Scott joint leader in China

ADAM SCOTT and Louis Oosthuizen shot 7-under 65s to lead the 2012 World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions after the first round.

Scott played the back nine first and turned at 2-under with three birdies and a bogey before warming up on his closing holes to finish with birdies on 7 and 8 and an eagle on the par five 9th.

“It was a solid day that all of a sudden turned into a really good day,” Scott said. “With five par-5s, it kind of sets up well for my game and the plan is to just take advantage of the fives and hopefully hang in there with the leaders all week.”

After his near miss at the British Open in July, the world No.6 is still looking for his first tournament win of the year.

Oosthuizen, the 2010 British Open winner, played a bogey-free round with seven birdies.

Two-time HSBC Champions winner Phil Mickelson was in a tie for third on 6-under along with Bubba Watson, Peter Hanson and Shane Lowry.

Australian TV Coverage

Fox Sports is covering  the HSBC Champions event live in Australia from 2pm to 7pm Thursday – Sunday.

2012 World Golf Championships – HSBC Champions Leaderboard

WGC – HSBC Champions Leaderboard
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Brian is an award winning golf writer and is the founder and editor of Australian Senior Golfer. He is a former Sydney journalist who had little interest in golf till he hit his first ball at the age of 49 (and a half). Since then golf has just about overtaken his life. Brian founded ASG in April 2008 and has since covered every Australian Open, Presidents Cups, World Cups and numerous other big men’s and women’s tournaments, spending days inside the ropes with the likes of Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Rory McIlroy, Jordan Spieth, Tom Watson, Fred Couples, Greg Norman, Adam Scott, Jason Day, Karrie Webb, and many others. He has also played in, and reported on, numerous amateur tournaments, particularly senior and veteran events, around the country. Brian is a member of the Australian Golf Media Association and won the award for Best News Report for 2016 - 2017

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