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Ross Fisher of England and Stephen Gallacher of Scotland each shot a 6-under 65 to share the lead of the Portugal Masters after the opening round Thursday.
Fisher made birdies on three of his first six holes and then birdied four of the first five holes on his back nine.
''It's been coming for a while and it's nice to see the hard work paying off,'' Fisher said.
Gallacher shot a bogey-free round on the Oceanico Victoria Golf Course.
''There's not much rough, and the greens are unbelievably good,'' Gallacher said. ''I got off to a good start, which was nice, but when the wind picked up it was pretty tough.''
The co-leaders were followed by George Murray of Scotland on 5 under. Swedish pair Fredrik Andersson Hed and Christian Nilsson, Shane Lowry of Ireland, South Africa's Jbe Kruger and Jamie Donaldson of Wales were at 4 under.
Defending champion Tom Lewis shot a 69, as did Martin Kaymer, who holed the putt that ke...
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Ross Fisher of England and Stephen Gallacher of Scotland both shot 6-under 65s to share the lead of the Portugal Masters after the opening round on Thursday.
Fisher made birdies on three of his first six holes and then birdied four of the first five holes on his back nine. He also bogeyed No. 16.
Gallacher shot a bogey-free round.
The co-leaders were followed by George Murray...
Bernd Wiesberger of Austria carded a flawless 6-under 65 to rise to the top of the leaderboard with a three-round total of 200 at the Portugal Masters on Saturday.
Wiesberger made six birdies in a bogey-free round to take a one-shot lead over England's Ross Fisher, who hit a 2-under 69 after leading through the first two rounds.
The 27-year-old Wiesberger will try to close...
Shane Lowry of Ireland won the Portugal Masters on Sunday after a final-round, 5-under-par 66 to edge out England's Ross Fisher by one stroke with a 270 total.
Lowry shot 14 under through the four rounds on the Oceanico Victoria Golf Course.
Lowry started the round four shots off the lead, but he made an eagle on the par-4 11th to move ahead of overnight leader Bernd Wiesberger...
Portugal Masters Scores Scores Thursday from the Portugal Masters, a ?2.25 million European Tour tournament played at the par-71, 7,157-yard Oceanico Victoria Golf Course:
First Round Ross Fisher, England 31-34-65
Stephen Gallacher, Scotland 32-33-65
George Murray, Scotland 33-33-66
Fredik Andersson Hed, Sweden 34-33-67
Christian Nilsson, Sweden 33-34-67
Shane Lowry, Ireland...