Lawrie’s 66 leads after 1st round of Czech Open



CELADNA, Czech Republic (AP) — Peter Lawrie of Ireland shot a 6-under 66 to take a one-stroke lead after the first round of the Czech Open on Thursday.

Another Irishman, Damien McGrane, Victor Dubuisson of France and Pedro Oriol of Spain were tied for second. Mikael Lundberg of Sweden and Shane Lowry of Ireland were two strokes back on 68.

Seeking his second European Tour victory after the Spanish Open in 2008, Lawrie produced six birdies and no bogeys at Prosper Golf Resort in the Czech town of Celadna.

Lawrie lost last year’s Czech Open in a playoff with eventual winner Peter Hanson of Sweden and Gary Boyd.

Miguel Angel Jimenez, who co-designed the 7,452-yard course, shot a 76.