Keeping Score

Joost Luiten leads European Tour’s Austrian Open

Dutchman shoots 7-under 65 for 1-stroke edge in European Tour’s return to competition after 4-month shutdown from coronavirus

65: First-round score for the Netherlands’ Joost Luiten, who opened a one-stroke lead Thursday at the European Tour’s Austrian Open in Atzenbrugg, Austria. Luiten birdied five of his first seven holes at Diamond Country Club before stumbling with his lone bogey of the day, at the par-4 11th. He birdied three of his final four holes to finish at 7 under. Luiten, 34, a six-time winner on the European Tour, is seeking his first victory in nearly 2½ years. Scotsmen Craig Howie and Marc Warren shared second place at 66. The tournament, a joint ranking event on the European and Challenge tours, represents the season restart in Europe after a four-month suspension because of the coronavirus pandemic (scores).

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