World no. 2 golfer Rory McIlroy leads the opening round of Hong Kong Open in a three way tie for a lead on six under par after David Horsey and Alvaro Quiros matched the 22-year-old’s opening 64.
McIlroy was among the first groups who collected six birdies without dropping a shot to set the early clubhouse mark during windy morning conditions.
In the afternoon, Horsey responded with a similar effort while Quiros chipped in at the 18th to also end the day six under par.
Hongkong Open two time winner Miguel Angel Jiminez is a stroke behind at five under par 65.
Northern Ireland’s Gareth Maybin and Australian Darren Beck two back on four-under 66.
UBS Hong Kong Open 2011
Round 1 Leaderboard:
Leading Players Country Round 1 Score
1 Horsey Eng 64 -6
1 McIlroy NI 64 -6
1 Quiros Spa 64 -6
4 Jimenez Spa 65 -5
5 Beck Aus 66 -4
5 Maybin NI 66 -4
7 Fraser Aus 67 -3