Euro Tour. N.H. Collection Open, Rain in Spain. April 03 2014

dragon logo dark The first round of the N.H. Collection Open was suspended for two hours and 40 minutes because of heavy rain in Cadiz on the La Reserva de Sotogrande Club de Golf course in Spain. Jack Doherty  (Getty Images) Jack Doherty / Getty Images   So far Jack Doherty  is  leading the inaugural NH Collection Open with a completed first round of -3 under par. Jack spoke about a tough day, this is his first year on Tour; “It was a tough day, we had a 20 yard wind on the front nine and almost 30 yards on the back nine, which is a lot. The ball is going a long way downwind and it’s hardly going anywhere into the wind, but I practice on the West Coast of Scotland which is normally quite windy, so I know how to play it and I just stuck to my game plan." “The course is lovely, it’s my first time here and I enjoyed it. I like the way it sets up and it’s in good condition. Considering we had lots of rain yesterday and last night, the course has held up nicely and the greens are fast, especially downwind. This is my first year on the main Tour and my main target is to keep my card for next year; that would be the main goal, as I am limited in my starts. Every week is big, but a big week here would be huge.”
Bradley Dredge has completed his opening round, finishing with a -2 under par score, and currently sharing third place with three other players, but they have yet to finish their rounds. Approximately 50% of the field are in various stages of their first rounds, and there is a large group of players sat at -1 under par as half of the 144-player field was unable to finish the opening round of this inaugural European Tour event.