JEJU ISLAND (South Korea) (AFP) Australias Marcus Fraser fired an opening seven-under-par 65 to take the clubhouse lead at the weather-interrupted Ballantines Championship on Thursday. Fraser posted a blemish-free round for a single-shot lead over Englands Mark Foster, who carded a 66 to take second place at the showpiece that is sanctioned by the Asian Tour, European Tour and the Korea PGA. South Koreas Ted Oh returned with a 67 in near darkness to take a share of third place alongside Australias Rick Kulacz and Wales Jamie Donaldson, who are at five-under-par through 17 and 16 holes respectively. Singapores Mardan Mamat posted a 68 to lie in equal eighth together with Thailands Prayad Marksaeng, Ernie Els of South Africa and American Anthony Kim. The early starters only managed to play through six holes until play was suspended for close to five hours due to heavy fog that marred visibility at the Pinx Golf Club on the holiday island of Jeju. When play finally resumed in the afternoon, Fraser, who marked his card with three birdies in his opening four holes, added another two on holes eight and nine to make the turn in 31. The Australian continued to post another two more birdies on holes 10 and 13 to storm home in 65. It was just one of those days where I felt like I did a lot of things right and managed to make a few putts when I had to, said Fraser. Its nice when the round turns out that way and would be even nicer if you can play like that all the time. Oh, searching for his maiden win on the Asian Tour, mixed three birdies, a bogey and an eagle two on the par-four sixth to put him in contention for his career breakthrough. Im playing well. I was playing good all year long but I was struggling on the greens, and then last week, I started putting well and I think thats why Im scoring better, said Oh. Ive a lot of family with me this week, so I kept myself busy talking to them. If I were to be in somewhere else, I would be just waiting by myself, which is kind of hard, added the California-based Korean on his five-hour wait at the clubhouse. Prayad, a six-time Asian Tour winner, opened his Korean campaign strongly with four birdies in his opening five holes. The Thai then posted another birdie on the 10th but dropped a shot on the 14th for his sole bogey of the day. Apart from my lone bogey on the 14th hole, I think I did quite well with five birdies. Im looking forward to the second round, said Prayad, who is seeking to end a three-year title drought on the Asian Tour. The long wait was okay. Delays happen in golf and its a good time for you to reflect and plan your strategy when play resumes, added the Thai.