Keith Horne leads

SINGAPORE. — South Africa’s Keith Horne shot a five-under-par 66 to lead the SMBC Singapore Open golf tournament after the first round of play yesterday, with world number one Jordan Spieth breathing down his neck. Spieth and South Korea’s An Byeong-Hun posted identical birdies in the fourth, seventh, 10th and 18th holes, to trail Horne by a stroke as the four-day tournament teed off at the Sentosa Golf Club Serapong Course. Bad weather suspended play late afternoon and competition will resume today for 57 players who have not completed the first round.

Teeing off on the back nine, Horne hit two bogeys but raised his game to top the leaderboard with his seventh birdie in the final hole. — AFP.

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