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Cazoo Open de France - Day one digest

Cazoo Open de France - Day one digest

Everything you need to know from day one at Le Golf National.


Rasmus Højgaard held his very own shot-of-the-day contest as he posted a course record-equalling 62 to lead by two after the first round of the 2022 Cazoo Open de France.

Here is everything you need to know from day one at Le Golf National.

Lorenzo-Vera walks it in

How cool was this from home favourite Mike Lorenzo-Vera at the third? He nonchalantly drained his ten-foot putt for a birdie, walking it in as it dropped.

Rasmus holes an absolute monster

Talented Dane Rasmus Højgaard left himself a tricky putt from 72 feet at the fourth, knowing he would have to find the hole in two to save his par. But he went one better than that, rolling in the enormous birdie effort on his way to a spectacular 62 that also featured several other stunning shots.

...and nearly makes an ace

Højgaard then came within inches of holing his tee-shot at the short 11th.

Barjon's birdie blitz

Frenchman Paul Barjon enjoyed home comforts as he fired a brilliant 65, reeling off four birdies in a row from the 12th in a marvellous opening round. The 30-year-old, who mainly plies his trade in America, is making just his sixth DP World Tour appearance this week, returning to France for the first time in around three years to do battle with a stellar field at Le Golf National. He said: “It feels great to be here. I haven’t been back in France for three or four years now so it’s been a while. I haven’t played this course in a lot more years than that, but it feels great - you have the home crowd and you speak French all week so it’s fun."

No putter required for Björk

Alexander Björk produced this beautifully-judged chip at the eighth, holing out from the semi-rough for a bonus birdie. His 64 contained seven birdies and no dropped shots.

MacIntyre maintains magical form

Fresh from last week's victory at the DS Automobiles Italian Open, Scot Robert MacIntyre began his campaign in France with a 67 to keep the momentum going.

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