Hill posts warning in Mazda
HONG Kong-based Singaporean Peter Hill sounded a warning he will take a ton of beating in the Mazda Championship with a convincing first round victory at the Hong Kong Cricket Club last night.
Hill took slightly more than 30 minutes to crush fourth-seeded local player Andrew Shum Siu-chung 15-10, 15-5, 15-11.
''I'm getting better with every match but the competition is tough,'' 30-year-old Hill said.
Swedish qualifier Andrew Thoren pulled off the biggest upset of the day when he came back from one-game down to stop top-seeded New Zealander Glen Wilson 13-15, 15-8, 15-13, 15-11.
Another qualifier to advance was Australia's John Goodchild, who stopped eighth-ranked Daniel Sharplin of Sweden 15-13, 15-17, 15-10, 15-9.
Two others seeds to fall were number five Nathan Gallagher of Australia and number seven Dominic Preece of England.
, beaten by Scotland's Martin Heath and New Zealand's Wayne Werder respectively.