Pod storms into Malaysia lead
Padraig Harrington a stormed home on Thursday to take a share of the lead at the Johor Open at Horizon Hills in Malaysia.
Padraig Harrington produced a storming finish to take a share of the first round lead at the Johor Open at Horizon Hills in Malaysia.
The Irishman, who also started with three successive birdies, holed an 18-foot putt to eagle the 16th and then a 25-footer to repeat the trick at the 18th.
That gave him an eight-under-par 64, which was matched by Australia’s Marcus Both and Thai Kiradech Aphibarnrat.
Europe’s victorious Ryder Cup captain Colin Montgomerie carded a 70 despite feeling the effects of the heat during his morning round.
Gusting wind also caused him problems.
Harrington said: “I played very well on the front nine and had a lot of chances, but I found the wind very tricky.
“I was hanging in there. I had a few more chances but I didn’t play brilliantly or didn’t get the breaks at the start of the back nine so it was nice to finish eagle, par, eagle.”
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