Glasson’s Colm Moriarty shot a two under 69 to trail leader Martin Rominger by six shots after the first round of the Fred Olsen Challenge de España at Tecina Golf on the island of La Gomera.
The Swiss fired an eight under 63 to finish the day two shots clear of Spain’s Sebastian Garcia Rodriguez, Daniel Vancsik of Argentina and 16 year old Italian promise, Domenico Geminiani.
Rominger got off to an incredible start as he birdied the first five holes at the Canary Islands venue, before another birdie at the ninth meant he reached the turn in six under 30. A further two gained shots on the 17th and 18th meant he signed for a bogey-free 63.
“I was always close,” said Rominger, whose best result on the Challenge Tour is a tied 10th finish at the 2009 Kenya Open. “I had a lot of chances and it is always nice to start with five birdies. I have been playing really well in the last couple of months.”
Dubliner Niall Kearney signed for a level par 71.
63 M Rominger (Sui) ,
65 D Vancsik (Arg) , S Garcia Rodriguez (Esp) , D Geminiani (Ita) ,
66 A Levy (Fra) , J Legarrea (Esp) , S Henry (Sco) , L Claverie (Esp) , J Hansen (Den) , M Lorenzo-Vera (Fra) , J Busby (Eng) ,
67 J Abbott (Eng) , J Doherty (Sco) , R Echenique (Arg) , G Dear (Sco) , J Garcia Pinto (Esp) , A Velasco (Esp) , J Gibb (Eng) , S Garcia (Esp) , J Camargo (Esp) ,
68 O Whiteley (Eng) , M Tullo (Chi) , C Aguilar (Esp) , G Houston (Wal) , P Oriol (Esp) , R Steiner (Aut) , N Dougherty (Eng) , C Brazillier (Fra) , B An (Kor) , E De La Riva (Esp) , M Delpodio (Ita) ,
69 C Moriarty (Irl) , F De Vries (Ned) , M Glauert (Ger) , S Jeppesen (Swe) , C Ford (Eng) , P Edberg (Swe) , P Fendt (Aut) , C Monasterio (Arg) , L Jensen (Den) , C Garcia Simarro (Esp) , C Russo (Fra) , S Wakefield (Eng) , J Grillon (Fra) , L Goddard (Eng) , D Brooks (Eng) , S Pinckney (USA) , L Richard (Bel) , M Cryer (Eng) , S Buhl (Ger) ,
70 M Ford (Eng) , E Kofstad (Nor) , A Hortal (Esp) , R Quiros (Esp) , N Ravano (Ita) , C Suneson (Esp) , N Vanhootegem (Bel) , D Küpper (Ger) , D Lokke (Den) , T Whitehouse (Eng) , A Butterfield (Eng) , A Tadini (Ita) ,
71 F Calmels (Fra) , P Dwyer (Eng) , J Palmer (Eng) , S Davis (Eng) , N Kearney (Irl) , R De Sousa (Sui) , L Saltman (Sco) , M Kieffer (Ger) , W Ormsby (Aus) , B Evans (Eng) , P Archer (Eng) , J Clément (Sui) , S Walker (Eng) , A Rota (Ita) , R Schneider (Fra) , R Hjelm (Den) , J Mommo (Fin) , A Maestroni (Ita) , D Ulrich (Sui) , F Ojeda (Arg) , A Perrino (Ita) , S Tiley (Eng) ,
72 J Barnes (Eng) , C Doak (Sco) , B Etchart (Esp) , D Gaunt (Aus) , S Kim (Kor) , M Southgate (Eng) , A Tampion (Aus) , B Parker (Eng) , N Meitinger (Ger) , A Garcia-Heredia (Esp) , M Laskey (Wal) , J Bragulat (Esp) ,
73 A Bossert (Sui) , A John (Ger) , F Delamontagne (Fra) , B Chapellan (Fra) , M Crespi (Ita) , A Parr (Can) , J Kaske (Fin) , A Knappe (Ger) , F Keenan (Eng) , I Elvira (Esp) , S Bebb (Wal) , P Bech (Esp) , G Lockerbie (Eng) ,
74 K Benz (Sui) , M Haines (Eng) , N Bertasio (Ita) , C Rodiles (Esp) , P Relecom (Bel) , A Otaegui (Esp) , S Benson (Eng) , C Macaulay (Sco) , S Piaget (Mon) , T Ferreira (RSA) , J Ferraby (Eng) , T Baek (Kor) ,
75 P Del Grosso (Arg) , I Sanchez-Palencia (Esp) , C Hanson (Eng) , E Johansen (Nor) , V Riu (Fra) , X Poncelet (Fra) , S Grant (Irl) , M Higley (Eng) , G Piris (Esp) , J McLeary (Sco) ,
76 J Relecom (Bel) , A Domingo (Esp) ,
77 C Robles (Esp) , J Van Der Vaart (Ned) , B Pastore (Ita) , G Clark (Eng) ,
** J Olmedo (Esp)