Friday, 04 May 2001
Australian Jarrod Moseley produced a sparkling finish to lead the Novotel Perrier Open de France at the conclusion of the first round.

Moseley was among the 75 players who returned to the Sangliers course at Lyon Golf Club at 8am to complete the first round following a four hour delay on Thursday and he wasted no time in making a move, birdieing his opening hole, the 12th, and then finishing with a hat-trick of birdies for a round of 63, seven under par.

That put the 1999 Heineken Classic champion one clear of overnight leader Daren Lee of England.

"I started on the 12th and hit a five iron to 10 feet for a birdie which was a nice way to start the morning," said Moseley. “Then I birdied the last three, played beautifully and rolled in a few putts after changing to cross-handed putting this week. "It's the best round for a while, I've been a bit quiet over the last six months. I'm hitting the ball better than two years ago but dried up with the putter.

Another Australian James McLean also finished strongly with two birdies in his last three holes to finish on five under par, two off the lead.

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