Lloyd Saltman fired nine birdies and shot 8-under-par 64 Thursday in taking the first-round lead at the European Tour's Madeira Islands Open in Portugal.
Gregory Bourdy fired a bogey-free, 6-under-par 66 Thursday in taking the first-round lead at the European Tour's Alfred Dunhill Championship in South Africa.
Garth Mulroy shot a 6-under 66 Saturday to take a 1-shot lead after three rounds at the Italian Open in Turin.
Richard Bland closed with three consecutive birdies Friday and has the lead halfway through the European Tour's BMW Italian Open.
Thorbjorn Olesen had a second consecutive 68 and retained his three-stroke lead after third-round play Friday at the European Tour's Lyoness Open in Austria.
Thorbjorn Olesen bolted into the lead of the European Tour's Lyoness Open in Austria Thursday before lightning halted second-round play.
Lee Westwood had a 4-under-par 68 Friday and will take a 3-stroke lead into the fourth round of the European Tour's Nordea Masters in Sweden.
Magnus Carlsson shot a 7-under-par 65 Wednesday and owns a 2-stroke lead after the first round of the European Tour's Nordea Masters in Sweden.
Shiv Kapur, winless on the European Tour and ranked only 100th on the season-long points list, shot a 6-under 66 Thursday to grab the lead at the Czech Open.
Luke Goodard and Damien McGrane both shot bogey-free 8-under-par 64 Thursday and are tied for the league of the European Tour's Portugal Open.