Cabrera-Bello is early leader

AS WE went to press yesterday, the tournament had got under way in fairly benign conditions. One commentator described it as ‘paradise’ for the players, adding he had never seen it so still and warm for the Dunhill.

Spain’s Rafael Cabrera-Bello, who was playing Kingsbarns, was the early leader at -4, while Scotland’s David Drysdale (St Andrews) and Herbert Benjamin (Carnoustie) were one shot back.

A group on two under included Graeme McDowell, Gary Orr, Simon Dyson and Louis Oosthuizen.