Scott leads while Que lurks #SingOpen

Fri 20 Jan 2017

Scott leads while Que lurks #SingOpen

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Sentosa, Singapore, January 20: Three-time champion Adam Scott continued his love affair with the SMBC Singapore Open by snatching the clubhouse lead midway through the second round with a delightful 67 that thrilled the large galleries at the Sentosa Golf Club on Friday.
Scott's two-day total of seven-under-par  135 placed him just a slender shot ahead of Philppines' Angelo Que, who added a 69 to his first round 67 at the US$1 million event that is sanctioned by the Asian Tour and Japan Golf Tour Organisation (JGTO).
The smooth-swinging Australian put the finishing touches to his first round on Friday morning with a birdie at 17 and a disappointing three-putt par at the 18th for a 68 before teeing up for his second round on the 10th at Sentosa Golf Club.
Angelo Que of the Philippines Angelo Que of the Philippines
The world number seven made a fast start with an opening birdie and picked up another shot at the 12th hole before dropping a shot at the next.
His second birdie of the day at the 17th was followed by some brilliant shot making on 18 which nearly brought him an eagle. A booming drive set up a short approach to the par-five and he stuck it to 12 foot, only to miss a makeable putt.
"I got off to a great start when I won here the first two times. It’s just one of those courses that I feel very comfortable on. I always feel like I am coming back to my second home in Sentosa.
I think I got myself into a very nice posture to get over the ball. That’s why I was able to hole putts out there. It’s something that you are always searching for. I hope to keep doing it for the next two rounds too. You got to take advantage of that good feeling when it happens. I just managed to do that," said Scott.
Que, a three-time winner on the Asian Tour, kept on the heels of Scott with four birdies and  two bogeys.
"I feel good with how I have played these two rounds. I hit it really good yesterday and I managed to continue that form when we restart this morning. I holed a lot of putts and made a lot of up and downs. I think to shoot a two-under par in this condition is pretty good for me," said Que.
Defending champion Younghan Song, who matched Scott’s 68 in the first round, failed to keep pace with his playing partner and finished round two a couple behind after an up-and-down 69.
Joint first round leader Satoshi Kodaira (72) and Thais Pavit Tangkamolprasert and Panuphol Pittayarat, who shot matching 71s, joined Song in the clubhouse, two behind Scott.
Japan Tour number one Yuta Ikeda, who was in the same group as Scott and Song, will make his early exit after carding rounds of 74 and 70.
Ends.