Green's no novice #SingOpen

Sat 21 Jan 2017

Green's no novice #SingOpen

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Sentosa, Singapore, January 21: Big-hitting Gavin Green of Malaysia birdied his final hole on Saturday morning to move to second place, staying just one shot back of second round leader Seungsu Han of the United States at the halfway mark of the SMBC Singapore Open.
Green carded a three-under -par 68 for a two-day total of eight-under-par 134, to stay on course for a what could be an amazing breakthrough for him on the Asian Tour.
Three-time winner Adam Scott of Australia, who made the early running on Friday watched by huge galleries, is a further shot adrift in third spot.
Angelo Que of the Philippines and new father Quincy Quek of Singapore shared fourth place after shooting 69 and 68 respectively on Friday.
Before darkness halted play on Friday, the 23-year-old Green had put together a steady round with three birdies and a sole bogey at the 14th.
His birdie at the par-five 18th provided a good early morning tonic in his second appearance at the iconic event having missed the cut last year.
Green, a two-time Asian Development Tour (ADT) winner, who finished second on the ADT Order of Merit last year, underlined his growing credentials this week.
"I am just taking it as it goes. I just have to try and keep hitting good shots and we will see what comes. I am a little more comfortable with the course now, compared to last year. I just feel like the experiences from playing in the big events help a lot. You got to keep playing and give yourself chances," said Green.
Ernie Els of South Africa, twice a runner-up at the Singapore Open, missed the cut of one-over by a single shot after adding a 71 to his opening 73 on Friday.
Japan Tour number one Yuta Ikeda will also make the early exit. He failed to hit the heights of late 2016, when he won twice and finished runner-up six times, and carded rounds of 74-70.
The 51st edition of the SMBC Singapore Open is co-sanctioned by the Asian Tour and Japan Golf Tour Organisation.
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