SPIJK, Netherlands – Bernd Wiesberger and Richard Finch shot 5-under-par 66 to share the clubhouse lead after a rain-shortened opening round at the KLM Open.
The leaders were among the early starters on Thursday and avoided the worst of the wind and driving rain that later flooded fairways and led to a suspension of play at The Dutch course. The first round will resume early Friday.
''The conditions were really tough out there and although I gave away a couple of easy shots I am really happy with the score and the way I played,” said Wiesberger.
The man who beat Wiesberger at the KLM Open last year, Joost Luiten, also started early but could not master the tricky conditions and slumped to a 4-over 75 that will leave him struggling to make the cut on Friday.
''It will have to be better on the greens and off the tee,'' Luiten said after opening his round with four straight bogeys.