Date: June 08, 2007

Blyth in touch in Bangkok

Adam Blyth is the best placed Aussie after the first round of the Bangkok Airways Open on Thursday. Blyth is part of a large group on two under after firing a solid 66 on day one and sits just three strokes behind leader Lee Sung. Aussie Richard Moir is a stroke further back after an impressive first-round 70. Blyth is one of seven players in a share of third with Thailand&aposs Jamnian Chitprasong in outright second after a three-under 68. Korean Lee fired a five-under-par 66 to sit atop the leaderboard at the end of the first round, dropping just two shots and carding an eagle and five birdies. He is two shots ahead of veteran Jamnian Chitprason while Thailand&aposs Thaworn Wiratchant is joint third after carding a 69 alongside Prayad Marksaeng, Yeh Chang-ting of Chinese Taipei, American Anthony Kang and Dutchman Guido Van Der Valk. “I had a great day out on the course today thanks to some solid putting,” said Lee. “This course is very tough and to come out with a steady score in the opening round is very good. “The eagle was great as I was 213 yards from the pin. I used a four iron to less than nine feet and putted for eagle, so that was a confidence booster.” Results from the first round of the Bangkok Airways Open -5 Lee Sung 66 -3 Jamnian Chitprason 68 -2 Prayad Marksaeng 69, Anthony Kang 69, Thaworn Wiratchant 69, Yeh Chang-ting 69, Guido Van Der Valk 69, Lin Wen-tang 69, Adam Blyth (Australia) 69, Gerald Rosales 69 -1 Taichiro Kiyota70, Yasin Ali 70, Chen Yuan-chi 70, Shimizu Yoichi 70 Also: -1 Richard Moir (Australia) 70 E 19 Gavin Flint (Australia) 71, Neven Basic (Australia) 71 +2 Stuart Lunn-Walker (Auatralia) 73, Adam Groom (Australia) 73