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Calm weather does not suit Storm

The 138th Open, Turnberry
Date: 16-19 July
Coverage: Live TV coverage on BBC Two, Online and the Red Button, live on Radio 5 Live and text commentary online on all four days

By Ged Scott
BBC Sport at Turnberry

Graeme Storm
Storm hopes his putting will improve on Friday

Hartlepool's Graeme Storm said he was disappointed with his performance as he opened with a two-over-72 at Turnberry on Thursday.

Storm had targeted a top-10 finish this week - but three front-nine bogeys saw him struggle to 38 at the turn.

He then birdied the short 11th to come home in 34, but admitted to BBC Sport: "I just got off to a bad start.

"I missed two short putts for par on the front nine and from there it was a case of trying to hang in on there."

Storm, 31, who had hoped to improve on last year's 39th best Open finish at Royal Birkdale, added: "I didn't actually hit that many bad putts. I just kept shaving holes.

"But I made one at 11, and had a few chances over last the six holes, so hopefully a few more will drop tomorrow.

"It's as easy as you're going to get it and I'm disappointed with my score but I didn't really play that great."



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