Graeme Storm’s super start in Singapore

Graeme Storm
Graeme Storm

GRAEME Storm got off to a super start to The Championship in Singapore.

The Hartlepool golfer has been through the mill somewhat in the opening weeks of the 2014 European Tour.

Last week he missed the cut at the China Open and the previous weekend at the Malayasian Open, where he experienced the lows and highs of golf, following a first round 80 with a stunning 66 on day two.

Now, on the latest event on the Asian leg of the programme, he has hit form from the start of the tournament, shooting a five-under-par 67.

It meant Storm ended day one of The Championship at Laguna National in a tie for 16th.

Playing alongside Australia’s Kieran Pratt and Robert-Jan Derksenn, from the Netherlands, the 36-year-old made a wonderful start with a birdie four at the second.

A bogey at the par four third followed but he ended his front nine superbly.

He sank his birdie putt at the shortest hole on the course, the 181-yard eighth.

And he followed that up by getting a three at the par four ninth.

His good touch on the fairway and green continued with a birdie at the 547yard par five 11th.

It got even better when he eagled the next par five at Laguna National, the 15th.

His progress was, temporarily, interrupted by a bogey at the 16th but he finished brilliantly with a birdie at the par three 17th.

The overnight lead was in the ownership of unheralded Thai player, Panuphol Pittayarat who shot a a magnificent 63 (nine under) for a one stroke lead.