The switch of Montreux Golf and Country Club’s front and back nines was intended to add more drama to the finish on Sunday.
On Thursday, however, early leaders have taken advantage of the new finishing holes. The six players currently on top have played Nos. 16, 17 and 18 at a combined 8 under.
Current clubhouse leader Nick O’Hern birdied Nos. 17 and 18 to shoot a bogey-free 65. Steve Flesch, who shot a 4-under 68, also birdied the two finishing holes.