Ladies European Tour

Cheyenne Woods, niece of Tiger Woods, is 1 stroke off the lead at the Ladies European Tour opener despite not practicing because an airline problem delayed the arrival of her clubs in Australia.

Beth Allen, a Scotland-based American, is in front at the Vic Allen after a 6-under 67 Thursday in the first round at Barwon Heads.

Woods was unable to fit in a practice round on the Beach or Creek layouts. Her clubs missed a connection in Los Angeles and did not get to the clubhouse until Wednesday afternoon.

The winner of the 2014 Australian Ladies Masters says she napped and relaxed, adding that after the long travel day the mix-up “forced me to rest.”

Camilla Lennarth of Sweden shot a 69 and Laura Davies a 71.

European Tour

Chris Paisley shot a 7-under 65 to take a 1-shot clubhouse lead over David Horsey after a weather-interrupted first round at the Maybank Championship in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Play was suspended for almost two hours due to the threat of storms and 40 players will need to return Friday morning to complete their rounds.

Paisley, who already has a European Tour title to his name this year after winning last month’s South African Open, posted seven birdies at the Saujana Golf and Country Club.

“I hit it well off the tee so I gave myself a lot of wedges and short irons into the greens,” Paisley said.

Henrik Stenson, the 2016 British Open champion, was well down the field on 72. Haotong Li, who won the Dubai Desert Classic last Sunday, fared even worse as he slumped to a 74.