Black Mountain is well represented at the Omega European Masters as Sweden’s Rikard Karlberg, Pelle Edberg and Jazz Janewattananond fired matching five-under-par 65s in the opening round.
The trio are in tied third position and are only two shots back from the first round leader Gregory Havret of France at the Crans-sur-Sierre Golf Club in Switzerland.
Jazz had a round to remember when his first round 65 allowed him to take a share of the clubhouse lead in the morning.
The 19-year-old, who is playing at the Omega European Masters for the first time, surpassed his own expectations by mixing six birdies, one eagle and three bogeys to see his name perched atop the leaderboard.
“I was supposed to come here last year but ran into some visa problems. So, I’m really happy now that I’m here. It’s amazing to see my name among the leaders given that this is the first time I’m playing here,” said Jazz.
A fog delay held up play for over an hour in the morning, but it was a refreshing welcome for the young Thai when it resumed at 10am local time.
“I play my golf mainly in Asia so I haven’t really seen so much fog in the morning before. But after the fog cleared, the weather was really nice. The course is not too long and the ball flies further than usual. The greens are fast but it suits my game,” said Jazz.