Denwit Boriboonsub of Thailand closed the gap on overnight leader Amir Nazrin during Round Two of the PKNS Selangor Masters in Petaling Jaya on Friday, posting a one under score of 70 to tie the lead going into the final rounds.
Malaysia’s Nazrin, who posted a six under score of 65 yesterday, was not able to maintain the pace for a second day, scoring bogeys on the final hole of each nine at Kebab Golf Seri Selangor for a two round total of 137.
His compatriot Edven Ying, who held a share of second place in the US$150,000 Asian development Tour event overnight, managed to keep in touch with the leaders, but after a colorful round with five birdies and as many bogeys, drops to third on four under.
Sharing the group in third place were two overnight movers, Jack Murdoch of Australia and Singapore’s Gregory Foo, who both carded rounds of 68 to add to their first round totals of 70. Both posted one of the few eagles on the board, Foo on the par five fifth hole, and Murdoch on the equally lengthy par five sixth.
Shariffuddin Ariffin holds solo sixth after his one over par round, which although it included six birdies, also saw too many dropped shots, including a double on the par 3 third hole.
Fellow Malaysian Danny Chia matched his first round score of 70, as dis Van Thomas of the USA, and the pair share seventh spot with a combined score of 140, three shots back of the leaders.
The Philippine duo of Lloyd Jefferson Go and Ira Alido occupy ninth place on the board at one under par, Alido posting a four under score of 67 to make up for his three over 74 in Round One.
In a group of four in 11th place, Abdul Hadi of Singapore and England’s Joe Heraty are joined by Thailand’s Nattawat Suvajanakorn and Nirun Sae-ueng, all on even par after two rounds with a score of 142.
The cut after Round Two was set at eight over par, and 50 golfers will continue into Round Three.