"There were times when the ball wasn't where I wanted it to be, but I made some great escapes," Donaldson said. "The chipping and putting has been better over the last couple of days. I have been playing quite nicely recently, but just not quite putting it all together. But the first couple of days here, I've been able to do that."
"Solid start, played some pretty good golf out there," said Donaldson, who was looking for his second European Tour victory. "Obviously 5 under is a great start. I played pretty good in most of the round but there were times when it wasn't quite on, we made some good up and downs. It was a matter of scoring well and keeping the momentum going."