Omega European Masters. Two start on -8 under par. September 04 2014

White Dragon Golf Two players in the Omega European Masters tournament started with opening rounds of -8  under par 62, Richie Ramsay and Edoardo Molinari, at the Crans-sur-Sierre Golf Club, in Switzerland. [caption id="attachment_6641" align="alignnone" width="300"]Omega European Masters Edoardo Molinari / Getty Images[/caption] Both Edoardo and Richie shot flawless bogey free -8 under 62 to top the Omega European Masters leaderboard at the end of play on day one at  Crans-sur-Sierre Golf Club. Edoardo said his return to form was really pretty simple, he was striking the ball really well, and was especially proud of the birdie on the 4th hole; “I hit the ball very well from the tee, which wasn’t the case last week. And I’ve been hitting my irons very well lately, so I know that when I find the fairways, I’m probably going to give myself a good chance to get close to the pin.” “The one on the fourth hole, for sure. It’s a very tough par four, so to birdie it was very pleasing and almost felt like I’d made two shots on the field. I hit a great iron to 15 feet and made the putt, so that definitely stands out in my mind.” Richie was asked if the thought of 59 had crossed his mind; “On the 16th, I thought that if I could make my birdie putt I’d have a good chance, because the last two holes are decent chances for birdie. But once I missed the putt, I obviously knew the game was up.”  “Four under through three holes was a nice way to start. I hit a great six iron into the first and then two more good iron shots into the next two, so I was flying at that point. It gave me a great boost and I managed to pick off a few more birdies after that.” Tied in second place, two shots behind the leaders at -6 under par were Tommy Fleetwood, Graeme Storm and Gareth Maybin, who all made 64's in the first half of the day. Gareth is striving for his European Tour card next season and reported he was playing well; "I played really solid golf all day, as well as I’ve played in a very long time." “I posted some decent scores in recent weeks without playing all that well, but today was a different story. I hit the ball very well and got my just rewards, so I’m, happy.” Tommy started with a three putt, but then recovered well to post 64; “It’s obviously never nice to start with a three-putt, then I holed a good par putt on the 11th, so I could’ve been two over after two. But the birdie on 15 got me going, and from there on in I played really well and felt good about my game." “I shot five under on my back nine, which is the front nine, and didn’t really have to hole any putts of note. When you’re playing that well you just want to make the most of it, and luckily I managed to do that today.” Defending champion Thomas Björn thought the afternoon players would have the chance to go even lower than the 62's from the morning rounds, but could only card -4 under par 66, a score that a large section of the field returned; “It was ideal this morning, although it was a bit cold early on. Usually that would mean the ball doesn’t go as far, but with the altitude that cancelled one another out." “There was hardly any wind out there today, so the course was definitely there for the taking. I won’t be anywhere near the top of the leaderboard by the end of the day, but it’s still a reasonable enough start.”