Yang trails by three in Wentworth

Fri 22 May 2015

Yang trails by three in Wentworth

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May 22: Korea’s Y.E. Yang emerged as the highest placed Asian after opening with a four-under-par 68 to trail pacesetter Francesco Molinari of Italy by three shots at the BMW PGA Championship on Thursday.
Yang, Asia's first Major winner, fired five birdies against a lone bogey to share third place with ten other players while Thai veteran Thongchai Jaidee and Shiv Kapur of India were bunched in 14th place following matching 70s at the Wentworth Club.
Prom Meesawat of Thailand returned with a 71 to tie in 23rd place while Order of Merit leader Anirban Lahiri of India, Thailand’s Kiradech Aphibarnrat and Australian Scott Hend were a further shot back in tied-38th place alongside Asian Tour honorary members Ernie Els and Jeev Milkha Singh.
India’s S.S.P. Chowrasia signed for a 73 while reigning Order of Merit winner David Lipsky carded a 75.
Meanwhile in China, Australian Scott Barr claimed a one-shot lead after opening with a four-under-par 68 at the United Investment Real Estate Wuhan Open on Thursday.
Canadian Eugene Wong, who secured his Asian Tour card at the Qualifying School earlier this year, trails by one in second place alongside Korea's Hanmil Jung.
“I played well. I putted really well today. I played well here last year, so I have some good memories here. Just keep things going, stick with the soft game plan and let it come to me,” said Barr, who turned 43 on Tuesday.
"The key today is putting. I put myself a lot of positions to make birdies. I have been working hard on my swing in the last few weeks. I am feeling pretty confident with it this week,” added Barr.