Thursday, November 8, 2007

Golf News - HSBC Champions Day 1

Kevin Stadler and Niclas Fasth lead the HSBC Champions Tournament after day 1.

The Swede and the American each carded course record equalling eight under par rounds of 64 at Sheshan International Golf Club to distance themselves from the rest of the field, nearest challenger being Fiji’s Vijay Singh, who posted a five under par 67.

The quality of the field for the opening event of The 2008 European Tour International Schedule was illustrated by the players amongst the group who posted four under par 68s, which included Open Champion Padraig Harrington, his European Ryder Cup team-mate Paul Casey, US Open Champion Angel Cabrera and pre-tournament favourite, World Number Two Phil Mickelson.

But the opening day plaudits belonged to Fasth and Stadler, who both only dropped one shot all day in excellent efforts which propelled them to joint pole position... Read full article

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