Three days after winning the Open Championship qualifier at Sunningdale, England's James Morrison had something else to celebrate - a hole-in-one on the 14th known as "Calamity Corner" earned him a BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe.
It also took the Surrey golfer to three under par at Royal Portrush, and he eventually signed for a four-under 68 after another birdie.
England's Mark Foster was the early clubhouse leader, posting a six-under 66, and was later joined by Matthew Zions and Andrew Marshall.
However, Jeev Milkha Singh closed with a birdie to go back to the top on his own with a 65.
That came just before play was suspended at 3.05pm because of an approaching storm - with home hopes Rory McIlroy two under after eight, but Darren Clarke, yet to make a cut all year, two over at the turn.