

2014 Qatar Masters Leaderboard
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Brian is an award winning golf writer and is the founder and editor of Australian Senior Golfer. He is a former Sydney journalist who had little interest in golf till he hit his first ball at the age of 49 (and a half). Since then golf has just about overtaken his life. Brian founded ASG in April 2008 and has since covered every Australian Open, Presidents Cups, World Cups and numerous other big men’s and women’s tournaments, spending days inside the ropes with the likes of Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Rory McIlroy, Jordan Spieth, Tom Watson, Fred Couples, Greg Norman, Adam Scott, Jason Day, Karrie Webb, and many others. He has also played in, and reported on, numerous amateur tournaments, particularly senior and veteran events, around the country. Brian is a member of the Australian Golf Media Association and won the award for Best News Report for 2016 - 2017

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