Japan’s Ryo Hisatsune started his first spherical on the Ras Al Khaimah Championship with six successive birdies en path to posting a surprising 64 to steer by two photographs at Al Hamra Golf Membership within the UAE..
The DP World Tour Qualifying Faculty graduate made essentially the most of beneficial scoring situations on Thursday, firing 9 birdies earlier than dropping his solely shot of the day on the 18th after an errant tee shot to complete on eight beneath par.
The 20-year-old acquired his early birdie run began with a tap-in on the first earlier than holing from 17 toes for one more on the second. He then took benefit of the lengthy third for a hat-trick of birdies and despatched his tee-shot on the par-three fourth to eight toes earlier than holing the putt. He then holed a five-footer on the fifth earlier than making it six in a row on the sixth, with additional birdies approaching the eighth, tenth and fifteenth, earlier than his sole dropped shot on the final.
Hisatsune, who completed in a tie for second on the Australian PGA Championship again in November, is 2 photographs forward of Rasmus Højgaard, Edoardo Molinari and Matthew Baldwin. Ryan Fox, who tasted success in Ras Al Khaimah final 12 months, was one other stroke additional again on 5 beneath together with Callum Shinkwin, Alexander Björk, Kazuki Higa, Oliver Bekker and Oliver Hundebøll.