Chorley's Nick Dougherty fired a one-under-par 71 in the first round of the HSBC Champions event in Shanghai.

The 25-year-old carded three birdies and two bogies, and is already seven shots behind joint-leaders Niclas Fasth and Kevin Stadler, who shot course record-equalling rounds of 64.

A round of 67 put Fiji's Vijay Singh in third place in the lucrative £2.38m event at the Sheshan International.