Justin Rose fired a 10-under-par in the opening round of the Indonesian Masters and leads after 18 holes in Jakarta.
Rose signed for a bogey-free scorecard, which included 10 birdies, highlighted by an early hat trick on hole Nos. 2-4. The Englishman is seeking his third worldwide win of 2017 at the Asian Tour’s season-ending event.
“That is a dream start to be honest with you,” said Rose, currently ranked No. 6 in the world. “I felt comfortable from the outset. I did all the right things today I suppose, I put the ball in play from the tee.”
Two shots back was Thailand’s Gunn Charoenkul (64), who was one clear of compatriot Phachara Khongwatmai, and South Korea’s Giwhan Kim.
American Brandt Snedeker, the tournament’s other headliner, underwhelmed with an even-par 72 on day one at Royale Jakarta Golf Club.