Rose enjoys perfect Jakarta start

14 December 2017 21:53:05 GMTPlus11

Justin Rose made a sensational start to his final tournament of the season, carding a 10-under-par 62 to lead the Indonesian Masters at Royale Jakarta Golf Club.

The Englishman was imperious on his tournament debut, striking five birdies on each nine and not dropping a shot.

This course, the way it is, it is there for the taking.

Justin Rose

Former US Open champion Rose heads into the second day two strokes clear of Thailand's Gunn Charoenkul, who crafted a fine 64.

"That is a dream start to be honest with you," admitted Rose. "I birdied the first hole I played (the tenth) and I felt comfortable from the outset.

"I did all the right things I suppose, I put the ball in play from the tee. Obviously with ball in hand and placing the ball on the fairway, you had a perfect lie for every shot providing you put the ball in the fairway. So that is what I did well and was able to take advantage.

"This course, the way it is, it is there for the taking. Obviously there was no wind, it was perfect golf conditions."

It was a less successful day for two golfers hoping to force their way into the world's top 50 and with it secure invitations to next year's Masters.

American Brandt Snedeker struck a level-par 72, but South African rising star Dylan Frittelli's hopes look forlorn after a 4-over-par 76.

Rose is now 1/1000 to win the tournament outright, whilst Snedeker is 60/1.

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