Garcia cards ace to share halfway lead with Rose in Thailand
Thailand Golf Championship first-round leaderboard
- S Garcia (Spa), J Rose (Eng)
- A Cejka (Ger), A Levy (Fra), A Lahiri (Ind)
- R Fowler (US)
- Selected others:
- -7 H Stenson (Swe) -4 B Watson (US) -3 C Schwartzel (SA) -1 H Mahan (US)
Spain's Sergio Garcia carded a hole in one to share the halfway lead with Englishman Justin Rose at the Thailand Golf Championship.
Garcia, 33, aced the par-three eighth at the Amata Spring Country Club and made five birdies for a seven-under-par 65 and 11 under overall.
US Open champion Rose carded an eagle, three birdies and one bogey for a 68.
World number three Henrik Stenson carded a 67 and is tied for seventh on seven under par.
Defending champion Charl Schwartzel laboured to a 73 and is eight shots off the lead.
"It was a wonderful day for sure," said world number 19 Garcia, who is chasing his first win of the year.
Overnight leader Alex Cejka shot 71 to fall two shots behind, along with Frenchman Alexander Levy and India's Anirban Lahiri, who carded a day's best 64.
American Rickie Fowler is one shot further back after carding a 66 on his birthday.