Jon Rahm makes encouraging start to Open de Espana

Star fascination Jon Rahm obtained off his Open de Espana defence to a solid start with a five-under 66.
Rahm carded six birdies since he with just one blemish on the 18th and Rafa Cabrera Bello ended Kristian Krough Johannessen, who carded a 63 to lead a European Tour event for the first time in his careers day three shots adrift.
Adri Arnaus birdied his final hole to be the top home player only ahead of Rahm and Cabrera Bello, although Real Madrid star Gareth Bale was seen cheering on Sergio Garcia, who had been under after eight holes failed to make another birdie during the last 10 since he depended for a 69.
Before following back-to-back birdies using a pitch-in to an eagle-two at the 15th, norwegian Johannessen began with three pars in the 10th, and he also responded to a bogey in the second with a two at the short 17th.
The world No 909 then finished an superb days work using four birdies on his final six holes which guaranteed a two-shot guide over Arnaus, who coated the back-nine in just 29 strokes once he made four birdies and an eagle in a dazzling six-hole burst of scoring.
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