Date: August 30, 2007

Aussie duo share lead

Australian pair Scott Hend and Adam Le Vesconte have fired opening rounds of 65 to be tied for the lead at the Brunei Open. The duo found touch on the greens to be well placed at the top of the leaderboard at six-under-par, tied with New Zealander Mark Brown, Chinese Taipei&aposs Lin Wen-tang and Dutchman Guido Van Der Valk. This group of five lead the tournament by one stroke, with a group of four players including Australian Neven Basic posting opening rounds of 66 to be in contention. Veteran Aussie Gary Simpson was in a tie for 10th position at four-under, while fellow Australians Jarrod Moseley, Michael Wright and Adam Blyth are also well in touch at three-under. First round scores from the Brunei Open: (par 71) -6: Guido Van Der Valk, Adam Le Vesconte (Australia), Mark Brown (NZ), Wen-tangLin, Scott Hend (Australia) -5: Neven Basic (Australia), Craig Smith, Wen-teh Lu, Olle Nordberg -4: Mao-chang Sung, Gary Rusnak, Gary Simpson (Australia), Ross Bain, Panuwat Muenlek, Chris Rodgers, Steve Parry -3: Edward Michaels, Wittawat Sae-Ung, Ben St John, Richard Lee, Corey Harris, Michael Wright (Australia), Martin Rominger, Adam Blyth (Australia), Jarrod Moseley (Australia), Cookie Lao, Ilyasyak, Taichiro Kiyota, Wisut Artjanawat Also -2: Michael Brown (Australia), Ashley Hall (Australia) -1: Mahal Pearce (NZ), Brad Kennedy (Australia), Tony Carolan (Australia) E: Marcus Both (Australia), Scott Barr (Australia), Adam Groom (Australia), Lucas Parsons (Australia) +1: Gavin Flint (Australia), David Gleeson (Australia) Stephen Scahill (NZ), Troy Kennedy (Australia), Peter Fowler (Australia), Rowan Beste (Australia) +2: Won-Joon Lee (Australia) +3: Shane Baxter (Australia) +4: Anthony Brown (Australia), Simon Nash (Australia), Brad Iles (NZ) +5: Stuart Lunn-Walker (Australia) +8: Unho Park (Australia) +10: Allen Kelly (NZ), Richard Moir (Australia)