PULHEIM, Germany – Raphael Jacquelin leads Oliver Fisher by one stroke after the opening round of the BMW International Open on Thursday.
Jacquelin had seven birdies to finish the day at 7-under-par 65 as some of the favorites struggled on the windy Golf Club Gut Laerchenhof outside Cologne.
Masters Champion Danny Willett had two double bogeys and two bogeys on the back nine to finish at 2 over.
Sergio Garcia, fresh from a fifth-place finish at last week's US Open Championship, carded a 1-under-par 71.
Felipe Aguilar, Zander Lombard and Thorbjoern Olesen were tied at 5 under.
Last year's tournament winner Pablo Larrazabal and runner-up Henrik Stenson were in a group of eight players at 4 under.