Defending champion Rumford bursts out of the blocks #WS6Perth

Perth, Australia, February 8: Hometown favourite Brett Rumford has given his fans plenty to cheer about as he shot a blistering opening eight-under-par 64 at the on-going ISPS HANDA World Super 6 Perth.

The Australian carried his 2017 tournament-winning form into this year, carding 10 birdies against two bogeys to take the clubhouse lead by two shots.

Prom Meesawat of Thailand

Prom Meesawat of Thailand

Lee Westwood also played up to his top billing by carding a 66 to finish the morning session in second place. He had a near-flawless round, carding an eagle and five birdies against just a lone bogey at the par-three eighth.

Five players carded matching 67s to go into the clubhouse in tied-third – Australia’s Jason Scrivener, France’s Sebastien Gros as well as Asian Tour players Prom Meesawat of Thailand, Daisuke Kataoka of  Japan and Nicholas Fung of Malaysia.

Prom and Kataoka both enjoyed bogey-free rounds, while Fung scored seven birdies against two bogeys.

2016 Asian Tour Order of Merit winner David Lipsky also did well in his first round, carding a 68 to finish four shots behind the leader.