Northern Ireland teenager Rory McIlroy moved into a tie for the lead with Swedish duo Johan Edfors and Mikael Lundberg at the Abu Dhabi Golf Championship after completing a six under par first round.
McIlroy, 19, picked up two shots over the final six holes of his first round this morning after Thursday’s play was delayed after a hailstorm flooded the course meaning around half the field were still to complete their opening round when darkness brought the day’s play to a close.
Edfors and Lundberg had both completed opening rounds of 66 to set the clubhouse lead.
England’s Robert Rock wrapped up his first round this morning with back to back birdies as he, compatriot Anthony Wall and Sweden’s Peter Hanson joined Spain’s Ignacio Garrido, Oliver Fisher, Italian Francesco Molinari and Swede Jarmo Sandelin at five under.
Hanson birdied the last this morning to move within a shot of the lead, while Wall made his move with a birdie at the par four 14th.