Jon Rahm makes encouraging start to Open de Espana

Star attraction Jon Rahm got off his Open de Espana defence to a solid start with a five-under 66.
Rahm carded six birdies because he with 1 blemish on the 18th along with Rafa Cabrera Bello finished Kristian Krough Johannessen, who carded a 63 to direct a European Tour event for the first time in his careers day three shots adrift.
Adri Arnaus birdied his final hole are the major home player ahead of Rahm and Cabrera Bello, while Real Madrid star Gareth Bale was spotted on Sergio Garcia, who had been under after eight holes but failed to make another birdie over the last 10 as he settled for a 69.
Johannessen began with three pars from the 10th before following back-to-back birdies using a pitch-in for an eagle-two in the 15th, and he reacted with a nice two to a bogey in the second at the short 17th.
The world No 909 then completed an fantastic days work with four birdies on his last six holes which ensured a two-shot lead over Arnaus, who covered the back-nine in only 29 strokes later he left four birdies and an eagle in a dazzling six-hole burst of scoring.
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