Shiv Kapur
Dubai-based Shiv Kapur on the course during the $500,000 Mandiri Indonesia Open 2022 on Asian Tour at Pondok Indah Golf Course in Indonesia.. Image Credit: Supplied

Dubai: Dubai-based players Shiv Kapur and MG Keyser both stand two under par with play suspended for the day due to storms and a waterlogged course in the first round of the $500,000 Mandiri Indonesia Open 2022 on Asian Tour at Pondok Indah Golf Course in Indonesia.

The Asian Tour resumes its 2022 season this week with the 13th tournament of the year, having taken a two-week break after The 150th Open Championship at St Andrews, Scotland.

India’s Kapur only managed to complete just 12 holes of his first round after having to cope with weather delays three times.

Six holes remain

Kapur, at the end of play, said: “It was one of those stop-go days where I could just not get my round going. I had suspensions after 6 holes, just after the turn after 10 holes and then played just two more holes, when the organisers halted play for the day.”

Kapur had birdies on holes four and six with the balance of the holes all in par over the 7,243-yard par 72 layout.

Four birdies on Keyser's card

South African Keyser, representing Jumeirah Golf Estates, also on two under par, had matching nines of 35 with four birdies on his card, three on the front nine and one on the back nine. A total of 74 players in the field of 150 are under par.

Leading to date on eight under par are Itthipat Buranatanyarat (Thai) and Taichi Kho(a) (Singapore), who both fired first rounds of 64.

Play will resume on Friday morning at 6.30am local Indonesia time, with some players having a maximum nine holes to play to complete their first rounds.