Tour round-up: Rice, Grant and Casey start well

Tim Rice, joint leader at Burhill. Picture: Thos Caffrey /

Challenge Tour — England's Daniel Gaunt shot an eight under 64 to lead the D + D Real Czech Challenge by four shots with Royal Dublin's Niall Kearney tied for 23rd after a one under 71.

Gareth Shaw is 82nd on two over after a 74.

Europro Tour — Limerick's Tim Rice fired a five birdies in an immaculate 67 to grab a share of the lead after the first round of the The Kerry London Championship on the New Course at Burhill.

The former international shares top spot with Stowmarket's Sam Forgan with Stephen Grant of the Heritage just a shot adrift in a five-way share of third after a 68 featuring just one bogey. Scores

Mark Murphy (73) and Aaron Kearney (74) have work to do to make the cut with The Island's David Rawluk struggling after an 82.

Alps Tour — Headfort's Brian Casey is just four shots off the lead after the opening round of the Open de St Francois Region Guadeloupe.

The former Mullingar Scratch Cup winner had four birdies in a three under 68 to share fourth place behind Italy's Nino Bertasio, who leads by two after a 64. Scores

Ballyliffin's Brendan McCarroll had a day to forget, carding an eight over 79.