Handa Wales Open @ Celtic Manor, Lee Slattery leads after 1st Round May 31 2012
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The thirty-three year old Lee Slattery's performance comes just three days after shooting 66 at Walton Heath to earn himself a US Open Championship debut. Today he had only one dropped shot, but nobody got round unscathed, Lee spoke of his day;
"It was very difficult. The wind was stronger than anticipated and if you get round without a bogey it's an amazing achievement."
Lee is planning for a trip to San Francisco for the US Open;
I know Olympic Club is going to be difficult, but I'm really looking forward to it. It's more the atmosphere. I remember The Open at Hoylake (his only previous Major was there in 2006) and I thrived on it."
In-form German Marcel Siem, who has already had five top-12 finishes this season and was in the lead going into the final round here two years ago, said:
“It was gusty, windy and there were firm greens, so three under was good. It’s really nice to play out here. I love the course and I've had a lot of very good rounds here already. The greens are firm, which suits my high ball flight. You have to think a bit more around the course now because it's a lot firmer and the traps are in play all of a sudden.”