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Sukree Othman shot a bogey-free first round score of five-under 67 to lead the I&P Tournament of Champions by two shots on Monday. - Filepic
PETALING JAYA: Sukree Othman got his PGM Tour season off to the best possible start by grabbing the first-round lead at the I&P Tournament of Champions at the Templer Park Country Club in Rawang on Monday.
The five-time PGM Tour winner shot a bogey-free five-under 67 to lead by two strokes over Kemarol Baharin (69) and three over R. Nachimuthu and Japanese Masaru Takahashi.
Grant Jackson of England carded a 71 to be on joint fifth with Iylia Jamil.
Only five players in the 21-strong field, all winners in last year’s Tour, managed to shoot under par in the opening tournament of the 2014 season.
Sukree, the Perlis Classic champion last season, attributed his putting to his fine start.
“I putted well today. My driver and iron-play were good too, but my putting really helped me get through the day without too many problems,” said Sukree.
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