Defending champion Rikard Karlberg showed no signs of nerves as he took a share of the lead during round one of the weather-affected Italian Open.
Almost five hours of play was lost due to torrential rain and the threat of lightning at Golf Club Milano, with just 33 players managing to get their tournament under way before 1330.
Karlberg had made a single par when the horn sounded for the second time of the day at 1005 but made five birdies after the resumption to share the lead at five under after 12 holes.
He held that share with local favourite Francesco Molinari, who had five birdies in his first 11 holes as he seeks to win his national Open for the second time.
Australian duo Jason…