Julian Suri, USA, and Richard McEvoy, England, are tied at the top of the Porsche European Open leaderboard after round one at Green Eagle Golf Courses in Germany.
Julian and Richard both shot -6 under par 66 in the opening round of the Porsche European Open, to lead by one stroke from the chasing pack.
Four players are tied in third place at -5 under following their first rounds of 67, Chris Paisley, England, Charl Schwartzel, South Africa, Stuart Manley, Wales, and defending Champion Alex Levy from France.
Stuart says he needs to improve his work with the putter;
“It was a little bit tricky when the rain came in but after that the conditions were pretty benign and I took advantage of the good greens.”
“The game is very close. It’s just a matter of time, if I can get a few putts in I think I’ll compete and get a few tournaments under my belt.”
Charl was in good company;
“Sometimes you can get in a three ball where everyone is really struggling and no-one gets going, but if you keep seeing birdies from guys, you feel like they are out there and it frees you up so you know that if you hit some good shots you are going to make them.”
Chris was happy to play well today;
“I’m delighted obviously. It’s been my first good round for a little while and it was nice to kind of get it going on my front nine, I had a lot of birdies and it just felt great to play well.”