KLM Open: Sergio Garcia two shots back as Callum Shinkwin leads

Sergio Garcia created a bogey-free beginning for within two shots of their first lead to Amsterdam.
The former Masters winner published four birdies in a 68 at The International to sit at the group on four under and two strokes straight from leader Callum Shinkwin.
Garcia, trying to join with the likes of Seve Ballesteros and Jose Maria Olazabal as Spanish champions of this event, began on the back nine opened to reaching the turn in 34.
The European Tour winner holed a 30-footer at the par-four first and wrapped to close the gap on Shinkwin, who birdied two of his final three holes to post a six-under 66 and top the leaderboard.
“Requirements got a little bit trickier within the previous seven or six holes, so that I was quite satisfied with this,” Garcia said. “I’ll continue working hard like I have been doing and hopefully I’ll have a chance this weekend”
126th in the Race to Dubai, shinkwin, reached the turn in 32 courtesy of a eagle, three birdies and one dropped shot before posting two more birdies on a reunite to grab top position.
English trio Chris Paisley, Sam Horsfield and Matthew Southgate sit off the rate on five below alongside Scotland’s Marc Warren, Denmark’s Nicolai Hojgaard and Malaysia’s Gavin Green, with one-time leader James Morrison at the group two off the rate with Garcia.
Defending champion Wu Ashun is really on three beneath alongside home favourite Joost Luiten, who recovered from being three-over-par at the turn while Patrick Reed posted a 72.
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