Two Players Break Course Record Lead in Portugal

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European TourESTORIL, Portugal -- Pablo Martin of Spain and Gregory Bourdy of France each shot 8-under 63 Thursday to break the course record and lead by one shot after the first round of the Portuguese Open.
 
The 21-year-old Martin, who last year became the first amateur to win an event on the European tour with his victory at the Portuguese Open, had eight birdies. He is now a professional.
 
Bourdy also had eight birdies on the Oitavos Dunes course in a span of 11 holes beginning with the sixth.
 
The course record of 64 had been matched earlier in the day by Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano of Spain. Fernandez-Castano was tied for third with Jose Manuel Lara of Spain and Swedens Michael Jonzon.
 
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