26 OCTOBER, 2023 - DP WORLD TOUR: Daniel Hillier and Scott Jamieson share the clubhouse lead at the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters as play was suspended on Thursday afternoon at Doha Golf Club due to lightning.

Playing in the first group, Jamieson set the early target of seven under par after a bogey-free first round of 65. Hillier then joined him in a share of the lead after carding five birdies and an eagle in recording his joint-lowest round of the season.

Jamieson is one of a number of players vying to keep their cards for 2024 as this week’s tournament is the final counting event on the 2023 Race to Dubai. The Top 116 on the Race to Dubai Rankings in partnership with Rolex will keep their playing privileges for next season, with Jamieson ranked 119th at the start of the week.
“Delighted with that start" SAID JAMIESON. "It was pretty solid tee to green and I managed to hole some putts today, which has probably let me down in the last few weeks. Certainly been hitting the ball well enough to do better than I have done, but today was a different story.

“It was lovely. The only problem about being out first is it is so humid but you obviously get less wind as you always know you are going to get wind here in the afternoon and the course is a little softer as well so, thankfully, I was able to take advantage of that.

"There’s nothing to lose anymore, right? If I’m being honest, the last month or so, that’s maybe been the issue. I’ve been worrying about the guys around me and trying to just keep my neck in front. I’m on the wrong side of it now and I’ve got to go and get it.”

In a share of third place on six under par are defending champion Ewen Ferguson, his fellow Scotsmen Stephen Gallacher and Robert MacIntyre and Spaniard Santiago Tarrio.

Seven competitors sit one stroke further back on five under, including nine-time DP World Tour winner Pablo Larrazábal, 2016 Ryder Cup player Andy Sullivan, and debutant Joshua Grenville-Wood.

Play will resume on Friday morning at 06:30 local time, with the afternoon starters still to finish their rounds.

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