Bangkok, December 29: South African Tristen Strydom kept up his chase for an Asian Tour card by carding a five-under-par 67 to seize the halfway lead by one shot in the Qualifying School Section A at the Windsor Park Golf Club on Thursday.
Strydom followed up his opening 69 with one eagle and five birdies against two bogeys to lead on eight-under-par 136 total while overnight leader Nitithorn Thippong signed for a 70 to slip to second place alongside American Dino A. Giacomazzi, Japan’s Yuki Shino and Sangpil Yoon of Korea.
A total of 41 players survived the halfway cut set at seven-over-par 151 at the Windsor Park Golf Club. Only the leading 12 players and ties at the end of four rounds will qualify for the all-important Final Stage from January 11 to 14.
At the Suvarnabhumi Golf and Country Club, American Kelly Burton posted a 66 to take the halfway lead by one shot on 133 total while Sam Lee of Fiji took second after returning with a second straight 67.
Australian Jack Wilson slipped two shots off the pace to third place following a 70 at the halfway stage of the Qualifying School Section A where a total of 82 players made the cut set at nine-over-par 153.
Players from Suvarnabhumi must finish inside the top-22 and ties on Saturday to qualify for the Final Stage.
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