Dufner in contention at Chiangmai Golf Classic

Fri 14 Nov 2014

Dufner in contention at Chiangmai Golf Classic

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Chiangmai, Thailand, November 14: Jason Dufner of the United States fired a second straight three-under-par 69 to move into contention at the halfway stage of the Chiangmai Golf Classic presented by PTT on Friday.
The 2013 PGA Championship winner trails second round leader Jyoti Randhawa of India, who fired a flawless 65, by five shots after returning on six-under-par 138  to sit in fifth place with Korea's Mo Joong-kyung and overnight co-leader George Gandranata of Indonesia at the picturesque Alpine Golf Resort Chiangmai.
Playing in his fourth straight week after recovering from a neck injury, Dufner says he needs to improve on his putting to shoot a low round during the weekend.
“I struggled with my putter a little bit because of a combination of bad speed. When you can’t judge the speed, you kind of second guess on the greens. A low score is out there if you can keep the ball on the fairways.
“I felt pretty good after yesterday’s round. Going out early in the morning is generally easier. I felt like I have a good chance to be in a good position. A 69 is a solid score and now I hope to play well during the weekend,” said Dufner.
Making his debut in the US$750,000 Asian Tour event, Dufner was one-over after four holes but bounced back brilliantly with two birdies in each half.
“I started slow but got back to under-par after nine holes. I just missed a couple of putts but both days have been similar. I have to stay patient and wait for my chances. I feel like I’m playing pretty good golf. I’m right on the verge of having some really nice days,” he said.
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