Jay Choi has opened his 2012 season with a -1 (71) that has him in a tie for 11th place after the first round of the Jakarta Indonesian Open. Rory Hie, the local favorite shot a +1 (73) for a tie for 28th place. David Oh, is in at even par 72 and a tie for 18th.
Jay started his round on number 10 with 2 par’s and then a birdie on 12. Par’s on 13, 14, 15 and 16 led to his second birdie on 17 and he finished with a par on 18 to score -2 (34). Jay’s back nine consisted of a birdie on 6 and bogies on 3 and 9. The bogey on 9 (his finishing hole) did not set well with the talented player from Wildomar, CA.
Choi worked hard in the off season on his putting and shots inside of 100 yds to shore up his ability to get up down from that distance.
Rory Hie, the former USC All-American and #6 ranked amateur in the world shot a +1 on a course Rory felt he should score well on. He has played many practice rounds on the Jakarta course and felt like he should have scored better.
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