Alejandro Canizares defied frigid and windy stipulations to shoot a 5-below 67 Thursday for a one-stroke lead after the opening day of the Austrian Open.
The Spaniard carded an eagle and 4 birdies to sit down down down in entrance of a quartet of avid gamers, which built-in aged No. 1 Martin Kaymer and John Catlin, a two-time winner in 2020.
“It turned as quickly as difficult to protect centered, it turned as quickly as so chilly,” Canizares talked about. “Or not it’s difficult to really feel the fingers and that is the reason very most major.”
Canizares’ handiest setback turned as quickly as a bogey on the par-four twelfth.
“I putted very correctly, uncared for a brief one as quickly as I made the bogey,” he talked about.
Aside from Kaymer and Catlin, Rikard Karlsberg and Jacques Kruyswijk additionally achieved their opening spherical on 68.
The perfect-ranked participant inside the discipline, No. 47 Thomas Detry, turned as quickly as tied for tenth after a 70.
The Austrian Open is principally the foremost European Tour occasion in 2021 on European soil. It replaces the Tenerife Open, which is taking the slot of the Portugal Masters on April 29-Might maybe presumably 2. The occasion in Portugal cannot be staged due journey backwards and forwards restrictions amid the coronavirus pandemic.