Rivero, Luna, Borrego among leaders
SOTOGRANDE, Spain -- Spaniards Jose Rivero, Santiago Luna and Diego Borrego were among seven players to shoot 2-under 70 in the wind Thursday and share the first-round lead at the Spanish Open.
Also in front on the hilly San Roque course were Peter Hanson and Peter Gustafsson of Sweden, Emanuele Canonica of Italy and Steven O'Hara of Scotland.
"There is plenty of danger out there, especially off the tee," Hanson said. "You have to play really defensive and keep the ball in play."
Another six players were one shot off the lead.
Ireland's Paul McGinley, the highest-ranked player in the field, shot a 76 after a double-bogey 7 at his opening hole. England's Paul Broadhurst, a former Ryder Cup player who won the Portuguese Open two weeks ago, slumped to an 80 that included a quadruple-bogey 8. Paul Lawrie, the 1999 British Open champion, had a 72.
"My short game was good today," Lawrie said. "It has to be in this kind of weather because you're not going to hit many greens today."
Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press
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