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By Ali Stafford
Final Updated: 15/10/20 6: 47pm
Adrian Otaegui retains a three-shot lead after the starting round of the Scottish Championship introduced by AXA, with Matt Wallace and Padraig Harrington part of the running after pack.
Otaegui created a sparkling display on his method to a bogey-free 62 at Fairmont St Andrews, posting 10 birdies in cold conditions to set a club target that couldn’t be matched up.
Wallace is in the share of second alongside Southern Africa’s Bryce Easton after birdieing his first three holes in the way to a seven-under 65, along with Ryder Cup captain Harrington another shot back alongside English trio Aaron Rai, Chris Paisley plus Garrick Porteous.
“Almost everything went well nowadays, ” Otaegui said. “I putted really well, I also played very well through tee to green and experienced confident and relaxed – sixty two is really, really good. ”
Otaegui followed birdies on his 1st three holes by picking up an attempt at the seventh and adding the hat-trick of gains from the twelfth, before firing his close to kick-in range at the par-four 15th.
The world No 248 rolled within a 15-footer at the par-three 17th then got up down from the final green to make a closing birdie, seeing him close a back-nine 30 and get to 10 below.
Wallace made the four-foot birdie at the first plus picked up shots over his following two holes, with the Englishman holing a long-range eagle at the 6th and almost making a hole-in-one at the par-three eighth.
Right after reaching the turn in 30, Wallace took advantage of the par-five twelfth but was unable to add any further birdies in his blemish-free card, with Easton moving alongside him late within the day after finishing his opening-round 65 with two birdies in the last four holes.
Paisley birdied three of their final five holes to get to 6 under, with Scottish Open champ Rai recovering from an opening-hole bogey to also get that number and Harrington mixing seven birdies with a single bogey to also get within 4 shots of the lead.
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Shelter Westwood opened with a five-under 67 and is in the group tied-eighth that will also includes Scottish trio Marc Warren, Ewen Ferguson and Scott Jamieson, while home favourite Robert MacIntyre struggled to a first-round 79.
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