Date: June 07, 2013
Author: Omnisport

Lewis leads the way at Lyoness Open

England&aposs Tom Lewis leads the Lyoness Open by two shots after he fired a flawless opening-round 63 in Austria on Thursday. The 22-year-old birdied the opening two holes of his round before adding another three to leave him well placed at the turn, he went on to add four more on the back nine to put himself nine under par and two clear of Joost Luiten of the Netherlands. Lewis, who came into the event on the back of six consecutive missed cuts, was pleased with his opening day and is now aiming to maintain that form after a tough start to 2013. “It&aposs a great start,” he told European Tour Radio. I had some good fortune around the 17th and 18th, which was my front nine, and that made the back nine more relaxed. “I holed a lot of putts, which was really the only difference between today and the rest of the year. “This year has been tough but I&aposve been close, I have shown some good stuff but it has not all come together. Today it did and hopefully three more rounds like that and I will be all right.” Luiten also began his round strongly with four birdies in the opening four holes, he added another at the sixth to match Lewis&apos impressive start. However, despite three more birdies on the back nine a bogey at the 13th left him two shots adrift with a 65. Englishmen Graeme Storm, Simon Dyson and Richard McEvoy are well placed going into the second round after shooting rounds of 66, they occupy joint third place with France&aposs Alexander Levy. One shot further back is the big name in the top 10, Miguel Angel Jimenez. Despite a bogey on the second, the Spaniard put a run of three birdies together towards the end of the front nine to reach the turn in 34. He added four more birdies on the back nine but a bogey at the par-three 15th left him just off the pace. Defending champion Bernd Wiesberger carded a round of 68, which included five birdies and one bogey on the par-five 10th.