"Thongchai, Liang Five Back in Abu Dhabi"

Sat 19 Jan 2013

"Thongchai, Liang Five Back in Abu Dhabi"

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January 19: Thongchai Jaidee and Liang Wen-chong safely made the halfway cut at the HSBC Abu Dhabi Golf Championship but trails halfway leader Justin Rose by five shots on Friday.
The Asian Tour stars stand on one-under-par 141 following the second round where Thongchai, a three-time Order of Merit winner, carded a 71 while Liang, China’s only Asian Tour Merit champion, shot a 72 for tied 15th place.
South Africa’s Jbe Kruger, who finished third on the Order of Merit last season, carded a 69 for tied 15th place as well while Prom Meesawat, who earned his European Tour card last season through his affiliate membership, bounced back from his opening 76 to shoot a 69 and made the cut.
Thongchai is in fine form following a third place finish in South Africa last week, which pushed him up to 63rd on the Official World Golf Ranking. He is hoping to break into the top-50 by the end of March to qualify for the Masters Tournament in April, which is the year’s first Major.
Last week, 2012 Asian Tour number one Thaworn Wiratchant was invited by the Masters committee to play in the tournament.