Simon Dyson shares lead after first round of the China Open

China Open, first-round leaderboard

  • -5: S Dyson (Eng), A Quiros (Spa)
  • -4: T Hatton (Eng), A Otaegui (Spa), D Horsey (Eng), B Rumford (Aus), I Park (Kor), A Levy (Fra)
  • Selected others: -3 I Poulter (Eng), S Khan (Eng); -1 H Stenson (Swe)

England's Simon Dyson shot a five-under-par 67 to take a share of the lead with Spain's Alvaro Quiros after the first round of the China Open.

Dyson, who was given a suspended two-month ban after disqualification from the BMW Masters last October, made six birdies and a bogey in Shenzhen.

"The first nine holes was the best I have played for quite some time," Dyson told the European Tour.

England's Ian Poulter had four birdies for a three-under par share of ninth.

World number three Henrik Stenson, who can take the top spot in the rankings from Tiger Woods with victory in China, suffered a fourth bogey of the day on the last for a 71.

Play was suspended because of darkness with five players yet to complete their opening rounds.