Darren Clarke six off lead at Thailand Golf Championships

Darren Clarke
Darren Clarke

Darren Clarke hit a three-under-par 69 in the first round of the Thailand Golf Championship.

Clarke trails leader Jamie Donaldson by six shots after he scored a 63 to lead the field by three.

Clarke was one under par after three birdies and a couple of bogeys, but an eagle at the par-five 15th lifted him up the leaderboard.

Sergio Garcia is in a group of three players sharing second place.