Thursday, February 26, 2009

BALI, Indonesia (AP) — Angelo Que of the Philippines shot an 8-under 64 to take a four-stroke lead after Thursday's first round of the $1.25 million Indonesia Open.

Que, who won the 2008 Philippine Open, had eight birdies to open a comfortable lead over a group of six players: compatriot Antonio Lascuna, Australian pair Tony Carolan and Andrew Dodt, Richie Ramsay of Scotland, England's Simon Khan and Welshman Jamie Donaldson.

Play was delayed two hours due to inclement weather, and several players failed to complete their rounds in the jointly sanctioned Asian Tour and European Tour event.

Former champion Simon Dyson of England was the most prominent of those yet to finish, with his 4-under total after 16 holes giving him a share of second on the leaderboard.

Que needed just 20 putts over 18 holes of the Kuta Golf Resort course overlooking the world-famous surf of Balangan Bay.

``I've never done that before, probably only in a computer game... this is a very nice performance,'' Que said.

Thailand's Thongchai Jaidee - the highest-ranked player in the field at No. 88 - carded a 71 to leave him tied for 35th, along with Rafael Cabrera Bello of Spain, who had the tournament's first hole-in-one on the 140-yard par 3 15th.

Defending champion Felipe Aguilar of Chile was 3 over after 16 holes.

The tournament has been relocated this year from the capital of Jakarta to the popular tourist destination of Bali.

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