Bangkok, May 19: Indian star Jeev Milkha Singh fired a brilliant eight-under-par 63 to seize a share of the clubhouse lead in the ongoing second round of the US$300,000 Thailand Open on Friday.
The 45-year-old Indian, who opened his campaign with a 71, nailed eight birdies to match the efforts of South African Keith Horne (67) and young Thai Jazz Janewattananond (67) on eight-under-par 134 total at the Thai Country Club.
Singapore’s Mitchell Slorach overcame a bout of cold to sign for a solid 66, trailing the trio by one to put himself in contention at the historic event, which returned onto the Asian Tour schedule this week following an eight-year lapse.
Reigning Order of Merit champion Scott Hend of Australia posted a 67 to move within three shots off the lead while playing partners Gavin Green of Malaysia (66) and India’s Shiv Kapur (67) stayed a further shot back on 137.
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