Thursday, 21 February 2013

PGM sime darby harvard classic

PGM Sime Darby Harvard Masters second round  21-2-2013 

Day 2 
James Bowen
Hsies Chi
Birdie Galore  at Harvard  with  preferred lies

American James Bowen and Pavit Tangkamolprasert of Thailand rocketed to the top of the PGM Sime Darby Harvard Masters second round leaderboard today where they sat distantly from the rest on 13-under 131.

Bowen had a seven-under 65 and Pavit carded a brilliant 63.

Hsieh Chi-Hsien of Chinese Taipei was alone in third place on 134 as his 66 took him to 10-under for the tournament, while Malaysia’s S. Sivachandran and Jakraphan Premsirigorn of Thailand crept into a tie for fourth on 135, alongside joint overnight leader Canadian Lindsay.

Siva shot a 6-under 66 to go with his first round 69 in the Asian Development Tour (ADT) co-sanctioned event, while Jakraphan went two strokes better for an eight-under 64.

Another American Spencer Shishido kept up his good form and stayed in touch with the leaders after carding a three-under 69 that took him to 136 and just one stroke off the lead.

Australian Anthony Choat, Malaysia’s Akhmal Tarmizee and Zurie Harun, and Zanie Boy Gialo of the Philippines were a shot back, tied for eighth on seven-under-par, while Clement Rameaux of France, Muda and fellow Malaysian Hafiy Suhaili (Mas), Filipino James Lam, Thailand’s Wasin Sripattranusorn and Ratchapol Jantavara were joint 12th on 138, yet another stroke adrift.

Six-under for the tournament, Malcolm Kokocinski of Sweden, Malaysian Rizal Amin, Yuzo Ichikawa of Japan and Englishman Grant Jackson were tied on 138.

The second round was a good day for scoring and only three players of the top-21 failed to shoot a sub-70.

Bowen and Pavit led the way with disciplined and controlled aggression that saw them rewarded for their precision at the RM200,000 tournament. The US player had nine birdies in his round, mixed with two bogeys, while Pavit took his birdie count to double figures; signing for 10 and one bogey.

Speaking after his round, in which he registered seven birdies and a lonesome bogey, Siva said he was happy with the way he was swinging the club and his game overall.

“My putting was okay today. I stroked the ball the way I wanted to and the putts fell, which was nice. My driving too was okay. I hit the ball solidly and kept it in the fairway, which gave me the opportunity to go for the flag and create birdie chances.”
Siva, who finished runner-up at the season-opening I&P Kinrara Classic last month and was hoping to go one better here, added that he just wanted to stay focused and take it one shot at a time.

“It is important to play it one shot at a time. There are two more rounds to play so the tournament still has a long way to go,” he added.

Leading Second Round Scores

131 James Bowen (US) 66-65, Pavit Tangkamolprasert (Tha) 68-63
134 Hsieh Chi-Hsien (Tpe) 68-66
135 Lindsay Renolds (Can) 65-70, S. Sivachandhran (Mas) 69-66, Jakraphan Premsirigorn (Tha) 71-64
136 Spencer Shishido (US) 67-69
137 Anthony Choat (Aus) 68-69, Akhmal Tarmizee (Mas) 68-69, Zurie Harun (Mas) 70-67, Zanie Boy Gialon (Phi) 71-66
138 Clement Rameaux (Fra) 70-68, Shaifubari Muda (Mas) 65-73, Wasin Sripattranusorn (Tha) 70-68, Ratchapol Jantavara (Tha) 69-69, Hafiy Suhaili (Mas) 69-69, James Lam (Phi) 69-69
139 Malcolm Kokocinski (Swe) 70-69, Rizal Amin (Mas) 70-69, Yuzo Ichikawa (Jpn) 71-68, Grant Jackson (Eng) 68-71
140 Nils Floren (Swe) 72-68, Shahizul Ahmad (Mas) 70-70, Rashid Ismail (Mas) 70-70, Mitsuhiko Hashizume (Jpn) 72-68, Shaun Malone (Eng) 70-70

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