Olympian Lin makes move #KingsCup

Fri 29 Jul 2016

Olympian Lin makes move #KingsCup

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Pattaya, Thailand, July 29: Chinese Taipei’s Lin Wen-tang made his move up the leaderboard in the morning by carding a second round four-under-par 66 at the King’s Cup presented by PTT Group on Friday.
Lin, who will be representing Chinese Taipei at the Olympics, enjoyed a welcome boost ahead of his participation at the world’s greatest sporting spectacle after compiling a two-day total of five-under-par 135 to stake his place as one of the genuine contenders at the Phoenix Gold Golf and Country Club.
After an opening 69, Lin resumed his charge with two birdies in his opening three holes on the back-nine 10.
He bogeyed 14 but would mark his card with another two birdies on 15 and 17 despite the windy conditions.
The Olympian went further ahead with birdies on holes three and eight before a bogey on the treacherous ninth hole pegged him back.
“Holes nine and 16 are the toughest holes. You got to be very careful there and like I said, your first shot has to be very accurate to get you closer to the greens.
“The conditions were tougher today as it was very windy. My putting was good but I had some trouble reading the greens. I do not want to put too much pressure on myself. I just want to enjoy my game and catch-up with my friends on Tour,” said Lin.
Korean-American David Lipsky made his welcome return to Asian with another performance that reminded him why he won the Asian Tour Order of Merit title in 2014.
“I always love coming back to Asia as I’ve been playing well here and I’m loving it,” said Lipsky.
Despite dropping two shots in his last three holes, Lipsky was still pleased with his overall performance.
“I’m pretty satisfied with my round because it was a tough day out there today. I didn’t finish great as there were some tough holes coming in. The last hole was always a toss-up as it can go either way.
I knew getting some birdies before that would be crucial. It was very difficult on nine as obviously they converted that hole from a par-five to a par-four. The green is also rock hard and down wind and really hard to hole,” said Lipsky.
Australia’s Scott Barr battled into contention for his maiden breakthrough on the Asian Tour again after carding a 68.
Barr missed out on a grandstand finish in Taipei earlier this month but is confident of staging another comeback this week.
“I’m confident. I’m enjoying playing golf and there’s a change of attitude. As you get older, you approach things differently and it has been good,” said the 44-year-old.
Ends.
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