August 20, 2009

McGinley, Orr share the KLM Open lead

Paul McGinley and Garry Orr shot 6-under-par 64 Thursday and share the lead after the first round at the KLM Open golf tournament at Zandvoort, Netherlands.

McGinley began with an eagle at the par-5 second hole followed by a birdie at the third.

Later, he bogeyed the eighth but had a string of birdies from 12-15.

Orr made an eagle at the par-5 12th and four birdies.

My season's been flat, McGinley said. I've not played well enough and I need to do better.

I've been playing pretty well lately, just not making enough putts, Orr said.

McGinley was the runner-up in 2008, while Orr is seeking his first victory in nine seasons.

Defending champion Darren Clarke joined Peter Lawrie, Jorge Campillo and Matthew Millar in a tie for third at 5-under 65.

Clarke shot 66 in each of the final two rounds last year and won by four strokes.