European Tour, Nordea Masters, Sweden. June 06 2012

      Magnus A Carlsson  (Getty Images)

Magnus A Carlsson (Getty Images)

The European Tour at the Nordea Masters got off to a flying start as Magnus A Carlsson completed a magical first round of  -7 under par, 65, for a two shot lead at the end of the day. Magnus was having fun out there;

" Now I’m focusing on having fun out there on the course. To be on top of the leaderboard at a European Tour event, I can’t be anything else other than very satisfied, especially on a tough course like this one here at Bro Hof. Now I just want to go home and get some rest to be prepared for tomorrow and the rest of the tournament.”

 Englishman Richard Bland,  seeking his maiden European Tour title, set the morning pace with his five under par, for a round of 67. Richard only retained his European Tour playing privileges for this season via a trip to Qualifying School, he said of his day;

“To shoot five under round this course at anytime is good. I had a bit of an up and down start but I kicked it into gear around the turn, which made the day really. I played the front nine, which was my back nine, pretty solid, so the game’s in pretty good shape.”

Lee Westwood, the World number Three, completed a four under 68 despite three-putting twice, Lee said;

" I played quite nicely.You have to hit the fairways, but if you do then you’ve got a good chance. The rough is fairly penal. It’s long, so you have to hit driver a lot of the time, it’s just a good test.”