Thriston Lawrence made a solid start to the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters with a round of 67 on Thursday.
The South African shared seventh place with Finnish pair Kalle Samooja and Sami Välimäki, Sean Crocker, Thriston Lawrence, Andy Sullivan, Pablo Larrazábal and Joshua Grenville-Wood.
Scotland’s Scott Jamieson and New Zealand’s Daniel Hillier shared the lead as the first day was halted by the weather.
The pair were grateful to be among the early starters at Doha GC, getting in with seven-under-par rounds of 65 before first a sandstorm and then the threat of lightning forced play to be suspended.
“Delighted with that start. It was pretty solid tee to green and I managed to hole some putts today, which has probably let me down in the last few weeks,” said Jamieson after his round.
“I just didn’t do much wrong,” said Hillier. “Had a good stretch through the middle that put me in a good position and kept my foot down from there.”
Jamieson’s fellow Scots Stephen Gallacher, Robert MacIntyre and defending champion Ewen Ferguson completed rounds of 66 to share second place with Spain’s Santiago Tarrío.
Among those still to complete their rounds, Spain’s Alvaro Quiros and England’s Jordan Smith were highest on the leaderboard at three under through nine holes.
– Edited report from DP World Tour website
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