Sharma takes halfway lead

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At 7-under 135, Kiradech shares fifth place with amongst others, defending champion and world No. 1 Dustin Johnson, double Masters Tournament victor Bubba Watson and CIMB Classic champion Pat Perez, four back of halfway leader Shubhankar Sharma of India.

Sharma will have his work cut for him to win this tournament.

The 21-year-old - a two-time victor on the European Tour this season - carded a five-under-par 66 to move clear of Masters champion Garcia, Xander Schauffele and Rafa Cabrera-Bello.

Xander Schauffele, Rafa Cabrera Bello and Sergio Garcia are two strokes back at 9-under par, with defending champion Dustin Johnson four shots back at 7-under par.

However, there is no cut in the elite-field event meaning that Dunne will have the chance over the weekend to move up the leaderboard and boost his world ranking points. "On the safer side, not too many birdies but no bogeys".

"I'm really happy", Sharma said in quotes reported on the European Tour website. "I'm really enjoying it and that's when I'm able to play my best".

"I just kept the ball in play", Sharma said.

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"I didn't want to come here and just be happy to be part of it and just make up the numbers", he said. I just wanted the first round to get out of the way.

Success has come quick for the youngest player in the field.

Sharma hit a 3-wood on his opening tee shot to 2 feet for a tap-in eagle and overcame consecutive three-putt bogeys.

The five birdies he picked up on the back nine, including at the final three holes, helped him stamp his authority on the event.

Reigning Masters champion Garcia fired a bogey-free 65 that included a 22-foot eagle putt at the par-5 11th and a 16-foot birdie at 18 to grab a share of second place.

The 21-year-old Indian's remarkable rise continued to gather pace as he claimed a two-shot halfway lead at Chapultepec Golf Club.

Johnson shot a five-under-par 66, while he holed out for eagle on the par-four ninth hole.

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