Date: May 24, 2007

Baddeley’s bad day

Korea s Bae Sang-moon carded 64 to be the SK Telecom Open&aposs early leader while Australia&aposs Aaron Baddeley is seven shots off the pace. Bae took advantage of the calm conditions in the morning to take a one stroke lead over compatriot Kim Hyung-tae and Jun Tae-hyun (both 65) who were in tied second at the BA Vista Country Club. Thai newcomer Panuwat Muenlek posted a steady 66 in joint fourth spot alongside Korea s Kang Sung-hoon as Gaurav Ghei (67), Australia&aposs Unho Park (67), and Yasin Ali (67) finished the day three strokes behind. Kane Webber (68) is just one stroke behind Park while Brad Kennedy (69) and Dave Gleeson (69) are still in contention with PGA Tour veteran Baddeley carding a 71 to be in a tie for 44th position. “I struggled off the tee and didn&apost drive it straight, that&aposs the problem. I had three birdies and two bogeys but I could have been three or four under today,” said Baddeley.