HONG Kong's Roderick Staunton made light of strong winds to set a blistering early pace in the opening round of the Japan Cup World Junior Golf Championships yesterday. Staunton soared to the top of the leaderboard in the 10-and-under age group category with a stunning six-under-par 66 off the yellow tees at the Fuji Country Club in Gifu. Going into today's second round in the 54-hole event, Staunton holds a four-shot lead over Justin Ghye of the United States. Staunton qualified for the event for the second year in succession by finishing in the top eight in his age group at last month's Optimist World Junior tournament in San Diego. And he did not take long to stamp his mark in Japan with an outward nine of three-under-par 33 yesterday, including an eagle-three at the eighth. He recorded another four birdies on the way home.