Colin Montgomerie one off lead in Johnnie Walker Super Tour in Taipei

Colin Montgomerie and Ian Woosnam were just one stroke off the lead after the first round in the Johnnie Walker Super Tour in Taipei, Taiwan, yesterday. The top two Europeans both had four-under-par rounds of 68, but three players - South Africa's Ernie Els, Lin Keng-chi of Taiwan and Park Nam-sin of Korea - went one better. Montgomerie recovered from an indifferent start to shoot four birdies in the back nine.

JOHNNIE WALKER SUPER TOUR (Taipei, Taiwan) First-round scores: 67 L Keng-chi (Tai); P Nam-sin (S Kor); E Els (SA). 68 C Montgomerie (Sco); I Woosnam (Wal). 71 F Casas (Phil). 72 V Singh (Fiji). 75 C Plaphol (Thai). (Eight-man field only; second, third and fourth rounds to be played in Seoul, Manila and Bangkok over the next six days).