Harrington shares lead with Thanyakon

Sat 06 Dec 2014

Harrington shares lead with Thanyakon

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Jakarta, December 6: Padraig Harrington of Ireland struggled to take advantage of the calm morning conditions on Saturday as he tied for the second round lead with Thanyakon Khrongpha at the BANK BRI Indonesia Open.
The three-time Major winner was five-under through 12-holes on Friday which included an opening eagle before the halfway stage of the US$750,000 Asian Tour event was suspended due to inclement weather.
With a 4.50am morning call, Harrington returned to the Damai Indah Golf, PIK Course to finish with six straight pars for a 12-under-par 130 total which matched Thanyakon’s efforts yesterday.
“It was nice conditions and obviously I would like to make a few birdies this morning. But that happens and thankfully it was only six holes. Hopefully I will hit it a bit closer and make a few putts in the afternoon,” said Harrington.
Nathan Holman of Australia was a further two shots back following an impressive 63 while Jarin Todd after matching Thanyakon’s efforts of 63, while Scott Hend and Jarin Todd of the United States shot identical 64s for a 133 total.
The halfway cut was set at one-over-par 143 with a total of 72 players qualifying for the weekend rounds. Title holder Gaganjeet Bhullar crashed out from the event after finishing two shots over the mark.
Scores after round 2 of the Bank BRI Indonesia Open being played at the par 71, 7100 Yards Damai Indah GC course (a- denotes amateur):
130 - Thanyakon KHRONGPHA (THA) 67-63, Padraig HARRINGTON (IRL) 64-66.
132 - Nathan HOLMAN (AUS) 69-63.
133 - Jarin TODD (USA) 69-64, Scott HEND (AUS) 69-64.
134 - Kalem RICHARDSON (AUS) 63-71.
135 - Thitiphun CHUAYPRAKONG (THA) 69-66.
136 - WANG Jeung-hun (KOR) 70-66, Sam BRAZEL (AUS) 68-68, Bryce EASTON (RSA) 67-69, Scott BARR (AUS) 69-67.
137 - Poosit SUPUPRAMAI (THA) 70-67, Chris RODGERS (ENG) 69-68, George GANDRANATA (INA) 69-68, Blair WILSON (AUS) 68-69, Danny CHIA (MAS) 68-69, Carlos PIGEM (ESP) 68-69.
Ends.