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Thursday, 10 May 2018
Thomas Bjorn and Thorbjorn Olesen at the Rocco Forte Sicilian Open  (Getty Images)
Thomas Bjorn and Thorbjorn Olesen at the Rocco Forte Sicilian Open (Getty Images)

65 - Ryan Evans and Lucas Bjerregaard share the lead after 18 holes at Verdura Resort, thanks to opening 65s. 

4 - However, their impressive totals are still four shots off the course record of 61, set by both Michael Hoey and Sebastian Soderberg last year. 

0 - Evans didn't drop a shot during his opening round, just one of two men to go bogey-free on Thursday - Julien Guerrier was the other.

1 - This is Evans' lowest ever opening round on the European Tour.

31 - Bjerregaard went out in 31, the lowest front nine of the day.

2 - This is Bjerregaard's third 18-hole lead, after the 2016 Open de France and 2017 Trophée Hassan II.

319 - The Danes' driving average was 319 yards.

74 - There were 74 bogeys or worse on the 507-yard par four sixth, the hardest hole on the course today.

4.57 - The average score on the sixth was 4.57.

2 - This weeks' course is a composite of two courses - the east and west layouts respectively. 

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Pos Player nameNatHolePar
1LAGERGREN, JoakimSWE18-16
2LORENZO-VERA, MikeFRA18-16
T3HERBERT, LucasAUS18-15
T3SULLIVAN, AndyENG18-15
5BJERREGAARD, LucasDEN18-14
6GUERRIER, JulienFRA18-13

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