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Howell flies English flag in Malaysia
DAVID Howell's newly-found affection for Kuala Lumpur Golf & Country Club would only have strengthened after the Swindon star made a flying start to the Malaysian Open this morning.
The 37-year-old, who believes his career revival began in the Far East last year, hit a three-under-par round of 69 in the capital, a score which left him in a tie for 15th and as the joint highest-placed Englishman on the leaderboard.
Three birdies on the front nine at three, five and eight - the latter on a par three - were followed by a bogey at the 11th and another birdie two at 15.
Thailand's Kiradech Aphibarnrat tops the standings on seven-under, but plenty of the field still have to complete their opening rounds as play has been suspended for the day due to thunderstorms.
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