On a tough day on Thursday in the first round of the Asian Tour’s Singapore International at the Tampines Course at Tanah Merah Country Club, South Africa’s Mathiam Keyser carded a one-under-par 71 to be in a share of fifth.
Keyser managed to keep multiple bogeys off his card, dropping just one shot with two birdies. He dropped his shot right towards the ned of his round after starting out on the 10th. He birdies 18 to turn in one-under, and then made bogey on the par-five eighth. He got that shot back with a closing birdie on the ninth.
India’s Khalin Joshi led by two with his five-under 67, with seven birdies and two bogeys. England’s William Harrold was on three-under, with Paul Petersen of the United States and Ajeetesh Sandhu of India sharing third on two-under. Keyser shared fifth with Thailand’s Jazz Janewattananond and Pavit Tangkamolprasert as well as Chinese Taipei’s Shih-chang Chan.
Ian Snyman battled his way to a five-over 77 and a share of 68th, with work to do to make the cut.