Asian Tour Qualifying School graduate Dodge Kemmer of the United States jumped out to an early first round lead with a 6-under-par 66 at the inaugural Solaire Open on Thursday.
The 25-year-old posted a bogey-free round with 6 birdies to finish two strokes better than second place finisher, Thailand’s Pawin Ingkhapradit.
“I really like this course and I played here last year. I really like the course so it is always easier to go out and play a good round when you are happy and excited to play the course. I knew I had it in me and luckily it worked out for me,” said Kemmer in an article released by the Asian Tour.
Kemmer was fortunate, topping only 12 golfers who finished under par.
The Philippine’s Mars Pucay bested his compatriots finishing T-3rd with a 3-under 69 after one round.
Philippine favorites, Angelo Que and Juvic Pagunsan both finished even, while youngster Miguel Tabuena had an up-and-down day with 4 bogeys and 3 birdies to end 1-over par for the day.
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