(AP) Espen Kofstad of Norway shot a 7-under 64 Thursday to take a two-stroke lead after the first round of the Wales Open.
Kofstad, ranked No. 305, ended his round at Celtic Manor with three birdies and then an eagle at the last hole after making a bunker shot.
England's Chris Wood and Australia's Richard Green shot 66s on the Twenty Ten course that hosted the 2010 Ryder Cup.
The European Tour event is the first in the qualification process for the 2014 Ryder Cup against the United States at Gleneagles in Scotland.