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Christian Nilsson up 1 in French

Updated: July 5, 2012, 7:24 PM ET
Associated Press

SAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES, France -- Christian Nilsson of Sweden shot a 6-under 65 for a one-stroke stroke after the first round of the French Open on Thursday.

Nilsson made seven birdies and only one bogey on Le National.

The 263rd-ranked Nilsson has not finished in the top 30 this year. He won his only title on the European Tour at the Saint-Omer Open in 2009.

Gary Boyd of England and Matteo Manassero of Italy shot bogey-free 66s to share second place with Wales Open ...

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