Bransdon, Higgins share 1st round lead at Saint-Omer Open

SAINT-OMER, France -- Australia's David Bransdon and Ireland's David Higgins each shot 6-under-par 65 Thursday and shared the first-round lead at the Saint-Omer Open.

Australia's Simon Nash was a stroke back.

Bransdon had six birdies, including five in a row from the 11th hole. Higgins made an eagle on the ninth hole and had four birdies.

Nash had five birdies over the first 10 holes, bogeyed the 12th and finished with a birdie.