Ageless Prayad leads by 4 in Japan

Sat 19 Sep 2015

Ageless Prayad leads by 4 in Japan

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September 19: Thai veteran star Prayad Marksaeng opened up a four-shot lead in the ANA Open in Japan on Friday following a six-under-par 66.
The 49-year-old, who has already won one title each on the Asian Tour and Japan this season, carded eight birdies against two bogeys to lead from Japanese stars Ryo Ishikawa and Toru Taniguchi.
Last week, Prayad finished second in the inaugural Thongchai Jaidee Foundation event on the Asian Development Tour in Thailand.
David Lipsky of USA David Lipsky of USA
In Italy, Asian Tour members David Lipsky and Rikard Karlberg fired second successive 67s to remain in contention at the Open D’Italia presented by Damiani.
Lipsky, the reigning Asian Tour number one, fired four birdies and one eagle at the Golf Club Milano while Karlberg, a two-time winner in Asia, posted seven birdies on the card for a 10-under-par 134 total.
The duo trail co-leaders Jens Fahrbring of Sweden and the Dane Lucas Bjerregaard share the halfway lead with a world-class chasing pack on their heels.
Martin Kaymer, Nicolas Colsaerts, Danny Willett, Miguel Angel Jiménez and Bernd Wiesberger are among the big names taking aim at the leaders as the quality quintet moved within striking distance.
India’s Shiv Kapur, who opened his campaign with a 65 on Thursday, settled for a 72 to slip back to 137, six off the pace alongside countryman Jeev Milkha Singh, who carded a 69 in the second round.
Another Asian Tour member Wade Ormsby is a shot above the duo following a fine 67.
In the Web.com Finals in the U.S., India’s Anirban Lahiri shot a 70 for tied 44th place in the Small Business Connection Championship. He is fighting to earn a PGA Tour card by finishing in the top-25 of the money list in the four-leg finals. Last week, he finished tied sixth.