LONDON, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- Defending champion Paul Casey Thursday was among the winners on the first day of the HSBC World Match Play Championship at Surrey, England.
The native of Cheltenham, England, beat American Jerry Kelly, 3 & 2, in the opening round of the European Tour event.
"I'm going to have to play better golf (this weekend) than I did today," said a dissatisfied Casey. "I believe he was 7-under for the last 11 holes and that's very impressive."
Action was suspended for the night due to darkness, after the start of the first round was delayed nearly two hours by fog.