Raphael Jacquelin first round leader at BMW Asian Open

Released on = April 21, 2007, 1:09 pm

Press Release Author = GolfPublisher Syndications

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Press Release Summary = Jacquelin first round leader at BMW Asian Open. European PGA
Tour news at WorldGolf.com

Press Release Body = From WorldGolf.com News Services,
Golf Publisher Syndications

Raphal Jacquelin and Sren Kjeldsen battled for the first round lead in the BMW
Asian Open today, with the Frenchmen edging the Dane by one stroke at the end of
play at Tomson Shanghai Pudong Golf Club.

Jacquelin fired a first round 66 to go 6-under par, up one on Kjeldsen, who\'s at

Thirty-two players finished under par during a day that saw fierce winds and tough
playing conditions.

Colin Montgomerie, who finished third here last year, was three off the lead. Retief
Goosen and Ernie Els - the world\'s No. 8 and 5, respectively - both shot opening
round 71s and were five off the lead.

Jacquelin got off to a strong start in the morning round, with birdies on two of the
first five opening holes, before dropping a stroke with a bogey five on the par-4

That was the only stroke Jacquelin dropped as he went on to record five more
birdies, including one on the par-4 18th.

Kjeldsen was in the hunt from the start, with birdies on two of the opening five
holes. He made the turn with birdies on the par-4 10th and par-5 13th. But a
misfired approach on the par-4 18th led to a bogey and cost him a share of the lead.

Jacquelin has only won one time on the European PGA Tour, at the Open de Madrid in
2005 (his 238th start). But he\'s been playing strong of late, finishing third three
weeks ago at the Estoril Open de Portugal and leading through the halfway point last
week at the Volvo China Open, before struggling during the 36-hole weekend.

Montgomerie\'s round was marked with missed opportunities, but the Scotsman did not
record a bogey. Els was putting together a strong round before back-to-back
three-putts after the turn caused the South African, second last week at the Verizon
Heritage, to slip away.

John Daly, one of the few Americans in the field, shot a seven-over 79 and is nine
strokes back

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April 20, 2007
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