Lucas Parsons from Australia and Sweden's Mikael Lundberg share the lead after the first round of the Challenge de Sable in France. Both carded five-under-par 67s to lie one stroke clear of the field.
Parsons, was out in 32 with five birdies and a bogey but dropped three shots in as many holes from the 10th. However, an eagle-three at the long 13th put him back on track and despite suffering another bogey at the 15th, he ran in two more birdies, one at the last, to set the clubhouse target.
Lundberg, 25, got to seven under after 13 holes and held it to the 17th tee. But he bogeyed the last two holes to drop back into a tie with the 29-year-old Australian.
Among those on 68 are Gustavo Rojas of Argentina, winner of last week's Open dei Tessali, and Stephen Scahill from New Zealand, beaten in a playoff for the Luxembourg Open two weeks ago.
Best British players are David Lynn and Robert Coles, who both shot 69, while Welshman David Park, current leader of the Challenge Tour ranking, is among a large group on two-under-par 70.