Tournament Host Sergio Garcia shares the Andalucia Valderrama Masters lead with Joost Luiten of Holland after round one at Real Club Valderrama in Spain.
Sergio and Joost both produced opening rounds of -5 under par 66 to lead the Andalucia Valderrama Masters by one shot.
Sergio hit some lovely iron shots and made a few putts;
“It was nice, it was gettable because it was soft but you still had to hit good shots and I was able to do that for the most part of the day.”
“I’m very happy with my round.”
“The game was on pretty much all day. I hit my irons very well, I didn’t drive the ball well on the eighth hole but I was pretty much spot on there and I made some nice putts here and there.”
“The greens were rolling quite fast, more than anything the back nine was even faster than the front. Overall I think it was very solid.”
Joost found it tough going into the wind today;
“It was early when I teed off and I thought the back nine was playing tough, playing long and the ball wasn’t going as far.”
“The 15th, 16th, 17th and 18th are pretty much into the wind so you’ve got to be patient if you’re playing that nine first.”
“Finally on my back nine, the front nine, I started to hit some really good iron shots and I hit some really close for easy birdies.”
Robert Rock, of England, and Pablo Larrazábal from Spain are then tied in third place at -4 under par following their first rounds of 67.