Suteepat surges to the top at Parahyangan Golf – Asian Development Tour

Suteepat surges to the top at Parahyangan Golf

Thai talent Suteepat Prateeptienchai propelled to the top of the leaderboard after firing a second-round seven-under-par 65 to grab the clubhouse lead on nine-under-par 135 total at the weather-disrupted Combiphar Players Championship on Wednesday.

The 29-year-old Thai, who opened his campaign with a 70, fired two eagles in five holes and nailed four birdies against a bogey to put himself in prime position to chase for a third consecutive victory in his last three starts on the Asian Development Tour (ADT).

Suteepat, who sits in third place on the Order of Merit following two victories in Indonesia over the last one month, holds a one-shot advantage over compatriot and Order of Merit leader Chonlatit Chuenboonngam, who returned a 66, in the US$100,000 ADT event held at the Parahyangan Golf.

Denwit Boriboonsub, also of Thailand, lurked one shot off the pace after posting a sizzling front-nine 30 which saw him notch six birdies, including four in-a-row from the sixth. He will be among the 57 players who will return to complete their rounds at 6.15am local time on Thursday.

The second round of the Combiphar Players Championship was suspended at 12.30pm local time due to lightning threats before resuming two hours later. The halfway cut is projected to be at two-over-par 146 with players inside top-50 and ties progressing into the next two rounds.

The Combiphar Players Championship is the ADT’s sixth and final stop in Indonesia this season. With a prize money of US$100,000 on offer, players will have everything to play for as they aim to finish inside top-10 on the final Order of Merit to earn playing rights on the Asian Tour in 2023.