Larrazabal leads at rainy Austrian Open

Pablo Larrazabal during the Open Championship.
Pablo Larrazabal during the Open Championship. ( Associated Press )

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

ATZENBRUGG, Austria — Pablo Larrazabal overcame a lengthy rain delay to finish at 8-under 64 Wednesday and tie the course record in the opening round of the Austrian Open.

The Spaniard had four birdies and an eagle through 12 holes when play was suspended for more than 3 hours. He added two more birdies when play resumed. Play was suspended for the day because of darkness, with Thorbjorn Olesen of Denmark closing in on Larrazabal at 7 under after 14 holes.

Thomas Levet of France and Wil Besseling of the Netherlands were 6 under.

Scotland's Alistair Forsyth and England's Oliver Wilson had 68s, while defending champion Kenneth Ferrie of England shot par through 14 holes. readers: We value your input and welcome your comments, but please be respectful in this forum.