Lam springs back to share lead in India

Singapore’s Lam Chi Bing grabbed a share of the lead at the Panasonic Open India yesterday as he bids to revive his career after losing his Asian Tour card last year.

Lam birdied the last hole to join the Australian duo of Kieran Pratt and Wade Ormsby in a three-way tie at the top of the first-round leaderboard with a bogey at the 12th the only blot in his otherwise strong five-under 67.

“Losing my Tour card last season was disappointing but I hope to make it up this season with performances like this,” said the 36-year-old Lam, who is eyeing his second win in Asia.

“It wasn’t easy out there. The winds were swirling and I got lucky quite a few times today.”

The only Scot in the field, James Byrne, is six shots off the pace after carding an opening round of 73.