20 Nov Porsche European Open: England’s Paul Casey leads after day one in Germany
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The Paul Casey of england retains a one-shot lead.
Even though suffering with illness in humid and wet conditions, Casey shot a 66, including back-to-back birdies on the 13th and 14th holes.
Austria’s Matthias Schwab is on five below, together with England’s Ben Stow, Germany’s Max Rottluff and Scotland’s Robert MacIntyre .
“That’s one of the finest rounds I have played this year,” said Casey.
“A few putts slipped by but it’s such a tough golf program. I had been pleased with the patience I showed as well as the score doesn’t do justice to it.
“I would have been pleased to be under level, never mind six. I am not feeling good, but it’s what it is – faking the ill golfer.”
Has won 13 times on the Tour, but is aiming for his first success.
Former Masters champion Patrick Reed needed to birdie the last three holes to take at at a two-over-par 74, while world number nine Xander Schauffele was one shot better off despite dropping three shots from his final eight holes.
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