Date: November 14, 2013
Author: Omnisport

Stieger third after Round 1 at Manila Masters

Thai young-gun Jazz Janewattananond carded an eight-under-par 64 to hold a one-stroke lead after day one of the Manila Masters on Thursday, while Australian Matthew Stieger is in a tie for third. The tournament went ahead despite the Philippines still feeling the effects of the typhoon that devastated the country last week. And the 17-year-old was flawless in his opening round, sinking eight birdies at the Manila Southwoods Golf and Country Club. Canadian Richard Lee also went bogey-free in Manila, holing seven birdies in a round of 65 to be in sole possession of second place. Thitiphun Chuayprakong, Charles Hong, David Lipsky, Carlos Sainz Jr and Stieger are all six under heading into the event&aposs second day. Stieger impressed on the first day, managing to hit seven birdies and just one bogey at the fourth hole to be just two shots off the pace. David Lutterus is the next-best performing Australian at four under, one shot ahead of compatriots Jake Higginbottom and Darren Beck. Fellow Australian Adam Groom is two shots further back and Matt Jager is even par, while Marcus Both and Scott Barr (both 73), Ryan McCarthy (75), Unho Park (76) and David Gleeson (77) are further down the leaderboard.