Kiradech enjoys fast start in Wentworth

Fri 26 May 2017

Kiradech enjoys fast start in Wentworth

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May 26: Thai star Kiradech Aphibarnrat enjoyed a flying start at the BMW PGA Championship in Wentworth, England with a five-under-par 67 in the opening round on Thursday.
The former Asian Tour number one shot six birdies against a lone bogey to trail leader Johan Carlsson by one shot in one of the biggest tournaments of the year in Europe.
Korea's Jeunghun Wang, who finished third on the Asian Tour Order of Merit last season, carded a 70 to lie in tied 20th position while reigning Asian Tour number one Scott Hend of Australia and countryman Marcus Fraser were a further shot back.
Fast-car lover Kiradech was delighted with his day's work. "I'm really happy with the way I'm playing and the way we started the first round. Still a lot of golf to go," said the burly Thai.
"The golf course looks fantastic. A lot of bunkers have been taken off. Make the fairway look a little bit wider. But the green is really firm and fast. It's still a really tough course. But it's in great condition."
He did not want to get ahead of himself and plans to take it one shot at a time. "I don't want to force myself look forward to the last round. Just want to play the way I've started the first round. Just keep my focus on the game, stay patient and play to the golf course," he said.