Sergio Garcia and England’s Ashley Chesters make strong starts at storm-hit Andalucia Masters
- Garcia carded a three-under-par round of 68 on a weather-affected opening day
- Chesters held the clubhouse lead after carding a five-under-par 66 on Friday
- Richie Ramsay posted an opening 69 despite a double-bogey seven on the 17th
Tournament host Sergio Garcia made an excellent start to his bid for a third-straight victory in the weather-affected Andalucia Masters.
Garcia has finished outside the top 10 just once in 13 previous appearances at Valderrama and an opening 68 left him two shots off the clubhouse lead held by England’s Ashley Chesters.
A thunderstorm delayed the start of play by two hours and another in early afternoon led to a further suspension of play which meant half the 126-strong field did not complete their rounds.
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