Petaling Jaya, Selangor (Malaysia): Indian star Anirban Lahiri enjoyed a birdie binge en route to a seven-under-par 64 for a two-shot lead after the first round of the Worldwide Holdings Selangor Masters on Thursday. The 27-year-old Lahiri, currently second on the Asian Tour's Order of Merit, sank 10 birdies against three bogeys at the Seri Selangor Golf Club to put himself in prime position for a second win of the season.
Countryman S.S.P. Chowrasia carded a 66 to share second place with Chinese Taipei's Chan Yih-shin while another Chinese Taipei player, Hung Chien-yao carded a 67 for fourth place in the USD 410,000 Asian Tour event.
Malaysia's Shaaban Hussin emerged as the best home player, firing a 68 to share fifth position with amongst others Australian rookie Cameron Smith, Thailand's Sattaya Supupramai and Chapchai Nirat and American Berry Henson.