Dredge leads at Crans Montana

Sept. 6, 2007 at 5:00 PM

CRANS MONTANA, Switzerland, Sept. 6 (UPI) -- Defending champion Bradley Dredge Thursday opened with a 5-under-par 66 to grab the first-round lead at the European Tour’s Omega Masters Golf Tournament.

The first round at the Crans-sur-Sierre course in Crans Montana, Switzerland was suspended after two-hour delay at the start due to frost. Eventually, the round had to be suspended because of darkness. Dredge leads a group of three -- Marcus Fraser, Mikko Ilonen and Eduardo Romero -- by two strokes.

That trio was 3-under 68.

Oliver Wilson was 3-under at No. 14.

“You always want to have a decent tournament as defending champion but it is not often you win back to back,” Dredge said. “But coming back to a course you have won on, you seem to know the course. Like Jean-Francois Remesy at the French Open, he seems to know that course and hopefully this is the same for me.”

Last year, he won by eight shots.

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