Home > Sport > Golf
Thursday June 5, 2014 MYT 9:33:00 PM
Thursday June 5, 2014 MYT 9:49:53 PM
PETALING JAYA: Thai newcomer Poom Saksansin snatched a surprise clubhouse lead in the rain-hit first round of the Queen’s Cup after carding a superb five-under 66.
The 21-year-old rookie ensured a memorable debut at the US$300,000 (RM967,000) Asian Tour event in Koh Samui by firing five birdies for a blemish-free round at the Santiburi Samui Country Club. He leads by two shots from countrymen Chinnarat Phadungsil, the 2009 champion, Varut Chomchalam and Donlaphatchai Niyomchon – who are all tied-second at 68.
A weather suspension of one hour and 25 minutes meant that 27 players will return on Friday morning to complete their round, including India’s Manav Jaini who was three-under through 15 holes when play was halted due to darkness.
Canadian Richard T. Lee, the 2013 rookie of the year, Filipino Antonio Lascuna, Thai veteran Boonchu Ruangkit, Englishman Steve Lewton and Bangladeshi Zamal Hossain were amongst those bunched on 69 in the tournament sponsored by Bangkok Airways and Sports Authority of Thailand.
Durriyah fumbles at crucial moment at Templer Park
Harrington to lead Monday's U.S. Open qualifying hopefuls
Ice cool Kirk wins by one shot at Colonial
Another cigar for Jimenez after record 10th ace
Na leads Poulter by one at Colonial
Have a 'whale' of a good time in Queensland
Angolan gets suspended sentence for 'Blood Diamond' book
KTMB to attract more tourists to Ipoh with new packages
Winners scoot home on new bike
Copyright © 1995-2015 Star Media Group Berhad (ROC 10894D)(Formerly known as Star Publications (Malaysia) Berhad)