Wed, 10 Aug 1994

Unknown golfer takes early lead

JAKARTA (JP): A no-name from Yani Golf Club in Surabaya found himself atop the leader board by one stroke after the first round of the Jakarta Circuit championship at Halim II course yesterday.

The long hitting Suwarno stroked three fine birdies against two bogeys for a 1-under 71 (35,36), placing him ahead of Jakarta Golf Club ace Daryono who carded a solid even par 72 (36,36).

The third and final leg of the annual event exclusively for local golfers saw Maan Naasim, winner of the second stop at Ancol last week, tied for third with Budiono from Bali Golf and Country Club at 73.

Ilyas Syak, champion of the first stop of the Circuit at the lush Sawangan layout is a stroke back in fifth. Following today's round the field will be trimmed to 20 players who will vie for the prestigious title, and of course the Rp 25 million in cash prizes. (rsl)