After a stunning birdie run Ryo Hisatune jumped into the lead at the DP World Tour Ras al Khaimah Championship.
The Japanese player birdied each of his six opening holes to record a stunning opening round 64 at Al Hamra Golf Course. He took a two-shot lead, giving him a cushion of two shots. Edoardo MolinariRasmus Hojgaard, Englands Matthew Baldwin.
Hisatsune said, It seemed so absurd. I was just hitting the shots, holing putsts. Every time I did it. It was incredible. It was the first time that I have had six birdies consecutively. It was my first event of the calendar year, and I was nervous at the beginning. But it was easy to get started. So lucky.
(After that start), I thought keep on going. There are some difficult holes on the back nine. I had to keep trying to make pars and shots. I was nervous on the last hole, but it was just one bogey that was acceptable for me.
Baldwin made four consecutive birdies and was close to a holeout albatross on the final hole. Hojgaard, on the other hand, posted six birdies with a bogey-free start. Molinari began strongly to tie the group tied second.
Ryan FoxThe highest-ranked player in this field is – he is in the group of six players on five below that includes Englands. Callum Shinkwin. Defending champion Nicolai Hojgaard produced an eaglebirdie finish in order to salvage a one-under 71.