AGADIR, Morocco (AP) — Alejandro Canizares of Spain had 11 birdies in a 10-under round of 62 to take a one-stroke lead over Seve Benson of England after the first round of the Trophee Hassan II on Thursday.
Canizares mastered the windy conditions at the Golf du Palais Royal course in Agadir for the lowest round of his European Tour career, and it would have been even better if not for a bogey on the third hole.
Benson, who was named after the late Seve Ballesteros, had nine birdies to stay two shots clear of American golfer Connor Ardenell and Sweden’s Magnus Carlsson, who are tied at 7 under.
Arendell finished eighth at Qualifying School in November to earn his card for this season, but missed the cut in his first four events.
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