James Sugrue leads The Vierumäki Finnish Challenge

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James Sugrue, pictured above on the contemporary Irish Problem, leads after the outlet spherical in Finland, Credit score: Charles McQuillan/Getty Photographs.

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Mallow golfer James Sugrue carded a nice seven underneath par opening spherical 65 to set the tempo at The Vierumäki Finnish Problem.

The 25-year-old carded six birdies and eagled his ultimate hollow to take the outright lead after day one at Vierumäki Hotel.

“I drove the ball rather well and putted neatly” the Corkman stated. “I feel I had 8 putts thru 9 so I one-putted each and every inexperienced and holed out from a bunker, so I didn’t have to make use of the putter an excessive amount of at the entrance 9!”

Sugrue used borrowed golf equipment

Like quite a lot of his fellow pros around the males’s and girls’s recreation, Sugrue’s golfing golf equipment have been misplaced in transit however the Irishman controlled to protected a mortgage set from a former DP Global Excursion participant.

“The golf equipment aren’t mine, I misplaced my golf equipment coming right here, so I were given a suite off Mikko Illonen and they’re really nice, I would possibly have to carry directly to them!

“Simply extra of the similar the following day, I’m truly pleased with that driving force, each and every time I tee it up I feel it will be a just right one. We’ll simply see the place it takes us.”

3-way tie for 2d spot

Finland’s Antii Ahokas and Italian’s Fillipo Bergamaschi and Michele Ortolini are in a 3 way-way tie for 2d position after the primary spherical after the trio carded six underneath par rounds of 66.

Ahokas who gained two times at the Problem Excursion in 2008 prior to suffering to deal with constant shape for a lot of the apply decade gave the chief board a house flavour.

”I haven’t performed in entrance of a crowd for some time, so I used to be simply seeking to keep in my very own bubble’ he admitted.  It used to be one thing I loved however on the similar time I targeted by myself factor, however clearly it will provide you with power.

“Reasonably a couple of other people right here now, this event is a few weeks previous than commonplace, individuals are nonetheless on vacations, this is a heat week.  I feel we’ll get some extra crowds right here, which is incredible.”

Martin Simonsen of Denmark, ranked 10th within the Highway to Mallorca standings, is the pick out of a number of avid gamers one stroke again on 5 underneath, with Spaniard, Alejandro Del Rey, the very best ranked participant within the box, additionally neatly positioned after a gap 3 underneath par 69.

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