ADT: Green leads with fantastic 64

Thu 13 Aug 2015

ADT: Green leads with fantastic 64

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Kuala Lumpur, August 14: Gavin Green of Malaysia opened up a three-shot lead at the PGM Northport Glenmarie Championship after returning to finish his second round with an eight-under-par 64 on Friday.
The big-hitting 21-year-old totalled 13-under-par 131 to grab the lead at the RM200,000 (approximately US$55,400) Asian Development Tour (ADT) event, which was suspended on Friday due to bad weather.
Singapore’s Lam Chih Bing matched Green’s effort of 64 to sit in second place while Malaysians Nicholas Fung and Sukree Othman, Jordan Irawan of Indonesia and Thammanoon Sriroj of Thailand were a further four shots back in tied third.
Green, who turned professional in June, is one of Malaysia’s brightest young talents as he enjoyed a decorated amateur career at the University of New Mexico in the United States and rose to fifth place on the men’s World Amateur Golf Ranking.
Lam Chih BingHe signed off on his amateur career as the 12th ranked amateur golfer and was the second highest placed Asian after Chinese Taipei’s Pan Cheng-tsung. He also won an ADT event on home soil last year before joining the play-for-pay ranks.
The halfway cut was set at one-over-par 145 with a total of 57 players advancing into the final two rounds.
The winner of the PGM Northport Glenmarie Championship will take home a prize purse of US$9,615 and receive six Official World Golf Ranking points. The top six players and ties will also earn points based on a sliding scale.
Since it was inaugurated in 2010, the ADT has grown from five events in the first year to 21 tournaments in 2014. A record 24 tournaments have been confirmed for the 2015 season.
The ADT will continue to reward the top-five finishers on the final Order of Merit with Asian Tour cards for 2016.
With the Olympic Games looming in 2016 where golf will be reintroduced as a medal sport, players in the region could earn their spots in Rio de Janeiro by earning Official World Golf Ranking points through the Asian Tour and ADT.
For more information on the ADT, please visit www.asiandevelopmenttour.com.
Leading second round scores:
131 - Gavin GREEN (MAS) 67 64
134 - LAM Chih Bing (SIN) 70 64
138 - Nicholas FUNG (MAS) 67 71, Blake SNYDER (USA) 70 68, Jordan IRAWAN (INA) 66 72, Thammanoon SRIROJ (THA) 69 69, Sukree OTHMAN (MAS) 67 71
139 - Airil Rizman ZAHARI (MAS) 69 70, Malcolm KOKOCINSKI (SWE) 74 65
140 - Smithti TEERATRAKUL (THA) 66 74, Arie Irawan (MAS) 69 71, Casey O'TOOLE (USA) 70 70, Nakarintra RATANAKUL (THA) 71 69, Danny MASRIN (INA) 68 72, Sutijet KOORATANAPISAN (THA) 70 70
141 - LOW Khai Jei (A) (MAS) 72 69, Greg MOSS (USA) 72 69, Mitchell SLORACH (SIN) 69 72, R. Nachimuthu (MAS) 71 70, Pijit PETCHKASEM (THA) 72 69, Brett MUNSON (USA) 72 69
142 - James BOWEN (USA) 70 72, Phachara KHONGWATMAI (THA) 76 66, KOH Deng Shan (SIN) 71 71, Sejun YOON (USA) 69 73, Chanat SAKULPOLPHAISAN (THA) 71 71, Masaru TAKAHASHI (JPN) 72 70, Tommy Mou (TPE) 71 71, YE Jian-feng (CHN) 72 70
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 earn coveted Asian Tour cards for the following season, ensuring a proper career pathway for aspiring professionals. All ADT events receive Official World Golf Ranking points.