Murillo moves ahead by one in Johor

Thu 11 Apr 2013

Murillo moves ahead by one in Johor

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Johor Bahru, Malaysia, April 11: Venezuela’s Wolmer Murillo edged into a one-shot lead over local hope Nicholas Fung at the halfway stage of the PGM-Maybank Johor Masters on Thursday.
The 32-year-old Murillo, playing in his rookie year in Asia, carded a four-under-par 68 for a two-day total of 10-under-par 134 in the RM200,000 (approximately US$65,000) Asian Development Tour (ADT) event at the Johor Country Club.
Fung, the co-overnight leader with Murillo, battled to a 69 which included five birdies against two bogeys to stay in the hunt for his first ADT title after several close shaves.
England’s Grant Jackson carded a 68 to lie a further shot back in third place while a group of seven players,  including Asian Tour winner Airil Rizman of Malaysia and Thailand’s Jakraphan Premsirigorn, share fourth on 139, five shots behind in what is the fourth leg of this season’s ADT.
Nicholas FungMurillo enjoyed a fast start with three opening birdies after starting the day from the 10th tee but the challenging Johor Country Club bared its fangs as he dropped three shots while shooting four more birdies on his inward nine.
“You have to be careful on this golf course. It will be important for me to keep to the same course management for the next two rounds,” said Murillo.
“I have a chance to win as long as I can keep the rhythm going with my putting and stay patient. It’s my first season in Asia and I love it here. The ADT is a big opportunity to try to play your way onto the Asian Tour.”
The 22-year-old Fung, the reigning Professional Golf of Malaysia (PGM) Tour number one, remained on course for his first ADT victory, which will offer the winner six points on the Official World Golf Ranking.
“Overall it was good although I didn’t hit my irons as close as yesterday,” said the slightly built Malaysian, who finished runner-up in the previous ADT stop in Malaysia.
He was disappointed to three-putt the seventh green for one of two bogeys in his round but he produced a good comeback birdie at the eighth hole where he hit it close to the pin from a near impossible position near the jungle which lines the course.
“It was a good comeback from bogey, got it close from the jungle,” said Fung.
“I’ll just go out and play in the next two rounds. I’ve had so many runners-up finishes in the past and I think I’ve learned to just let it happen,” added the Malaysian, who registered three victories last season.
Jackson used an eagle on the second hole to keep in touch with the leaders while title holder Luke Bleumink of Australia carded a 71 for a 140 total, six shots back.
Brunei’s Faiz Damit made the cut for the first time as a professional as he safely made it into the last two rounds after adding a level par 72 to his opening 71 for a 143 total.
The top three players on the ADT Order of Merit at the end of the season will earn Asian Tour cards for 2014 while all events receive Official World Golf Ranking points from this season onwards.
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SCORECOMPETITORROUNDS
Pos.Score-Par+NameNat.AmR1R2
1134-10Wolmer MURILLOVEN6668
2135-9Nicholas FUNGMAS6669
3136-8Grant JACKSONENG6868
4=139-5Jakraphan PREMSIRIGORNTHA6970
4=139-5Hendre Izak CELLIERSRSA6970
4=139-5Daniel BRINGOLFAUS7069
4=139-5LEE Cho-chuanTPE7168
4=139-5R. NachimuthuMAS7069
4=139-5Airil Rizman ZAHARIMAS7168
4=139-5Ratchapol JANTAVARATHA7366
11=140-4Luke BLEUMINKAUS6971
11=140-4Mitsuhiko HASHIZUMEJPN6971
11=140-4Iain STEELMAS6971
11=140-4Shaun MALONEENG7169
11=140-4Hanafiah JAMILMAS7268
11=140-4Akhmal TARMIZEEMAS6971
11=140-4HSIEH Tung-shuTPE6872
11=140-4Darren TANAUS6971
19=141-3Rashid ISMAILMAS6774
19=141-3Ian KEENANENG7170
19=141-3PARK Jin-WooKOR7170
19=141-3James BOWENUSA6774
19=141-3CHANG Tse-PengTPE7170
24=142-2Wasin SRIPATTRANUSORNTHA7270
24=142-2Rizal AMINMAS7072
24=142-2P.GunasegaranMAS7369
24=142-2Anis HASSANMAS7171
28=143-1Charles DAVIESWAL7172
28=143-1George GANDRANATAINA7469
28=143-1Faiz DAMITBRU7172
28=143-1Timothy LOWSIN7271
28=143-1CHOU Hung-nanTPE7172
28=143-1HSIEH Chi-hsienTPE7271
28=143-1Shaifubari MUDAMAS7271
35=144ParMasaru TAKAHASHIJPN7173
35=144ParJet MATHAYPHI7074
35=144ParLindsay RENOLDSCAN7470
35=144ParMichael MOOREAUS7569
35=144ParCHAE Bum-geunKOR7074
35=144ParLion GOH (A)MAS+7470
35=144ParRahizam RAMLIMAS7173
35=144ParDinata ABDILLAHMAS7173
35=144ParTimothy TANGHKG7371
44=1451Pasavee LERTVILAITHA7174
44=1451Takashi YOKOYAMAJPN7174
44=1451KIM Young-jinKOR7273
44=1451Gavin FLINTAUS7570
44=1451Blake MCGRORYAUS7273
44=1451Man O IMUSA7471
44=1451Malcolm KOKOCINSKISWE7471
51=1462HSU Li-pengTPE7670
51=1462YANG Fei-haoTPE7472
51=1462James MCMILLANAUS7175
51=1462LEE Shih-hungTPE7670
51=1462George THACKERENG7571
Cut:-
56=1473Daniel OWENENG7572
56=1473Clarke LUTTONSCO7374
56=1473M. SasidaranMAS7473
56=1473Paul BRYANTAUS7572
56=1473Mohd Iylia JAMILMAS7572
56=1473Spencer SHISHIDOUSA6978
56=1473Jordan SHERRATTAUS7473
63=1484Daniel NGMAS7375
63=1484KHOR Kheng HwaiMAS7573
63=1484C.M. ChongMAS7474
63=1484Masato WATANABEJPN7672
63=1484Abel TAM (A)MAS+7969
63=1484Wilson CHOOMAS7375
63=1484Tepphatud SANAWONGTHA7672
70=1495Mark VARELAAUS7871
70=1495Jeremiah KIMMAS7871
70=1495Ryan BULLOCHAUS7079
70=1495LIM Eng SengMAS7376
70=1495Zen DHARMARATNEMAS7871
70=1495FAN CHIANG Hao ChuanTPE8267
70=1495Solhairy SHARIFMAS7871
77=1506Amli MOHIYADEENMAS7773
77=1506Marc KAWASOESIN7575
77=1506Yuzo ICHIKAWAJPN7278
77=1506Keegan KAMMAS7773
81=1517Kuhanesh GANESAN (A)MAS7477
81=1517Yuki USAMIJPN7675
81=1517Adam SHAWMAS7774
81=1517LAM Yu ShuenMAS7477
81=1517Farid RASHIDMAS7972
81=1517Mohamad Azman BASHARUDINMAS7873
81=1517Farhan SYARIFMAS7972
88=1528Faridil ATRASMAS7478
88=1528Haziq HAMIZANMAS7577
88=1528Matthew MCBAINAUS7676
88=1528Adam NOVAKUSA7577
88=1528Mohd Rusli JOHARIMAS7676
88=1528Chris CAREYAUS7577
94=1539Brandon RAVEAUS7677
94=1539Nick PUGHENG7776
94=1539Kalana IBRAHIMMAS7875
94=1539Alvin HIEW (A)MAS+7479
98=15410Idzwan MARAPPANMAS7579
98=15410Joe FEATHERENG7777
98=15410Iqbal YUSOFFMAS7876
101=15511Abdul Samat ABUMAS7976
101=15511Ruhaizad HASHIMMAS8075
101=15511Miguel OCHOAPHI7481
101=15511Mohamad Danial MUKTIMAS7382
101=15511Ian ANDREWINA7877
101=15511ONG Jay VieMAS7877
101=15511Clement RAMEAUXFRA7679
101=15511Sulaiman IBRAHIMMAS7976
109=15612Muhammad Al-WarithMAS7878
109=15612Nicholas PUAMAS7581
109=15612Fazlan FAROUKMAS8373
109=15612Matthew TWEDDELLENG7977
109=15612Jared LIMSIN8076
109=15612Kenneth DE SILVAMAS7977
115=15713Larry PETRYKCAN7483
115=15713Kenneth TOBUSEMAS7978
11715814NGUYEN Thai DuongVIE8078
118=15915LEE Hak-yeulKOR8277
118=15915CHONG Lip-shienNED8079
12016016Khairul Nizam RASIPMAS7882
12116218KHOR Kheng HoweMAS8478
122=16420Mohd Sophee YAACOBMAS8282
122=16420Irfan YUSOFMAS8579
124=16622Reza ISKANDAR (A)MAS+8581
124=16622Steven HIEWMAS8383
126=16723Lerd BHAKDIBUMITHA8285
126=16723ONG Jay MandMAS8780
128=WDN-Muhammad RABBANI (A)MAS+86WDN
128=WDN-Derek MCKENZIESCO77WDN
128=WDN-ANG Chin LingSIN85WDN
131=RTD-Tommy CHINMAS81RTD
131=RTD-S. Siva ChandhranMAS75RTD

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.