PETALING JAYA: Amir Nazrin Jailani (pic) took advantage of three early birdies to claim the first-round lead in the Professional Golf Association of Malaysia (PGAM) Players’ Championship.
The 19-year-old rookie professional carded a four-under 68 at the Impian Golf and Country Club in Kajang yesterday to be one stroke clear of former national teammate Daeng Abdul Rahman Abdul Aziz.
Completing the youthful leaderboard at the RM200,000 tournament is Shahriffuddin Ariffin, who is a further shot back in third.
Wilson Choo, Rashid Ismail and Muhd Wafiyuddin Abdul Manaf are in joint fourth after carding identical 71s.
Leading first round scores
68: Amir Nazrin Jailani;
69: Daeng Abdul Rahman Abdul Aziz;
70: Shahriffuddin Ariffin;
71: Wilson Choo, Mohd Rashid Ismail, Muhd Wafiyuddin Abdul Manaf;
72: Kemarol Baharin, Lam Yu Shuen, Airil Rizman Zahari, Brandon Lau, Sukree Othman;
73: Abel Tam, Sasidaran Muthiah, John Pang, Muhd Syakir Adli Azmi, Jeremiah Kim Leun Kwang, Farid Rashid, Zen Dharmaratne.