ADT: Super Slorach fires 63 to lead

Thu 24 Nov 2016

ADT: Super Slorach fires 63 to lead

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Bogor, Indonesia, November 24: Singapore’s Mitchell Slorach soared into the lead after signing for a superb eight-under-par 63 at the halfway stage of the Combiphar Golf Invitational on Thursday.
Starting the day three shots back, the 29-year-old Singaporean fired 10 birdies against two bogeys to lead by one shot on nine-under-par 133 total at the Gunung Geulis Country Club situated in Bogor city.
American John Catlin returned with a 64 to take second place while Filipino stalwart Antonio Lascuna sits a further shot back in third after posting a 68 at the inaugural US$60,000 ADT event, which is the Tour’s second stop in Indonesia this season.
Micah Lauren Shin, also of the United States, signed for a 67 to take fourth place on 136 while Thailand’s Panuwat Muenlek and Raphael De Sousa of Switzerland shared fifth on 137 following identical 69s.
Slorach fired two opening birdies from 10 before dropping a shot on 12. He made it up right away with a birdie on 13 and nailed three straight birdies from 16 to turn in 31. He then added two pairs of birdies against a bogey on his way home for a 32.
“I struck the ball great and I putted very well. I missed only one fairway today and I hit 17 greens in regulation. I hit it close and I was able to give myself chances to make birdies today.
“I played with no expectations. I went out feeling calm and I stayed calm throughout the round. I managed myself well,” said Slorach, who enjoyed his best result on the ADT when he finished runner-up in the last event in Malaysia two months ago.
“The conditions are very wet. It will be a huge bonus if you can get on the fairways, given the preferred lies in play. I played pretty much the same as I did yesterday except that the putts went in today,” added Slorach.
Catlin credited his short game for a commendable round. “I putted very well. I gave myself a lot of birdie putts and my short game was on point as I only missed a few greens. I made a couple of 20-footers and sank most of the putts from five to 15 feet. I was rock solid,” said the Bangkok-based 26-year-old.
“I chipped it in from about 30 feet for eagle on 16. It was an uphill chip. I played aggressively and it went in. I went on the birdie the next hole and it was nice finishing the way I did. I will continue to stay patient. There is still a long way to go,” added Catlin, who traded an eagle and seven birdies against two bogeys.
The halfway cut was set at three-over-par 145 with a total of 59 players advancing into the weekend rounds.
All ADT events offer Official World Golf Ranking (OWGR) points. The winner will receive six OWGR points while the top six players and ties will also earn points based on a sliding scale.
The top-five finishers on the final Order of Merit will secure their Asian Tour cards for 2017.
For more information on the ADT, please visit www.asiandevelopmenttour.com.
Leading second round results:
133 - Mitchell SLORACH (SGP) 70-63
134 - John CATLIN (USA) 70-64
135 - Antonio LASCUNA (PHI) 67-68
136 - Micah Lauren SHIN (USA) 69-67
137 - Panuwat MUENLEK (THA) 68-69, Raphael DE SOUSA (SUI) 68-69
138 - Genki OKADA (JPN) 68-70, Natthapong NIYOMCHON (THA) 71-67, Sorachut HANSAPIBAN (THA) 71-67, Sam CYR (USA) 70-68
139 - Ian ANDREW (INA) 72-67
140 - Victor OSTERBY (DEN) 68-72, Arie Irawan (MAS) 70-70, Kasidit LEPKURTE (THA) 71-69, Ronnachai JAMNONG (THA) 71-69, Jonathan WOO (SGP) 73-67, Toni FERRER (ESP) 69-71, Tawan PHONGPHUN (THA) 71-69
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About Combiphar
Combiphar was established in 1971 as pharmaceutical company. Today, Combiphar has transformed into a consumer healthcare modern company that manufactures and markets nearly 200 high quality and affordable prescription and over-the-counter drugs, such as OBH Combi cough syrup, joint pain reliever gel Joint Fit, green tea-based women cleaning products Privé, INSTO eyedrops, apta+ nutritious milk for adults, and Hezandra, supplements to protect the hepatic function. Equipped with the latest technologies and modern standard operating procedures, the Combiphar production facility located in Padalarang, West Java, has succeeded in acquiring the international certification ISO 14001:2004 for environmental management and the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA), which makes certain products of Combiphar able to be exported to Australia.
In addition, Combiphar also has its own R&D facility which focused on optimizing the quality of its prescription drugs to ensure that the drugs meet the Bio-Availability, BioEquivalence and Nanotechnology standards. Combiphar won the Super Brand 2015 in the “Consumer Healthcare Products and Service” category for OBH Combi & Insto. Combiphar currently occupies the top two major national pharmaceutical companies position as “Indonesia’s Most Reputable Healthcare Brands 2015” (Onbee Research/SWA, May 2015) in terms of brand equity and customer loyalty. For more information, please visit: www.combiphar.com.
About 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.