1st Round Leader Putian Open – PGA Tour China
After the 1st round of the Putian Open I have shot a score of 67 (-5) leading the tournament by 2 shots.
Made 6 birdies and a bogey for the day. The first 2 holes I played solid tee to green before I lined up a birdie chance from 3m left of the flag which I made. Shot into 5 with a 7iron to 4m and made the birdie. The short drive-able par 4 I took driver and hit it over the green chipping it to a foot for a tap in birdie. With 3 holes to go on the harder side at 7 I gave myself another chance from 6m leaving it short in the heart before hitting it to 3m at the par 3 8th rolling it in for 4 birdies for nine holes.
Solid play from 10 to 13 kept me level through those holes before a miss green at 14 left me with a foot in the bunker and one foot outside, holing it from the rough. Pw into 15 to 4m down the hill rolled in my 6th birdie for the day. Looks at 7 under on 16 and 17 for birdie came close before hitting the green at 18 in regulation 10m or more away walking away with a 3 putt bogey.
None the less I am very happy with my position heading into the 2nd round. Teeing off at 7.10am.