Van der Walt leads Najeti Hotels Open after Day 1


SAINT-OMER, France – South Africa's Tjaart Van der Walt shot a 4-under 67 in windy conditions on Thursday to take a one-stroke lead in the European Tour's Najeti Hotels Open.

France's Victor Riu was second after a birdie-birdie-eagle finish at Saint-Omer Golf Club.

England's Daniel Brooks opened with a 69, and Australia's Daniel Gaunt and France's Olivier Rozner shot 70.