Liang grabs share of lead
China's Liang Wenchong, Pariya Junhasavasdikul from Thailand and Australian Andre Stolz shared the first-round lead yesterday in the US$1 million Thailand Open, all capitalising on fine recent form. They shot five-under-par 67s at Burapha Golf Club near Pattaya in the OneAsia event. Liang is fresh from a top-10 finish in the US PGA Championship two weeks ago, Pariya lost a play-off in the Mercedes-Benz Masters Malaysia last Saturday, whilst Stolz won a New South Wales PGA event last week. They lead by a stroke from a group of five.