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McIlroy leads by three strokes after first round

Updated: September 4, 2008, 2:30 PM ET
Associated Press

CRANS-SUR-SIERRE, Switzerland -- Teen Rory McIlroy shot an 8-under 63 to take the lead after the first round of the European Masters.

The 19-year-old Northern Irishman had missed cuts during the last three weeks.

"You get days when you read the lines perfectly and you know every putt is going in," McIlroy said.

Garry Houston (66) chipped in for a birdie on the 18th hole for a share of second place with Kyron Sullivan and Julio Zapata. A large group at 67 included defending champion ...

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