European Tour

Spanish rookie leads Austrian Open

2016-06-09 20:08
Golf ball near hole (File)

Atzenbrugg - Spanish rookie Adrian Otaegui carved out a two-shot lead after the first round of the Austrian Open on Thursday thanks to an impressive eight-under 64 at the Diamond Country Club in Atzenbrugg.

The qualifying school graduate enjoyed birdies at the third, seventh, eighth and ninth holes followed by three successive gains from the 14th and another on the 18th.

Sweden's Bjorn Akesson is two shots behind, with France's Gary Stal and Zander Lombard of South Africa a stroke further back on five under.

"I'm hoping now I can play four days in the same way so that's the main goal," said Otaegui. "The course is pretty hard and it's not easy to get the ball close to the pin so I'm pretty pleased with it."

Defending champion Chris Wood of England was three under after 13 but dropped three shots either side of another birdie at seven for a one under 71.

Read more on:    european tour  |  austrian open  |  golf


Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights


Which is your favourite event on the golfing calendar?

Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter


The 2018/19 Absa Premiership season is in full swing. Will Mamelodi Sundowns retain their title? Or can one of Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, Wits, SuperSport United - or another team perhaps - snatch glory from the Brazilians? Be sure to visit Sport24 for all the latest news!

Latest blogs

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.