Peterson gets it right at #OEM2016

Thu 01 Sep 2016

Peterson gets it right at #OEM2016

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Crans Montana, Switzerland, September 1: Paul Peterson of the United States birdied the last hole for an opening six-under-par 64 to hold the joint clubhouse lead with Michael Lorenzo-Vera at the Omega European Masters on Thursday.
They hold a one-shot lead over defending champion and Masters Tournament winner Danny Willett of England, who eagled his final hole to share second place with China’s Li Hao-tong, Australians Marcus Fraser and Scott Hend at the Crans-sur-Sierre Golf Club.
Julien Quesne of France, Joachim B. Hansen of Denmark and James Morrison of England are also bunched up in second place on 65s at the €2.7 million (approximately US$3 million) event sanctioned by the Asian Tour and European Tour.
Asian Tour member Peterson continued his fine form at the Omega European Masters after winning his career’s first title at the Czech Masters a fortnight ago. The left handed player traded seven birdies against one bogey to tie for the early lead.
“It was a much better start than last year. I felt really good to get off to a good start. I was reading the greens well and putting the ball in play. I’m continuing my strong wedge game so I’m really happy,” said Peterson.
“It is really fun to come and play on this course again. Last year was my first time but it shows how far I’ve come in a year. Some things might have worried me in the past. Now I’m able to see where I want to hit it and do it pretty well,” he added.
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