Nordea Masters. Two Tied at the Top, 1st Round May 29 2014

dragon logo dark There are two players tied at the top of the Nordea Masters leaderboard after the 1st round at PGA National, Sweden. Jens Dantorp enjoyed the luxury of the support of the home crowd as his opened his Nordea Masters account with a first round -6 under par 66. He has been joined at  the top of the leaderboard by Eddie Pepperell of England. Jens Dantorp  (Getty Images) Jens and the home support / Getty Images He explained how important it was to have the support of the crowd, on his home course; "This is my home course, so I try to play it as much as I can when I'm home. I can't really explain how good the support I got today was. All my friends, all my buddies were here and there was so much applause. That was one of the biggest keys to my success today. It definitely helped me." "Peter Hanson has helped me a lot. It's great to go to the States to see him over the winter, when you can't practice here. He's been a great mentor to me and has helped me through things, so I feel more comfortable in situations such as this." "This season has been solid. I've not quite had the results I would have wanted, but it will come I'm sure. It's all new to me, so I"m taking it easy"  Eddie is happy with his opening round, and also happy with his adjusted swing; “I’m very pleased with that opening round, It was fairly windy out there so 66 is a good score. I played well today and I hit the ball better, which is the main thing for me. I’ve not been hitting the ball that well over the last couple of weeks, despite some good results.  “Confidence is coming. The last two weeks have been good for me because I’ve been up there in the tournament at some point, but the Saturday in Spain I played some terrible shots, which I knew was to do with the swing."  “I’m trying to get that sorted and I went home after Monday and saw my coach on Tuesday, so I didn’t get here until Wednesday. I had a good lesson with my coach and today was as good as I’ve hit the ball in a long time.”  The leaders are just one shot ahead of the chasing pack, Rikard Karlberg, Sebastian SoderbergStephen GallacherGareth Maybin and Daan Huizing. All these players shot -5 under par 67 in the first round. World Number Two. Henrik Stenson, opened with a -3 under par 69, that was one better than his playing partner Thomas Björn and also defending champion Mikko Ilonen.