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Durisic claims first round lead

Liyana Durisic plays a shot during the first round. The R&A

Pattaya: Malaysia’s Liyana Durisic stormed to the top of the leaderboard at the Women’s Amateur Asia-Pacific championship with five birdies in her last six holes in the opening round yesterday.

The 21-year-old Kuala Lumpur native, who has competed in all three editions of the championship, is renowned for low scoring.

While playing for Iowa State University this season, she made 95 birdies, which was the second most by anyone in the team. At Siam Country Club’s Waterside course, she fired seven more to finish on six-under-par 66.

Durisic was chased by two very familiar faces from the last WAAP — Australia’s Kelsey Bennett and local hero Natthakritta Vongtaveelap –…

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