Brilliant Byrne steers five shots clear in Langkawi

Fri 26 Apr 2013

Brilliant Byrne steers five shots clear in Langkawi

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Langkawi, Kedah, Malaysia, April 26: James Byrne of Scotland shot a superb seven-under-par 65 to take a commanding five-shot lead in the second round of the PGM LADA Langkawi Masters on Friday.
The former Walker Cup star traded nine birdies against two bogeys for 15-under-par 129 to lead over Phuket-based Canadian Lindsay Renolds, who also shot a 65, at the RM200,000 (approximately US$65,000) Asian Development Tour (ADT) event.
Overnight leader Nils Floren of Sweden shot a 72 to slip back for a share of third place with Japan’s Mitsuhiko Hashizume (67) on 135, six shots behind Byrne.
The powerful Byrne snared 17 birdies in two days at the Gunung Raya Golf Resort but he will not take his impressive lead for granted.
“I’m just focusing and playing one shot at a time. I think my scores reflect how focussed and relaxed I’m. When you are not playing well you tend to get stressed out and anxious. Being stress free is definitely the key to why I’ve been playing so well,” said Byrne.
The 23-year-old struggled off the tees but made amends with a hot putter. “I putted really well but it was a bad ball striking day because I missed a bit of fairways. Evidently you can make a lot of birdies and if I stay in the process then I think I can hit another few low rounds.”
Renolds, currently fifth on the ADT Order of Merit, was delighted to be in contention heading into the weekend rounds as he aims to win his first ADT title and boost his position on the Official World Golf Rankings.
“At the start of the year I was ranked about a 1000 over in the world and now I’m in 788th position. That’s the best part about the ADT because it gives you world ranking points. If you play a minimum of 10 events and if you have six top-five results, you can easily get a better ranking,” said Renolds.
“Canada is the country I represent and I want to play in the 2016 Olympics. It is a long way to go but I think it is very attainable.”
The halfway cut was set at one-over-par 145 with 55 players heading into the last two rounds.
The PGM LADA Langkawi Masters is jointly sanctioned with the Professional Golf of Malaysia (PGM) Tour and will offer Official World Golf Ranking points, which will be used to select players for the Olympic Games in Rio De Janeiro in 2016.
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Pos.-Par+NameNat.R1R2Score
1-15James BYRNESCO6465129
2-10Lindsay RENOLDSCAN6965134
3=-9Nils FLORENSWE6372135
3=-9Mitsuhiko HASHIZUMEJPN6867135
5=-8Malcolm KOKOCINSKISWE6472136
5=-8HSIEH Tung-shuTPE6868136
5=-8Wasin SRIPATTRANUSORNTHA6769136
8=-7R. NachimuthuMAS7067137
8=-7LAM Chih BingSIN7067137
8=-7Ian KEENANENG7067137
8=-7Anthony KANGUSA6770137
8=-7LEE Shih-hungTPE6869137
8=-7Nicholas FUNGMAS6671137
8=-7Jakraphan PREMSIRIGORNTHA7364137
15=-6David PALMSWE7068138
15=-6YANG Fei-haoTPE7068138
17=-5Clement RAMEAUXFRA7267139
17=-5Shaaban HUSSINMAS7069139
19=-4Darren TANAUS6971140
19=-4Pasavee LERTVILAITHA6872140
19=-4Iain STEELMAS7169140
22=-3Ben CAMPBELLNZL6873141
22=-3Nick PUGHENG7170141
22=-3Arie FAUZIMAS7269141
22=-3Michael MOOREAUS6972141
22=-3George GANDRANATAINA7071141
27=-2Grant JACKSONENG7171142
27=-2Adam BLYTHAUS7072142
27=-2Sukree OTHMANMAS7171142
27=-2Airil Rizman ZAHARIMAS7171142
27=-2Daniel BRINGOLFAUS7369142
27=-2CHAE Bum-geunKOR7468142
27=-2Sam CYRUSA7171142
34=-1Mohd. Nazri MOHD ZAINMAS7172143
34=-1Hans JAMILMAS7073143
34=-1Zen DHARMARATNEMAS7172143
34=-1KIM Leun-kwangMAS7172143
34=-1S. Siva ChandhranMAS7271143
34=-1Quincy QUEKSIN7172143
34=-1S. MurthyMAS7568143
41=ParLAM ZhiqunSIN7173144
41=ParJames BOWENUSA7470144
41=ParKOH Deng ShanSIN7668144
41=ParCHANG Yao-pinTPE7371144
41=ParChris CAREYAUS7074144
41=ParClarke LUTTONSCO7173144
41=ParTony LAMMAS7371144
48=1Keegan KAMMAS7570145
48=1Man O IMUSA7372145
48=1Rahizam RAMLIMAS7372145
48=1Haziq HAMIZANMAS7273145
48=1Timothy LOWSIN7174145
48=1Joe FEATHERENG7372145
48=1Shaifubari MUDAMAS7471145
48=1Yuki USAMIJPN7471145
Cut:-
56=2CHANG Tse-PengTPE7472146
56=2Blake MCGRORYAUS7373146
56=2Dan SUZUKIJPN7175146
56=2Hendre Izak CELLIERSRSA7472146
56=2Yuzo ICHIKAWAJPN7571146
56=2Marc KAWASOESIN7373146
56=2Nicholas PUAMAS7076146
56=2Spencer SHISHIDOUSA7670146
64=3James MCMILLANAUS7572147
64=3Jordan SHERRATTAUS7275147
64=3Rizal AMINMAS7770147
64=3Farhan SYARIFMAS7473147
68=4Wilson CHOOMAS7573148
68=4Irfan YUSOFFMAS7177148
68=4P.GunasegaranMAS7573148
68=4Faiz DAMITBRU7276148
68=4Mohamad Azman BASHARUDINMAS7771148
68=4Masato WATANABEJPN7177148
68=4Adam NOVAKUSA7375148
68=4Masaru TAKAHASHIJPN7771148
68=4Farid RASHIDMAS7771148
77=5Takuya YAMAUCHIJPN7574149
77=5Mohd Iylia JAMILMAS7277149
796Faridil ATRASMAS7773150
80=7PARK Jin-WooKOR7675151
80=7Rashid ISMAILMAS7774151
80=7CHOU Hung-nanTPE7774151
80=7FAN CHIANG Hao ChuanTPE7477151
80=7Matthew TWEDDELLENG7774151
80=7CHONG Lip-shienNED7774151
80=7Matthew MCBAINAUS7576151
87=8Muhammad Al-WarithMAS7676152
87=8Dean GULTULATHA7577152
87=8Jonathan WONGMAS7577152
90=9Amir MADANIUSA7677153
90=9Iqbal YUSOFFMAS7776153
90=9Daniel NGMAS7677153
9311Muhammad AZRYMAS8273155
94=12Mohd Musa FAKIRMAS8175156
94=12George THACKERENG7680156
96=13V. ArumugamMAS8176157
96=13ONG Jay VieMAS8077157
9815Terence COUTINHOPOR8178159
9916ONG Jay MandMAS7585160
10017Mohamad Danial MUKTIMAS8378161
10118Jared LIMSIN8676162
10219Mohd Sophee YAACOBMAS7984163
103=-Derek MCKENZIESCO79WDNWDN
103=-M. SasidaranMAS76WDNWDN
105-Nazarudin TALIBMASRTDRTDRTD

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 Nationwide 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 three players on the Asian Development Tour will earn coveted Asian Tour cards for the following season, ensuring a proper career pathway for aspiring professionals. The ADT will also receive Official World Golf Ranking points from 2013.