Cejka’s off to an encouraging start at home

Black Mountain’s Alex Cejka took advantage of home comforts by signing for a four-under-par 68 to take a share of 19th place after the first round of the BMW International Open on Thursday.

The German is four shots back of Spain’s Rafa Cabrera-Bello and England’s Danny Willett who lead on 64 at the European Tour event.

Thailand’s Thongchai Jaidee will have to put up a better showing after he opened with a 71 to take a share of 65th place, seven shots behind the leaders.

Sweden’s Johan Edfors and Fredrik Andersson Hed had a day to forget after they signed for a 74 and 83 respectively.

Meanwhile American Berry Henson, another Black Mountain sponsored player, posted a 73 to trail first round leader Jason Barnes of England by eight shots at the Scottish Hydro Challenge, a Challenge Tour event on the European Tour.