Australian Mathew Millar leads Indonesian PGA Championship, OneAsia after round one

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Australian Mathew Millar leads Indonesian PGA Championship, OneAsia after round one
Indonesian PGA Championship, OneAsia’s inaugural tournament teed off on Thursday at the par-72, Imperial Golf club in Jakarta.
Some of Asia’s best completed their first rounds of the US$ 1 million event. It was Australia’s Mathew Millar who emerged as the front runner after the first round.
Millar played outstandingly on the first day carding a round of nine-under par, 63. He had a total of ten birdies and a single bogey. The only bogey came on the par-4, 15th, where his approach shot landed in the green side bunker. The Australian
leads the Championship by a margin of three strokes.
Millar was in exquisite touch with his iron shots and his putter was certainly favouring him. He was hitting the ball well off the tee and his confidence level increased as he continued birdying more and more holes.
Millar’s compatriot, Mathew Griffin is placed at the second position. He posted a score of six-under par, 66 on the first day; he had an eagle, seven birdies and three bogeys. His bogeys came on hole numbers 11, 14 and 16. The only eagle came on the par-5,
9th, where his approach shot to the green landed just inside ten feet of the hole. The youngster was looking confident with his hot putter and is hoping to improve after the second round today.
Three players are tied at the third spot: Andre Stolz and Chirs Campbell of Australia and Hiroshi Iwata of Japan. They had a first round score of five-under par, 67 and have a deficit of four strokes over the leader.
Stolz was flawless with his hitting on the fairways and smooth putting on the greens. He had a bogey free round of five-under par, 67. His score card showed five birdies with no blemishes on his card.
The second day of the tournament will start on Friday, with top players like Prayad Marksaeng and China’s ace player Liang Wenchong vying to make an impression on the field and card under par rounds to improve me their names on the leader board.         



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