Maximilian Kieffer bounced back from his tough playoff loss in Austria to share the day-one lead at the 2021 Gran Canaria Lopesan Open.
The German was tied on 7-under par 63, alongside Dane Joachim B. Hansen, Dutchman Joost Luiten and Robin Roussel of France.
Luiten produced the day’s fireworks with a hole-in-one on the par-3 15th hole, hitting a wedge from 140.
“It was a perfect number for me to hit a wedge,” said Luiten. “It’s tucked just over the bunker but you can use the slope, right to left, I pitched it on the slope with a bit of spin and it went in.
“It’s one of these bonus things that happens sometimes, it’s always nice to make a hole-in-one.”
English trio Richard Bland, Ben Evans and Matt Ford, Dutchman Wil Besseling, Spaniard Alejandro Del Rey, Scot Scott Jamieson and American Julian Suri were a shot off the lead.
2021 Gran Canaria Lopesan Open
Top-5 Leaders: Round 1
Pos-Player-To Par-(Rd 1)
1. Maximilian Kieffer -7 (63)
1. Joachim B. Hansen -7 (63)
1. Joost Luiten -7 (63)
1. Robin Roussel -7 (63)
5. Richard Bland -6 (64)
5. Ben Evans -6 (64)
5. Matt Ford -6 (64)
5. Wil Besseling -6 (64)
5. Scott Jamieson -6 (64)
5. Julian Suri -6 (64)
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