Northern Ireland's Hoey tied for lead at Rocco Forte Open

Michael Hoey
Rocco Forte Open first-round leaderboard
-10 Hoey (NI), Soderberg (Swe); -9 Lombard (SA); -8 Heisele (Ger), Kruger (SA), Quiros (Spa)
Selected: -7 Horsey (Eng), Slattery (Eng); -6 Armitage (Eng), Dredge (Wal); -5 Fisher (Eng), Henry (Sco)
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Michael Hoey is tied for the lead at the Rocco Forte Open in Verdura after posting a first round of 10-under-par 61 in Sicily on Thursday.

The Northern Irishman, 38, carded 10 birdies, eight in his first 11 holes, to join Swede Sebastian Soderberg at the top of the leaderboard.

The pair lie one shot ahead of Zander Lombard of South Africa.

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