The Welshman David Park, who won on his second European Tour start but has not finished in the top three in 134 events since, has a one-shot lead after the Spanish Open's first round.
Park carded a flawless six-under-par 64 here yesterday to move ahead of his compatriot Jamie Donaldson, with England's Roger Chapman and France's Christian Cevaer a stroke further back in third. Argentina's Ricardo Gonzalez, winner of the Seville Open on Sunday, continued his good form with a 67 but the pre-tournament favourite Jose Maria Olazabal could only manage a one-over-par 71.
SPANISH OPEN (Fuerteventura) Leading first-round scores (GB or Irl unless stated): 64 D Park. 65 J Donaldson. 66 R Chapman, C Cevaer (Fr). 67 M Cort, M Siem (Ger), J-F Remesy (Fr), D Borrego (Sp), R Gonzalez (Arg), M A Martin (Sp), J Sandelin (Swe), D Lynn. 68 J M Carriles (Sp), M Fraser (Aus), S Jeppesen (Swe), J-F Lucquin (Fr). 69 J M Lara (Sp), S Luna (Sp), P Golding, L Claverie (Sp), J Haeggman (Swe), D Drysdale.Reuse content