Dredge, Quiros setting the pace at Trophee Hassan event
RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Bradley Dredge reeled off three birdies in his last five holes to share the lead with Alvaro Quiros after the opening round of the European Tour’s Trophee Hassan II event Thursday.
Quiros finished with two straight birdies as the big-hitting Spaniard joined Welshman Dredge on 5-under-par 67.
Dredge, who made seven birdies in all, has won twice before but his last triumph came in 2006. Quiros, who has claimed seven victories, last won at the Rocco Forte Open in Sicily last year.
The joint leaders have a one-shot advantage over Oliver Fisher, Joakim Lagergren, Erik Van Rooyen and Lorenzo Gagli at the Royal Golf Dar Es Salam course.
Former U.S. Masters champion Danny Willett, without a win since his victory at Augusta two years ago, opened with a 1-over 73.