Daxing Jin shot an opening round 64 and leads the Volvo China Open by one shot over Matt Wallace.
The Chinese finished day one in Beijing with 11 pars, six birdies and one eagle to sign for a low-round 8-under par 64.
One back was the duo of Englishman Wallace and Italy’s Nino Bertasio, who posted matching 65s at Topwin Golf & Country Club to stay on the heels of the native son.
Sweden’s Alexander Bjork and Zimbabwe’s Scott Vincent were one further back at 6-under 66, one clear of Australia’s Jason Scrivener and Scott Jamieson.
TOP 10 LEADERS
1 Daxing Jin -8
2 Matt Wallace -7
2 Nino Bertasio -7
4 Alexander Bjork -6
4 Scott Vincent -6
6 Jason Scrivener -5
6 Scott Jamieson -5
8 Ten Players Tied -4
VIDEO: SHOT OF THE DAY
Shubhankar Sharma with an impressive up and down for birdie on the par-4 11th hole.
“It’s hard work and mentally, being persistent, working hard and doing the right things and hopefully I’ll get that win soon.”
– Jason Scrivener
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