Steve Webster took a one-stroke lead at the Indonesian Open with a three-under 69 in the second round yesterday that moves him to six-under.
The Englishman parred the front nine, bogeyed the par-four 11th, but immediately recovered by carding birdies on the 12th and then the final three holes.
Just a shot behind Webster are compatriot Simon Dyson, Jeppe Huldahl of Denmark and Jamie Donaldson of Wales.
First round leader Angelo Que fell to two-under after carding six bogeys and only two birdies.
AP, FINGAL, AUSTRALIA
Australian Michael Sim shot a five-under 67 yesterday to take a share of the second-round lead with Argentina’s Miguel Angel Carballo at the Moonah Classic.
Sim and Carballo (68) have a 36-hole total of eight-under 136 on the Moonah Links course that has twice hosted the Australian Open.
American Josh Teater (68) and Terry Pilkadaris of Australia (67) are a further stroke back in the joint Nationwide and Australasian PGA event.
Four players are tied for fifth at six-under 138, including Australian veteran Peter O’Malley (70), who was among five who shared the first-round lead. Australian Steven Conran shot 67, while Americans Daniel Summerhays and Hunter Haas each had 70s to be tied with O’Malley.
AP, PATTAYA, THAILAND
Brittany Lang of the US shot a three-under 69 yesterday to take a one-stroke lead over compatriots Morgan Pressel and Paula Creamer at the halfway stage of the US$1.45 million LPGA Thailand.
Lang used long drives to produce her second straight bogey-free round, giving her a two-day total of seven-under 137 at the Siam Country Club Pattaya Plantation course.
Two shots off the lead and at joint fourth were American Angela Stanford (71) and first-round leader Jin Joo-hong of South Korea (73).
The world’s top-ranked player Lorena Ochoa improved after a mediocre opening round on Thursday, firing a 69 to be tied for sixth, three strokes off the lead. Level with Ochoa at four-under were South Korea’s Ji Eun-hee (67), Japan’s Mika Miyazato (67), Sweden’s Helen Alfredsson (72) and American Kristy McPherson (72).
■WOMEN’S INDIAN OPEN
AFP, GURGAON, INDIA
Thailand’s Pornanong Phatlum defended her DLF Women’s Indian Open title after carding a four-under 68 to win by two strokes from South Korea’s Kim Hae-jung.
The 19-year-old finished the three-round event with an eight-under 208 total — two strokes better than Kim.