The South Australian's eagle at the par-4 14th hole came in an opening-nine 28, after starting his round at No.10 at the Hills Golf Club in Gothenburg on Thursday.

He also rolled in six birdies, including three straight from the 16th hole.

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Alexander Levy of France also went out in 28 and made eight birdies in total in his 63, leaving him in a share of second place with Joakim Lagergren of Sweden.

Matthew Fitzpatrick was alone in fourth place, two shots off the lead, after a 64.

Henrik Stenson was the headline player in the field but, playing in his home country, the Swede mixed four birdies with three bogies and shot 69.