PORTO SANTO, Madeira Islands -- Sweden's Joakim Haeggman had five birdies in a six-hole stretch and finished with a 5-under 66 on Thursday for a share of the first-round lead with Ireland's Damien McGrane in the Madeira Islands Open.
The 39-year-old Haeggman, winless on the European tour since 2004, played the front nine in even par, then birdied Nos. 10 and 12-15 on the Seve Ballesteros-designed Porto Santo Golfe course that features 500-foot seaside cliffs.
McGrane, who started on No. 10, also had five birdies on the back nine. The Irishman added two birdies and two bogeys on his final nine holes.