Pepperell's 4-under gives Englishman lead in Spain
GIRONA, Spain -- Eddie Pepperell of England shot a 4-under 68 for a one-shot lead after the first round of the Spanish Open on Thursday.
Garcia, coming off a third-place finish at the Players Championship at Sawgrass, shrugged off jet lag to put himself in contention for his second Spanish Open title -- 12 years after his first.
Garcia says, "The course is tough and the fairways are some of the tightest we have played all year."
A further eight players trailed Pepperell by two strokes, including former British Open champion Paul Lawrie, who was playing for the first time since January because of back and neck problems.
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