Karlberg sets early pace at CIMB Classic

Thu 30 Oct 2014

Karlberg sets early pace at CIMB Classic

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Kuala Lumpur, October 30: Rikard Karlberg of Sweden fired a flawless seven-under-par 65 to set the clubhouse target in the on-going first round of the CIMB Classic on Thursday.
The two-time Asian Tour was enjoyed a hot start when he turned in 31 highlighted by five birdies which included a chip-in birdie on hole eight at the Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club, West course.
He added two closing birdies to cap an amazing debut in the US$7 million event sanctioned by the Asian Tour and PGA TOUR.
“My putting was great after a hot start then it was a little bit so-so. I kept it going and it was nice to finish with those two extra ones at the end,” said Karlberg, who is ranked eighth on the Order of Merit.
Karlberg, who plans to get married next year, was delighted with his return to form as he continues to battle a virus infection which has been affecting his golf game for roughly a year.
“There has been a lot of things going on. Trying to combine both European Tour and Asian Tour, flying back and forward and getting sick because of the virus infection I suffered from the whole year where I get the flu symptoms.
“That get you a little bit stressed out and I realised that I can’t really do anything about it. Just try to eat as good as I can, at least that’s what the doctors say,” Karlberg explained.
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