SHENZHEN, China (AP) — Alvaro Quiros and Simon Dyson each shot a 5-under 67 to share the lead after the first round of the China Open on Thursday.
The pair were a stroke ahead of a group of six golfers that included defending champion Brett Rumford of Australia and Alexander Levy of France, who briefly moved into a tie with Quiros and Dyson in the growing darkness on his back nine but bogeyed the par-3 8th hole before play was suspended. He has one hole remaining to play.
England's Ian Poulter was in a group of 12 golfers just behind at 3 under on an extremely crowded leaderboard.
Henrik Stenson, who has a chance to take over the top ranking from Tiger Woods with a win this week, had a 71.