Alexander Levy carded a one-under 71 during the opening day at the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth.
The Frenchman began early on Thursday teeing off at 0750 with Denmark's Thorbjorn Olesen and Ireland's Paul McGinley.
It didn't take long for Levy to make a shot as after three consecutive pars he birdied the fourth hole, a par-five. But his birdie was instantly cancelled out as Levy could only bogey the par-three on the following hole.
After a par on the 6th he birdied the 7th hole and finished the front nine on one-under with two pars on eight and nine.
Four consecutive pars on the back nine was followed by a disappointing bogey on the 14th but made amends with a birdie on the 16th leaving Levy on one-under after his opening round.
He will be hoping to improve his driving in the coming days with 59.4 per cent accuracy. But impressive putting resulted in a good day for the Frenchman averaging 1.810 putts per GIR.
It leaves the 23-year old in a tie for 35th with the likes of Luke Donald, Lee Westwood and Francesco Molinari in a very congested leaderboard.
Levy will begin his second round at 1235 as he will look to improve on his decent opening round. Levy was fortunate to begin his round so early on Thursday as those playing later in the day were heavily affected by the weather.
He is nine shots off current leader Thomas Bjorn who produced a magnificent round of 10-under par. However, Levy is just four shots behind a share of fifth suggesting that with a bit of luck, Levy could fight for a top 10 finish.
Last month Levy won the European Tour golfer of the month after his victory at the China Open beating tough competition such as Henrik Stenson, Ian Poulter and Francesco Molinari.
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