Clinical Henry hits front

American cards 11-under-par; Andres in second spot

Clinical Henry hits front

American JJ Henry took advantage of soft greens and near-perfect scoring conditions to fire a sizzling 11-under-par 60 in Thursday's opening round of the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open in Las Vegas.

With barely a breath of wind in the high Nevada desert, Henry sank two lengthy putts to finish birdie-eagle for a course record at the TPC Summerlin and seize a one-shot lead over Argentina's Andres Romero, who recorded two eagles.

Americans James Driscoll, Jonathan Byrd and Jeff Overton opened with 63s while former US Open champion Webb Simpson carded a 64 as more than half the field dipped under par at a PGA Tour event known for low scoring.

Henry, however, commanded the spotlight in the second event of the PGA Tour's 2013-14 season as he scorched his back nine in seven-under 28 after starting the round at the par-four 10th.

Having reached the turn in four under, he birdied the second, fourth, fifth, sixth and par-three eighth, where he rolled in a 20-footer, to get to nine under for the round.
He then signed off in style, draining a 55-foot putt for eagle from just off the green at the ninth before raising his putter high in celebration.

Gangjee recovers

Rahil Gangjee overcame a miserable start to knock down as many as five birdies over last 10 holes to become the best-placed Indian at the halfway stage of the $800,000 Venetian Macau Open.

The 35-year-old from Kolkata, two over after first two holes, finally ended at four-under for the day and was two-under for 36 holes with rounds of 73 and 67 and was placed tied 15th.

As many as 10 Indians made the cut, but Jeev Milkha Singh and Jyoti Randhawa surprisingly missed out.

Arjun Atwal, returning to Asian Tour after a long hiatus added a 69 to his first round 72 and was tied 25th, alongside Sujjan Singh (70-71) and Anirban Lahiri (73-68).
Kapur sixth

Making a bid to get into the top-15 of European Challenge Rankings, Indian golfer Shiv Kapur took a big step forward when he fired a four-under 68 in the second round to lie at the tied sixth position in the Foshan Open golf tournament in Foshan City, China. Kapur’s 68 came on the heels of a first round 70 and his two-day total of six-under 138 helped him to stay three shots behind the co-leaders — Tyrell Hatton (66-69) and Sam Walker (66-69).

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