Thongchai battles on in Scotland

Sat 13 Jul 2013

Thongchai battles on in Scotland

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July 13: Three-time Asian Tour Order of Merit winner Thongchai Jaidee of Thailand posted a one-under-par 71 to slip to a share of 24th place after the second round of the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open on Friday.
The Thai ace, who holds 13 victories on the region premier Tour, could not match his opening day efforts of a 66 and will head into the weekend rounds five shots back of Scottish leader Chris Doak after compiling a two-day total of seven-under-par 137 at the Castle Stuart Golf Links.
Current Order of Merit leader Kiradech Aphibarnrat of Thailand also slip down the leaderboard to tied-46th after signing for a 73.
The 23-year-old, who held a share of third place with Thongchai after the first round, started off well by firing four birdies in his outward-nine to turn in 32.
However, two double-bogeys on holes 11 and 12 followed by a bogey on the 17th derailed his chances of staying in touch with the leaders.
India’s Jeev Milkha Singh will not be defending his title after he missed the weekend cut  following rounds of 67 and 74 while countryman S.S.P. Chowrasia and China’s Liang Wen-chong also made their early exit after posting matching 146s.
At the John Deere Classic in the United States, honorary member Y.E. Yang of Korea carded a 66 to move up to tied-26th while compatriot K.J. Choi signed for a 70 to take a share of 36th place.
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