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Thursday, 17 May 2018
Thomas Pieters at the Belgian Knockout  (Getty Images)
Thomas Pieters at the Belgian Knockout (Getty Images)

67 - Seven players share the lead after opening 67s - Matthew Baldwin, Thomas Detry, Jorge Campillo, Ryan Evans, Jeff Winther, Gavin Green and Nico Geyger.

2013 - The last time so many players shared the first round lead was at the 2013 Portugal Masters, when seven players again led the way after 18 holes. 

12 - Green's opening 67 is his lowest first round since the WGC-HSBC Champions in 2017, 12 events ago.

18 - This is the first European Tour round in Belgium since September 2000, when Royal Zoute GC hosted the Belgacom Open.

19.5 - The combined height of the Thomas Pieters-Robert Karlsson-Chris Wood group is 19 feet and five inches.

14 - Karlsson had played 14 times on the European Tour before playing partner Pieters was born.

12 - Each group was joined by an amateur at the par three 12th hole in the Beat the Pro challenge today.

16 - 16 year old amateur Anthony De Schutter joined Pieters, Karlsson and Wood at the 12th. 

73 - Tournament host Pieters started with a two over par 73.

515 - The 515-yard par four tenth is the second longest par four of the season so far. The longest is the 525-yard eighth at Club de Golf Chapultepec (WGC-Mexico Championship).

144 - There are 144 players in the field vying for 64 weekend spots.

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Pos Player nameNatHolePar
1CAMPILLO, JorgeESP18-8
2HEATH, JamesENG18-7
T3DETRY, ThomasBEL18-6
T3PEREZ, VictorFRA18-6
T3WINTHER, JeffDEN18-6
T3PAPADATOS, DimitriosAUS18-6

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