Siddik takes a big leap

March 30, 2013

Siddikur Rahman took a big leap in the Chiangmai Golf Classic when he ended the second round in joint ninth position to brighten his chance for a second Asian Tour Title in Bangkok on Friday.
The golfing hope of Bangladesh, started the day in 16th place but finished it in a spectacular fashion, when he hit two birdies at the final 17th and 18th holes to bolster his claim with two rounds to go. At the end of the round he was on five-under-par 67 with five birdies and no bogeys.
Thailand’s Prayad Marksaeng was in the driving seat as he maintained his title charge with five-under-par 67 to stretch his advantage to two shots.
The overnight leader, who is a six-time Asian Tour winner but has not been on the region’s premier tour since 2007, tightened his grip atop the leaderboard with his 12-under-par 132 total at the Alpine Golf Resort.
A host of talented Asian Tour stars, including Thongchai Jaidee of Thailand and Asia’s first Major champion YE Yang of Korea, were hot on his heels.
Thongchai, who needs a win in Chiangmai to qualify for the Masters Tournament, shot a fabulous 65 to move up to tied second place with
American Jonathan Moore 68 and India’s Digvijay Singh, who birdied his last three holes for a 67.
Hu Mu, playing on a sponsor’s invitation, stayed in the title hunt with a solid 69 for tied fifth place, three behind Prayad.

-With New Age input

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