Maybank Championship. Marc Warren Leads.

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Marc Warren leads after the first round of the Maybank Championship at Saujana Golf and Country Club in Kuala Lumpur.

Maybank Championship


Marc carded -9 under par 63 in the first round of the Maybank Championship, to lead the field by two shots;

“Obviously it was good today, it was a good tee-time nice and early before the wind picks up.”

“I got off to a really nice start, six under for the first nine holes. Once the wind picked up on the back nine it was just a case of staying solid and hitting the greens.”

“More of the same tomorrow. My iron play was very good today and recently I have been making a lot of birdies but a lot of mistakes as well. It was nice to get around without a bogey.”

“Last week I made 11 birdies in two days and missed the cut so it’s just a matter of trying to keep the positive stuff going, making the birdies, and cutting out the slack stuff which was good today.”

In second place is  Phachara Khongwatmai, from Thailand, at -7 under par.

Tied in third position are Masters Tournament champion Danny Willett, Peter Uihlein and local favourite Arie Irawan, all at -6 under par.

Danny had a good day, also with an early start;

“It was good, it’s always nice to get out early when you’re in Malaysia.”

“It was still roasting hot this morning but the wind stays calm for the first hour or so and allows you to get some shots in there nice and close.”

“The wind picked up a bit towards the end and it plays a little trickier around here.”

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