Plaphol leads Indonesian Open

Updated: 22 March 2007 06:37 IST

Thailand's Chawalit Plaphol took a one-shot lead after Thursday's play at the Indonesia Open with a bogey-free six-under-par 65.

Plaphol leads Indonesian Open

Jakarta: Thailand's Chawalit Plaphol took a one-shot lead after Thursday's play at the Indonesia Open with a bogey-free six-under-par 65.Defending champion Simon Dyson opened with a disappointing one-under 70, which included three birdies and two bogeys.After missing the cut at last week's Malaysian Open, Shiv Kapur registered a much better performance.The Indian hit five birdies before dropping a shot at his penultimate hole, pushing him down to joint third spot.Good form Mikka Ilonen continued his good form.After finishing tied for seventh place in Malaysia, the 27-year-old Finn closed with four birdies on the homeward stretch for a round of 66.However, the round of the day though went to Plaphol.A winner at the Japan Tour's ANA Open in 2004 and the Asian Tour's Bangkok Airways Open last year, Plaphol put himself into contention for a first European Tour title with a sparkling 65.Rain and lightning then disrupted the play, leaving 36 players still to finish their first rounds. These included Park Jun-won.The South Korean was four-under-par through 12 holes, in a tie for third place with Denmark's Mads Vibe-Hastrup and Shiv Kapur.

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