Non-conformist Antcliff strides across the fairways in Dhaka. Photo: ASIAN TOUR
Queenslander Maverick Antcliff made an almost perfect start to his first career start in Bangladesh & # 39;
Antcliff, 25, fired a bogey-eight eight-under-par 63 to lead the Bangabandhu Cup Golf Open in Dhaka after the first round.
Augusta University graduate, who had missed the cut in his previous Asian tour, started this season, was super despite the fact that he had only hit 10 fairways to take the lead of two on local hope Mohammad Muaj, Wang Weilun from Taiwan and Thai trio Jazz Janewattananond, Settee Prakongvech and Sadom Kaewkanjana.
Antcliff, who flew under the radar to snare 13th at the Australian Open in November, said he had done well to "stay in the present" while his lap flourished.
"I am very happy with the way I played today," said the golfer from Brisbane
"I wanted to come and play here last year, but couldn't get my visa approved on time, so it's nice to finally be here.
"I worked hard on my game after my first few events at home, so it's nice to make a good start.
"I am very happy with my birdie in the third hole … because I managed to get some speed there."