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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.
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