Rumford shares 2012 Johnnie Walker Championship lead

Rumford: “A great team behind me”

AUSTRALIA’S Brett Rumford shares the lead after the first round of the 2012 Johnnie Walker Championship in Scotland.

Rumford, who hasn’t had a top ten finish on The European Tour this season and last won five years ago, carded six birdies and a solitary bogey to share top spot on the leaderboard with playing partner Knut Borsheim of Norway.

“The consistency tee to green was steady,” said the 35 year old Rumford.  “I just had one loose swing on 17, which cost me my only bogey of the day, so it was just a steady day.

“I guess I was just trying to be the best golfer I could be, and then twins came along, and now that’s all changed and I’m trying to be the best father I can be. That’s been really different the last couple of years.

“But I’ve got a great team behind me. I’ve got a great support in my wife, which makes things easier.”

The next best Aussie at the event, held at The Gleneagles Hotel in Perthsire, was Andrew Dodt on 3-under, with Daniel Gaunt on 2-under and Matthew Zions 1-under.

The event is being telecast in Australia on Fox Sports.

2012 Johnnie Walker Championship Leaderboard

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