Completed: Kennemer G&CCSep 11-14

KLM Open

In Progress: The Celtic Manor ResortSep 18-21

ISPS Handa Wales Open

Madeira Islands Open: Scott Henry leads as fog again affects first round

Last Updated: 09/05/14 10:20pm

  • Share:
Scott Henry of Scotland plays his tee shot at the 16th during the Madeira Islands Open

Scott Henry of Scotland plays his tee shot at the 16th during the Madeira Islands Open

Sky Bet

Scotland's Scott Henry set the clubhouse target in the first round of the severely weather-affected Madeira Islands Open, which has been reduced to 54 holes.

Persistent fog meant no play at all was possible on Thursday and another lengthy delay due to the same problem on Friday forced tournament officials to cut the European Tour's 1,500th official event to three rounds.

A further reduction to 36 holes at Santo da Serra remains a possibility with some players having managed just one hole of their first rounds before play was suspended due to darkness at 8:17pm on Friday.

Henry had looked set for a commanding lead when he reached seven under par with two holes to play, but dropped shots on the eighth and ninth meant he had to settle for a five-under-par 67.

"I got off to a fast start which was nice because recently, in the few tournaments I've played, I haven't done that," Henry said.

"I'm quite happy just to be in the hunt. I feel like I'm playing good again so whatever happens over the weekend I'm looking forward to it."

England's Andrew Marshall, Spain's Pedro Oriol and Austria's Martin Wiegele were all safely in the clubhouse on three under, with Spain's Carlos Aguilar and Sweden's Johan Edfors another shot back following rounds of 70.


The destiny of this season's Premier League title will be decided LIVE on Sky Sports this Sunday - just one piece of drama playing out on a wonderful weekend of sport. Add in the Spanish Grand Prix, the Sky Bet Football League play-offs, the Players Championship, La Liga title race and more and Sky Sports is the only place to be. You can upgrade to Sky Sports or buy a day pass through NOW TV to watch all this fantastic live action.

  • Share:


Madeira Islands Open 2014

George O'Grady: Sorry for hurt and upset caused in Madeira

Tour apologises over Madeira

George O'Grady has apologised for the 'hurt' caused by the decision to 'play-on' following the death of Iain McGregor.

Alastair Forsyth: Supported the decision to play on

Forsyth backs Tour decision

Alastair Forsyth has backed the decision to complete the Madeira Open after his caddie collapsed and died on course.

Daniel Brooks: Englishman beat Scott Henry in play-off

Sombre win for Brooks

Daniel Brooks won the Madeira Islands Open, an event overshadowed by the death of caddie Iain McGregor.

Most Popular


Ryder Cup schedule

Ryder Cup schedule

Keep track of when the Ryder Cup sessions are on and our list of support shows and documentaries.

Ryder Cup Countdown

Ryder Cup Countdown

Sam Torrance, Colin Montgomerie, Butch Harmon and Tony Jacklin preview the big showdown.

Making of a Captain

Making of a Captain

Watch our exclusive show on how Europe's Ryder Cup skipper Paul McGinley honed his captaincy skills.