Sport: Brad Moules takes early lead at PNG Open

9:24 am on 22 April 2016

South Australian Brad Moules leads the Papua New Guinea Open after an opening round of 6-under 66 at the Royal Port Moresby Golf Club.

A hot putter was to thank for the 24-year-old's performance which featured an eagle, five birdies and a lone bogey.

"Very happy the putts fell today. It's good to get off to a nice fast start," Moules said.

"I think playing last week in Lae was the key, I was able to get my head around things and so it all fell into place today."

Australian golfer Brad Moules.

Australian golfer Brad Moules. Photo: PGA of Australia

Queensland's Cory Crawford and New South Welshman Daniel Bringolf are both just one shot back at five under par.

Crawford is new on tour this year and was pleased with his start.

"Five under par was a good score today. I got off to a hot start and played quite nicely but gave back a few late. That's just the luck of the course, I had a couple of bad bounces but I got a couple of good ones as well so I can't complain," said Crawford.

The best placed Papua New Guinean is amateur golfer Jacob Duwe, who is tied for 12th at two under par, after mixing five birdies with three bogeys.

Ismael Lelai is the next best local at one over par in a share of 33rd place.

Fiji's sole representative, Krishna Singh, had a round to forget, carding an eight over par 80 to be tied for 83rd.