Black Mountain sponsored player Berry Henson is tied for the lead with one more hole to play in the opening round of the SMBC Singapore Open. 

The American is on five-under after 17 holes and he is currently tied with clubhouse leader Keith Horne of South Africa. 

Henson shot six birdies against one bogey to stay ahead of the pack which includes world number one Jordan Spieth of the United States in the US$1 million event sanctioned by the Asian Tour and Japan Golf Tour.

“I played great. I had a lot of good opportunities to score. That’s how you have to play on the Sentosa course. I capitalised on my opportunities. I was able to hit a lot of long irons close and hole those good shots,” said Henson.

He added that he was not disappointed play was stopped due to lightning threat. He will resume his round at 7.30am on Friday.

“Being out here in Asia, I’ve been through this before. We’ve come here before and this suspension is all part of the deal. I’ve learnt to embrace it,” smiled Henson.