ADT: Munson holds on to his lead in Jakarta

Wed 16 Jul 2014

ADT: Munson holds on to his lead in Jakarta

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Jakarta, July 16: Brett Munson of the United States maintained his lead at the halfway stage of the US$60,000 Linc Group Jakarta Classic after shooting a three-under-par 69 on Wednesday.
The 27-year-old Munson stayed in front of the chasing pack with an eight-under-par 136 total to hold a one shot advantage over Englishman Grant Jackson, who returned with a 68 at the Imperial Klub Golf.
Niall Turner of Ireland and Mathiam Keyser of South Africa were a further shot back in tied third on 138 while Japan’s Konosuke Nakazato, Michael Moore of Australia, I Ketut Sugiarta of Indonesia and Shang Zhi of China shared fifth place on 141.
Munson was even-par at the turn before shooting three birdies on his homeward nine to put himself in good position to seal his second victory on the burgeoning Tour, which is the gateway to the Asian Tour.
“I played consistently but I need to eliminate the three putts because I had one each day. It is a good feeling to have when you are at the top of the leaderboard but we are only halfway through the tournament. I’m still going out there to take one shot at a time,” said Munson.
The American believes that the confidence gained when he won his first ADT title in Malaysia in March will put him in good stead against the talented cast gathered at the Linc Group Jakarta Classic.
“Once you’ve won, you have proven it to yourself that you can win and it gives you some confidence. Hopefully I can continue my form,” added Munson, who is ranked third on the Order of Merit.
Jackson charged up the leaderboard with seven birdies against three bogeys highlighted by a huge 40-feet birdie putt on the par three fifth hole. The Englishman was delighted that his hard work during the break is starting to pay off.
“I’m coming here with the mind set of winning and this is a good position to be in. I trained a lot using the TrackMan Golf device and the Aimpoint Express. My putting and hitting have improved so I’m pleased with my game and results so far,” said Jackson, who has one ADT victory.
The halfway cut was set at five-over-par 149 with a total of 56 players progressing into the final two rounds.
This season, the ADT will reward the top five players on the final Order of Merit with playing rights for the 2015 Asian Tour season. Previously, the top-three players were offered Asian Tour cards since the ADT’s launch in 2010.
For more information on the ADT, please visit www.asiandevelopmenttour.com.
Leading second round scores:
136 - Brett MUNSON (USA) 67 69
137 - Grant JACKSON (ENG) 69 68
138 - Niall TURNER (IRL) 70 68, Mathiam KEYSER (RSA) 70 68
141 - Konosuke NAKAZATO (JPN) 71 70, Michael MOORE (AUS) 72 69, I Ketut SUGIARTA (INA) 71 70, Shang ZHI (CHN) 72 69
142 - Mitchell SLORACH (SIN) 71 71, Annop TANGKAMOLPRASERT (THA) 69 73, Peter RICHARDSON (ENG) 72 70, Ian ANDREW (INA) 70 72
143 - Clarke LUTTON (SCO) 71 72, Pavit TANGKAMOLPRASERT (THA) 71 72, Unho PARK (AUS) 72 71, Jack MUNRO (AUS) 71 72, CHOO Tze Huang (SIN) 73 70, George GANDRANATA (INA) 73 70, Lindsay RENOLDS (CAN) 72 71
144 - Fajar WINURYANTO (INA) 73 71, Rory HIE (INA) 71 73, Danny MASRIN (A) (USA) 73 71
145 - Jordan SHERRATT (AUS) 71 74, YE Jian-feng (CHN) 74 71, Joshua Andrew WIRAWAN (INA) 73 72
146 - Kurnia Herisiandy SANTOSO (INA) 71 75, Tenka TERADA (JPN) 72 74, Casey O'TOOLE (USA) 74 72, Jake STIRLING (AUS) 74 72, Mars PUCAY (PHI) 74 72, Arie IRAWAN (MAS) 77 69, Yuki USAMI (JPN) 76 70
About Linc Group
Established in 2001, Linc Group, is driven by a group of outstanding experts with decades of experiences. Today, the business has grown to become a conglomerate offering a suite of Supply Chain solutions that include Shipping, Freight Forwarding and Custom Brokerage, Distribution, Distribution Center and Inventory Management, Liquid Bulk Storage Tank, Supply Chain IT Solutions as well as Comprehensive Supply Chain Training and Education Center.
Through the years, the company’s growth was driven by our customers’ unique characteristics and needs. By analyzing and understanding companies of varying sizes and complexities, we are able to expand and develop our competencies to deliver powerful and effective solutions. We continously learn from our customer's best practices to deliver the right solutions to meet our customer's growth objectives.
About OB Golf Events
OB Golf Events is a subsidiary of OB Golf & Lifestyle Magazine which is Indonesia’s leading English Golf Magazine. Serving the corporate market with unique and memorable corporate tournaments for over 10 years, OB Golf Events has been behind many successful international and domestic golf tournaments in Indonesia. Reaching over 30,000 golfers nationwide, OB Golf serves anyone interested in golf with all their golfing needs. For more information, visit www.obgolf.co.id or www.golfwonderfulindonesia.com.
About the Asian Development Tour
The Asian Development Tour was launched in 2010 with the aim of creating a career pathway for professional golfers in Asia. Sanctioned by the Asian Tour, the Asian Development Tour will ultimately create a new playing platform for emerging stars from across Asia and around the world. Through the Asian Tour Qualifying School, players will qualify for the Asian Development Tour and enjoy the opportunity to hone their games and talent through a secondary circuit in Asia. Designed in the same structure as the Web.com Tour in America and European Challenge Tour, the Asian Development Tour is a stepping stone to the Asian Tour and the exciting world of international golf. The Asian Development Tour has been structured to ensure the best opportunities for its members. The leading five players on the Asian Development Tour will