Tough start for Juvic Pagunsan in PGA Tour's Malaysia stop
Juvic Pagunsan hits two birdies against three bogeys in the opening round.

JUVIC Pagunsan is off to a tough start in the PGA Tour’s CIMB Classic, firing a 73 on Thursday at the West Course of TPC Kuala Lumpur.

The shotmaker from Bacolod fired two birdies against three bogeys and stood nine strokes off the pace in the US$7 million event (P360 million).

Cameron Smith of Australia set the pace with a bogey-free eight-under 64, while Keegan Bradley, Xander Schauffele and Poom Saksansin of Thailand stood a stroke off.

Kevin Na, Gary Woodland and Pat Perez shot 66s to share fifth.

Brendan Steele and Davis Love III led a big group in eighth spot, while Ian Poulter was in joint 19th with three others.





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