Noh stays on top in the US

Fri 10 Jun 2016

Noh stays on top in the US

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June 10: Korea's Seungyul Noh shared the first day honours with Americans Tom Hodge and Shawn Stefani by opening with a five-under-par 65 at the FedEx St. Jude Classic on Thursday.
The 2010 Asian Tour Order of Merit champion mixed six birdies against one lone bogey on the par-four five to enjoy an encouraging start at the PGA TOUR event where he is chasing his first win since 2014.
Noh has only enjoyed four top-25 in 19 starts on the Tour but is confident his fortunes will change given his current form.
"It has not been a great season so far but I feel it will get better. I played really solid last tournament in Colonial but only struggled on the Sunday. I started practising on my swing last week and I can feel it's all coming together.
"So I think that's why I'm playing good today andI feel it'll get better over the next three days," said the 25-year-old.
India's Arjun Atwal meanwhile carded a 72 to languish in a share of 91st position.
Over at the Lyoness Open in Austria, Korean-American David Lipsky along with Asian Tour member Jason Knutzon posted a 70 to stay six shots back of first round leader, Adrian Otaegui of Spain in a tie for 16th position.
India's Chiragh Kumar posted a 71 for a share of 28th place that also features Canada's Richard T. Lee. Singapore's Mardan Mamat returned with a 72 for a tied-44th place at the European Tour event.
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