Larrazábal In Lead At Rain Hit Austrian Open

Well it was back to normal on the European Tour this week after a great week at Royal Lytham & St Annes and a quite a few players who appeared at The Open headed off to the mountains and to the Diamond Country Club for the Austrian Open.

It was Spain’s Pablo Larrazábal who held an early three shot lead when play was suspended for heavy rain and not one player having completed 18 holes during the first round of the Lyoness Open.

The Spaniard who is a two-time European Tour winner got himself to six under par through 12 holes to be three clear of local hero Hamza Amin.

Larrazábal birdied the long tenth hole and then eagled the par five 13th, he then picked up more shots at the 14th, 16th and 18th holes to turn in 30.

The man from Barcelona parred the first three holes after the turn, before the heavy rain came down and play was suspended at 11.40am local time.

Larrazábal had spoken about his desire to hit form after finishing 45th in The Open Championship.

“I’m playing here and then having a week off before Kiawah [for the US PGA  Championship], which I am really looking forward to. I played in a Junior tournament there in 2003 and finished second, so it will be great to go back there.

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