Gregory Havret climbed up to tied eleventh position at the BMW PGA Championship, after a fine display on Day One.
The Frenchman was almost impeccable in his round of 69, but still may be questioning how badly a double-bogey at the 17th will harm his chances for the rest of the week.
Havret made five birdies during his round and got to a score as low as five-under-par for the day, but even though he made an error on the penultimate hole it was still an excellent display of golf from the 37-year-old.
The first of Havret’s birdies came on the fourth and he continued the momentum from his promising start throughout the front-nine.
Further shots were made on the seventh and the ninth, meaning he hit the turn at three-under-par, in a score of 32.
His back-nine was almost equally as impressive, as he made birdie on the 12th and the 16th, but his one error of the day at the 17th, where he made a seven on the par five, cost him a place inside the top ten.
He is joined on three-under by the likes of Padraig Harrington and Pablo Larrazabal, and they will all be looking to build upon their impressive starts by scoring low again tomorrow.
They will have to if they want to stand a chance of catching the current leader, too. Thomas Bjorn was majestic in his round of 62, to give himself a two shot lead over Simon Dyson at the top of the leaderboard.
Elsewhere at the top of the field there were good rounds from the in-form Martin Kaymer and Henrik Stenson, who can claim the world number one ranking if he is to score low here, as both got to four-under-par for the day.
Havret tees off tomorrow at 14:40 as he looks to close the seven shot gap between him and Bjorn. He is in a grouping with Ian Ellis and Ricardo Gonzalez and will be hoping that his good form will continue.
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