Fisher has come a long way since winning the Sunshine Tour Players’ Player of the Year award in 2013, which gave him the confidence to compete at a higher level. Shortly after receiving that award at the beginning of 2014 he contended for the Joburg Open, but was outdone by a final-round 64 from Richard Sterne.
A year later he finally cracked the European nut and won the 2015 Africa Open, signalling his readiness to compete abroad.
Since then he’s been able to make cuts, but not shine in the same fashion. In Since his victory in East London there have been two top-25s, eight cuts made and two cuts missed. He skipped the weekend of the BMW International Open and the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open.
Getting back into making cuts is important for Fisher and this week in Switzerland, after opening the tournament on two-under-par, is a good chance for him to do so.
Thursday’s round went steadily for the 36-year-old, who overcome a couple of early bogeys to reach the turn in 34. He went on to shoot 34 on the back as well, adding birdies at the 10th and 14th of Crans-sur-Sierre Golf Club before signing in at score recording.
Also sharing 37th place was Adilson da Silva, who is known for his exceptional short game. The Brazilian made one bogey throughout the round and carded birdies at the 15th and 17th to secure a Thursday round of 68.