Richard Bland shot an impressive round of 5 under par 67 to take a one shot clubhouse on the first morning of the Nordea Masters.
The Englishman, who retained his European Tour playing rights for this season after qualifying at Tour School, recovered well from a bogey at his first hole, the tenth, and a double bogey seven at the 13th with eight birdies at Bro Hof Slott.
Four birdies in a row from the 16th and further gains at the third and sixth helped Bland establish a one stroke lead over Michael Jonzon and Carlos Del Moral.
Jonzon, 40, whose two European Tour victory’s came 12 years apart, has not had a top-40 season all season.
But the Swede who’s playing on home soil rattled off three birdies in four holes from the 12th, and after bogeying the 18th carded further birdies at the second and fourth.
An interesting day in store for tomorrow, make sure you’re tuned in!