Denmark’s Daniel Slot Mogensen made a dream start in his bid to win a place on The 2012 European Tour by carding a brilliant eight under par 64 in the opening round of the Tour’s Qualifying School – First Stage Section A.
Playing in near perfect conditions at the Golf Club Schloss Ebreichsdorf in Austria, Mogensen took full advantage to race into an early one stroke lead over Joey Mclister of the USA, with Austria’s own Uli Weinhandl and the Spaniard Pedro Erice Ibanez lying two off the pace on six under par.
While the sun shone upon Mogensen and his fellow competitors in Austria, it was an entirely different story at the Qualifying School’s venue for First Stage Section B, Dundonald Golf Links on Scotland’s west coast, where play was abandoned for the day due to gale force winds.
Despite their best intentions, the efforts of tournament officials and greens staff were rendered pointless as the remnants of Hurricane Katia battered the United Kingdom. It is hoped that round one can get underway on Wednesday morning at Dundonald.
Back in the sunshine at Ebreichsdorf and Mogensen was putting the finishing touches to his excellent opening score of eight under that will almost certainly guarantee him safe passage to Second Stage if he can produce three successive level par rounds.