FIRST ROUND LEADERBOARD: (GB & Ire unless stated)
-6 L Wen-chong (Chn), R Sterne (SA) -5 L Wen-Tang (Tai), F Minoza (Phi) -4 F Molinari (It), C Plaphol (Tha), W Ter-Chang (Chn), O Wilson
Selected others: -2 J Daly (US), C Montgomerie -1 B Langer (Ger) +1 MA Jiminez (Sp) +2 N Faldo
Sterne's round included eight birdies and two bogeys
South Africa's Richard Sterne and Liang Wen-chong of China both shot six-under-par 64s to share the lead after the first round of the Hong Kong Open.
England's Oliver Wilson is two shots back despite sinking seven birdies, while compatriot Oliver Fisher's 67 contained six birdies and three bogeys.
Colin Montgomerie, who won the event in 2005, is one further shot adrift.
Nick Faldo birdied three consecutive holes, but ended two over in his first European Tour event in over a year.