Davies grabs the lead

Having had to go through the agony of being in the hotel for three days without her golf equipment, the Englishwoman only got news that her golf bag arrived at 9 am. Davies’ birdies came on the first, seventh, eighth, ninth, 10th, 15th and 18th holes. Two shots behind and in joint second place are unheralded Australian Rebecca Flood, who is loooking for a sponsor to help her compete in Dubai, and Thailand’s Phol-Uayporn Praewnapa who recorded identical 67.

Rebecca ‘flooded’ her card with eight birdies but dropped three. Swede professional Louise Friberg surprised herself by firing a four-under 68 to sit on sole fourth spot, while two players — Money leader Pace and Italy’s Veronica Zorzi are in fifth place.

Among Indians, none of the golfers could bring home an under-par card with Vaishvi Sinha top scoring with a one-over 73 for tied 26th place on day one.

Play suspended

Jyoti Randhawa was among the seven Indian golfers who managed to complete their rounds, carding a two-under 69 before darkness led to suspension of play in the opening round of the $six million Barclays Singapore, adds PTI.

Randhawa picked up three birdies and an eagle against three bogeys to be tied for the 56th spot with 108 golfers yet to finish their rounds after four hours were lost due to a lightning storm. C Muniyappa was the highest-placed Indian at tied 37th after being three-under at the 12th hole of the Serapong Course. The Indian Open champion’s card -- studded with three birdies -- is blemish-free so far.

SSP Chowrasia was two-under at the 11th hole, sharing the 56th position with Randhawa, Gaganjeet Bhullar, who was at the sixth hole, and Jeev Milkha Singh, stuck at the 10th hole.

Kim Bi-o of Korea and Chris Wood of England fired matching eight-under 63s to open up a one stroke lead.

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