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Kuchar one shot behind Singapore Open leader Hamamoto

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Published on January 16, 2020 - Duration: 01:47s

Kuchar one shot behind Singapore Open leader Hamamoto

Kosuke Hamamoto leads the Singapore Open after the first round on his tournament debut, but stars Matt Kuchar, Justin Rose and Henrik Stenson are in close contention.

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Kuchar one shot behind Singapore Open leader Hamamoto

SHOWS: SINGAPORE (JANUARY 16, 2020) (ASIAN TOUR MEDIA - MAXIMUM USE OF TWO MINUTES.

NO USE 48 HOURS AFTER THE END OF THE ROUND, SO NO USE AFTER 1000GMT SATURDAY, JANUARY 18 2020.

NO ARCHIVE.

NO RESALE) SCENIC 1.

KOSUKE HAMAMOTO HOLES LONG BIRDIE PUTT AT THE 3RD 2.

MATT KUCHAR HOLES LONG EAGLE PUTT AT THE 7TH 3.

JAZZ JANEWATTANANOND HOLES BIRDIE PUTT AT THE 16TH 4.

JOOHYUNG KIM APPROACH SHOT TO THE 11TH SETS UP A BIRDIE 5.

JUSTIN ROSE HOLES BIRDIE PUTT AT THE 5TH 6.

HENRIK STENSON ALMOST HOLES APPROACH SHOT AT THE 7TH TO SET UP A BIRDIE 7.

RYO ISHIKAWA ALMOST CHIPS IN FOR BIRDIE AT THE 13TH, SAVES PAR 8.

GOLFER LEAVING THE COURSE IN HEAVY RAIN 9.

RAIN FALLING AFTER PLAY IS ABANDONED STORY: Kosuke Hamamoto impressed immediately in his Singapore Open debut, firing a flawless six-under-par 65 to grab an early lead before the opening round was suspended because of fading light and rain on Thursday (January 16).

The 20-year-old Thai sank three birdies in each nine in his blemish-free round to be one shot ahead of a quartet that included compatriot Gunn Charoenkul and American Matt Kuchar.

Jazz Janewattananond of Thailand kicked off his title defence with a promising 67, level with Joohyung Kim of South Korea.

Former world number one Justin Rose of England was one shot further behind level with Ryder Cup teammate Henrik Stenson of Sweden.

Ryo Ishikawa of Japan, the youngest-ever winner of a Japan Golf Tour event aged 15 in 2007, was in a group of 18 players on 2-under.

(Production: Mike Brock)

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