Park extends lead at Q-school after second round
Jin Park extended his lead after firing a two-under-par 70 in the
second round of the Asian Tour Qualifying School Stage One at the
Plutaluang Golf Course in Pattaya on Thursday.
Park pulled away after an eight-under-par 136 total, two strokes
ahead of Canadian Rafael Lee who carded a 71. Australian Troy Kennedy
rose up to third after an improved 69 while Sirapong Maitreeyeunyong
shot a 73 and was the highest placed Thai in joint eighth position
seven strokes adrift.
Finlands Jaakko Makitalo blasted his second straight three-under-par
68 to remain on top of the pack at the Pattana Golf and Sports Resort.
With a two-day total of six-under-par 136, Makitalo has a slim one
stroke advantage over Japans Hironori Yoshida who leaped to
second spot after a 67. It was disappointment for Hong Kongs
youngster Jimmy Ko who stumbled to a 78 and missed the cut by a
single stroke after a 152 total in joint 77th place.
At the Emerald Golf Club, James Morrison of England carded a 67
and was tied for the lead with South African Albert Pistorius who
shot a 69 for a 141 total.
An estimated 45 players from Stage One will gain entry into the
Final Stage where they will battle 129 exempted players. Only the
top-40 and ties from the Final Stage will gain their card for the
December 7, 2006