Thomas Pieters of Belgium hits the ball on the 16th green during the first round of the men's golf event at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
Chris Carlson
August 21, 2016

VYSOKY UJEZD, Czech Republic (AP) Jeff Winther had an eagle on his way to a 6-under 66 and a share of the second round lead with defending champion Thomas Pieters of Belgium at the Czech Masters on Friday.

The 28-year-old Dane, who has made only four cuts before on the European Tour, started the round with four birdies on the back nine before holing a 12-foot putt for the eagle on the par-5 first hole.

Coming off a fourth-place finish at the Olympic course in Rio de Janeiro on Sunday, Pieters had a flawless round with five birdies at the Albatross Golf Resort near Prague for a 10-under total of 134.

Ryder Cup hopeful Matthew Fitzpatrick of England is four strokes behind the leaders in a group of six players tied for third.

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