GOLF: Rock in a Hard Place to His Liking
Byline: Harry Jack
European Tour rookie Robert Rock carded seven birdies to set the pace in the opening round of the Mauritius Open.
The 26-year-old from Staffordshire returned a six-under-par 66 to take a one-stroke lead over a group of three players which included defending champion Mark Mouland.
Playing the course for the first time, Rock suffered one setback when finding water off the tee at the long par-four 14th. That cost him his only dropped shot.
'It is not an easy course by any means,' said Rock, who gained his Tour card for 2004 on the strength of the money he won from invitation appearances last season.
'I took a lot of …
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Publication information: Article title: GOLF: Rock in a Hard Place to His Liking. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: The Birmingham Post (England). Publication date: December 13, 2003. Page number: 39. © 2009 Birmingham Post & Mail Ltd. COPYRIGHT 2003 Gale Group.
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