Swede Mikael Lundberg and Englishman Adam Gee earned a share of the first-round lead at the Austrian Open after both players carded five-under par rounds of 67 on Thursday.
Lundberg, whose two previous European Tour wins came at the Russian Open in 2005 and 2008, recorded six birdies against a single bogey at Diamond Country Club to leave himself well positioned in his quest for a first European Tour title in six years.
“I played pretty solid all day and made a few putts, so it all added up to a pretty good day,” said Lundberg.
Gee, the world number 693, also dropped just one stroke in an opening round that featured four birdies as well as an eagle on his approach shot at the 13th.
Lundberg and Gee hold a one-shot lead over a chasing pack of four players with Frenchman Thomas Levet one of several golfers another stroke further back.