Justin Rose leads first round with 10-under 62
Justin Rose leads day one at Indonesian Masters, the last professional golf tournament of the year by 2-strokes with his fabulous bogey-free 10-under 62 today.
The world number six opened his round with a birdie on par-4 10th and maintained his rhythm throughout his round today posting 10 birdies. The Olympic Gold Medalist and OBE recipient has seen some amazing finishes this year including back to back wins at WGC-HSBC Champions and Turkish Airlines Open, and even a runner-up finish on the Race to Dubai Rankings after coming so close to winning it.
Rose has been recently chosen to host 2018 British Masters at Walton Heath in October next year, and 25,000 tickets were sold for free for the same.
Thai rising star Phachara Khongwatmai just made an eagle on the 18th to close his opening round at the Indonesian Masters. He sits at tied-3rd with Giwhan Kim. pic.twitter.com/ZfqSKflQqO
— Asian Tour (@asiantourgolf) December 14, 2017
Following the leader Rose by 2-shots at 8-under 64 is Thai Gunn Charoenkul with a round consisting an astonishing eagle on par-5 9th, 7 birdies, and a bogey on the par-4 6th.
Giwhan Kim and Pachara Khongwatmai share the third position on the board with 7-under 65 for the day, where Kim went bogey-free, Pachara posted 2 amazing eagles, one on the last hole 18th to join Kim at the 3rd position, four birdies, and a bogey on the par-3 7th.
Sharing the fifth position on the board are Ashley Hall, Choo Tze Huang, and Lu Wei-chih at 6-under 66.
Indians at the Event
Gaganjeet Bhullar leads the Indian contingent with a shared 8th position at 5-under 67 consisting a bogey-free round. Bhullar joined Steve Lewton, Yusaku Miyazato, Lucas Herbert, Scott Vincent, and Younghan Song with a birdie on the 16th to finish his day.
Chikkarangappa S. shared 14th spot on the board at 4-under 68, with his round consisting an astonishing eagle on the par-5 9th and 2 birdies, and joined by a long list of players like Hyunwoo Ryu, Sihwan Kim, Bowen Xiao, Antonia Lascuna, Soomin Lee, Hung Chien-yao, Adam Blyth, Kiradech Aphibarnrat, Rinaldi Adiyandono, Chan Shih-chang, and Daniel Chopra.
Shiv Kapur, who recently won the Panasonic Open finished the day for T-36th at 2-under 70 with Order of Merit leader Gavin Green, Junsung Kim, Mitchell Slorach, Mardan Mamat, Dodge Kemmer, Shota Akiyoshi, Panuphol Pittayarat, Terry Pilkadaris, Pavit Tangkamolprasert, Rory Hie, Adri Arnaus, Wolmer Murrillo, Thanyakon Khrongpha, Brian Jung, Lin Wen-tang, Casey O’Toole, Arnond Vongvanij, Michael Tran, Arie Irawan, Natipong Srithong, Lionel Weber, and Tirawat Kaewsiribandit.
Rahil Gangjee, Chiragh Kumar, the youngest Indian to win on the European Tour Shubhankar Sharma, finished the day for a share of the 60th position on the board at 1-under 71 and Ajeetesh Sandhu, Rashid Khan, and Honey Baisoya shared 77th position at 72.
SSP Chawrasia stood T-96th at 73, Himmat Rai T-112nd at 74, Sujjan Singh and Jyoti Randhawa T-125th at 75, Jeev Milkha Singh and Khalin Joshi T-141 at 79.