Fri, Sep 28, 2012 - Page 20 News List

MASTERS: Lien leads in first round at Mercuries Taiwan Masters


Lien Chi-wei of Taiwan shot a surprising six-under-par 66 in tough conditions to take the opening-round lead at the US$600,000 Mercuries Taiwan Masters yesterday.

Unheralded Lien opened up a four-shot lead over Filipinos Angelo Que and Antonio Lascuna, Baek Seuk-hyun of South Korea and Taiwan’s Wang Shih-jui and Hsieh Chi-hsien at the Taiwan Golf and Country Club.

Lin Wen-tang, a five-time Asian Tour winner, and fellow Taiwanese Hsieh Chin-sheng, Indian star Anirban Lahiri, Australian Scott Hend, Kalle Samooja of Finland and Thailand’s Panuwat Muenlek were among the players who carded 71.

“My iron play was really good and I sank my putts,” Lien said. “It was a really good day for me.”

This story has been viewed 1334 times.

Comments will be moderated. Remarks containing abusive and obscene language, personal attacks of any kind or promotion will be removed and the user banned.

TOP top