Byeong Hun A thrilled his home fans since he escaped an introduction 64 to claim the lead at the CJ Cup in South Korea.
An eight birdies in his blemish-free round to earn a one-shot lead whilst world No 1 Brooks Koepka birdied the 16th and then eagled the past to salvage a 69.
Four birdies over the first seven holes obtained An off the beginning he wanted and, the house preferred reeled off three consecutive birdies and inserted another at 16 to get to eight below, after turning in 32.
The BMW PGA winner was unable to make the most of the par-five last, but he had done enough to become installed as An and clubhouse leader was delighted – and a little surprised – along with his excellent beginning at Jeju Island.
It was great, eight below and bogey free is always good, he explained. I hit it very strong, and I wasnt expecting it, to be honest. Everything seems to be running, although I didnt hit it about the range now and great the last couple days.
Everything was moving at the flag the perfect distance and I holed a great deal of putts today, so everything just clicked and I always shot bogey free.
I will feel a whole great deal of support from people here. And playing well in front of them is a bonus. HopefullyI will continue to keep this going.
Click here to get Sky Sports Golf
Niemann was two under at the turn, but the exciting Chilean started the back nine with three birdies in four holes made two more at 18 and 17 to complete a 65 without a bogey.
Day has become the third-best Australian supporting Adam Scott and Marc Leishman never played as the BMW Championship in August and has slipped to 27th in the world rankings, but he gave a lift with a 66 that comprised four straight birdies.
His compatriot Cameron Smith is one of a group of five players on five under, although 2017 champion Justin Thomas carded six birdies but blotted his card bogeys at the 18th and instant holes to slide behind the leader.
Graeme McDowell ended both nines using a set of birdies as he also kept the errors at bay at a strong 68, and Ian Poulter was going nicely at four under with two to play before a bogey at the short 17th saw him slip to a tie for 15th with Tyrrell Hatton, Viktor Hovland and Koepka.
1, who missed the cut in Las Vegas was erratic on the next half of his around until finishing with a boom, while Tommy Fleetwood fought for consistency and also mixed three birdies with two bogeys in his 71.
Read more here: http://mtresstudio.com