DENVER --- Augusta State All-American Henrik Norlander's strong start helped Europe take a 71-41 lead over the United States after the first day of the Palmer Cup at Cherry Hills Country Club on Thursday.
Norlander, a junior, won both of his matches. He teamed with Robin Wingardh for a 6 and 4 win over Erik Flores and Adam Mitchell in a morning foursome match. In the finale of the eight afternoon singles matches, he rallied to beat Oklahoma State's Trent Leon 3 and 2.
LPGA tour: In Springfield, Ill., Hall of Famer Se Ri Pak shot a bogey-free 6-under-par 66 for a share of the first-round lead with fellow South Korean Jee Young Lee in the State Farm Classic.
Kris Tamulis opened with 67, and Natalie Gulbis, Suzann Pettersen and Anja Monke shot 68s. Michelle Wie shot 70.
EUROPEAN TOUR: In Newport, Wales, veteran David Frost shot 5-under-par 66 to share the first-round lead in the Wales Open with Thomas Bjorn, Nick Dougherty and Alan Mclean.
Former Augusta State golfer Gary Murphy shot 72.
NATIONWIDE TOUR: In Mitchell-ville, Md., Cameron Percy had the clubhouse lead at the Melwood Prince George's County Open after play was suspended because of rain.
Percy shot 8-under-par 64. He led fellow Australians, Michael Sim (66) and Andre Stolz (65), and Tom Scherrer (65).
Former Augusta State golfer Major Manning shot 74.
NGA/HOOTERS TOUR: In Blythe-wood, S.C., Kyle Bradley, of North Augusta, shot 72 to place third in the GC of South Carolina event.
He finished at 3-under 213, six behind winner Jay McLuen.
EGOLF TOUR: In Richmond, Va., Aiken native Matt Hendrix shot 68 and was tied with David Lutterus for the clubhouse lead when play was suspended in the Greater Richmond Open because of severe thunderstorms.
The two were at 11-under 133, two shots ahead of Aiken's Stephen Poole (68).
David Robinson, of Sanders-ville, Ga., shot 71 and was tied for ninth at 138.