HILVERSUM, Netherlands (AP) — Nicolas Colsearts of Belgium shot an 8-under 62 to upstage a trio of European Ryder Cup players and take the first-round lead at the Dutch Open.
The long-hitting Colsearts birdied five of his last six holes Thursday to sit two shots ahead of Kenneth Ferrie of England and Shiv Kapur of India. Ryder Cup player Ross Fisher was among seven players tied for third after shooting 65.
Colsearts was among the early starters, who benefited from the greens rolling smoothly after heavy overnight rain. Martin Kaymer had it tougher in the afternoon and finished with a 67 in his first round since winning the PGA Championship last month.
His Ryder Cup teammate, Francesco Molinari, also started late and shot a 68.