Ramsey and Molinari set the pace in Switzerland

Scot Richie Ramsey and Italy's Edoardo Molinari shared the first-round lead at the European Masters on eight under at Crans Montana yesterday morning (Singapore time).

Ramsey set off at a blistering pace at the picturesque Swiss course, eagling the opening hole and birdieing the next two.

He posted three further birdies to take the clubhouse lead, where he was later joined by Molinari, who enjoyed a similarly flawless round.

Ramsay and Molinari were two shots ahead of Englishmen Tommy Fleetwood and Graeme Storm plus Northern Ireland's Gareth Maybin, who all made 64s. - AFP.