PGA of Sweden Professional, Mikael Lundberg, got his La Manga Club International Pro-Am campaign underway today after carding an eight-under 65 to take the lead at the La Manga Club in Spain after Round 1.
Perfect spring conditions leant themselves to good scoring and an eagle on the 4th hole to kick things off, followed by three birdies before the turn on the South Course at La Manga was a dream start for Lundberg.
Three birdies and six regulation pars through the back nine secured the 65 and no less than a five-shot lead heading into Round 2 at La Manga’s West course.
The PGA of Spain’s Carlos Rodiles kept things simple in Round 1 with three birdies at holes four, six and eight, and pars for the remaining holes for a three-under par 70.
In a tie for third place sits the PGA of Holland’s Joost Steenkamer and PGA of France Professional, Julian Gressier. Both Professionals had much more up-and-down rounds than the two Professionals ahead of them – seven birdies, three bogeys and a double for Steenkamer, and six birdies, one bogey, and a triple for Gressier, left them both with two-under 71s.
PGA of Ireland Professional, Brendan McGovern, and PGA of Norway Professional, Audunn Einarsson, both carded two-over par 75s making it 6 players within 10 shots of the lead.
Lundberg and his team of Mike Norris, Chris Webb, and Fraser Phillips also lead the Team Pro-Am competition with a 16-under par 88 points, ahead of Team McGovern on 14-under (86 points).
The third place team of Gressier was helped to their 13-under 85-point total by amateur Raphael Gayraud who made a hole-in-one on the 17th hole of the South course.
For full Round 1 scores visit http://eur.pe/1cdjmcX. Round 2 play gets underway on the La Manga Club’s West Course at 08:30 CET.