Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)


Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)


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Ormsby, Lawrie lead KLM with 9-under 61

Wade Ormsby blitzed the back nine on his way to a 9-under-par 61 at the KLM Open and joined Paul Lawrie in the first-round lead at the Kennemer Golf and Country Club in the Netherlands on Thursday.

The Australian birdied six of the last seven holes, including 16, 17 and 18, to surge up the leaderboard.

"That's the lowest score I've had in any round, let alone tournament golf," Ormsby said. "I've worked pretty hard the last few weeks. I've had five weeks off back in Australia, and it's nice to get back and on the front foot."

Hours earlier, and playing the back nine first, 1999 British Open champion Lawrie made the most of benign conditions as he eagled the par-five 12th and birdied 16, 17 and 18, also.

"The 59 did cross my mind. I had a long putt on the seventh my 16th for eagle after a lovely three wood in there, and had that popped in there I would have only had to birdie one of the last two to make it," Lawrie said. …

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