Byeong Hun A thrilled his home fans since he fired an opening 64 to claim the lead in the CJ Cup in South Korea.
An eight birdies in his own blemish-free round to earn a one-shot lead over celebrity Joakim Niemann, whilst world # 1 Brooks Koepka birdied the 16th and eagled the past to salvage a respectable 69.
Four birdies within the first seven holes got and, the home favourite reeled off three consecutive birdies from the 11th and included the following at 16 to get to eight under after turning into 32.
The prior BMW PGA champion was not able to take advantage of this par-five last, but he had done enough to become set up since also an and clubhouse leader was understandably delighted – and a little surprised – with his start at Jeju Island.
“It was amazing, eight below and bogey free is always good,” he explained. “I hit it very solid, and I was not anticipating it, to be fair. I didn’t hit it about the range today and great the past couple days, but what seems to be working.
“Everything was going at the flag that the perfect distance and I holed a great deal of putts today, so everything just clicked and I always shot bogey free.
“I can feel a great deal of support from people here. And playing well before them certainly is really a bonus. Hopefully, I can keep this going.”
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Niemann was only two under at the turn, but the exciting young Chilean started the back nine with three birdies in four holes and made two at 17 and 18 to finish a 65 .
Day has slipped to 27th in the world rankings and is behind Adam Scott and Marc Leishman having not played as the BMW Championship in August, Australian, but he gave himself a elevator having a 66 that comprised four straight birdies.
His compatriot Cameron Smith is just one of a set of five players on five under, while 2017 champion Justin Thomas carded six birdies but blotted his card with bogeys at the 18th and instant holes to slip four behind the leader.
Graeme McDowell stopped both nines with a pair of birdies because he kept the errors at bay in a solid 68, along with Ian Poulter was going well at four under with two to play before a bogey at the short 17th watched him slip to a tie for 15th with Tyrrell Hatton, Viktor Hovland and Koepka.
1, who missed the cut in Las Vegas had been erratic within the second half of his round until finishing with a flourish, while Tommy Fleetwood also fought for consistency and also mixed three birdies with two bogeys in his 71.

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