Frenchman Clement Sordet produced the lowest round of his European Tour career to claim the lead after day one of the Nordea Masters. A sensational round eight-under par 62 gives him a two-shot advantage at Hills Golf Club following a memorable day for the 25-year-old.
Sordet hit a bogey-free round, hitting the ground running as he made four birdies from the first. Further gains pushed him clear and he looks to have carried his form on from the Challenge Tour, where he is a four-time winner.
Scotland’s Scott Jamieson and England’s Lee Slattery are tied in second on six-under, while four players are locked in a share of fourth.
Home favourite Christofer Blomstrand and Finn Tapio Pulkkanen are on five-under, alongside Richard Green and Hunter Stewart.
Eight players are tied in eighth, while pre-tournament favourite Thorjborn Olesen is six shots off the lead after a frustrating 68 on Thursday.