Hsinchu (Chinese Taipei), May 21 (IANS): Indian golfer Feroz Singh Garewal finished 92nd after carding six-over 78 in the first round of the $120,000 Ambassador Asian Development Tour (ADT) tournament here on Thursday.
Feroz, who represented India in the Asian Games 2014, shared the spot with 18 others in the 150-man field at the par-72 Hsin Feng Golf and Country Club.
Meanwhile, home favourite Chan Shih-chang rode on his fine form and good course knowledge to grab a share of the lead with an three-under 69.
Chan, a four-time Asian Development Tour (ADT) winner, fired one eagle and two birdies against a lone bogey on his home course to lead by one shot alongside countrymen Chang Tse-peng, as well as Asian Tour winners Lu Wei-chih and Tsai Chi-huang.
Local stalwart Lin Wen-tang battled against the strong winds in the morning to settle for fifth place with Australian Darren Tan, compatriots Lin Chien-bing and Hsien Chi-hsien, who leads the current ADT Order of Merit with a season's haul of $31,077.
Singapore's Choo Tze-huang and Australian Jake Stirling posted matching 71s to share the ninth place at the Ambassador ADT, which is the 11th leg of the 2015 ADT season.Published 21 May 2015, 18:41 IST