facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Lawrie takes lead at golf's Czech Open

Aug. 18, 2011 at 1:28 PM   |   Comments

CELADNA, Czech Republic, Aug. 18 (UPI) -- Peter Lawrie turned in a bogey-free 6-under-par 66 Thursday and owns the first-round lead at the European Tour's Czech Open.

Lawrie has a one-stroke advantage over Victor Dubuisson, Damien McGrane and Pedro Oriol, who each had six birdies and a bogey in finishing the first round at 67. Shane Lowry and Mikael Lundberg were tied for fifth at 4-under 68.

Lawrie played the back nine of the Prosper Golf Resort course first Thursday and was 2-under after nine holes. He had a birdie at the first hole but jumped into the lead with three birdies over the four-hole span from Nos. 5-8.

"I played lovely golf today," Lawrie said. "No bogeys, which always helps. A couple of nice up-and-downs when I really needed them -- on 2 and 3 -- my 11th and 12th.

"Other than that, I played lovely, solid golf and every chance I gave myself from short range, I holed it -- though I missed about a 10-footer at the last."

© 2011 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
Lolo Jones praying for Oscar Pistorius; says father convicted of homicide, too Lolo Jones praying for Oscar Pistorius; says father convicted of homicide, too
2
Darrelle Revis sent home by Bill Belichick for being late to practice Darrelle Revis sent home by Bill Belichick for being late to practice
3
Bills WR Goodwin doubtful vs. Jets
4
Andrew Hawkins jokingly kicks out 2-year-old son after learning he's not his favorite player Andrew Hawkins jokingly kicks out 2-year-old son after learning he's not his favorite player
5
Pistons exercise contract options on Drummond, Caldwell-Pope
Trending News
Around the Web
x
Feedback