The 26-year-old Durbanite had a steady start to the week at Royale Jakarta Golf Club, all except for an unfortunate double bogey at the par-three 15th.
That two-shot slip left Easton two-over for the day, but he was steady throughout the remainder of the round and made it to the clubhouse in a share of 82nd, which is halfway up the 152-player leaderboard.
His countryman Louis Oosthuizen managed a respectable 72, but Easton was no slouch either on Thursday and currently joins the likes of Rikard Karlberg and Victor Dubuisson on two-over-par.
Sunshine Tour veteran Adilson da Silva flew his Brazilian flag high on Thursday after carding an opening 69 to take up a share of ninth. The 42-year-old spattered his card with five birdies during the first round, which marked an impressive comeback after he started the day with a bogey on hole one.
At three-under-par and two shots off the pace, the 12-time Sunshine Tour winner is certainly in a position to contend, and he’ll look to maintain his form over the coming three rounds.
Easton is in a different place to that – he’s aiming to make the cut and build his name on the Asian Tour. Consistent results are the focal point, and shot-by-shot is the way Easton will achieve it.