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S. Sivachandhran leads the Seremban Masters by one stroke after carding a six-under 66 at the Seremban International Golf Club on Wednesday. - Filepic
PETALING JAYA: Malaysian S. Sivachandhran took the lead after the opening round of the PGM-Asean PGA Negri Sembilan Masters with a six-under 66, and based on precedent he may be very hard to catch this week.
Sivachandhran claimed the 2010 Negri Sembilan Masters Invitational at the Seremban International Golf Club by 12 strokes after leading from start to finish.
The 34-year-old from Kuala Lumpur once again showed his love of the layout by nailing seven birdies, including on the 17th and 18th to lead by a stroke from compatriot Iylia Jamil and Thailand’s Kwanchai Tannin - the current leader of the Asean PGA Tour Order of Merit.
Sivachandhran has not tasted victory this year but since turning professional in 2006 he has won multiple domestic titles.
The event is the eighth leg on the Tour and the third to be jointly sanctioned with the PGM Tour.
Singapore’s Choo Tze Huang is tied for third after a 68, along with Malaysians Akhmal Tarmizee, Mohd Sukree Othman, and Nicholas Pua.
One of the pre-tournament favourites Mardan Mamat from Singapore, winner of the PGM-Asean PGA A’Famosa Masters in May, came in with a 69.
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