Art Arbole took charge with a solid four-under 30 at the back but faltered with two bogeys
against a birdie in the last six holes at the front.
Following a bogey
at the second, he reached the green at the third with two tremendous shots and sunk a 12-yard putt for an eagle three - the only one of the day from the 160 competitors.
Cyna Rodriguez actually blew a one-stroke lead with bogeys
in the last two holes and ended up with a 71 but Chabon came through with a run of gutsy pars after dropping a stroke on the par-5 14th, setting up a crowded leaderboard in the early going of the P1.25 million championship put up by ICTSI.
Curtis Cup player Amy Boulden was the best of the Welsh with a 72 finishing with a birdie four, while Kath O'Connor was respectable with 74 but Welsh girls champion Chloe Williams finished with two double bogeys
for a 79.
Chris Wood had a rough day, however, signing for a 71 to drop in to a tie for 12th, having all but cancelled out six birdies with three bogeys
and a double bogey
on the 14th.
He cancelled out his opening bogey
with a birdie at the third but followed that with two more bogeys
and turned with a double bogey
He needed all his battling qualities on day two when a triple bogey
eight at the par five third was followed by bogeys
at the fourth, eighth, 10th and 11th to raise the prospect of a swift return home.
Storm responded with consecutive birdies at the fourth and fifth but then bogeyed
the seventh and ran up a double bogey
at the par-three eighth.
at the par-three sixth was followed by a birdie at the seventh, which tied him with Daly.
man came back to frighten the life out of Greg Owen at the Players' Championship last night.
Barbara layout, Namuangruk wrested control at 134 despite a not-so-impressive four birdie-two bogey
effort in light rain that however proved enough to put him on top of the leaderboard that kept changing names until the last player had holed out.
Thai Pavarista Yoktuan also wavered with a closing bogey
and settled for a 70.
Clarke began his round in disappointing fashion with a bogey
at the first, but immediately picked up a birdie at the second.
On a hot day, 45th ranked Julien Guerrier teed off with a bogey
on the tenth but turned the tide at the seaside course in his favour with three consecutive birdies from the 14th hole to reach the turn in two under.
at the last was the only blemish on Furyk's card which contained three birdies while Goosen hit five birdies and two bogeys