SSP Chawrasia has a one stroke lead after the opening round of the UBS Hong Kong Open on Thursday.
The Indian star picked his way around the Hong Kong Golf Club in Fanling, carding a five under 65 to earn a one shot lead over fellow countryman Shubhankar Sharma and Englishman Matthew Fitzpatrick.
Chawrasia was out early on Thursday and did well to tame the windy conditions, getting of to a flying start on the back nine, rolling in four birdies before making the turn.
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A birdie four on the par five third sent him to five under, but a bogey set him back. Chawrasia then holed a 15-foot putt on the ninth to move into the lead alone.
Further down the leaderboard are a plethora of players tied for fourth on three under, including European Tour stalwart Jamie Donaldson and thai star Poom Sakasnsin.
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