Daxing Jin leads Volvo China Open with a shot
The homegrown talent Daxing Jin posted a flawless 8-under-64 to lead the opening round of the prestigious Volvo China Open at the Topwin Golf and Country Club, Beijing.
Making his fifth appearance at the Volvo China Open highlighted his round with an eagle on the par-5 eighth and six more birdies to take his total to 8-under-64 for a shot lead over Matt Wallace and Nino Bertasio.
Matt Wallace won the Hero Indian Open in a playoff against his compatriot Andrew Johnston in a playoff at the DLF Golf and Country Club. Having him on the chase brings a competitive thrill to the game itself.
Another important event of the day consisted the Japanese talent Hideto Tanihara making a hole-in-one on the 197 yards, par-3 16th hole to win a brand new Volvo XC90 T5 Momentum for his efforts, at the oldest golf tournament of the country.
🚨 Hole-in-One 🚨 Hideto Tanihara has won himself a new car! Volvo Cars
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The event is tri-sanctioned by the Asian Tour, European Tour, and the China Golf Association, and this marks the 24th edition of it.
Matt Wallace carded a 65 to join Italian Nino Bertasio for T-2nd and are followed by Alexander Bjork and Scott Vincent at T-4th with 6-under-66 today.
Indians at the Event
Gaganjeet Bhullar shot a bogey-free 4-under-68 to share an eighth position on the board with Yuxin Lin (A), Soomin Lee, David Lipsky, Adrian Otaegui, Panuphol Pittarayat, Johannes Veerman, Julien Guerrier, Marcus Kinhult, and Andrea Pavan.
“It was a steady round for me. I hit about 12 fairways and made 16 greens-in-regulation. I hit the ball good all day and gave myself a lot of looks, also didn’t make any major errors,” explained Bhullar.
The morning conditions were great and the greens today are probably the best I’ve played on since I started playing this event a couple of years back. They are true to speed and fast which I like. My game is coming back in shape after last year’s victory in Macao.”
Arjun Atwal shared the 18th spot on the board at 3-under-69 with Shubhankar Sharma, Yuta Ikeda, Jorge Campillo, Andrew Dodt, Alvaro Quiros, and Masahiro Kawamura.
Alvaro Quiros held lead for three-rounds at the recently concluded Trophee Hassan II but missed it with a shot against Alexander Levy.
Levy is defending his Volvo China Open this week.
Khalin Joshi stood T-48th, Shiv Kapur T-97th, SSP Chawrasia T-120th, and Jeev Milkha Singh T-140th.