Rice on the boil in Leeds

Tim Rice during the 2013 Cassidy Golf 103rd Irish PGA Championship at Roganstown. Picture: Thos Caffrey / www.golffile.ie

Limerick's Tim Rice is just three shots off the lead after the opening round of the PGA EuroPro Tour's Clipper Logistics Championship in Leeds.

The 37-year old had five birdies in a three under par 68 at Moor Allerton Golf Club's Blackmoor Course and shares fifth place behind Billy Hemstock, who fired a 65 to lead by two strokes from Alexander Holmes, Charlie Lidyard and Ben Loughrey. 


Killeen Castle's Rick Weldon shot 69 to share 10th spot with David Rawluk (73) tied 69th, Paul Cutler (76) 111th, Matt McAlpin (79) 142nd and Brian Sweeney (85) 155th.