Steady start for Choi at rain-hit US Open

Fri 14 Jun 2013

Steady start for Choi at rain-hit US Open

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June 14: Asian Tour honorary member, K.J. Choi’s charge at the US Open was halted when he was one-over-par through eight holes before play was suspended due to inclement weather on Thursday.
The Korean trails clubhouse leader Phil Mickelson of the United States by five shots after the four-time Major winner, who will be making his debut at the CIMB Classic in October, signed for a three-under-par 67 at the Merion Golf Course.
Fellow honorary member, Y.E. Yang struggled under testing conditions to sign for a 77 while Thai ace Thongchai Jaidee will have to make up grounds when the first round resumes.
The three-time Asian Tour Order of Merit winner marked his card with three bogeys on the front nine and is currently three-over after 12 holes.
Highly-rated Bae Sang-moon of Korea, who won his first PGA Tour at the HP Byron Nelson in May,  is two-over through six holes while Yoshinobu Tsukada of Japan, is also two-over through seven holes.
Asian Tour multiple winner, Rikard Karlberg of Sweden, meanwhile signed for a disappointing 78.
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