Abu Dhabi, UAESaturday 26 September 2020

England’s Daniel Owen takes the initiative at Mena Tour Championship in Oman

Daniel Owen opened with a 5-under 67 to set the pace at the Mena Tour Championship in Muscat on Sunday.
Daniel Owen. Photo Courtesy / Mena Tour
Daniel Owen. Photo Courtesy / Mena Tour

Daniel Owen opened with a 5-under 67 to seize the early initiative in the Mena Tour Championship in Muscat as Order of Merit leader Craig Hinton finished the day two shots off the pace on Sunday.

Englishman Owen mixed six birdies with one bogey to move one clear of compatriot Max Williams and Scotland’s Paul Doherty on a day when 26 players broke par.

A two-time winner this season, Hinton led the chasing pack on 3-under along with his playing partner Zane Scotland, Joe Heraty, Jordan Garnish, Mariano Ochoa and Per Barth.

“I didn’t miss any green and played some solid golf,” Owen said. “I chipped in from 20 yards on the first and that kind set the tone for the round.”

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Updated: October 30, 2016 04:00 AM

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