European Tour — Michael Hoey came back from three bogeys in his first five holes to card a one over 73 in the opening round of the True Thailand Classic presented by Chang.
The Shandon Park man is nine strokes adrift of leader Peter Uihlein of the United States who shot an eight under 64 to lead by one stroke from Sweden's Pelle Edberg and by two from Javier Colomo of Spain and Scotland's Scott Jamieson.
Spain's Miguel Angel Jiménez shot a two over 74.
Sharvin opens with 76 in New Zealand
BMW ISPS HANDA New Zealand Open — Ardglass rookie Cormac Sharvin has work to do to make the cut after an opening, five over par 76 in Queenstown.
The 2015 Walker Cup winner, now a professional, had two birdies, three bogeys and two double bogeys at Millbrook Resort to share 119th place on day one.
Australia's Steven Jones shot a six under 66 at The Hills Golf Club to lead by one stroke from compatriot Callan O'Reilly, who shot a five under 67 at the same venue.
In the team competition, Sharvin and his amateur playing partner are tied 15th on six under.