Scotland’s Lee Rhind produced a stunning opening round performance firing eight birdies on his way to an opening round eight-under par 64 to take an early lead in the Doncaster Open at Owston Hall. Birdies at 7,8 and 9 saw him reach the turn in four-under and this score was matched on his back nine which included birdies at the 16th and 18th.
Rhind opened up a two-shot lead over early morning pace setter Jeremy Kavanagh and Ireland’s Eamonn Brady who both posted six-under par 66’s. They were joined later in the afternoon by David Clark and local favourite Graeme Clark.
“I tried to keep it as simple as possible out there today.” Commented Rhind. “I hit my irons nice and close and made key putts when I had too. It’s obviously a great start but there is a long way to go so I just have to keep my head down and keep doing what I’m doing.”
The field will be cut after Friday’s round to the top 50 and ties, who will then battle it out on Saturday for the £50,000 prize fund.
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