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Nacho Elvira (64), first leader of the Welsh Open

The Spanish Nacho Elvira, number 694 worldwide, and the Swedish Vincent Norrman (655º), both with 64 strokes, finished as leaders after the 1st day of the Cazoo Wales Open with three strokes of advantage over his immediate pursuers, up to eight golfers who have signed 67 cards, including the English Matt wallace (58th), one of the few world top-100 present in this tournament on the European circuit.

Elvira, 34, finished seven under par in par 71 in the field of Celtic Manor Resort, in Newport (Wales), thanks to an eagle, nine birdies, two bogeys and another double on his card. Norrman made seven birdies without fail.

1st day (par 71):

64 Nacho Elvira (ESP)

Vincent Norrman (Sue)

67 Matt Wallace (Eng)

Chase Hanna (USA)

Bryden MacPherson (Aus)

Robert Rock (Eng)

Nicolas Colsaerts (Bel)

Jean-Baptiste Gonnet (Fra)

Jordan Wrisdale (Eng)

James Morrison (Eng)

68 John Catlin (USA)

71 Adrián Otaegui (ESP / 44º)

Alejandro Cañizares (ESP)

73 Gonzalo Fernández-Castaño (ESP / 79º)

76 Álvaro Quirós (ESP / 114º)

78 Carlos Pigem (ESP / 122º)

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