Chawrasia moves ahead #MyanmarOpen

Fri 05 Feb 2016

Chawrasia moves ahead #MyanmarOpen

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Yangon, February 5: India’s S.S.P. Chawrasia continued to show his consistency around the greens at the US$750,000 Leopalace21 Myanmar Open by returning with another six-under-par 66 after the second round of Myanmar’s richest sporting event on Friday.
Just like his opening round 66, the three-time Asian Tour winner kept the bogeys off his card again before signing for a two-day total of 12-under-par 132 at the Royal Mingalardon Golf and Country Club.050216_LMO_Shaun Norris (RSA) 32
The Indian shared the morning round lead with South Africa’s Shaun Norris who also carded a 66 at the Myanmar showpiece which is sanctioned by the Asian Tour and Japan Golf Tour Organisation (JGTO).
Australia’s Sam Brazel meanwhile posted a 67 to trail the leading duo by one shot with his 133 total.
Starting the day tied for third, Chawrasia ran out in 32 after birdies on 12, 13, 14 and 18.
He continued to show his slick putting touches on the greens with another two birdies on holes three and five as he made his way to the top of the leaderboard.
“I needed 29 putts in first round and it was 25 in second. In fact I putted really well on my first nine, which was the back stretch of the course and I needed only 11 putts with seven one-putts.
“Two of the longer putts were on 13th from 20 feet and from around 15-16 feet on third, both for birdies. All in all, a good two days and I don’t want to tamper with anything and just keep this momentum going,” said Chawrasia.
Norris meanwhile overcame the tricky conditions by returning with another flawless card.
The South African has yet to drop a shot over two 050216_LMO_Sam Brazel (AUS) 10days and is confident that he can continue to keep a clean sheet despite the testing conditions.
“It was tricky today as the winds were swirling around all over the place.
“They made the approach shots into the greens quite hard to judge. But if you can give yourself good chances, you can take it on from there,” said Norris.
Brazel set the stage alight after he reached the turn in 36. The Australian hit five birdies on the trot starting from 10 to make his impression on the leaderboard.
“There was nothing really going on until 10 through 14 where I made several nice putts and that got me going which was good.
“The greens were a little slower in the morning as there were more moisture but they started rolling nicely towards the end,” said the Australian.
Ends.
About Leopalace21
Founded in 1973, Leopalace21 is a real estate company which constructs and rents apartments, currently managing 560 thousand rooms in Japan. The company also owns and operates a 36-hole golf course and resort facility in Guam, as well as 15 overseas offices which introduce residences and offices to Japanese companies advancing into the ASEAN region.
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Established: February 8, 1999, Japan Golf Tour Organization is a governing body for golf tournaments undertakings in Japan. As such, our purpose is to contribute to an orderly development of tour tournament businesses both domestic and abroad as well as to the improvement of tour players’ financial situation. Furthermore, through attempts to improve tournament surroundings, advancement of tournament standards, spreading and promoting of tournament sports shall be pursued. Concurrently, we seek to promote golf tournament related international exchange by maintaining close relations with golf tournament management bodies abroad. As a result of all, we aim at being conducive to creating and developing a rich sports culture.
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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.