KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 25 (Bernama) -- Malaysia's pro golfer, Danny Chia took the lead on the opening round of the SapuraKencana National Qualifier held at the Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club in Bukit Kiara with a commanding six- under-par 66, today.
The 41-year-old, who teed off from the 10th hole, shot six birdies and parred the rest to lead the first round of the qualifying competition.
"On the back I started to hit better with my irons and the putts dropped so I gained a bit of confidence with my putting. I wasn't being too greedy.
"I tried to hit the fairways and find the greens and hopefully hole my putts," said Chia, who was the winner of the national qualifier in 2012.
Winner of the national qualifier is expected to gain a slot in the upcoming US$7 million (about RM22.1 million) CIMB Classic, which is sanctioned by the PGA TOUR and Asian Tour on Oct 30 to Nov 2.....