Matt Wallace has made a solid start at the Lyoness Open after shooting a one-under-par opening round of 71 in Austria.

The Moor Park Golf Club professional, who is competing in his last tournament before taking part in his first major at next week’s US Open, was in very good shape after reaching the turn in a three-under score of 33. But a double bogey seven was largely responsible for leaving the 27-year-old in a large group sharing 31st place at Atzenbrugg at the time of writing.

Starting his first round from the tenth, Wallace made back-to-back birdies at par four 13th and par three 14th to go to two-under before picking up another shot on the par four 17th.

By the end of the par five fourth though, the Pinner resident had dropped back to one-under following that double bogey, only to immediately repair some of the damage with a birdie on the par four fifth. But a bogey on the par four eighth saw him end the first 18 holes back at one-under.

Wallace will take his place in the star-studded field at Erin Hills after coming through a play-off in qualifying at Walton Heath, having only secured his European Tour card last month by winning the Open de Portugal.

South Africa’s Jaco Van Zyl and Sweden’s Johan Carlsson currently share the lead at the Lyoness Open on five-under.