Ryder Cup star Molinari, playing in front of his home city fans, had six birdies and two bogeys
in a round of 68.
The world number 11 sank three birdies and one bogey
on the front nine but on the way back hit three bogeys
and just one birdie.
Park kept home interest going with six birdies, but finished with a 67 due to a bogey
Paul Broadhurst was the pick of the Midland contingent, lying three under after 15 in a mixed round which had seen six birdies which were partially cancelled out by three bogeys
Webster, who opened with a solid par, hit trouble on the second with a double bogey
six and with confidence low also went one over regulation at the third.
Fiji's Vijay Singh also ended the day on 225 after a 76 that featured seven bogeys
Woods was unable to stay in red numbers after consecutive bogeys
at the seventh and eighth and said: "I felt like I hit the ball better than my score indicates, which is good.
UBS Hong Kong Open champion Colin Montgomerie, who starts the defence of his title in Fanling, Hong Kong next Thursday, was also having a poor day as two bogeys
and two double bogeys
saw him complete the front nine at five-over-par.
369, with six birdies and 34 pars, 20 bogeys
and five double bogeys
1 eagle, 20 birdies, 184 pars, 72 bogeys
, 6 double bogeys
, 1 worse.
Meanwhile, David Duval's misery continued when he withdrew after four holes - including a bogey
six and triple-bogey
Though he gave one back with a bogey
on 11, a birdie from 12 feet on the 12th made it all square again.
Ardina actually looked headed for an explosive start and the early lead but the many-time LPGT winner blew a four-under card with bogeys
TRIAS, Cavite, Philippines Korean amateur Hwang Min-jeong sizzled at the back and shot a four-under 68 then pounced on Chihiro Ikeda and Princess Superal's last-hole bogeys
to wrest a one-stroke lead at the start of the ICTSI Eagle Ridge Ladies Invitational here yesterday.
Superal got derailed by back-to-back bogeys