Jay Choi birdied 3 of his last 6 holes to finish the first round of the Mitsui Sumitomo Visa Taiheiyo Masters in a tie for 6th place, 3 shots off the lead of Toru Suzuki, who is at -6. 2011 Master’s champion, Charl Scwartzel is tied for 2nd at -5. The event is being played Nov. 10-13, at Taiheiyo Club, Gotemba Course.
Jay had 5 birdies and 2 bogies to round out his 69. The former University of New Mexico All-American had 28 putts total that included 8, one putt’s. Jay is working hard to improve his current ranking of 29th on the Japan Golf Tour Money List with 2011 earnings of $383,340.00.