CHRIS STANLEY has taken the early lead during the first round of The Swallow Suffolk Open.
The Century Lighting golfer, 28, produced an impressive opening round of 67 in Bury St Edmunds, carding five birdies in a faultless start to the tournament.
He is a shot clear of Ian Ridgway and Mark Fairhall, with Brett Taylor and Richard Squire back on -3.
Four players sit on -2, with a further seven players carding 71 for their first round.
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