Reed has round one lead in windy Shanghai

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       Highlights from the opening round of the WGC-HSBC Champions in Shanghai

Schauffele birdied his last two holes Sunday for a 4-under 68 and then two-putted for birdie on the par-5 18th in a playoff to beat Tony Finau and win the HSBC Champions.

Finau, of Samoan and Tongan descent, is the first player of that ancestry on the PGA Tour and the first Polynesian to play in the Ryder Cup, where he provided a rare bright spot as a U.S. captain's pick in last month's crushing loss to Europe.

Finau was three clear of Rose, Schauffele and Patrick Reed starting the day but remains win-less since 2016 with 11 top-10 finishes to his credit this year alone.

Finau made seven birdies and one bogey for a 6-under 66 in Shanghai. "Just got to put that last couple holes behind me and come out a little bit angry tomorrow".

"I'm really pleased", the US Ryder Cup player said.

Rose, who seized on a final-round collapse by 54-hole leader Dustin Johnson to win past year, looked sharp but was happy to escape with a 69 after he closed both the front and back nines with bogeys.

"Definitely feel like I let one get away", said Finau, whose only PGA Tour victory was at the Puerto Rico Open two years ago.

Before we get there, though, we have to address one of the most unlucky bounces a player has ever gotten.

The birdie was enough to see Finau regain the lead and his length off the tee allowed him to take advantage of the par five last.

He had a three-shot lead going into the weekend, which was gone when he missed a short par putt on the fifth hole and failed to convert a 5-foot birdie putt on No. 7 as Rose was making his move.

Rose was out of contention by the time he reached the 18th, but to the majority of the Chinese fans he still seemed to have had a huge impact on the result when his approach to the par-five green hit Schaufelle's ball and caused it to roll off down the slope and into the water.

"I figured I just hit the shot I needed - a big, huge slice", Reed said. "I was happy just to make a few birdies coming down the stretch".

World No. 1 Brooks Koepka is 2 over after a 71, and Dustin Johnson and Rory McIlroy slipped to 4 over and 8 over, respectively. At the Open Championship at Carnoustie, Scotland, Schauffele and Finau played together for two rounds and both finished in the top 10, with Schauffele edging Finau by two shots, finishing in a tie for second while Finau tied for ninth.

Local favourite Ajeetesh Sandhu (70) held on to third spot while Thailand's Suradit Yongcharoenchai (72) slipped from his overnight joint lead to fourth positio.

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