An aims for quick restart #SingOpen

Sat 30 Jan 2016

An aims for quick restart #SingOpen

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Sentosa, Singapore, January 30: Korea’s Byeonghun An is determined to make a quick charge when he returns to the tee for the third round of the weather-hit SMBC Singapore Open on Saturday.
The world number 26 managed to complete only seven holes before inclement weather brought a halt to play at the Serapong Course, Sentosa Golf Club on Friday.
He returned to complete his remaining 11 holes by trading two birdies against two bogeys for a second round three-under-par 68.
The Korean, who trails compatriot Younghan Song by two shots with his two-day total of seven-under-par 135 is hopeful of a better showing as he bids for the prestigious SMBC Singapore Open trophy.
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“I could have done better. I had a bad start yesterday and was a little shaky. I missed several eagle and birdie opportunities but that’s what it is. I got to take it. There are still two more rounds to go.
“I just got to be patient as this is not an easy golf course. You got to be accurate with your irons and the wind gust can be pretty tricky as well,” said An.
Song had earlier surged up the leaderboard with a sparkling 63 to take the second round clubhouse lead before play was suspended at the US$1 million event which is co-sanctioned by the Asian Tour and Japan Golf Tour Organisation (JGTO).
First round leader Keith Horne of South Africa, who only managed to play two holes on Friday, had a closing birdie on 18 to thank for keeping him in touch with Song as he trails the Korean by one shot with his 134 total.
Japan’s Shintaro Kobayashi was tied for third with An and fellow countryman Hideto Tanihara on identical 135s.
World number one Jordan Spieth of the United States rued a bogey-six on the last but was confident of playing catch-up when he resumed his third round in under four hours.
"The bogey did hurt on the last. I made all my putts inside six feet yesterday but missed five or six today. I’ve just gotta get comfortable on the shorter length putts. I need to post a good one this afternoon. The course is gettable," said Spieth.
The cut was set at one-over with a total of 70 players progressing to the weekend rounds.
Leading Scores after round 2 of the SMBC Singapore Open being played at the par 71, 7398 Yards Sentosa GC course (am - denotes amateur):
133 - Younghan SONG (KOR) 70-63.
134 - Keith HORNE (RSA) 66-68.
135 - Shintaro KOBAYASHI (JPN) 66-69, Byeonghun An (KOR) 67-68, Hideto TANIHARA (JPN) 68-67.
136 - Miguel TABUENA (PHI) 69-67.
137 - Prayad MARKSAENG (THA) 69-68, Jordan SPIETH (USA) 67-70.
138 - Paul PETERSON (USA) 68-70, Thanyakon KHRONGPHA (THA) 69-69, Brett MUNSON (USA) 71-67, Jinho CHOI (KOR) 69-69, Scott STRANGE (AUS) 69-69, LIANG Wen-chong (CHN) 71-67.
139 - Sanghyun PARK (KOR) 70-69, Himmat RAI (IND) 70-69, Berry HENSON (USA) 66-73, Sam BRAZEL (AUS) 72-67, Tadahiro TAKAYAMA (JPN) 71-68, Yuki INAMORI (JPN) 67-72, Satoshi KODAIRA (JPN) 72-67, Yusaku MIYAZATO (JPN) 71-68, Yuta IKEDA (JPN) 70-69, Chapchai NIRAT (THA) 69-70, Casey O'TOOLE (USA) 72-67, Quincy QUEK (SIN) 68-71.
140 - Brad KENNEDY (AUS) 71-69, Michael HENDRY (NZL) 72-68, Masahiro KAWAMURA (JPN) 70-70, Juvic PAGUNSAN (PHI) 70-70, LEE Won-joon (AUS) 71-69, Soomin LEE (KOR) 70-70, Jeunghun WANG (KOR) 73-67, Jason KNUTZON (USA) 71-69, Rahil GANGJEE (IND) 68-72, Daisuke KATAOKA (JPN) 72-68.
Ends.
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About the Singapore Golf Association
The Singapore Golf Association was registered on 5 October 1961 with the objective of encouraging and promoting the game of golf in Singapore. From a small association of golf clubs, SGA has grown to its present size comprising 13 Ordinary Members, 10 Associate Members and 5 Affiliate Members.  Its constitution was amended in 2001 to enable golf clubs without real estate to join SGA as Associate Members. This allowed the general golfing public to obtain and maintain a golf handicap without having to be members of golf and country clubs.  In 2010, the constitution was again amended to accept Affiliate Members which are any body, society, organisation or commercial entity committed to furthering the interest of the sport of golf to join SGA. SGA is a member of the International Golf Federation, Asia Pacific Golf Confederation and ASEAN Golf Federation.  As the governing body of golf, it is also an Affiliate Member of the Singapore Sports Council and the Singapore National Olympic Council.
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As the official sanctioning body for professional golf in Asia, the Asian Tour leads the development of golf across the region, enhancing the careers of its members while maintaining a commitment to the integrity of the game. The Asian Tour, through its membership of the International Federation of PGA Tours, is the only recognised pan-Asian professional golf tour in Asia. This unique feature positions the Asian Tour at the pinnacle of professional golf in Asia; providing its events with Official World Ranking status. Tour Partners include FENIX Golf (Official Apparel Supplier), Fuji Xerox (Official Office Solutions Partner), Hilton Worldwide (Official Hotel Partner), Titleist (Official Web Partner) and Rolex (Official Timekeeper). Sentosa, Singapore is the Home of the Asian Tour which also has an office in Kuala Lumpur. Also, visit us at www.asiantour.com, www.facebook.com/asiantourgolf, www.twitter.com/asiantourgolf, www.youtube.com/theasiantour and www.weibo.com/asiantourgolf.
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One of the most established golf clubs in Singapore, Sentosa Golf Club has more than 1,500 members, many of whom are prominent personalities from influential circles. It hosted Asia’s richest national tournament, the Singapore Open for eight years, where international star players and world-class golf professionals from Asia, Europe and the USA descended on its championship greens to putt for the generous prize purse. Offering more than just a good game of golf, the Club also has excellent meeting and banquet facilities for corporate networking as well as high-end dining options such as the quintessential Japanese cuisine at the Sushi Kondo Restaurant and Italian fare at the highly-acclaimed ilLido restaurant.