The EGU are a comfortable EIGHT shots ahead of nearest rivals Germany and Denmark, who are both on 215.
In 4th place on 216 are Austria, followed by Spain and Wales. European Mens Team Golf Champions, Scotland are on 217, with Ireland on 222.
In the leading individual honours, Daniel Lokke of Denmark leads with a 67 followed by Walker Cup player Chris Paisley of England on 68.
European Nations Cup 2010 (Formerly known as Sherry Cup) 1st Round Golf Scoreboard (Real Club de Sotogrande, Costa Del Sol, South of Spain, Par 72, 3 out of 4 scores counting each round):-