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Fraser makes quick start in Malaysia

21st March 2019, 12:27 by James Mason

Marcus Fraser says it feels great to play well after he moved into a share of the day one Maybank Championship lead on -7.

Australian Fraser, who won the inaugural event back in 2016 at Royal Selangor Golf Club, made eight birdies and one bogey in an opening round of 65 at Saujana Golf and Country Club.

The 40-year-old came into the tournament on the back of a tied-39th finish at the 100th New Zealand Open but he will be optimistic of achieving a better result this week after the solid start.

Fraser, who is joined at the top of the leaderboard by Spaniard Nacho Elvira, is delighted with the fast start and is hopeful of keeping the momentum going for Friday's round.

"It's been a good day. I played steady all day and putted really well," he told the European Tour's official website. "I've been playing well having a hit at home but I haven't played a whole lot of competitive golf. It was nice to go out and play well in a great tournament."

Matthias Schwab, Jazz Janewattananond and Angelo Que are in a three-way share of third on -6, one shot off the pace, while pre-tournament favourite Thomas Pieters is a further stroke back on -5.

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

James Mason grew up in Northumberland so is entrenched in both the football and golf scenes. A low handicap golfer, he also follows Newcastle United and predicts big things under Rafa Benitez.

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