Aucklands Wenyung Keh has produced a solid opening round of two-under par at the Womens Amateur Asia-Pacific to be in a tie for fifth at the Sentosa Golf Club, Singapore.

The highest ranked Kiwi in the field was hovering at the top of the leaderboard after making her way to three-under par before a three-putt on 17 cost her a vital shot late in the day.

Kehs spirits remained high after what is a great start in what is the biggest stroke play tournament of her amateur career.

"It was tough out there today with it getting very windy in the back nine, but to see my name near the top of the leaderboard was pretty exciting and I was like, whaaat which was cool," smiled Keh.

"Its great to wear the fern again today, its been a while and hopefully I can stick to the same game plan and be patient tomorrow."

The 20-year-old finds herself four-shots behind talented Thai Atthaya Thitikul who enjoyed a late birthday present for yesterday after recording eight birdies on her way to the top of the leaderboard.

Canterburys Juliana Hung produced a colourful scorecard of five birdies and four bogeys to finish at one-under par, just one shot shy of Keh, followed by Aucklands Caryn Khoo who finished at one-over.

Things didnt quite go to script for Amelia Garvey (five-over), Rose Zheng (five-over) and Brittney Dryland (eight-over) who will aim to climb back on day two in an attempt to make the cut.

The second round will commence at 1:00pm NZT as the Kiwis looks to bounce back.

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