South Australian Wade Ormsby has shot a four-under 66 to put himself three strokes behind leaders Matthias Schwab and Mike Lorenzo-Vera after the first round of the European Masters.
Ormsby carded five birdies and one bogey on the Severiano Ballesteros course in the Swiss Alps on Thursday.
Meanwhile Australians Jason Scrivener and Sam Brazel were both just one shot back from Ormsby.
Schwab, a 24-year-old Austrian, had a bogey-free 63 in the morning and was joined in the afternoon by Lorenzo-Vera. The 100th-ranked Frenchman had been one-over after six holes.
Lorenzo-Vera, who had recently got married and moved house, credited his psychologist for clearing his head.
"I'm very happy because I just had five weeks off," Lorenzo-Vera said.
"It was a stressful five weeks with a wedding and moving plus two kids. I managed to bring the head together pretty well today.
"The best thing to do is to have a very, very good psychologist that you call often. I'm not kidding, that's really what I do. Try to clean the head as much as possible outside the tournaments, and come here fresh and ready to play golf." – Mike Lorenzo-Vera
"The best thing to do is to have a very, very good psychologist that you call often. I'm not kidding, that's really what I do. Try to clean the head as much as possible outside the tournaments, and come here fresh and ready to play golf."
Finland's Mikko Korhonen, who had two eagles, Sweden's Sebastian Soderberg and Italy's Lorenzo Gagli were tied for third – one stroke behind the leaders.
Tommy Fleetwood, who came to Switzerland direct from the Tour Championship, was in a six-man group on 65.
Lee Westwood, Luke Donald and Miguel Angel Jimenez were among former European Masters winners on three-under.
World No.2 Rory McIlroy bogied three holes to finish four strokes adrift of the leaders and Sergio Garcia was tied for 12th, three shots behind them.
Australians Lucas Herbert, Nick Cullen and Jake McLeod all shot even-par rounds.